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Paul Gauguin

About Paul Gauguin Cruises Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises has one ship: the eponymous Paul Gauguin. The 332-passenger, 19,200-ton luxury ship was custom-built in 1997 for cruising the waters of the South Pacific and has been the longest continually operating year-round upscale ship in the region.

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Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin

14 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin

11 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin

7 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin

10 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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12 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Lautoka
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
Mar 20, 2023
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14 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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14 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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13 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Lautoka
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
Nov 10, 2024
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7 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
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14 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
Jan 7, 2023
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15 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

308 Reviews
Leaving:Tahiti
Cruise Line:Paul Gauguin Cruises
Oct 26, 2024
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Paul Gauguin Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Paul Gauguin Cruises cruise ships?

Paul Gauguin's passengers are mostly in the 45 to 65 age range, well-traveled and active professionals, though you'll find a fair number of younger honeymooners as well. The ship attracts mostly couples, except in summer and during school vacations, when the ship sees families and multigenerational groups: adult siblings with children, parents with adult children, three generations, etc.

Do I have to dress up on a Paul Gauguin Cruises cruise?

Not during the day, and even at night, men are never required to wear a tie onboard Paul Gauguin. By day, cruisers stick to casual wear, although bathrobes and bathing suits are prohibited in the restaurants and lounges, and shirts and shoes are required in all public areas.

After 6 p.m. the rule is country club casual or elegant resort wear, with no shorts, T-shirts, casual jeans (frayed or with holes), baseball caps, flip-flops or Crocs permitted in the restaurants or lounges. Men do often wear jackets to the Captain's Welcome Reception, but it's not required.

Is everything free on Paul Gauguin Cruises cruises?

No, but it's quite an inclusive package with even round trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco included (unless you opt for a cruise-only fare). Also included are round trip airport transfers, gratuities, all meals in any of the three dining venues, room service and most beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages. In-room refrigerators are replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water.

All shipboard entertainment and presentations by onboard experts are complimentary, as are water sports, including kayaking and paddle-boarding from the ship's marina or beaches at which the ship anchors. The Moana Explorer Program for families is free, along with use of the line's secluded beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball and snorkeling, in addition to a day on Motu Mahana.

What will cost you extra is shore excursions, Wi-Fi, treatments in the Deep Nature Spa, scuba classes, premium wines and champagnes, laundry and any purchases in the onboard shop.

What are Paul Gauguin Cruises’s most popular activities?

Experiencing the South Pacific is really the name of the game here, and besides the shore excursions, cruisers explore with the complimentary waters ports -- kayaks, snorkeling gear, windsurfing and more -- from the ship's marina or on the idyllic beaches. Many take advantage of the PADI Scuba Diving programs. A highlight of every French Polynesia sailing (and the embodiment of everyone's South Pacific fantasy) is a full day at the private island retreat Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha'a.

Why go with Paul Gauguin Cruises?

  • Unusual and exciting shore excursions.
  • All-inclusive fares cover drinks, tips and watersports.
  • Romantic atmosphere is perfect for honeymooners.

Best for: Romantics, honeymooners, families and anyone who is enchanted with Tahiti

Not for: Passengers who are wheelchair users: there is only one accessible stateroom onboard

Paul Gauguin Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Definitely Not a 5 Star Experience

There were no guest artists on the whole cruise apart from the professional dance troupe on the last night.This was my first so-called 5 Star cruise, but it really was a 3 Star experience.Read More
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deedaoz

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Seven Day French Polynesian Cruise

The cruise also require disembarking no later than 10am while the west coast flights do not leave until late at night (9pm-midnight).Be aware the cruise is only six days (seven nights) which is too short for the travel time and expense to French Polynesia.Read More
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tf005

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Best way to see French Polynesia

Only 230 passengers so excellent service.Food was excellent .Read More
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ScotsLady

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I cannot say enough about this small ship and the crew and the service!

The staff on this small ship truly seems to get to know their guests.In wanting to explore the South Pacific and the islands, we chose the small ship, The Paul Gauguin.Read More
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Sophie the dog

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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