Paul Gauguin Cruises offers small luxury cruises to idyllic destinations in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific. Designed specifically to sail French Polynesia’s lagoons, the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury vessel in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is known for exceptional service that is distinguished by Polynesian hospitality and by one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios at sea. Our small luxury cruises feature spacious oceanview accommodations including balconies in select stateroom categories, gourmet dining inspired by one of the top chefs in Paris, a lavish spa with signature treatments, expansive deck space and pool, a fitness center, a boutique, and a lounge with live entertainment. The Gauguin also offers a watersports marina for kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and PADI SCUBA diving programs. Exclusive to Paul Gauguin Cruises, is our private beach retreats off the coast of Taha’a (Motu Mahana) and in Bora Bora. Come discover our extraordinary value in luxury cruising.
SCUBA Diving Float effortlessly over rainbow coloured coral reefs and come nose to nose with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, and sea turtles. Dive deeper to swim alongside sea anemones, eagle rays, sharks, and octopi. Polynesia’s translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored. And there’s no better place to do so than from The Gauguin’s retractable water sports marina, where you can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure. Even if you have never SCUBA dived before, as a guest aboard the MS Paul Gauguin, you can witness spectacular marine life up close and swim among beautiful coral reefs within a matter of hours. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and Paul Gauguin Cruises are the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.