Paul Gauguin

Why cruise on this ship?

With a passenger capacity of just 332, the MS Paul Gauguin is an intimate ship, more reminiscent of a private yacht than an ocean cruise liner.

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Dining

During every meal onboard The Gauguin, with every sumptuous bit you sample, and each time our attentive staff fill your glass, you’ll begin to realize that dining on the high seas with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed just for you by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato. What’s more, every one of our onboard dining options is included in your cruise fare. Bon appétit!

L'Etoile

Our exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: French

La Veranda

Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Le Grill

When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet

Entertaining

When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won’t spend your days at sea simply biding your time until we arrive at our next destination. On our ship, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.

From the casino to afternoon tea, music lounge to simply lounging in the outside pool and taking in the sun, there are more ways to relax onboard than may be expected from a ship of this size.

Le Casino and Piano Bar

Try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, and is open every evening, except where prohibited by port regulations. We also invite you to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.

Features

  • Bar
  • Casino

Le Grand Salon

When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances. Every night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, Broadway show tunes, or foot-tapping rock music. Return to our main lounge during the day for a game of table tennis or lecture from a roster of anthropologists, archeologists, and marine biologists, as well as visiting experts on other popular topics.

Features

  • Theatre

La Palette

This versatile lounge offers morning snacks, serves as the backdrop for special events, hosts Polynesian activities led by Les Gauguines, and is the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.

Features

  • Lounge

La Boutique

Just steps from your stateroom, find the perfect memento of your South Pacific cruise, like genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more. It’s also the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries.

Features

  • Shop

Photo Shop

Ensure that your vacation memories last a lifetime with services from Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Photo Shop. A dedicated photographer accompanies us throughout our cruise, giving you the opportunity to take home professional photos of significant events, like embarkation, the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Tahitian Night. Family portraits and casual photo-ops are also available. The Photo Shop is also stocked with everything you need to take your own photos, including single-use cameras, digital cameras, photo accessories, and media cards.

Features

Crew Show

The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly experts at providing first-class service to our guests, but they also boast many other talents that we’re proud to showcase in our crew show. Every voyage offers something different, but you’re always guaranteed a night of amazing entertainment, much of which showcases the unique cultures of our crew members’ home countries.

Features

Local Entertainment

In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage we invite local performers onboard to entertain you. Don’t miss an evening spent with local group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite.

Features

Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines

On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by our own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.

Features

Enrichment

On board the m/s Paul Gauguin guests can enjoy a series of lectures by the onboard guest presenters. Topics covered can range from the history of the South Pacific to conservation, dolphins and other marine life, the wonders of coral reefs, and much more. The presenters will gladly answer any questions you may have and you are free to talk to the speakers after each special presentation.

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Mark Eddowes

Mark is an acknowledged authority and researcher in the field of Polynesian anthropology. On almost every voyage, guests will have the opportunity to attend an entertaining and enlightening lecture given by this renowned archeologist and scholar.

Features

  • Lectures
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Cécile Gaspar

President of Te Mana O Te Moana, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to conservation, education, and research, Cécile will enlighten guests on most sailings about efforts to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles and return them to the deep.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
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Michael Poole

Michael's passion for marine life has been the driving force of his entire career. Guests on almost every sailing will be delighted by his tales of spinner dolphins, whales, and other enchanting marine mammals.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
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Denis Schneider

A Ph.D in marine biology from the University of Aix-Marseille, Denis is the founder of Espace Bleu, an organisation that seeks to restore and create coral reefs. Guests will likely have a chance to learn more about these fascinating efforts.

Features

  • Lectures

Health and fitness

Leisurely days at sea offer the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little “me time,” whether that’s an indulgent treatment at our award-winning onboard spa, or a workout in our fitness center.

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Deep Nature Spa

With its unrivaled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, the spa onboard The Gauguin combines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual.

Our spa offers an extensive range of services, enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments include skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. We are also happy to offer relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, our private South Pacific paradise.

Features

  • Spa

Fitness & Watersports

Our convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.

Or enjoy kayaking, windsurfing and paddle-boarding. Guests can also take advantage of the exclusive, optional PADI SCUBA diving programme.

Features

  • Gym

Outdoor Pool and Pool Bar

Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by our outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

The South Pacific is a dream destination—and aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your family to strengthen bonds and create memories you’ll cherish forever, through our Moana Explorer program.

Offered in partnership with Te mana o te moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation, this exciting new program invites guests to discover and value the natural wonders of this breathtaking part of the world through hands-on, interactive learning. While it is designed for children and teens ages 7-15, all family members are welcome to participate.

Every day of the voyage, there is a combination of naturalist-led island and/or beach excursions, science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures. Depending on their itinerary, your children might learn about underwater life through board games, create natural jewelry, conduct water experiments, go on a treasure hunt, enjoy water games in the onboard pool, go stargazing, design their own Polynesian tattoo, and more.

Best of all, there is no fee for this special family program! It’s all part of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ extraordinary all-inclusive value.

Please note: The Moana Explorer program is available on summer and holiday sailings, and must be reserved at the time of booking. Program offered in English and French.

Accommodation

Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

Owner's Suite 701

Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or roll-aways. Butler service is included. The bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area. The Owner's Suite also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Owner's Suite 7002

Owner's Suite 702 can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or roll-aways. Butler service is included with the Owner's Suite. The bathroom includes a full-size tub and a dressing area. Also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Grand Suite

There are two Grand Suites available: the Paul Gauguin Suite, and the Flora Tristan Suite. The Grand Suites can accommodate up to three guests by adding a berth with a crib or roll-away. Butler service is included with the Grand Suite. The bathroom features a full-size tub. Also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Veranda Suite

There are four Veranda Suites available: Tahiti Suite, Pont Avent Suite, Atuona Suite, and the Arles Suite. A Veranda Suites can accommodate up to three guests by adding a sofa bed. Veranda Suites include Butler service. They also feature: a full-size bathtub, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Veranda Stateroom

Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed. Veranda Staterooms include Butler service. They also feature: a full-size bathtub*, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

*Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Balcony Staterooms

Balcony Staterooms ending in a 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (with the exception of Staterooms 7006 and 766). They also feature: a full-size bathtub*, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

*Stateroom 7006 features a very small bathroom with shower only. Staterooms 763-767 vary in size, and feature shower stall with no bathtub.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Window Stateroom

Featuring a picture window or porthole window, the staterooms ending in a 5, 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a love-seat convertible. They also feature: a full-size bathtub, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck Three

  • Porthole Staterooms
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy
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Deck Four

  • Window Staterooms
  • Reception
  • Dive Desk
  • Office
  • Marina Access
  • Travel Desk
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Deck Five

  • L'Etoile Restaurant
  • Internet Cafe
  • Piano Bar
  • Casino
  • Le Grand Salon
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Deck Six

  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Promenade
  • Fitness Centre
  • Deep Nature Spa
  • La Boutique
  • Fare Tahiti
  • La Veranda Restaurant
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Deck Seven

  • Owner's Suite
  • Veranda Suites
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Captain's Reception Lounge
  • Bridge
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Deck Eight

  • Grand Suite
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool
  • Le Grill
  • La Palette Lounge
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Deck Nine

  • Sun Deck
  • Bar Du Soleil

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Ship facts
Passengers
332
Crew
217
Launched
1998
Last refit
2012
Tonnage
19200t
Length
153.62m
Width
21.94
Speed
18kts
Decks
7
Wheelchair cabins
Yes
Currency
USD