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Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Perfect for those who prefer a more intimate voyage, Paul Gauguin offers luxurious cruises to lesser-known ports of call, including some of the most beautiful locations on the planet in Tahiti, Fiji, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Expect hospitality that pays exquisite attention to detail for a personalised experience that will make your holiday complete, elegantly appointed staterooms and delectable cuisine that will give you a taste of each destination. What's more, operating all year round, you can choose a time of year that best suits you. Regularly gaining awards and accolades for their ship and excursions, Paul Gauguin Cruises is a favourite for many, families included.

Shore excursions

Between shore excursions, zodiacs will be disinfected ready for use. When boarding after being on shore, guests must have their temperatures taken and adhere to the necessary disinfection procedures.

What's included

  • Private balconies on nearly 70% of staterooms
  • Standout entertainment, including a troupe of Polynesian performers
  • Watersport activities including kayaking, paddleboarding & windsurfing
  • Guest hosts & presentations from experts
  • Butler service for veranda staterooms & above
  • On select sailings, you will have access to a white-sand exotic beach in Bora Bora which includes a bar service & snorkelling & volleyball opportunities.
  • On select sailings, you can spend a day on Paul Gauguin’s private islet, Motu Mahana, with Polynesian hospitality & more.
  • All meal, select drinks & gratuities

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Daytime Entertainment

Spa and fitness

Enjoy some of the most divine spa treatments at sea, inspired by the South Pacific during your Paul Gauguin cruise. Treat yourself the Polynesian way by booking in for a signature spa treatment such as a ‘Volcanic Stone’ massage or the ‘Tahitian Touch’ body scrub.

If you like staying active, the fully equipped fitness centre includes weight machines, stair climbers and life cycles. To mix things up a little you can also attend a Polynesian-inspired Zumba class at sunrise or a mile-long deck walk.


Thriving with luscious lagoons, coral reefs and tropical fish, the waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific are enjoyed by diving right in. Watersports equipment is included as part of the cruise, meaning you can windsurf, paddleboard and kayak at your leisure. Offering the perfect opportunity to learn to dive, Paul Gauguin also delivers PADI certification classes for guests of all experience levels.


Offering a fantastic range of excursions, Paul Gauguin is renowned for the quality of activities available to guests. Excursions on offer include:

  • Dolphin watching expeditions
  • Firewalking shows
  • Underwater walks
  • Waterfall tours
  • Helicopter flightseeing and tours at sunset

Evening Entertainment

When it comes to evenings during your cruise, there are plenty of ways to make memories. From live entertainment to a drink in one of the bars, your time onboard once night falls can be truly unique.

  • Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines- different to what you'll find on many other cruise lines, Paul Gauguin offers entertainment inspired by the destinations. Expect Tahitian hosts and entertainers who bring the spirit of Polynesia to the ship. Enjoy a collaboration of dance, songs and local handicraft demonstrations.
  • Le Grand Salon- bringing you a different experience each night, Le Grand Salon plays host to Ote’a, a mix of dance, song and drums.
  • Bars and Casino- for an evening drink choose from La Palette, the Piano Bar and the Pool Bar. La Palette is the place to go for special events and upbeat music, while we would recommend the Piano Bar for a more relaxing nightcap. Alternatively, take a chance at the casino, which features roulette and blackjack tables, as well as slot machines.

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Specially designed by award winning chefs, such as Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Proprietaire at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius in Paris, the culinary adventure onboard Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly special. Being all-inclusive, all meals and gratuities are included during your cruise at whichever restaurant you try. In addition, complimentary drinks include select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, hot beverages and bottled water, perfect for washing down your meal. For those moments you don't feel like heading to the restaurant, room service is also free of charge, plus an in-room refrigerator is replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water.

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La VerandaEnjoy the sight and sound of the ocean as you dine al fresco for a destination-inspired buffet menu or enjoy wrap-around views from inside. For the evening, make a reservation for a charming night of gourmet cuisine.
L’EtoileAn elegantly decorated room with fine décor, quality table liners and delicate china, visit L’Etoile for perfect wine to pair with your expertly prepared meal.
Le GrillIf you’re after a more casual vibe, Le Grill is the place to go, located conveniently by the pool. Ranging from fresh tropical fruit, to petit fours, Le Grill has an excellent selection of tempting dishes, morning, lunch and evening.

Dress Code

Appropriate dress for all evenings is elegant resort wear or Country Club Casual. Country Club Casual can include dresses, skirts, smart trousers and shirts. Casual attire such as t-shirts, jeans, shorts, caps, flip-flops and Crocs are not appropriate after 6pm. Shirts and shoes must be worn in all public areas onboard except the pool at all times and swimsuits and dressing gowns are not acceptable in restaurants and lounges.

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An excellent choice for families, Paul Gauguin was awarded as ‘Number 1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families’ at the World’s Best Awards (2014 & 2013). As part of the Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program, children and parents can choose from a wide range of enriching activities that aim to empower guests with the knowledge to become Ambassadors of the environment, advocating sustainable living, for a balance of relaxation and learning. In partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society, families can also take part in the Stewards of Nature Program to discover and value nature through interactive learning.

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Covid-19 safety measures

  • Before Cruising

    Guests and crew members must all present a signed doctor's form, complete a health questionnaire and undergo health screenings before stepping onboard. As well as this, additional measures include all luggage being sanitised before boarding, and masks and hand sanitiser being handed to guests for use throughout the cruise.

  • Onboard

    To ensure that a safe distance can be kept between those onboard, restaurant layouts have been changed and public spaces such as bars and the theatre limited to 50% capacity. Guests must wear masks in corridors, and crew will wear masks or visors when in contact with guests. In addition, cleaning has been increased throughout the ship, with staterooms cleaned twice daily, public areas daily and frequently touched surfaces hourly.

  • Medical

    In the event of illness, each voyage has a nurse and doctor onboard, as well as advanced testing equipment and treatments.

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