Paul Gauguin Cruises offers the best in luxury Tahiti cruises. From America to Asia, guests aboard The Paul Gauguin enjoy a unique experience exploring the world’s most beautiful destinations.
The warm, friendly atmosphere of The Gauguin reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon—with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers.
Dining onboard with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed just for you by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs. Enjoy three exquisite dining options onboard every ship, each included in your cruise fare.
With sweeping views of the ocean and island-hopping to nearby islands, La Veranda offers an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items. In the evening, La Veranda transforms into an exclusive restaurant with a reservation-only menu inspired by our destinations.
Treat yourself to a meal at Le Grill, our casual yet elegant dining option. Our breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, and you can enjoy lunch favorites by the pool or on the sundeck. Dinner is available on deck, in the dining room or at your private table. Reservations are required for dinner.
L’Etoile offers a truly elegant dining experience with a menu of classic French cuisine and carefully selected wines, created by our talented team of chefs. Dazzle your taste buds with an enticing selection of artfully presented dishes as you take in the dramatic views of the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows. With L’Etoile restaurant open during regular dining hours, you can enjoy your favorite meals at any time!
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a wide variety of complimentary wines in each dining venue, lounge, and bar. In addition to our complimentary offerings, The Gauguin features its exclusive Connoisseur Wine List with Champagnes from France and a variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and Chile which can be purchased by guests by the bottle.
One of the truly unique experiences on board the M.S. Paul Gauguin is dining with the chef. Our sommeliers are happy to provide wine pairings, taking into account not only your meal selections but also personal preferences and dietary restrictions.
Board The Gauguin and discover life at sea like no other. With an array of amenities and activities, it’s hard to imagine we could offer even more than we do. But we do – from our diverse excursions that take you far beyond the shoreline, to shoreside activities that let you explore destinations on land by day and under the stars by night.
Regale in the sights of paradise aboard Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, the Polynesian hosts and entertainers who herald the spirit of Tahiti. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.
Every voyager to the South Pacific should take part in a cultural tour of the ship. On every voyage, we welcome local performers onboard to share their unique Polynesian culture with you. Don’t miss an evening spent with group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite.
Get ready for an evening of incredible entertainment. Your voyage will feature everything from contemporary dances to Polynesian fire dancing and rock ‘n’ roll, and even a magic show. The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly experts at providing first-class service to our guests, but they also boast many other talents that we’re proud to showcase in our crew show.
Indulge in a night of premier entertainment while you cruise the South Pacific with our signature Le Grand Salon. Every evening will provide you with unforgettable experiences. Each night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, broadway show tunes or foot-tapping rock music.
The Piano Bar is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a drink of your choice. Take in the selections from our talented jazz pianist or order from our list of cocktails and wines.
The La Palette Lounge, situated on the main deck, is an upscale spot to relax with friends, enjoy a welcome cocktail and take in the best views of the sunset. At night, this space becomes a popular destination for dancing and live music.
Let the South Pacific sunshine warm your skin at our outdoor pool. Relax with a drink from the Pool Bar, or grab your favorite lounge chair and soak in the scenery.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to buy authentic Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more.
Just steps from your stateroom, you'll find La Boutique—the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries. Located at the ship's main deck, this exclusive boutique offers a variety of merchandise and souvenirs for guests looking to bring home a little something special.
At Paul Gauguin Cruises, we want to help you make the most of your trip. Our waters offer a world of wonders with translucent lagoons, rainbow-colored coral reefs, and a myriad of tropical fish. A highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience is watersports and we offer many opportunities to explore these seas.
Whether you're looking to snorkel or scuba dive, our expert crew will assist you in finding the best locations for your activity and provide you with all the necessary equipment. Whether it's a relaxing dip in one of our many lagoon pools or an exhilarating ride on the wakeboard behind our speedboat, our staff is committed to providing each guest with an enjoyable time on the water.
Our watersports equipment is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Swimming from the watersports marina is prohibited.
Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.
Treat yourself to a little “me time” on your next vacation.
Whether you want to indulge in a treatment at our award-winning onboard spa or get a workout in our fitness center, you can do it all while on board a Paul Gauguin Cruise.
We know how important it is to take care of yourself, and with our spa, you’ll never want to leave. Our extensive range of treatments and services are enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious.
Shipboard treatments include skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. We are also happy to offer relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, our private South Pacific paradise.
You will find the latest fitness equipment in our convenient onboard fitness center, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.
Explore the land independently or choose from an exhaustive list of shore excursions. From island tours (by Le Truck or 4X4 Jeep Safari) and black pearl farm adventures, to peaceful nature hikes and inspiring archaeological expeditions, there are endless ways to explore.
On select voyages, we invite special guests aboard, who offer lectures, performances, workshops, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more. Whether your interest is art, photography, wine, cuisine, music, magic, South Pacific history, science, or the wonders of the deep, you can find a voyage featuring an expert in the subject. You'll enjoy local lecturers and entertainers in every destination.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is also a specialist in creating memorable celebrations. There is no better or more romantic setting for a new beginning or personal landmark, and we are renowned for the extra touches and attention to detail that makes every occasion special. We also offer special optional packages for milestone celebrations and make gift-giving easy with our Gift Registries.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced its plans for 2024, which include launching new itineraries and adding new ports in French Polynesia and the South Pacific. The new 14-night Islands of the Marquesas & Tuamotus voyage will feature five calls in the Marquesas, including two new ports. Paul Gauguin will offer seven itineraries on 33 all-inclusive journeys ranging from seven to 14 nights, sailing roundtrip from Papeete, with the exception of one itinerary that sails between Papeete and Lautoka, Fiji.
The Gauguin continues to charm travelers worldwide, enticing couples, honeymooners, families, nature lovers, and adventure-seekers to discover the wonders of French Polynesia with one-of-a-kind expertise, artful authenticity, and all-inclusive excellence. As the Gauiguin celebrates its 25th year, they expressed how incredibly grateful they are to their loyal guests and valued travel partners for their continued devotion to Paul Gauguin Cruises. Look forward to a year of nostalgic celebration and new discovery with Paul Gauguin Cruises.
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