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Paul Gauguin

Designed specifically to glide in luxury through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream.

About Paul Gauguin

Designed specifically to glide in luxury through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Once on board, guests enjoy newly-decorated spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life on The Gauguin also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers.

Ship Facts

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Accommodation

Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

Ameneties

  • Queen-size, king-size bed, or two single beds; some staterooms also have a sofa bed
  • Minibar, telephone and safe
  • 110 V/220 V electrical sockets
  • Flat-screen TV and videos on demand
  • Individual airconditioning
  • Marble bathroom with bathtub (except seven staterooms with shower only)
  • Algotherm toiletries and hairdryer
  • 24-hour service
  • Butler service for the Owner's Suites, the GS Grand Suites, A and B Veranda Suites and Staterooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access*

*Depending on the navigation areas, the Wi-Fi may not be accessible for reasons beyond our control.

Owner's Suite

CATEGORY OS 701 | 534 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
  • Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

CATEGORY OS 7002 | 588 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
  • Owner's Suite 7002 has a queen-size bed, and can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
  • Owner's Suite includes Butler service.

Note: Loveseat is queen-size bed

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Grand Suite

CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
  • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
  • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Grand Suites includes Butler service.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Veranda Suite

CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
  • 5 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Aven Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712) and Suite 7004.
  • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Veranda Suite 7004 has a queen-size bed.
  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Veranda Stateroom

CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

  • Includes complimentary Butler Service.
  • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
  • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub and also a queen-size bed.
Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Butler Service
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Balcony Staterooms

CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 37 sq. ft.
  • The following Balcony Staterooms can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible: 706, 708, 716, 718, 728, 738, 746 and 748.
  • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only

The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub:

  • 763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.)
  • 765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)
  • 766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.)
  • 767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.)

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
  • Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
  • The following Balcony Staterooms can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible: 616, 618 and 626.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Window Stateroom

CATEGORY E | 200 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
  • Wheelchair-accessible staterooms (415 and 416)
  • The following Window Staterooms can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible: 406, 408, 418, 425, 428, 435, 436 and 438.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Porthole Stateroom

CATEGORY F 

  • 200 sq. ft. same as E but features two portholes instead of a window

Facilities

  • Bath
  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Media/Entertainment Station
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won’t spend your days at sea simply biding your time until we arrive at our next destination. On our ship, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.

Piano Bar

You're invited to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly musical entertainment.

Reading Nook

The former casino has been replaced with a Reading Nook so that you might steal away for some quiet time during the day, and enjoy a cocktail with piano accompaniment in the evenings.

Sun Deck

There is nothing like basking in the sun next to the Pool with the magnificent Mount Otemanu of Bora Bora filling your viewscape. Elegant new textiles, loungers, tables and armchairs make this space a very lucrative place to relax and take in French Polynesia’s grandeur while you receive five-star service from the pool bar.

Sun bar – Solarium

Take advantage of Deck 9 to relax in the sun with a book and a cocktail, or watch the evening sunset.

La Palette

This versatile lounge offers morning snacks, serves as the backdrop for special events, hosts Polynesian activities led by Les Gauguines, and is the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.

Le Grand Salon

When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances. Every night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, Broadway show tunes, or foot-tapping rock music. Return to our main lounge during the day for a game of table tennis or lecture from a roster of anthropologists, archeologists, and marine biologists, as well as visiting experts on other popular topics.

La Boutique

Just steps from your stateroom, find the perfect memento of your South Pacific cruise, like genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more. It’s also the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries.

Promenade Deck

Decorative screens featuring Paul Gauguin’s artwork appear throughout the ship, one of which resides in Fare Tahiti, the ship’s “museum.” Passengers have the opportunity to navigate through 150 paintings and read annotations on Paul Gauguin’s work. All promenades feature new carpets, furniture and textiles. You’ll pass teak wood-topped coffee-colored ceramic tables, decorative porcelain and vibrant pottery on your way to the ship’s restaurants, boutique and spa. Oak wood and natural fiber sconces and wood blinds adorn the walls and windows. The photo gallery showcases imagery from your cruise on three Mac displays along the 5th floor promenade.

Pool and Pool Bar

Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by our outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab the drink of the day from the Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.

Crew Show

The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly experts at providing first-class service to our guests, but they also boast many other talents that we’re proud to showcase in our crew show. Every voyage offers something different, but you’re always guaranteed a night of amazing entertainment, much of which showcases the unique cultures of our crew members’ home countries.

Reception

In addition to the reception, Deck 4 also hosts the excursion and diving desk.

Dining

L'Etoile

Our exquisite main dining room is dressed to impress with perfectly appointed décor, fine table linens, and delicate china. Join us every evening for dinner and sample a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes, perfectly paired with complimentary wines.

  • Deck 5
  • Open for dinner only
  • Capacity: 208

La Veranda

Dine al fresco or enjoy wraparound ocean views from the dining room of La Veranda, where we offer an ever-changing selection of buffet breakfast and lunch items and a la carte options, many of which are inspired by the destinations we visit. In the evening, La Veranda is transformed to a reservation-only dining venue.

