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MS Paul Gauguin offers luxury cruises under French Polynesia cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises. Having been specifically designed to cruise the shallow seas of the South Pacific, this unique cruise ship is a dream for small-ship cruisers. Accessing intimate ports that larger ships aren't able to reach, guests are also treated to a luxurious onboard experience. With spacious suites and staterooms, a spa, three dining venues and an onboard water sports marina, a cruise with Paul Gauguin is nothing short of spectacular.

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Dining on the Paul Gauguin is a truly indulgent and sensational experience. Every meal is sumptuous and skilfully prepared by the award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato, the Chef Propriertaire at Restaurant Apicius in Paris.

Choose from al fresco dining at La Veranda for breakfasts and lunches, accompanied by stunning ocean views, the elegant dining room, L’Etoile, which offers an alluring menu of delicacies and Jean-Pierre Vigato specialities or the relaxed atmosphere of Le Grill, with lighter options such as finger sandwiches, fresh fruits and pastries.

In each venue, complimentary wines are served after being selected by the expert sommeliers, who are also happy to provide suggestions on which to pair with your meals.


Local entertainment

Every voyage is hosted by Les Gaugins and Les Gaugines, a troupe of Tahitian entertainers who introduce guests to life in Polynesia through dance, songs and handicraft sessions. In addition, local performers from each destination are invited onboard so guests can learn even more about this part of the world.

Bars and lounges

  • Le Grand Salon- featuring everything from live piano music to Broadway show tunes, this popular daytime lounge is also the hub of entertainment once the sun sets.
  • Casino- try your luck on the slot machines and blackjack and roulette tables. Piano Bar- enjoy nightly performances at this vibrant bar.
  • La Palette- the perfect place for those who fancy a nightcap and a dance before heading to bed.
  • Pool Bar- if you want to enjoy an al fresco cocktail, the Pool Bar offers comfortable seating and stunning ocean views.


For families cruising with Paul Gaugin, the Moana Explorer Program is the perfect way to make memories together that will last a lifetime. Working in partnership with a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, those aged 7-15 can learn about this incredible part of the world through interactive, hands-on activities.

Activities include island and beach excursions, science experiments, crafts and games through which children can learn about the culture, nature and history of each destination they visit. The best part? This program is completely free of charge.


The Gauguin has a capacity of just 332 guests making it an incredible and intimate ship, designed to sail in the shallow seas of the South Pacific where the tropical weather and opportunities for relaxation is a central focus.

Each Paul Gaugin itinerary includes a 7-night visit to Tahiti, Huahine, Motu Mahana- a private South Seas island- an exclusive beach club on Bora Bora and finally Moorea. At each of these destinations guests can expect beautiful beaches, inviting waters and vibrant cultures.

Things to do

Classified as a 5+ star luxury vessel, Paul Gauguin is fitted with state-of-the-art facilities where guests can make the most out of their time onboard:

  • Watersports marina- the ship carries everything from paddle boards to kayaks and snorkelling gear so guests can explore the waters at each destination.
  • Deep Nature Spa- choose from an indulgent list of treatments such as aromatherapy, body wraps and massages.
  • Fitness centre- featuring the latest exercise machines, as well as free weights and classes.
  • Pool- take a dip in the water or relax in a sun lounger with a good book and even better views.

Useful Information

When it comes to outstanding service, Paul Gauguin Cruises meets any and all expectations their guests have. Sailing on the Gauguin, you’ll enjoy all meals onboard included (with a choice of venues), complimentary room service, complimentary beverages, in-room refrigerator replenished daily, all gratuities included and much more.

For your added benefit, guests in category B staterooms and up are entitled to Butler service, which includes unpacking luggage, laundry pressing and making reservations at the spa or dinner in La Veranda or Le Grill. You may also request for the butler to arrange a private car or to make lunch reservations ashore. Other services available include the delivery of petit fours and canapes delivered to your stateroom daily and even arranging a private cocktail party for special occasions.

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