"Some ships sail upon the sea.
The Gauguin is a creature of the sea" ~ Paul Gauguin


"The largest, farthest fetch of open water in the world commands a rainbow of all the blues. Azure, sky, ultra and aquamarine. Midnight, royal and navy. This is Neptune’s vast, wide, empire of the deep. '

This is one full third of the earth’s surface. Here the green world must bow to the ageless forefather of the seas – this is centre of our blue planet. The great, the grand, the glorious South Pacific: Moana Nui.

This is where the Story of Paul Gauguin Cruises begins, her canvas Color is the absolute essence of our visual storytelling: a rainbow of blues, an embroidery of natural hues.

There are 118 islands and atolls and countless motus in French Polynesia. Each has its own distinctive beauty, atmosphere and myth. But there is only one island that moves. One island that dances across the blue, with dolphins surfing in her bow wave. One island that dances to the rhythm of a open-hearted people. One island that tattoos her gentle wake in a leisurely aparima, the Polynesian ballet.


The m/s Paul Gauguin was built to sail in the South Pacific. These are home waters. Every navigable lagoon is her port, as the she rests at anchor, turning with the tide, as lissome and lithe as any yacht. She goes from Aitutaki to Bora Bora to Huahine to Moorea to Rarotonga – dancing in time with her islands, their atolls and their motus. 

The Gauguin is in her natural element. The Gauguin is at one with the islands. No ship gets closer, no ship is more indelibly etched into the life and times of French Polynesia" ~ Paul Gauguin


All Inclusive Luxury

  • Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms, nearly 70% with balconies on the m/s Paul Gauguin.

  • Spacious, all-oceanview staterooms, 8 with balconies on the m/v Tere Moana.

  • All onboard gratuities included

  • Complimentary beverages including fine wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship

  • In-suite bar setup and butler service in categories B and above on the m/s Paul Gauguin

  • Complimentary 24-hour room service

  • In-suite mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water

  • Space ratio of 58 - among the highest at sea

  • State-of-the-art retractable Water-sports Marina

  • Onboard dive program

  • Onboard lecture program

  • Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining

  • Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request

  • Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the ship

  • Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available

  • When sailing on the m/s Paul Gauguin, enjoy complimentary use of their exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball and great snorkeling.

  • On your m/s Paul Gauguin voyage, enjoy a complimentary day on their private islet, Motu Mahana - off the coast of Taha'a featuring snorkeling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service and Polynesian hospitality.



Nowhere else is the French art de vivre – the art of living – more evident than in the sensory pleasures of our moveable feasts. Of course, at every meal, select wines are generously poured, compliments of the house. All part of the legendary tasting and temptings that you’ll encounter aboard our ships.

L'Etoile (m/s Paul Gauguin and m/v Tere Moana) ~ Fine French/PolynesianCuisine

Le Grill (m/s Paul Gauguin) ~ A cozy indoor/outdoor restaurant serving grilled specialties

La Veranda (m/s Paul Gauguin and m/v Tere Moana) ~ Indoor refined atmosphere

Explore the Rainbow of Blues...

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