  • Deck 6
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lunch is open for walk-ins and dinner by reservation
  • Indoor capacity: 108
  • Outdoor capacity: 52

Le Grill

When your day’s plans call for a more casual dining experience, join us at Le Grill, located by the pool and offering a buffet breakfast, grilled lunch favorites, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. In the afternoon, stop by for tea with finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, pastries, and petit fours. Return in the evening to sample Polynesian specialties in a relaxed atmosphere. Reservations required for dinner.

  • Deck 8
  • Breakfast and lunch buffets
  • Polynesian specialty dinner with reservation
  • Pool view
  • Capacity: 96

Wine Program

Paul Gauguin Cruises serves complimentary wines in each dining venue, lounge, and bar which are selected by our wine sommeliers. Additionally, The Gauguin features a special Connoisseur Wine List with Champagnes from France and a variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and Chile which can be purchased by guests by the bottle.

Wine Pairings

The Gauguin’s sommeliers also provide suggestions for food and wine pairings to enrich and enhance dining experiences. 

Enrichment

On board the m/s Paul Gauguin guests can enjoy a series of lectures by the onboard guest presenters. Topics covered can range from the history of the South Pacific to conservation, dolphins and other marine life, the wonders of coral reefs, and much more. The presenters will gladly answer any questions you may have and you are free to talk to the speakers after each special presentation.

Watersports Marina

Our specially designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a paddleboard or launching a kayak.

Our watersports equipment is also available when we call upon our private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.

The watersports marina is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Swimming from the watersports marina is prohibited.

SCUBA Diving Excursions

Float effortlessly over rainbow-colored coral reefs and come nose to nose with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, and sea turtles. Dive deeper to swim alongside colorful 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 m/s Paul Gauguin's retractable watersports marina, where you can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure.

Even if you have not SCUBA dive before, as a guest aboard The Gauguin, you can witness spectacular marine life up close and swim among beautiful, rainbow-colored coral reefs within a matter of hours. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and we offer PADI certification on board for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.

Here are highlights of what else you might expect to find in dives off specific islands along the path of your itinerary:

Society Islands

Moorea—Catch a glimpse of black-tipped reef sharks, lemon sharks, impressively large moray eel, sea turtles, and barracudas.

Bora Bora—View lemon sharks and manta rays up close.

Tuamotus Islands

Rangiroa & Fakarava—In this premier diving location, look for hammerhead sharks (December-February) or manta rays (September-October). In addition, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, and other fascinating fish species are often spotted here, among coral reefs and canyon passes – including Fakarava’s reef, a UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve.

Cook Islands

Aitutaki—Dive along the sheer drop off and large coral bommies to come across impressively large hawksbill turtles, white tip reef sharks resting on the sea floor, friendly emperor angel fish and occasional eagle rays.

Marquesas Islands

The Marquesas Islands are among the best diving spots in the world. The Gauguin offers you your only opportunity to explore the underwater world of the Marquesas, as there are no dive centers in these remote but pristine islands.

Nuku Hiva—The steep cliffs and caves off this island reveal a variety of unusual marine life, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, moray eel, manta rays, and scorpion fish.

Tahuata—Jump into an underwater wilderness and observe grey sharks, Hiva Oa manta rays, dragon moray eel, lobster, and schools of juvenile fish dancing among predators such as giant trevally or tuna.

For the safety of our guests, diving is available in the Marquesas for advanced Open-Water Certified divers with the Deep Diver Specialty Certification only, as dives are 60 feet minimum.

Diving certifications are subject to availability.

Local Entertainment

In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage we invite local performers onboard to entertain you. Don’t miss an evening spent with local group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite.

Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines

On every voyage of The Gauguin, we’re accompanied by our own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on our private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.

Health & Fitness

Fitness & Watersports

Our convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.

Algotherm Spa

With its unrivaled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, the spa onboard The Gauguin combines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual.

Our spa offers an extensive range of services, enveloped in an atmosphere that is both tranquil and luxurious. Shipboard treatments include skin care therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hair styling. We are also happy to offer relaxing overwater massages during the day you’ll spend on Motu Mahana, our private South Pacific paradise.

Outdoor Pool and Pool Bar

Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by our outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.

Fitness Center

Our convenient fitness center is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment, including Lifecycles, treadmills, stair climbers, and weight machines. Other onboard fitness opportunities include a morning mile-long walk around decks 8 and 9 and a sunrise Polynesian-inspired Zumba class, both hosted by Les Gauguines.

Deckplans

Deck Nine

  • Sun Deck
  • Bar Du Soleil

Deck Eight

  • Grand Suite
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool
  • Le Grill
  • La Palette Lounge

Deck Seven

  • Owner's Suite
  • Veranda Suites
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Captain's Reception Lounge
  • Bridge

Deck Six

  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Promenade
  • Fitness Centre
  • La Boutique
  • Fare Tahiti Digital Museum
  • La Veranda Restaurant

Deck Five

  • L'Etoile Restaurant 
  • Photo Studio
  • Internet Cafe
  • Piano Bar
  • Reading Nook
  • Le Grand Salon

Deck Four

  • Window Staterooms
  • Reception
  • Excursions Desk
  • Office
  • Marina Access

Deck Three

  • Porthole Staterooms
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy
  • Marina

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