Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Voted ‘Number 1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure (2016), Paul Gauguin offers luxurious ventures in Tahiti, Fiji, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. They have the longest continually operating year-round luxury ship in the area - meaning you can benefit from the expertise of staff, at a time of year that best suits you. Regularly gaining awards and accolades for their ship & excursions, Paul Gaugin is a favourite for many, families included.

This cruise line is for you if you prefer a more intimate voyage, with the ship designed to be small enough to enter those lesser-known points of call, including some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Expect hospitality that pays exquisite attention to detail, for that personalised experience that will make your holiday complete. The crew-to-guest ration is just 1:1.5, among the highest at sea.

Activities onboard Paul Gauguin Cruises

Spa and Fitness

Enjoy some of the most divine selection of spa treatments at sea, inspired by the South Pacific. Treat yourself to the Polynesian way by booking in for a signature spa treatment such as the ‘Polynesia Treat’ and ‘Volcanic Stone’ massages or the ‘Tahitian Touch’ body scrub. Couples can enjoy treatments together, such as the dedicated ‘Honeymoon Experience ‘’TE HERE’’’. The fully equipped fitness centre includes weight machines, stair climbers and lifecycles – but to mix things up a little you can attend a Polynesian-inspired Zumba class at Sunrise or a mile-long deck walk.


Thriving with luscious lagoons, coral reefs and tropical fish, the waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific is best seen from below. Watersports equipment is included as part of the cruise, meaning you can windsurf, paddleboard and kayak at your leisure. Offering the perfect opportunity to learn to dive, Paul Gauguin deliver PADI certification classes for guests of all experience levels.


Offering a fantastic range of excursions, Paul Gauguin is renowned for the quality of activities available to guests. Excursions on offer include: Dolphin watching expeditions, firewalking shows, underwater walks, waterfall tours, helicopter flightseeing and tours at sunset.

What's included

  • Private balconies on nearly 70% of staterooms
  • Standout entertainment, including a troupe of Polynesian performers
  • Watersport activities including kayaking, paddleboarding & windsurfing
  • Guest hosts & presentations from experts
  • Butler service for veranda staterooms & above
  • On select sailings, you will have access to a white-sand exotic beach in Bora Bora which includes a bar service & snorkelling & volleyball opportunities.
  • On select sailings, you can spend a day on Paul Gauguin’s private islet, Motu Mahana, with Polynesian hospitality & more.
  • All meal, select drinks & gratuities

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Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines

Different to what you will find on many other cruise lines, Paul Gauguin offers entertainment based at the heart of the destination. Expect Tahitian hosts & entertainers, bringing the spirit of Polynesia to the ship. Enjoy a collaboration of dance, songs & local handicraft demonstrations.

Le Grand Salon

Bringing you a different experience each night, Le Grand Salon plays host to Ote’a, which is a mix of dance, song & drums. During the day you can enjoy a lecture from visiting experts on topics such as marine biology & archaeology or take part in a game of table tennis.

Bars & Casino

There are a few places where you can whet your whistle including Let Palette, the Piano Bar & the Pool Bar. La Palette is the place to go for special events and upbeat music, while we would recommend the Piano Bar for a more relaxing nightcap. Take a chance at the casino, which features roulette, blackjack & slot machines.

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Specially designed by award winning chefs, such as Jean-Pierre Vigato, who is Chef Proprietaire at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius in Paris, the culinary adventure onboard Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly special.

La Veranda

Enjoy the sight and sound of the ocean as you dine al fresco for a destination inspired buffet menu or enjoy wraparound views from inside. For the evening, make a reservation for a charming night of gourmet cuisine.


An elegantly decorated room with fine décor, quality table liners and delicate china, visit L’Etoile for perfect wine to pair with your expertly prepared meal.

Le Grill

If you’re after a more casual vibe, Le Grill is place to go, located conveniently by the pool. Ranging from fresh tropical fruit, to petit fours, Le Grill has an excellent selection of tempting dishes, morning, lunch & evening.


All shipboard meals are included, whatever the venue. Complimentary drinks include select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, hot beverages and bottled water. Room service is also complimentary, plus an in-room refrigerator whereby soft drinks, beer and bottled water is replenished daily.


Onboard gratuities for room stewards, bar and dining staff are included in the cruise fare.

Dress Code

Appropriate dress for all evenings is elegant resort wear or County Club Casual. County Club Casual, for women, comprises of a dress, skirt or casual trousers with a blouse or jumper or for gentleman, casual trousers and collared shirts. Gentleman need not wear a tie at any time, however may wish to wear a jacket at the Captain’s Welcome Reception. Casual attire such as t-shirts, casual jeans (e.g. ripped), shorts, caps, flip-flops and Crocs are not appropriate after 6pm. Shirts and shoes must be worn in all public areas onboard except the pool at all times and swimsuits and dressing gowns are not acceptable in restaurants and lounges. On Tahitian Night, women may wish to wear ‘pareos’ which are wraparound skirts that can be found at port or onboard & men are encouraged to wear Polynesian shirts. This night occurs one time during the course of the cruise.

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An excellent choice for families, Paul Gauguin was awarded as ‘Number 1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families’ at the World’s Best Awards (2014 & 2013). As part of the Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program, children and parents can choose from a wide range of enriching activities that aim to empower guests with the knowledge to become Ambassadors of the environment, advocating sustainable living, for a balance of relaxation and learning. In partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society, families can also take part in the Stewards of Nature Program to discover and value nature through interactive learning.

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