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Paul Gauguin Cruises

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  • 1998
  • Bellevue, WA United States
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Paul Gauguin Cruises sails award-winning luxury cruise ships, owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., an operator to luxury destination resorts in French Polynesia for more than 25 years. 

What Makes Them Stand Out? 

Its cruises’ award-winning Polynesian hospitality aims for an attention to detail, which delivers a personalized, luxury experience. Every sail also offers live entertainment and hosting activities, which bring Polynesian culture to life on board. The Gauguin is one of the only luxury ships in French Polynesia to offer PADI SCUBA diving programs. 

Who Travels With Them? 

Paul Gauguin cruises are open to families, couples, solo travelers, and groups. 

Where Do They Operate? 

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates in the Caribbean, Fiji, Indonesia, Tahiti, and French Polynesia. They also offer transatlantic cruises.

Why Travel With Them? 

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the longest continually sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific—The Gauguin. It was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler on its “Top Small Ships” list, 15 years in a row.

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From Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship, the m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, began sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012.

The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Launched in 1998, The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

Like The Gauguin, The Moana specializes in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. The ship sails during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.

With over 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country's largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to The Moana and The Gauguin, Pacific Beachcomber operates five award-winning hotels. Sustainable development is the keynote of Pacific Beachcomber's projects, whose resorts are all Green Globe certified. Pacific Beachcomber’s next resort project is The Brando, a luxury eco-resort which opened July 1, 2014.


Conde Nast TravelerTravel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2015Cruisers' Choice Travel+Leisure - World's Best Awards 2014 WinnerPorthole Readers' Choice - Awards 20152015 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards - Gold2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards - SilverCruisers' Choice 2015

Trips & Specials


  • Best Offer, Ever.

Reserve any 2016 or 2017 voyage of the m/s Paul Gauguin by April 30, 2016, and you’ll receive Shipboard Credit of $500 per stateroom, plus an added bonus!

  • Special Hotel-And-Cruise Package

Enjoy special pricing on a hotel-and-cruise vacation package that includes 2 nights by land and a 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands cruise aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin, included airfare from Los Angeles, and transfers. Prices start from $4,485 per person. Select sailings only!

  • Save 50% plus Included Airfare from Los Angeles

50% off standard cruise fares and included airfare from Los Angeles on all sailings aboard The Gauguin. Take advantage of this special offer on all our Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific voyages.

8 days
Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 5,395


  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet, complete with white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, a barbecue lunch, drinks served in coconuts, and a floating lagoon bar.
  • Explore Bora Bora your way—visit our exclusive white-sand beach with volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking or paddleboarding, or opt for an optional four-wheel-drive safari, aquabike excursion, or glass bottom boat ride.
  • Enjoy an overnight in Moorea, giving you plenty of time to marvel at mountain peaks, lounge near blue lagoons, and sample the fresh, local cuisine.
18 days
Small Ship Cruise
Luxury - 5 star
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From: $ 7,895


  • Right now is the best time to discover Lombok Island. Lying just 40 miles east of Bali, this tropical wonderland has the advantage of being as yet undiscovered by the tourist crowds
  • Visit the capital of Timor-Leste, one of the youngest countries in the world. In Dili, you can climb to the Cristo Rei (Christ the King) statue, stroll the waterfront, and enjoy excellent diving and snorkeling
  • History buffs will thrill to the many landmarks of World War II that dot this itinerary, including Merauke, Indonesia; Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea; Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu; and, most famously, Guadalcanal, the Solomon Island where combat marked a turning point in the Pacific theater
14 days
Small Ship Cruise
Luxury - 5 star
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From: $ 6,695


  • View manta rays gliding effortlessly through the underwater world when you take a diving excursion during your cruise—it’s the best time of year to see them.
  • Explore Tonga, the last remaining Polynesian monarchy and only South Pacific nation never colonized by Europeans.
  • Call upon two beautiful Fijian ports—the bustling capital city of Suva, which effortlessly combines Polynesian flair with European sophistication, and Savusavu, called the “Hidden Paradise of Fiji.”
15 days
Small Ship Cruise
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,145


  • Enjoy nine relaxing days at sea, giving you plenty of time to get lost in a new book on the deck, make new friends over a gourmet dinner, and explore all the fantastic amenities The Moana offers on your all-inclusive transatlantic cruise.
  • Spend a day under the sun on Isla de La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. Thanks to its location off the northwest coast of Africa, it boasts a unique blend of cultures.
  • Get your camera ready for your arrival at Funchal, Madeira, a lush, crescent-shaped city that’s considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful places to arrive by sea.

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