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Top Reasons Sail With Us

  • The m/s Paul Gauguin - one of the top luxury cruise ships sailing the waters of French Polynesia.
To Experience the Best
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises was named “#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in Travel + Leisure’s 2019 World’s Best Awards
  • Paul Gauguin was recently awarded Best Service, Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, and Best Embarkation all in the Small Ships category in Cruisers' Choice Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Traveler recognized Paul Gauguin Cruises as a finalist for “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Reader's Choice Awards 2018
  • The Gauguin is the longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific
  • Guests aboard a luxury French Polynesia cruise enjoy a superb meal with the captain of the m/s Paul Gauguin.
It’s a More Intimate Voyage
  • Our small ship was designed to be sleek and nimble, providing unmatched, up-close views of some of French Polynesia and the South Pacific
  • Our award-winning Polynesian hospitality embodies warmth and exquisite attention to detail, delivering the type of personalized, luxurious experience you deserve
  • An over-the-shoulder shot of a woman wearing a sunhat and reading a book, while reclining on lounge chair on the beach.
Exclusive Retreats
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises private beaches in Taha'a (Motu Mahana) and Bora Bora on French Polynesia itineraries.
  • A watercolor illustration featuring a stingray, sea turtle and tropical fishes, just some of the sea life guests see on one of our award-winning luxury cruises.
  • A boat carrying four scuba divers speeds away from the rear of the m/s Paul Gauguin.
  • Dressed in alternating gold and green tropical print dresses, four members of Les Gauguines smile while performing a traditional polynesian dance.
Signature Programs on The Gauguin
  • Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, our troupe of Polynesian hosts, accompany every sailing, providing unique live entertainment and hosting activities, bringing Polynesian culture to life on board
  • Through our partnership with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, this exciting new program invites guests to discover and value the natural wonders of this breathtaking part of the world through hands-on, interactive learning. While it is designed for children and teens ages 7-15, all family members are welcome to participate. Every day of the voyage, there is a combination of naturalist-led island and/or beach excursions, science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures.
  • Enjoy opportunities to experience the world aquatic with complimentary watersports provided by the ship’s onboard marina or during visits to destination beaches. The Gauguin is one of the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI SCUBA diving programs