Paul Gauguin Cruises


IT'S ALL INCLUDED!

 


 

An adventure with Paul Gauguin Cruises means all-inclusive luxury. Take advantage of the extensive selection of amenities, facilities and unique activities during your time on board:
 

All onboard meals, and your choice of three dining venues
Oceanview cruise accommodations
Onboard gratuities
Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages
Use of water sports marina including: snorkeling equipment, windsurfing, kayaking and paddleboarding
24-hour room service
Butler Service in Category B staterooms and above
A variety of onboard presentations on local history, culture and the natural world
Complimentary use of the exclusive private white-sand beach in Bora Bora and complimentary day on the private islet of Motu Mahana  
 

m/s PAUL GAUGUIN

 


Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard this luxury cruise enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gaugines and Gauguins — local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers. 
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

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 beer, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.
 

DINING

 

During every meal onboard The Gauguin, with every sumptuous bite you sample, and each time the attentive staff fills 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, Chef Propriétaire at Paris’ Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius. What’s more, every one of the onboard dining options is included in your cruise fare. Bon appétit!
 
La Veranda
Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where you get an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations you visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue serving Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.


ENTERTAINMENT

 


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

Les Gauguins, Les Gauguines and Local Entertainment
On every voyage of The Gauguin, you’re accompanied by Paul Gauguin Cruises' 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 their private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage local performers are invited onboard to entertain you. 


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 the 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.
 

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. You are also invited to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.
 

DIVING

 

Float effortlessly over rainbow-colored coral reefs and come nose to nose with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, and sea turtles. Dive deeper to swim alongside colorful sea anemones, eagle rays, sharks, and octopi. Polynesia’s translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored. And there’s no better place to do so than from The Gauguin's onboard watersports marina, where you can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure.

Even if you have never SCUBA dived before, as a guest aboard the The Paul Gauguin, you can witness spectacular marine life up close and swim among beautiful, rainbow-colored coral reefs within a matter of hours. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and is the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.


WATER SPORTS

 


The waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific offer a world of wonders with translucent lagoons, rainbow-colored coral reefs, and a myriad of tropical fish. A highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience is watersports and many opportunities to explore these seas.


Water sports Marina
The specially designed water sports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a windsurfer or paddleboard or launching a kayak.
 

Watersports equipment is also available when The Paul Gauguin calls upon their private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.
 

The watersports marina is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Swimming from the watersports marina is prohibited.
 

Fun in the Sun
You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the South Pacific sunshine on the pool deck. Take a refreshing dip in the water or perhaps grab a beverage from the Pool Bar, a good book, and a deck chair, and settle in for a leisurely afternoon.


SPA & FITNESS 

 


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

Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm
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.
 

The 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. You can also enjoy relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises' private South Pacific paradise.

Ask your travel consultant about the Spa Menu!
 

Fitness Center
The 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.
 

EXTEND YOUR STAY

 

Once you’ve been introduced to the indescribable feelings that are so deeply connected to French Polynesia, we know that you won’t want to leave. Let us extend your stay in this magical land of sand and warmth where the power of every natural element exists in perfect unison. Lose yourself in a luxurious spa treatment at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalassa Spa or watch dolphins play in the tropical lagoon at InterContinental Moore‘a. We are here to help you stay in paradise — both before and after your cruise — as long as you desire.

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