Designed specifically for the tranquil shallow waters of the South Pacific, ms Paul Gauguin is a dream for those in search of an intimate ‘small ship’ cruising experience. The flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises takes guests to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all whilst providing an enviable and luxurious onboard experience. Guests aboard ms Paul Gauguin enjoy spacious suites and staterooms, many with private balconies, an onboard water sports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also 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 local Tahitians for cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.
From the moment you step aboard you will experience service that anticipates your every need and of course gratuities are included. You can choose the dining experience that suits your mood including complimentary fine wines and soft drinks that flow freely. Light and healthy menu options can be enjoyed in any of the three dining venues onboard with optional vegetarian choices available.
La Palette offers healthy options each morning with blended fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies at their wellness bar.
Facilities include but are not limited to a spa, fitness centre, casino, piano bar, lounges, disco and a duty-free boutique.
On every voyage of The Gauguin, you are accompanied by a troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. 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.
On selected South Pacific sailings special guests will be onboard conducting lectures on topics such as nutrition, health, wellness and life coaching.
With its unrivalled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, the spa onboard The Gauguin combines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual. There is an extensive range of services, 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.
Those looking for an active cruise can enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool and working out in the fully equipped fitness centre with the use of lifecycles, treadmills, weight machines and more.
Paul Gauguin features a unique, retractable watersports marina from which you can literally step into a kayak or Zodiac to explore an inviting coral lagoon, or simply partake in some snorkeling.
There is also the option to gain certification for novice scuba divers with courses and excursions led by the qualified onboard dive team. For your convenience, all necessary equipment for diving and snorkeling is available on board.