The five-star Paul Gauguin, rated in Top Ten Small Cruise Ships 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler readers, provides the ultimate shipboard environment and best complimentary amenities in the South Pacific! Its small size enables it to maneuver from deep seas into bays and shallow lagoons inaccessible to larger ships. It is the only vessel designed specifically to cruise among the islands, atolls and motus of Tahiti and French Polynesia. Refurbished in 2012 and meticulously maintained, the Paul Gauguin provides the quintessential luxury cruise experience in the South Pacific!
100% Ocean-View Luxury Accommodations
The ship features only 166 exceptionally spacious (from 200 to 358 sq. ft.) suites and staterooms, 70% of which are designed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. Accommodations are air-conditioned and have one queen or two twin beds, a sitting area, private bathroom (most have full-size bathtub) with shower, luxurious European linens, robe, and slippers.
An onboard naturalist will provide special presentations and daily insights about the natural wonders of Polynesia. Complimentary fresh flowers and fruit are provided in-suite upon embarkation. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the ship and replenished in-suite on request. All shipboard gratuities are included.
Dining Venues of Great Taste
Savor exclusive epicurean delights and two‑star Michelin Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato’s signature menus served indoors and alfresco at unassigned, single seatings. The ship also offers in-suite dining and 24-hour room service, as well as vegetarian and requested special diet options.
Public areas include La Palette Lounge and disco, the piano bar, casino, Grand Salon with a stage for live entertainment, and pool bar. The ship’s own troupe provides live Polynesian entertainment nightly. There is a boutique, spa, steam room, whirlpool, and fitness center. The onboard watersports marina features complimentary snorkeling equipment, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, and waterskiing, and an optional scuba diving program is offered with Zodiacs available for optional dive excursions.
The Paul Gauguin crew provides gracious hospitality and service. A professional butler in Categories 1 and 2 is at your service to unpack your luggage and ensure your personal beverage selection and dietary preferences are accommodated. There are 1.5 guests for every crew member.