When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you’ll enjoy:
- Spacious, oceanview accommodations where nearly 70 percent of staterooms and suites have private balconies
- Intimate sailing experience, with only 332 guests and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.5—among the highest at sea
- All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues
- Complimentary room service
- Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
- In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
- All shipboard entertainment, including our troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings
- Presentations by onboard experts and guest hosts
- Le Casino
- La Palette lounge and disco
- All onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
- Luxurious onboard spa
- Fitness center
- Pool with poolside bar
- Watersports, including complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding from our marina or destination beaches
- Use of our secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and snorkeling (on select voyages)
- A day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)
During your time aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, take advantage of our extensive selection of facilities and services. With a variety of luxurious amenities and unique activities, your days aboard ship are sure to match the splendor of your stunning surroundings. For the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, discover our luxury spa, or take advantage of our onboard pool and fitness center. From our onboard watersports marina aboard The Gauguin, you can explore the ocean’s surface by kayak, paddleboard, or windsurfer. Or experience Tahiti’s underwater wonders with our optional SCUBA certification program—the only one of its kind on French Polynesian luxury cruises. Many cruises aboard both vessels feature an onboard guest lecturer, who can enhance your appreciation of the natural, cultural, and historical wonders of your destination. Meals are at your leisure at one of our stellar, onboard restaurants, and spend your evenings relaxing and enjoying entertainment and perhaps dancing under the stars. Whether you choose to indulge your body, mind, or spirit, you’re sure to find an activity to match your passion onboard.
Dining: The food aboard our vessel may forever set the standard as the most sumptuous meals you ever tasted. We even cater to special requests, with delicious vegetarian and low-carb options available on request. And throughout your dining experience, our attentive staff will discreetly ensure that the dishes you select are what you want, that your complimentary wine is perfectly paired, and that you are surrounded with convivial company.
L’Etoile (our main dining room): From the moment you are greeted at L’Etoile, you know you’re in for an exquisite dining experience. Open for dinner only, our elegant main dining room surrounds you with a perfectly appointed décor, crisp linens, and an array of tempting specialties, expertly prepared.
La Veranda (for an alternate dining experience): Enjoy indoor/outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. Aboard The Gauguin, La Veranda is transformed into a gourmet, reservation-only dining venue in the evening.
Le Grill: For more casual dining, enjoy a breakfast and lunch buffet at Le Grill. And savor Polynesian specialties at dinner. The culinary creations of Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire of the world-renowned, two-star Michelin-rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris, will be featured aboard both vessels. Enjoy Chef Vigato’s signature cuisine in L’Etoile aboard The Moana. Aboard The Gauguin, Chef Vigato’s cuisine will be featured in La Veranda.
Entertainment: Each night aboard The Gauguin offers a variety of entertainment, try your hand at the blackjack table in the ship’s casino, watch a Tahitian dance performed by Les Gauguines, or simply unwind after a day of adventure in your private stateroom with a glass of Bordeaux as you watch a movie from our onboard library on your in-stateroom DVD player.
Accommodations: Greet the day with a guaranteed outside view from your stateroom. In the evening, your stateroom becomes your private retreat, featuring a queen-size bed (limited number of twin beds), in-room safe, and private bath with full-size tub, shower, and hair dryer. Slip into a plush robe and slippers, luxurious linens, in-stateroom flat-screen TV and CD/DVD player, and refrigerator, which is replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water.
Fellow Passengers: Paul Gauguin Cruises appeals to well-traveled cruisers who desire adventurous itineraries coupled with a relaxed onboard atmosphere. Here you will find everyone from honeymooners to family groups celebrating special occasions or just being together. Most of all, your fellow guests are hungry for a unique cultural experience, epicurean delights, and the ultimate in luxury and service.
Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard our luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gaugines and Gauguins—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.