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.

Travel + Leisure

#3 Midsize-Ship Cruise Line
2021

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Sixth Consecutive Year
2021

USA Today

TopTen Awards
Best Small Cruise Ship #5
2021

LuxLife Magazine

Travel & Tourism Awards
Best South Pacific Cruise Experience Company of the Year
2021

LuxLife Magazine

Travel & Tourism Awards
Midsize Cruiseship Company of the Year
2021

Condé Nast Traveler

Gold List
The World's Best Cruises
2021

Travel Weekly

Reader's Choice Awards
Cruise Line Under 500 Berths Winner
2020

AFAR

Best French Polynesia Cruise Line
2020

The Trazees

Favorite Cruise Line
2020

Condé Nast Traveler

#4 Best Small-Ship Cruise Line

Reader's Choice Awards
2020

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Fifth Consecutive Year
2020

Travel + Leisure

#3 Midsize-Ship Cruise Line
2020

travAlliancemedia

Gold Travvy Award
Best Cruise Line Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
2020

USA Today

#7 Best Ocean Cruise Line
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
2020

USA Today

Best Small Cruise Ship
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
2020

Condé Nast Traveler

Finalist
Top Small Cruise Lines
Readers' Choice Awards
2019

AFAR

Best French Polynesia Cruise Line
2019

Paul Gauguin Cruises T+L #1 Midsize-Ship Cruise Line

Travel + Leisure

#1 Midsize-Ship Cruise Line
2019

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Fourth Consecutive Year
2019

BRIDES Magazine

BRIDES Honeymoon Awards
2019

Cruise Critic

Best for Service (Small Ship)
Cruisers' Choice Awards
2019

Cruise Critic

Best Cabins (Small Ship)
Cruisers' Choice Awards
2019

Cruise Critic

Best Embarkation (Small Ship)
Cruisers' Choice Awards
2019

Cruise Critic

Best Entertainment (Small Ship)
Cruisers' Choice Awards
2019

Paul Gauguin Cruises was honored as a Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler

Finalist
Top Small Cruise Lines
Readers' Choice Awards
2018

AFAR

Best Tahiti & French Polynesia Cruise Line
Travelers’ Choice Awards
2018

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers
#2 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
World's Best Awards
2018

Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Award 2018 to The Gauguin

Condé Nast Traveler

Gold List
The World's Best Cruises
2018

USA Today

Finalist
Best Boutique Cruise Line
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
2019

USA Today

Finalist
Best Small Ship
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
2019

Women's Choice Awards

Women's Choice Award

America’s Most Recommended Brand for
Small-Ship Cruising
2015-2019

Women's Choice Awards

Women's Choice Award

America’s Most Recommended Brand for
South Pacific Destinations
2015-2019

Condé Nast Traveler

Finalist
Top Small Cruise Lines
Readers' Choice Awards
2017

AFAR

Best French Polynesia Cruise Line
Travelers’ Choice Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers
#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
World's Best Awards
2017

TravelAge West

Best Expedition Cruise Line (Ocean-Going)
Wave Awards
2018

BRIDES Magazine

Top All-Inclusives
BRIDES Honeymoon Awards
2018

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Leisure Lifestyle Awards
2018

2018 TravAlliance Gold Travvy Award, Paul Gauguin Cruises

travAlliancemedia

Gold Travvy Award
Best Cruise Line Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
2018

USA Todays 10Best Awards 2018, Best Boutique Cruise Line, Paul Gauguin Cruises

USA Today

Best Boutique Cruise Line
USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards
2018

Town & Country 2017 Winner Award

Town & Country

Best Sports Marina
Cruise Awards
2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine

Best South Pacific Itinerary
Reader’s Choice Awards
2017

Cruisereport.com Awards the luxury cruise vessel m/s Paul Gauguin in 2017

CRUISEREPORT.COM

Most Romantic Cruise
Editors’ Choice Awards
2017

Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award
Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship
(500 Passengers or Under)
2017

Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award
Cruise Marketing: Advertising/Marketing Campaign "Tahiti Weddings & Honeymoons"
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

TravelAge West

Best Expedition Cruise Line (Ocean-Going)
Wave Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Baxter Travel Media

Favourite Cruise Line—Small Ship
Agents’ Choice
2017

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Leisure Lifestyle Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

BRIDES Magazine

#1 Top Cruise Line for Honeymooners
BRIDES Honeymoon Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

USA Today

Best Boutique Cruise Line
USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

