m/s Paul Gauguin
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Southeast Asia 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 (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. The beloved troupe of Gauguines-local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers-add the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise.
m/v Tere Moana
a second luxury ship, The Moana, began sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner after undergoing a multifaceted renovation. The intimate Moana accommodates just 90 guests and reflects the high standard of quality and service already established for the cruise line by the m/s Paul Gauguin.
Like The Gauguin, The Moana specializes in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. The Moana sails during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Affluent travelers desiring a luxury cruise experience tailored to Tahiti, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Those seeking a private island experience:
Paul Gauguin visits Motu Mahana, part of the Society Islands. This lovely island offers a world of culture, with local crafts and cuisine, along with music and vanilla plantation tours. There is also waterskiing, kayaking and windsurfing available for the sports-minded crowd.
The ships of Paul Gauguin Cruises:
Atmosphere and experience onboard:
- m/s Paul Gauguin (332 passengers)
- m/v Tere Moana (90 passengers)
These small luxury ships deliver unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and explore small hidden ports throughout warm-weather regions. Onboard amenities include luxury spa, lectures by onboard naturalists, water sports, casino and piano bars and regional entertainment.
- Caribbean, Latin America, Panama Canal
- Tahiti & the South Pacific
Varied, from honeymooners, to affluent married, families and empty nesters who expect extraordinary service and luxury looking for a specific destination immersion.
Policies regarding children onboard:
Paul Gauguin Cruises is unable to accommodate infants less than 1 year of age. Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a unique program that introduces young travelers (ages 9 to 17) to the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia through direct, hands-on, interactive experiences with marine and island ecosystems. Young Ambassadors explore coral reefs, hike rainforest trails and visit marae (ancient Polynesian temples). They also learn how black pearls and vanilla are cultivated, how volcanic islands become coral atolls and how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Parents are encouraged to join children on eco-excursions and other activities aboard and ashore.