Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates award-winning luxury cruise ships. The m/s Paul Gauguin, provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji. A second small luxury cruise 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 more than 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 seven award-winning hotels. Sustainable development is the keynote of Pacific Beachcomber's projects, whose resorts are all EarthCheck certified. Pacific Beachcomber’s latest resort is The Brando, a luxury eco-resort which opened July 1, 2014.