About Us


Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, which provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, Fiji and the South Pacific. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT's family, the world leader of small-ship cruising.

The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific, and is the longest continually operating luxury cruise ship in this enchanting destination. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

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.


A portrait photo of Sandy Stevens, Vice President of Sales at the South Pacific small cruise line, Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Sandy Stevens

Vice President, Sales, Paul Gauguin Cruises
A portrait photo of Alicia Cummings, Vice President of Marketing at the South Pacific cruise line, Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Alicia Cummings

Vice President Marketing, Paul Gauguin Cruises
Kerry Jewett

Kerry Jewett

VP, Passenger Operations & Administration
A portrait photo of Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations at the South Pacific cruise line, Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Vanessa Bloy

Director Public Relations, Paul Gauguin Cruises