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The Paul Gauguin

Croisières de luxe à bord du Paul Gauguin en Polynésie française

For more than twelve years now, the Paul Gauguin has been plying the waters of Polynesia. The ship can carry up to 330 passengers on enchanting cruises ranging from the Society Islands combined cruise (Tahiti, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Moorea and more) to archipelago-to-archipelago cruises (the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, and the Marquesas). This superb 5-star rated ship has found the ideal formula to completely satisfy its passengers: spacious and comfortable cabins, personalised service (an excellent 3-to-2 passenger-to-crew ratio), a cultural programme with local flavour and a virtually unlimited array of activities!

Welcome aboard...

Paquebot Paul Gauguin en Polynésie française

People who choose to sail aboard the Paul Gauguin will enjoy a host of services and activities: a retractable watersports platform at the stern of the vessel provides an area where guests can try kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving and water-skiing. The Paul Gauguin also has a library and a small onboard museum dedicated to Polynesian history and culture.

There are other guest services, too: a spa and a fitness room, three restaurants (one of which features gourmet cuisine), a swimming pool and several spaces for leisure and recreation scattered around seven decks. Finally, all cabins are carefully furnished to provide space and comfort to guests.



Themed excursions

Paquebot Paul Gauguin en Polynésie française

At ports of call, several excursions designed for the discovery of the cultural and natural heritage of the islands are available to passengers. 4x4 safaris, outings in a traditional canoe, a Polynesian-themed day on a private island, archaeological tours, swimming in the lagoons... every tour has been designed top-to-bottom to provide a complete sampling of the treasures of Tahiti and its islands.

In the evening, the chefs aboard the Paul Gauguin fire up the galley grills and offer a selection of menus bringing the flavours of the world to the table. In the Grand Salon, culture buffs can enjoy shows featuring traditional dance and song while guests who prefer the happening scene can try their luck in the casino or dance the night away on the dance floor of the ship's discotheque. But what makes the Paul Gauguin stand out from other cruise ships is the diversity of the landscapes it passes through each day: the open sea, then a lagoon, followed by an island, and then an atoll as guests enjoy warm days under the tropical sun and cool evenings under a star-filled sky. Here in Polynesia, there is always a back-to-back succession of islands and open spaces that are never quite alike...

Ship statistics

  • Year built: 1998
  • Passenger Capacity: 332
  • Crew Size: 217
  • Length: 156 m
  • Beam: 22 m
  • Decks: 7
  • Cabins: 166 cabins and suites ranging from 19 m² to 48 m², half of which have verandas. There is 1 wheelchair-accessible cabin.
  • Cruises: 8 to 15-day cruises between Tahiti and its islands (Society Islands, the Tuamotus and the Marquesas) and Transpacific cruises.



Croisières By Gauguin

GSA Cruise Paul Gauguin
47 rue de la Chaussé d'Antin - 75 009 Paris

Reservations: +33 1 73 03 03 60 /


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