Paul Gauguin Cruises?

Discover an authentic and personalised French Polynesian experience in complete luxury with the renowned Paul Gauguin Cruises. With decades of experience exploring exclusively in breathtaking South Pacific destinations such as Tahiti and Fiji, Paul Gauguin Cruises are the unmatched experts of the unforgettable region. Picturesque private beaches, exciting yet tranquil watersports, and immersive cultural tours, plan your next unforgettable holiday with a Paul Gauguin cruise.

Their illustrious flagship m/s Paul Gauguin was specially constructed to easily glide along the shallow waters in the South Pacific, allowing for exclusive access to untapped sanctuaries and extraordinary sun-soaked islands. Onboard the fine ship you are welcomed to truly luxurious and spacious accommodation options and a fine selection of activities as you sail to your next dream destination.

Paul Gauguin Cruises are deeply rooted in the Polynesian way of life and cultural traditions. From the pleasant local staff who impart useful native knowledge to the traditional Tahitian entertainers who delight all with riveting performances, a Paul Gauguin holiday engrosses you in the culture at all stages of your trip.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1998
Ships: 1
Max Passengers: 332

Are Paul Gauguin Cruises right for you?

Paul Gauguin Cruises are excellent for active multigenerational adventurers looking to uncover the unique lands of French Polynesia whilst in lavish luxury. Due to their purpose-built island explorer m/s Paul Gauguin, voyagers can port into typically unreachable locations affording them to secluded beaches in addition and off-the-beaten-path tours. Furthermore, their luxurious small ship creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere, perfect for couples and honeymooners.

Paul Gauguin Cruises are deeply passionate about the region they explore, with facets of their journey illustrating this: dedicated local staff with a vast library of knowledge; Tahitian ambassadors Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines providing traditional Polynesian performances; overnight stays on most cruises allowing for travellers to explore at their own pace. Travellers admire the dedication to the region and regularly return because of this.

Activities are often moderately active ranging from island hiking trails, watersports such as kayaking, to scuba diving adventures. As such, a Paul Gauguin traveller loves the thrill of active adventure, avidly seeking out these lively exploits throughout their entire jaunt through the South Pacific. Regardless, passengers can simply relax at one of their stunning private beaches if they feel like taking it easy for a day.

What comes complimentary on a Paul Gauguin cruise?

Your passenger fare on a Paul Gauguin cruise comes complimentary with:

  • All shipboard meals and dining options
  • 24-hour room service
  • Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • In-room refrigerator replenished daily with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shipboard entertainment and enrichment activities
  • Gratuities
  • Watersports such as kayaking and paddleboarding

Why go on Paul Gauguin Cruises?

  • Unparalleled service with friendly and cordial staff passionate about ensuring your trip is as stress-free as possible
  • Advanced expertise to the French Polynesian region, allowing for a captivating and exceptional cruise experience
  • Thrilling and unique shore excursions in lesser travelled locales and popular hotspots

Our Recommendation

Board a beautiful lagoon cruise!

A popular shore excursion while on a Paul Gauguin voyage is the marine rich lagoon cruises. Come aboard during your trip and explore the pristine lagoons whilst one of the expert local escorts guide you, imparting valuable knowledge. Most lagoon cruises typically allow for snorkelling, so make sure to wear your best swimsuit and pack your sunscreen to truly explore the pristine waters in French Polynesia.

Sit back in seclusion at a private beach

Coming inclusive with your passenger fare, Paul Gauguin Cruises provide special access to idyllic and untouched private beaches at Motu Mahana and Bora Bora. We strongly recommend taking the opportunity to spend some unforgettable time at one of their private retreats near these fantastic sun-soaked beaches to truly experience the serene sanctuary.

What are the accommodation options on Paul Gauguin Cruises?

Lodgings on a Paul Gauguin cruise are broken into either commodious staterooms or luxurious suites, each with a fine selection of convenient amenities to make your cruise as comfortable as possible.


Every elegant stateroom has been spaciously designed to enhance a passenger’s level of comfort throughout their cruise. Staterooms are further broken down into four distinct styles which are suited for different types of travellers.

The Porthole stateroom and Window stateroom are purposefully designed for the explorer looking to have a view without the windswept hair. The Balcony stateroom is essential for those who wish a private outdoor space to unwind after a day exploring a sublime island. For those who desire extra attention can book into the Veranda stateroom, with which an outstanding butler service comes complimentary.


Pursuers of class and luxury on a Paul Gauguin cruise can book into one of the sophisticated suites. With all suites featuring an abundance of space, an expansive veranda, as well as incredible butler service, any lodging chosen here will never disappoint. For elevated elegance passengers should book into the magnificent Grand suite or Owner’s suite which offer the largest space ship-wide and unmatched service, rivalling that of a luxury hotel.

What dining options are available on Paul Gauguin Cruises?

Dining will never disappoint on a Paul Gauguin cruise, with every scrumptious bite and delectable sip taking you on an unforgettable journey of the senses. With delightful dishes prepared world-class and award-winning chefs dedicated to crafting astonishing flavours, your meals will always keep you coming back for more.

Serving as their main dining room, the finely decorated L’Etoile offers a sumptuous a la carte menu of gourmet pleasures from across the globe. Patrons can also enjoy a delicious meal at Le Grill, a relaxing dining experience located right by the pool, providing a selection ranging from finger food to mouth-watering steak. With expansive views of the horizon and delightful French cuisine available at every meal of the day, La Veranda is an essential dining venue for all who board a Paul Gauguin cruise.

For those looking to lounge for the day, guests can alternatively utilise the complimentary 24-hour room service that provides a strong selection of wonderful classics from warm pastries to fresh fruit.

Is there a dress code for Paul Gauguin Cruises?

There is no specific dress code during the day, with passengers opting for casual wear. Bathrobes and bathing suits, however, are prohibited in restaurants and lounges while shirts and shoes are required in all public areas of the ship.

Once the clock strikes 6 pm, however, the dress code elevates into country club casual or elegant resort wear. This typically involves slacks with collared shirts for men and slacks with a blouse or a skirt or dress for women. While no ties are required at any point throughout their holiday, men can opt to do so and wear a jacket at the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

What are Paul Gauguin Cruises’ most popular activities?

Travellers on Paul Gauguin Cruises love to take advantage of the water sports provided by the marina to let them excitedly explore their scenic destinations. With kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding and more activities available, equipment often gets snapped up quick once in port. Patrons can however still choose from a plethora of amazing shore excursions ranging from peaceful beach stays to action-packed ATV adventures.


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