Paul Gauguin Cruises
You’re an adventure-thirsty traveler who seeks an enchanting journey on a beautiful vessel, where you can bask in the treasures of the South Pacific while relishing in 5-star service, all-inclusivity, and the never-ending action of a fearless shoreside excursion. Or maybe you’re a newlywed couple who seeks an exclusive Polynesian blessing to kick off your romantic celebration on the #1 cruise line for honeymooners. Or maybe you’re just looking to relax and drink up the colorful scenery from your private balcony before enjoying your favorite handcrafted cocktail on a private white-sand beach. Whatever your traveling dreams are, you are sure to achieve them with Paul Gauguin Cruises.
Who Owns Paul Gauguin Cruise Line?
Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., one of the leaders in French Polynesian luxury resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers luxury Tahiti, French Polynesia and South Pacific cruises year-round aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin. When sailing on a Paul Gauguin cruise, you get attentive service (with a 1:1.5 crew-to-guest ratio), all-inclusive pricing, exclusive beachside retreats, gourmet cuisine, enrichment programs, and fantastic itineraries right at your fingertips.
Cruises to Tahiti
Since its 1998 debut (with a recent update in 2021), m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, offering high levels of luxury, quality, service, staffing and value. Cruises on this ship are typically anywhere from 7- to 14-nights in length, with possible destinations including the Cook Islands, Fiji, Marquesas, Tahiti & Society Islands (including Tahiti Iti), Tonga, and Tuamotus. For additional fees, you can add on enhancing packages for special occasions (such as weddings, honeymoons and birthday celebrations) and engage in outstanding shoreside excursions that will put your vacation in the spotlight.
Private Island at Bora Bora
On select sailings, you will get complimentary use of Paul Gauguin Cruise’s exclusive, private white-sand beach in Bora Bora as well as a complimentary day on the private island of Motu Mahana. Complete with full bar service, and a floating bar on Motu Mahana, you can enjoy fun shoreside activities in these destinations, including volleyball, snorkeling, watersports and a barbecue lunch. With all ocean-view accommodations, a full entertainment schedule, your choice of three ethereal restaurants, and plenty of things to do onboard, you don’t want to miss to boat on a Paul Gauguin cruise.
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Why Choose Paul Gauguin Cruises?
In addition to all meals, onboard gratuities, 24-hour room service, in-room dining, onboard entertainment, complimentary beverages (including soft drinks, bottled water, hot beverages, select wines and spirits), and an in-room refrigerator that’s replenished with complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water is also included in the price of all Paul Gauguin cruises. Only premium liquors, specialty wines, and Cognac will lead to an additional charge. This is an excellent value, saving you from an expense that you’d typically incur on many other cruise lines. You will also get the bonus of using complimentary snorkel gear and the watersports marina for the duration of your cruise. When staying in a category B or above stateroom, you will benefit from an in-suite bar setup and free butler service. Your personal butler can assist you with unpacking, packing and arranging excursions. Paul Gauguin Cruises also includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles and roundtrip airport and pier transfers for all sailings unless the pricing is labeled as “cruise-only.”
On m/s Paul Gauguin, you’re in control of when you eat the world-class, gourmet cuisine that is put together by some of the highest-ranked chefs in the world. If you’re not a fan of assigned dining, then a cruise aboard m/s Paul Gauguin might be the perfect choice for you. The ship’s open dining format allows you to choose the time you’d like to dine at any of the ship’s three stellar restaurants, giving you the freedom to enjoy your vacation based on your own schedule. While on a Paul Gauguin cruise you’re able to dine whenever, wherever and with whomever you want during regular dining hours (La Veranda and Le Grill require reservations for dinner).
The luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. For 2017, Paul Gauguin Cruises won Travelers’ Choice Awards “Best French Polynesia Cruise Line,” Readers Choice Awards “Best South Pacific Itinerary,” Travel + Leisure’s “#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line,” and the Gold Magellan Award for “Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship.” These are just some of the few 2017 awards it has won!
What's New for Paul Gauguin Cruises?
In August 2019, Ponant announced plans to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises. The two cruise lines are expected to continue separate operations.
In 2017, Paul Gauguin Cruises partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society to bring you two enrichment programs, the Wildlife Discovery Series and the Stewards of Nature, on select sailings. The Wildlife Discovery Series program is included in your cruise fare, and brings expert scientists, oceanographers and conservationists onboard to teach you about marine wildlife and its habitats. The Stewards of Nature program is a hands-on curriculum aimed at children (ages 7 to 17), to learn about nature and the local environment, for an additional fee on summer and holiday sailings.
m/s Paul Gauguin went into drydock in May 2017 to undergo routine maintenance to provide you with the best sailing experience possible. Some of the updates included the upkeep of the ship’s stabilizers and thrusters, enhancements to its propulsion system, hull painting, enhancements to fan-room equipment and the replacement of the steel around the ship. The public areas and all suites and staterooms were also renovated with new carpeting and flooring, reupholstered furniture, new wallpaper and teak wood replacement.
In June 2015, Paul Gauguin Cruises announced the sale of the Tere Moana, leaving the m/s Paul Gauguin as the only ship in its fleet.
In 2012, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted m/s Paul Gauguin as being one of the "Top 20 Small Cruise Ships".
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