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Itineraries for French Polynesia Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises, offers an all-inclusive luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of French Polynesia and the South Pacific. The m/s Paul Gauguin is one of the most highly awarded luxury cruise ships in the world, regularly receiving top honors for superb luxury, quality, service, itineraries and value.

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Tahiti & Society Islands | 7-night cruise from $2,990
Papeete, Tahiti; Huahine, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

More Society Islands & Tahiti | 7-night cruise from $2,990
Papeete, Tahiti; Huahine, Society Islands; Raiatea, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

Society Islands & Tuamotus | 10-night cruise from $5,500 | 11-night cruise from $6,050
Papeete, Tahiti; Huahine, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

More Tuamotus & Society Islands | 10-night cruise from $5,630
Papeete, Tahiti; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Huahine, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Raiatea, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

Cook Islands & Society Islands | 11-night cruise from $5,920
Papeete, Tahiti; Huahine, Society Islands; Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands | 14-night cruise from $8,070
Papeete, Tahiti; Moorea, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Vava’u, Tonga; Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji; Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji; Beqa Island, Fiji; Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands | 14-night cruise from $7,550
Papeete, Tahiti; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands; Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands; Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Huahine, Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands; Papeete, Tahiti

Islands of the Marquesas & Tuamotus I 14-night cruise from $8,400
Papeete, Tahiti; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands; Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands; Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands; Hakahau, Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Bora Bora, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands

Immersive Indonesia: Singapore To Australia | 14-night cruise from $7,790
Singapore; Parai Beach, Bangka Island, Indonesia; Semarang, Indonesia; Surabaya, Java; Benoa, Bali; Komodo National Park; Dili, Timor-Leste; Darwin, Australia

Crossing Melanesia: Australia To Fiji | 16-night cruise from $7,480
Darwin, Australia; Thursday Island; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Samarai Island; Honiara, Guadalcanal Island; Espiritu Santo Island; Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu; Lautoka, Viti Levu Island

Crossing Oceania: Fiji To Bali | 20-night cruise from $9,340
Lautoka, Viti Levu Island; Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu; Espiritu Santo Island; Honiara, Guadalcanal Island; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Samarai Island; Dili, Timor-Leste; Komodo National Park; Benoa, Bali

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m/s Paul Gauguin


Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small, award-wining ship with spacious suites and staterooms, an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious.


  • With only 330 guests, this award-wining luxury ship sails year-round from Tahiti on all-inclusive voyages throughout French Polynesia and the South Pacific
  • Crew to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5
  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies
  • Space to guest ratio of nearly 58 to 1, one of the highest of any ship serving the North American market
  • All onboard gratuities included
  • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock® for iPod®
  • In-suite minibar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • State-of-the-art retractable Watersports Marina
  • Onboard dive program
  • Onboard lecture program
  • Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill
  • Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request
  • WiFi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary in-room dining and movie channels
  • Complimentary access to our private islet Motu Mahana and our private beach in Bora Bora*

    * Subject to availability as conditions allow. When unable to call there, we will be offering a tender to the pier and a free shuttle to Matira Beach, the island’s award-winning public beach that features restaurants, public facilities and shopping. Voted #1 in the best things to do in Bora Bora by U.S. News & World Report, Matira Beach boasts powdery white sand, waters in a thousand shades of blue, and is wonderfully uncrowded.

Awards and Accolades

The m/s Paul Gauguin’s reputation as one of the finest ships at sea is celebrated by the numerous awards and accolades received over the years. We are proud and humbled that this exceptional ship—and Paul Gauguin Cruises—continue to be recognized by some of the top publications and critics in the industry, including these:

“#1 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line”
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards (2022)

“Best Small-Ship Cruise Line”
Global Traveler, Leisure Lifestyle Awards (2022) Seventh Consecutive Year

“Gold List”
Condé Nast Traveler, The World’s Best Cruises (2021)

“Favorite Cruise Line”
The Trazees (2021) Second Consecutive Year

“Best Small Cruise Ship”
USA Today, 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards (2020)

“Best Tahiti and French Polynesia Cruise Line”
AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards (2017-2020)

The opportunity to experience each destination in the most authentic, in-depth, and meaningful way is the very essence of luxury cruising French Polynesia with Paul Gauguin Cruises. Aboard our luxury vessel, you can choose from a wide array of shore excursions by land and sea that let you discover the dramatic beauty, rich history, and unique culture of your destination up close, in a small group.

For experienced and new divers!
Parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, sea turtles, sea anemones, eagle rays, sharks, octopi ... these are just a few of the dazzling species that make their home amid the translucent aqua lagoons and rainbow-colored coral reefs of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, and the South Pacific. And they're yours to discover when you sail in luxury aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin!

Every voyage of The Gauguin offers optional diving excursions led by an expert dive team. Even if you've never dived before, you can take an onboard Discover SCUBA Diving class, earn credit toward PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification, and dive in! The Gauguin offers PADI certification on board, as well as refresher courses, and is the only option for diving in the Marquesas.


Deck Plans


Deck 9 Deck 8 Deck 7 Deck 6 Deck 5 Deck 4 Deck 3
 Owner's Suite 701

 Owner's Suite 7002

 GS Grand Suite

 A Veranda Suite

 B Veranda Stateroom

 C Balcony Stateroom

 D Balcony Stateroom

 E Window Stateroom

 F Porthole Stateroom



Denotes stateroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen. Stateroom 801 offers a king-size bed.

+ Denotes stateroom with triple occupancy.

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

Staterooms 415 and 416 are wheelchair accessible.

Suites and staterooms range from 200 to 588 square feet. This measurement includes balconies and verandas in categories D and above.

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Fares are cruise only, per person, double occupancy including port charges, based on availability and may change without prior notice. Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice. Cancellation policy is cruise only and does not include airfare or pre/post-cruise hotel stays. Additional terms and conditions may apply.