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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Before embarking, all guests and crew must have a medical form signed by a doctor, complete a health questionnaire and undergo health screening. In addition, all luggage will be sanitised before being taken onboard, and guests will be given facemasks and hand sanitiser to use during their cruise.
Once onboard, social distancing is facilitated throughout with public spaces being reduced to 50% capacity, contactless dining options and redesigned restaurant layouts. In addition, crew must wear a facemask or visor when close to guests, and guests must wear masks in corridors. When it comes to cleaning, surfaces such as door handles and rails will be disinfected every hour, as well as twice daily cleaning of staterooms and daily cleaning of public areas. Should any guests become ill, the ship is well equipped with a nurse, doctor and advanced testing equipment.
Measures have been enhanced in relation to shore excursions, whereby after each stopoff zodiacs will be disinfected, and when reboarding all guests must have a temperature check and adhere to disinfection procedures.