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Paul Gauguin

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, 70 per cent 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 Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins - 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 $25m in enhancements since its inaugural sailing in 1998.

Dining experiences include L’Etoile, which showcases an array of culinary creations expertly prepared each evening. The ship’s other two dining venues, La Veranda and Le Grill, serve breakfast and lunch. At night, signature dishes designed by French celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato are offered in La Veranda, and Polynesian specialties are served poolside at Le Grill.

Expert lecturers feature on each voyage along with special guests on select sailings conducting presentations on topics ranging from the history of the South Pacific to conservation, culture, marine life, and the wonders of coral reefs.

A luxurious spa, fitness centre, water sports marina and expansive outdoor decks with chaise lounges and a pool are also available onboard.

Paul Gauguin of Paul Gauguin Cruises

Vital statistics

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 Paul Gauguin Cruises from Regent Seven Seas in 2007
Registered: Bahamas
Gross tonnage: 19,200 tons
Cost: $250 million
Passengers: 332
Crew: 215
Passenger decks: 7
Staterooms: All ocean view, up to 85 oper cent with balconies
Length: 513 ft
Width: 71ft
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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