The all-suite Paul Gauguin ship was designed and built specifically for guests to enjoy the delights of French Polynesia all year round.
Offering beautiful and luxurious accommodation to only 330 guests on each cruise, the Paul Gauguin has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
Paul Gauguin first sailed to Tahiti in 1891 in search of inspiration, and along with the idyllic landscapes, he found a deep connection with the inviting spirit of the local Polynesians. Today our intimate, luxury cruises through French Polynesia and the South Pacific allow you to experience these remarkable places on the vacation of a lifetime that is part of our company's commitment to also benefit local people and support the protection of this unique part of our fragile and beautiful planet.
Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest-rated and longest continually-sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific, the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin, designed to explore the pristine lagoons of these islands, while our proud team of local Tahitians extend genuine Polynesian hospitality. Artful onboard features include luxurious, oceanview accommodations with balconies in select staterooms, gourmet dining curated by award-winning chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, a lavish spa offering signature treatments, an expansive deck and outdoor pool, fitness center, a boutique, and a lounge with live entertainment introducing you to Polynesia's vibrant cultures.
The Gauguin also offers a watersports marina for kayaking, paddle boarding, and PADI SCUBA diving programs. Only with Paul Gauguin Cruises can you visit our private island of Motu Mahana (off the coast of Taha'a) where food, drink, and live music await as well as our exclusive beach retreat in Bora Bora.
Discover the difference of cruising with purpose on Paul Gauguin Cruises and allow us to introduce you to authentic Polynesia.
On board the Paul Gauguin, guests are treated to a lifestyle based on the unhurried pace of life on the surrounding archipelago.
The culture and heritage of these fascinating islands permeates the ship, with Polynesian art on display, and knowledgable guest lecturers hosting each cruise. The more active guests can take part in a range of watersports on offer; due to the small size of the ship it is possible to explore close-up the beautiful lagoons surrounding a number of the Polynesian islands. Those preferring to relax can treat themselves to long afternoons in the on-board spa, with facilities to match those of any on shore.
At mealtimes, guests benefit from gourmet cooking in any of the three restaurants on board, serving up Polynesian styled food as well as French and a traditional grill. After sunset, the ship lights up and comes alive as the troupe of Gauguines appear to entertain; part cruise staff, part entertainers and part storytellers finish the day in relaxed style.
On November 20, 2019, it was announced that a memorandum of agreement has been signed for the construction and design for two new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels operating in the South Pacific for Paul Gauguin Cruises, bringing the fleet to three ships. The two new ships are due for delivery in 2022 and each have a capacity of 230 guests.
The luxury cruise experts at Sovereign look forward to assisting you to reserve your once in a lifetime cruise with Paul Gauguin cruises at the guaranteed best fare. The swaying palm trees and pristine beaches are waiting for you..."