Paul Gauguin first sailed to Tahiti in 1891 in search of inspiration, and along with the idyllic landscapes, he found a deep connection with the inviting spirit of the local Polynesians. Today our intimate, luxury cruises through French Polynesia and the South Pacific allow you to experience these remarkable places on the vacation of a lifetime that is part of our company’s commitment to also benefit local people and support the protection of this unique part of our fragile and beautiful planet.
Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest-rated and longest continually-sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific, the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin, designed to explore the pristine lagoons of these islands, while our proud team of local Tahitians extend genuine Polynesian hospitality. Artful onboard features include luxurious, oceanview accommodations with balconies in select staterooms, gourmet dining curated by award-winning chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, a lavish spa offering signature treatments, an expansive deck and outdoor pool, fitness center, a boutique, and a lounge with live entertainment introducing you to Polynesia’s vibrant cultures. The Gauguin also offers a watersports marina for kayaking, paddle boarding, and PADI SCUBA diving programs. Only with Paul Gauguin Cruises can you visit our private island of Motu Mahana (off the coast of Taha’a) where food, drink, and live music await as well as our exclusive beach retreat in Bora Bora.
Discover the difference of cruising with purpose on Paul Gauguin Cruises and allow us to introduce you to authentic Polynesia.