Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest-rated and longest continually-sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific. Designed specifically to glide through the area's shallow seas and explore the pristine lagoons of these islands, m/s Paul Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream come true. She delivers her 330 guests to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious.
Sailing to five islands in seven days on her signature Tahiti & the Society Islands itinerary, the m/s Paul Gauguin brings you to Tahiti, lush Huahine, relaxing Taha’a, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea for an up close and personal experience simply not possible in any other way. Each island will charm you in a different way, from their sun-kissed white-sand beaches and sparkling blue lagoons to breathtaking mountain peaks and waterfalls that have inspired generations of artists and writers seeking to capture and share their magical allure. This is the proverbial adventure of a lifetime, in five-star luxury and accompanied by gourmet French Polynesian cuisine.
Only with Paul Gauguin Cruises can you visit two exclusive locations such as the private island of Motu Mahana (off the coast of Taha’a) with its Polynesian hospitality, food, drink, and live music as well as the exclusive white-sand beach retreat in Bora Bora that will leave you asking for more.
If you are fortunate and have more time, explore beyond the Society Islands with the 10-night itinerary that takes you to Society Islands & Tuamotus, discovering Rangiroa's lagoon, one of the world's most coveted diving destinations and home to UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve.
On Paul Gauguin's indulgent 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands itinerary you will visit nature lover's paradise, Fakarava, the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas on Hiva Oa, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island, and enjoy another idyllic day on Motu Mahana.
There are many more exciting options available but if you want to visit four different South Seas archipelagos in one trip, check-out the Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands departure which will take you from Fiji's colonial charm, to white-sand beaches of Bora Bora, to the coral-reef enclosed lagoon of Aitutaki, in an experience you won't soon forget.
The 118 islands and atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs) of French Polynesia
shimmer like a string of prized Tahitian pearls. The star-filled night
skies, the fascinating culture and the welcoming Polynesian people will
win you over from the moment you arrive and whichever departure you choose, you will enjoy snorkelling and diving, swimming, surfing or the amazing tours through Polynesia's rainforests. The Gauguin also offers various watersports directly
from its onboard marina such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and optional PADI
certified SCUBA diving programs with exciting dive excursions.
On board, guests enjoy newly-decorated spacious ocean-view staterooms and suites (more than 70% with private balconies), an expansive deck and outdoor pool, fitness centre, three dining venues serving gourmet cuisine, an extensive spa area with signature treatments, and friendly five-star service. Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi throughout the ship make the experience truly enjoyable and all-inclusive. Life on The Gauguin also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, casual setting, and even a troupe of beloved Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers. You will find the French Polynesian culture filled with spiritual meaning, ancestral history, strong sense of family, generosity and friendliness to each other as well as island visitors, all with a little bit of French twist. Did you know that the mailboxes in front of each residence are actually for fresh French bread delivery, not mail? Amazing!
Are you perhaps celebrating a special occasion with a trip? Paul Gauguin Cruises is also the specialist in creating memorable celebrations. There simply is not a more romantic setting for a new beginning or personal milestone than aboard this intimate ship, renowned for the extra touches and attention to detail that make every occasion special. Commemorate a marriage or anniversary with a gathering featuring a unique Polynesian blessing ceremony. Honeymooners receive a complimentary package featuring a celebratory bottle of Champagne or you can upgrade to an optional package with many extras, including a private dinner with one of the ship’s officers.