The Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas.
She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury.
Spacious suites and staterooms, most with balcony, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes.
The atmosphere aboard ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines - a local Tahitian group who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellers -add the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise.
The Paul Gauguin was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, and has undergone more than $25 million in enhancements since its inaugural sailing in 1998.
And with this multi-million dollar enhancement, the intimate, Polynesian-themed Paul Gauguin now features world-class cruise ship appointments including private balconies in nearly 85 per cent of suites and staterooms and an expanded al fresco dining experience.
Operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises
Most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti on a year-round basis
Built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, Saint Nazaire
Entered service: 1998
Joined newly formed Pajul Gauguin Cruises from Regent Seven Seas in 2007
Gross tonnage: 19,200 tons
Cost: $250 million
Passenger decks: 7
Staterooms: All ocean view, up to 85 oper cent with balconies
Length: 513 ft
Service speed: 18 knots
Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining; complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits; butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock for iPod; state-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina; onboard dive and lecture programmes; WiFi hotspots throughout the ship; complimentary 24-hour room service, in-room dining, and in-room movie channels and movies; all onboard gratuities included.
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