Cruise through French Polynesia in affordable style
The Paul Gauguin is a ship that was built specifically to traverse the narrow lagoons and shallow waters of the South Pacific – the perfect vessel for transporting passengers between remote islands. The Gauguin can hold up to 332 guests, and offers a great value for its passengers. The all-inclusive vessel is not only a money-saver, but the luxurious cruise becomes a vacation in and of itself as well.
Within the last few years, the Gaguin underwent a $7 million shipwide renovation, which gave it an elegant interior design aesthetic, among other updates.
Dining on the ship ranges from 24-hour room service to excellent cuisine in the ship’s restaurants. La Veranda offers continental breakfast, themed lunches and a dinner menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Pierre Vigato. At Le Grill, diners will find a buffet area in the pool-adjacent restaurant. This venue also has the ship’s only al fresco dining option, making reservations a recommendation for dinner. The main dinner venue is L’Etoile, offering a sophisticated menu of French and Tahitian dishes.
Passengers onboard the Gauguin become acquainted with the local culture and environment in fun and subtle ways. There is an onboard naturalist; a retractable watersports marina where guests can become PADI-certified; cultural shows; and the Gauguines, the vessel’s onboard Polynesian representatives.