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Loved the experience but in particular the Aria. Much nicer than some of your bigger ships. And Salt restaurant meals and service were awesome. Absolute highlight of the cruise."
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Life aboard Paul Gauguin
MS Paul Gauguin currently sails year-round to Tahiti & Society Islands, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Marquesas, Tonga, Tuamotus, Australia & New Zealand. Cruise choices are: the Society Islands and Tahiti for 7 nights; the Society Islands and lagoons of Tuamotus for 10 nights; the Society Islands and Cook Islands or Austral Islands for 11 nights; Society Islands and Tahiti Iti for 7 nights; Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji for 13 nights; Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands for 12 nights; or the Society, Marquesas and Tuamotus Islands for 14 nights. On 11 April 2020 Paul Gauguin leaves Fiji for Bali (16 nights) sailing to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste. In June and July the Stewards of Nature program is conducted. Guests discover and value nature through hands-on, interactive learning for children and teens ages 7-17, as well as family members. Every day of the voyage there is a combination of naturalist-led island and/or beach excursions, science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures. Pre- and post-cruise tours and accommodation are available with the company.

This award-winning luxury cruise ship has cruised these waters since 1998. At 19,200 GT, The Gauguin carries 332 guests. The ship features a retractable aft marina platform, and all the equipment you’ll need for water sports and exploration. After its $7 million Brisbane refit in 2012, all accommodations, public areas and fittings are sparkling. Interior décor reflects a real Polynesian feel. Expert lecturers accompany each cruise. There is no entertainment apart from casino action, and overnights are mostly in a port. Service is very personal, with a high staff ratio, along with spacious public areas. Fares are all inclusive of gratuities and table wines. Cruises suit couples and singles, many in their 20s and 30s, who appreciate good cuisine, elegance and comfort. There’ll also be children, honeymooners, professionals and retirees, mostly from North America, Australia and New Zealand. English is the common language. The ship tenders to all islands.

Accommodation
Eight classes of staterooms accommodate up to three guests. All have ocean views (two portholes, picture window or balcony), and seventy percent have private balconies. Furnishings are well equipped with queen or twin beds and have a stocked mini-bar/refrigerator. Almost every cabin comes with a full-size tub and shower (some only offer a shower), and high-end L'Occitance bath products are standard.

Colourful interiors reflect a Tahitian atmosphere. One cabin has wheelchair access. Room service with good meals is available around the clock. The top four classes have butler service and the top two classes have complimentary internet. Some cabins accommodate a third guest.

Food and Dining
L’Etoile is the main dining room, and the alternative La Veranda, and both have open seating – so make new acquaintances each evening. L’Etoile, for dinner only, serves a French menu with a Polynesian flavour, with special menus on request. La Veranda, with indoor and al fresco seating, alternates between French and Italian menus, and is by reservation in the evening. Both restaurants have open seating so you can meet new people for dinner each evening. The cuisine and service is of a high standard. Select wines and liquor are included in the fare. Dress is smart casual.

An outdoor bistro Le Grill on the Pool Deck serves informal buffet meals by day. Menus may present a different ethnic dish each day. In the evening this becomes Pacific Grill with a Polynesian menu, and seating is by reservation. Room service is another option, whether you're seeking breakfast served on your balcony, a romantic four-course dinner for two, or a simple midnight snack. During sea days or after dinner relax in the Connoisseur Club for cognac and wines tasting.

Entertainment
A local Tahitian troupe serve as cruise staff, entertainers, musicians and storytellers, in the Grand Salon, adding the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise. There is live music each evening around the Piano Bar and La Palette lounge, so dance along to your choice of song, or retire to Le Casino. The Gauguin merchandise and black pearls are stocked at duty-free La Boutique.

The enrichment program is presented by fascinating lecturers, anthropologists and biologists. Dip in the onboard pool or relax in a deck chair with a good book. From the ship’s marina hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, or set out for a SCUBA diving expedition. There is a wide variety of shore excursions, including hiking, diving, snorkelling, swimming with stingrays, and visiting a pearl farm. On shore there’s a beach BBQ on Motu Mahana island. The Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program (for ages 9 to 17) provides young travellers with hands-on experiences around island ecosystems, rainforests, pearl culture, and so much more.

Explore the decks

Paul Gauguin deckplans

Paul Gauguin deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Eight classes of staterooms accommodate up to three guests. All have ocean views (two portholes, picture window or balcony), and seventy percent have private balconies. Furnishings are well equipped with queen or twin beds and have a stocked mini-bar/refrigerator. Almost every cabin comes with a full-size tub and shower (some only offer a shower), and high-end L'Occitance bath products are standard.

Colourful interiors reflect a Tahitian atmosphere. One cabin has wheelchair access. Room service with good meals is available around the clock. The top four classes have butler service and the top two classes have complimentary internet. Some cabins accommodate a third guest.

Decks
Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: Paul Gauguin star rating
Maiden voyage: 1998
Number of decks: 7
Tonnage: 19200
Cabins: 166
Passengers: 332
Number of crew: 217

What's onboard? ▼

  • Oceanview staterooms (some for 3 guests)
  • Onshore excursions
  • All-inclusive gratuities, beverages
  • Boutique shop duty free
  • Butler service, in-suite bar, iPod (cat.B and above)
  • DINING
  • La Veranda (indoor, al fresco; b’fast, lunch)
  • La Verandah (dinner, by reservation)
  • L’Etoile (main dining, dinner only)
  • Le Grill (b’fast, lunch, casual)
  • Le Grill (Polynesian dinner, by reservation)
  • Room service 24 h, dining
  • Dietary needs on request
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Le Grand Salon (shows, cabaret)
  • Local Polynesian shows onboard
  • The Connoisseur Club (cigars, cognacs)
  • Casino & Piano Bar
  • La Palette (lounge & disco)
  • Specialist lecturers
  • In-room movies, channels
  • Internet café
  • REST & RELAXATION
  • Sun deck
  • Spa, beauty services
  • Fitness centre
  • Watersports marina
  • Private beach, also private islet
  • Windsurfers, kayaks, Zodiacs included
  • La Boutique (sundries, souvenirs, jewellery)
  • Swimming pool
  • Onboard dive program
  • SCUBA lessons, certification (pay)
  • Library, videos
  • Stewards of Nature family program (some cruises; reserve at booking)
  • OTHER
  • Wi-Fi hotspots, computers (pay)
  • One wheelchair cabin, accessibility fair
  • Laundry, valet services (pay)
  • Medical services
  • Cabin current 110 V
  • Elevator
  • Medical centre, doctor (charge)

What's included? ▼

  • Gratuities - tipping is neither expected nor required
  • All main meals on-board
  • Gourmet dining with complimentary fine wines, beers, spirits
  • Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
  • Alternative specialty dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Open bar - selected beers, wines, spirits
  • Stocked in-cabin mini-bar with free soft drinks & bottled water
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Family programs on selected cruises
  • Fitness and/or yoga, gym classes
  • Cruise manager & all English speaking staff
  • Butler & valet services (select cabins)
  • Destination seminars and/or lectures
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Snorkelling equipment

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Casino gaming
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Gratuities for spa & salon at guest's discretion
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
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