Awards & Accolades

Paul Gauguin Cruises has been honored by notable names in the travel and lifestyle industry for our award-winning luxury voyages which some deem the world’s best cruises. We are fortunate to be recognized for our top cruises including being voted “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Paul Gauguin Cruises has also received exceptional cruise reviews and accolades from our guests who thank us for providing the best cruises in the world. We invite you to sail with us and experience our top cruises.

Condé Nast Traveler

#2 Top Small Cruise Line
Readers' Choice Awards

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers

#2 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line 

World's Best Awards



We could travel anywhere in the world, and we return to the m/s Paul Gauguin year after year. It’s such a testament to management that so many of the crew has been on board since our first time.  We love being welcomed back like we are part of the family.


Linda Ashley


Most Innovative Executive for Small Ship Cruises
Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises

Travel + Leisure

#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line
World’s Best Awards


Travel + Leisure

#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families

World’s Best Awards

2014, 2013

Andrew Harper

Top 10 Cruise Lines
Readers’ Choice Awards


Porthole Cruise Magazine

Best South Pacific Itinerary
Reader’s Choice Awards
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006


Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award
Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship
(500 Passengers or Under)


Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award
Cruise Marketing: Advertising/Marketing Campaign “Tahiti by Gauguin”


Cruise Critic

Top 10 Winner in 6 Categories
Small Ships
Cruisers’ Choice Awards



Between the ambiance of this magnificent and incredibly scenic environment coupled by the m/s Paul Gauguin’s 6-star luxury experience, it is impossible but to be anything but the happiest any person could be. The longing to return is simply inescapable.


Kim Turcot