USA Today

Best Cruise Ship for Dining
USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Cruise Critic

Best for Service
Top 5 Winner in 7 Categories
Small Ships
Cruiser's Choice Awards
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

travAlliancemedia

Gold Travvy Award
Best Cruise Line Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

travAlliancemedia

Silver Travvy Award
Best Cruise Ship, Mid-size – m/s Paul Gauguin
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

travAlliancemedia

Silver Travvy Award
Best Cruise Line, Ship Luxury – m/s Paul Gauguin
2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Town & Country Travel

Best Cruises
Classic Luxury: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Best Match of Ship and Destination
2016

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers
#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
World's Best Awards
2016

travAlliancemedia

Most Innovative Executive for Small Ship Cruises
Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises
2016

Travel+Leisure

#2 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line for Families
World's Best Awards
2016

Condé Nast Traveler

#2 Top Small Cruise Line
Readers' Choice Awards
2016

Condé Nast Traveler

Gold List
2016

Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award
Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship
(500 Passengers or Under)
2016

Women's Choice Award

America’s Most Recommended
Brand for South Pacific Destinations
2015-2017

Women's Choice Award

America’s Most Recommended

Brand for Small Ship Cruising

2015-2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Andrew Harper

Top 10 Cruise Lines
Reader's Choice Awards
2016

Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award
Cruise Marketing: Advertising/Marketing Campaign "Land & Sea Packages"
2016

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Leisure Lifestyle Awards
2016

Paul Gauguin Cruises Awards

Baxter Travel Media

Favourite Cruise Line—Small Ship
Agents’ Choice
2016

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

Cruise Critic

Top 5 Winner in 6 Categories
Top 10 Winner in 3 Categories
Small Ships

Cruisers’ Choice Awards
2016

USA Today

Best Cruise Ship for Dining
USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards
2016

Stern’s Guide to the

Cruise Vacation

6-Star Rating
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers

#2 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line

World's Best Awards
2015

Travel + Leisure

#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families

World’s Best Awards

2014, 2013

Travel + Leisure

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

2014

Condé Nast Traveler

#2 Top Small Cruise Line
Readers' Choice Awards
2015

Andrew Harper

Top 10 Cruise Lines
Readers’ Choice Awards
2015

Gayot

Top 10 Cruise Lines for Specialty Dining

2016

Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award
Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship
(500 Passengers or Under)
2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine

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

Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award
Cruise Marketing: Advertising/Marketing Campaign “Tahiti by Gauguin”
2015

Cruise Critic

Top 10 Winner in 6 Categories
Small Ships
Cruisers’ Choice Awards
2015

Between the ambiance of this magnificent and incredibly scenic environment coupled by the m/s</em > 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.</em >

Kim Turcot

Condé Nast Traveler

Top 20 Small Cruise Ships
Readers’ Choice Awards
2013

Fodor’s Travel

World’s Best Cruises
Roundtrip Fiji on the m/s Paul Gauguin
2015

If I had to sum up my cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin - in a single word - it would have to be "joy." It's difficult to put in to words how marvelous the time was we spent aboard this special ship. Ever since I returned home, I've wanted to go back.

Paul Barnhill

Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award

Cruise Ships
Advertising/Marketing
2014

Fodor’s Travel

20 Best Cruise Ship Dining Experiences
La Veranda on the m/s Paul Gauguin
2014

CruiseCompete.com

7 Top-Trending Ultra-Luxury
Cruise Ships in 2015
#4 m/s Paul Gauguin
2015

CruiseReport.com

Best New Small Ship
m/v Tere Moana
2013

We had one of the best vacations of our lives! The cruise was fantastic. Paul Gauguin Cruises was by far the best cruise line I have ever been on. They know what they are doing. Food, service, friendliness, hospitality, efficiency, experience, etc., all excellent!</em >

I also liked the smaller more intimate size of the cruise line.

I would use them again in a heartbeat and recommend them without hesitation.</em >

Dan Smith

Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award

Small Ship Cruises
2013, 2012, 2011

My husband and I have been on a number of cruises and have never experienced the extraordinary service we received on the </em >Paul Gauguin. I can honestly speak on behalf of all of us when I say the service was exceptional and a number of guests shared how impressed they were as well with the kindness and attentiveness of the crew members. They seemed to know everyone by name! Delighting us is obviously what is most important to them!</em >

Jaclyn Aztiazarain

Our Paul Gauguin Cruise was so amazing. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary and the attention to detail made this trip magical. We will return!</em >

Tracy Morris