PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES OFFERS luxurious, small ship cruising in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and the South Pacific. The m/s Paul Gauguin is the longest continually sailing cruise ship in this destination and offers 7- to 16-night voyages year-round. Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of these islands, The Gauguin provides an up-close, authentic experience of Polynesia. In 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises celebrates 10 years as an award-winning cruise line.
Paul Gauguin Cruises was honored as “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” for the fourth consecutive year during Global Traveler’s seventh annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards and was named “#1 Mid-Size Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019 readers’ survey. This is the third time in the past four years Paul Gauguin Cruises ranked No. 1 in the category.
Aboard each sailing, the welcoming, hospitable spirit of French Polynesia is infused with a number of South Seas exclusives. The Gauguin’s troupe of Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, are local Tahitians who lead Polynesian activities and serve as entertainers and storytellers.
The Gauguin features spacious oceanview suites and staterooms with nearly 70 percent of them offering private balconies; gourmet dining in all venues including menu specialties designed by celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato; complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship; an in-cabin refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water; shipboard entertainment; and all onboard gratuities included. In select ports, the ship’s watersports marina is available to launch a kayak or paddle board from and a PADI certification scuba diving program is also offered.
The line offers complimentary and exclusive access to Motu Mahana, a private islet off the coast of Taha’a in French Polynesia, where guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, Polynesian activities, a full-service bar, a floating lagoon bar and a delicious barbecue. Complimentary access is also offered at a private beach on a motu with views of Mt. Otemanu in Bora Bora for guests to enjoy for the day.
Experts in the fields of art, the culinary arts, music, magic, Polynesian life and culture, wine and the wonders of the deep offer insights, lectures, performances, demonstrations and workshops on select voyages of The Gauguin.
Through The Gauguin’s Moana Explorer program, offered in partnership with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, families are invited to discover and value the natural wonders of this breathtaking part of the world through hands-on, interactive learning on summer and December holiday voyages. While it is designed for children and teens ages 7–15, all family members are welcome to participate.
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