The Paul Gauguin Cruises Experience

Discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities. No matter what kind of experience you seek, from soaking in the sun on the Society Islands’ white-sand beaches to immersing yourself in the unique cultures of Fiji and Tonga, when you follow in the wake of the world’s most famous explorers in the South Pacific, there are treasures to discover at every port.

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.

Designed specifically to glide in luxury through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Once on board, guests enjoy newly-decorated 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 on The Gauguin 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 Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers.

Paul Gauguin Cruises was created with the intent to provide enjoyable and meaningful travel experiences to this unique part of the planet. We care deeply, not only for our guests, but for the communities, cultures and natural wonders that make Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific so alluring. Participating directly in French Polynesia’s many rich traditions leads to deeper, more meaningful connections, and we strive to infuse the Polynesian spirit into everything we do.

Also, part of what makes a voyage with Paul Gauguin Cruises so special is the access their small ship provides to some of the world’s most idyllic, unspoiled beaches. We’ve made this benefit even better by offering you the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable day on one of our private retreats. Those who enjoy watersports are in for a real treat at any of our two utopias.

Spend your day doing exactly as you please on Motu Mahana, our private South Seas island, or on our own Bora Bora private beach. There’s no end to the indulgences on these private paradises. Go for a swim in the warm waters. Snorkel with colorful tropical fish among the green and purple blooms of coral. Or paddle out farther in one of the kayaks that have been brought to shore from The Gauguin’s watersports marina.

Escape the winter and journey deep into the South Pacific on immersive voyages exploring fabled lagoons, Technicolor reefs, lush rainforests, and captivating cultures. Discover the difference of cruising with purpose and allow us to introduce you to authentic Polynesia.

French Polynesia: Open Arms, Open Heart

French Polynesia waits for you with open arms. This isn't just a place, it's an atmosphere with her very own consciousness. Love and light flood every corner of her incredible world. Those who visit are forever changed by it. Go barefoot, soak in her sun. Be rejuvenated by her sand and the smiling faces of her people. Just breathe. Places you never knew existed now you'll never forget. When you long to bask in one of the most unspoiled places on Earth, she's waiting for you. Her door, and her heart, are always open. Let Paul Gauguin Cruises help you make French Polynesia part of your story.

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