m/s Paul Gauguin Renovations


Paul Gauguin Cruises is pleased to announce that the most expansive refurbishment in the m/s Paul Gauguin’s history, featuring luxurious enhancements and environmental advancements, that will take place during the ship’s May 2020 drydock.

“The vision of the renovation is to enhance The Gauguin’s elegant Polynesian signature with a chic and modern style to enrich our guests’ experience sailing the islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific,” said Diane Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gauguin Cruises. “The heart of the project will be the significant environmental upgrades that will take place which will allow us to continue to support sustainable tourism.”

Large Environmental Upgrades in line with Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Values

Minimizing the impact on the environment is one of the highest priorities of the company. In 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises took two major measures in this field. The line completely eliminated the use of heavy fuel oil by using a much cleaner fuel (LS MGO – Low-Sulphur Marine Gas Oil) and to offset 150 percent of its carbon emissions. The Gauguin’s environmental upgrades follow this path which also includes water treatment and consumption optimization along with energy-saving initiatives.

An Empowering Experience Dedicated to Guests’ Highest Expectations

The Gauguin will be outfitted with a look designed by Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel that evokes South Seas elegance and the storied islands that the iconic ship sails. The design palette incorporates shades of blue, taupe, green, and pearl, with complementary warm wood finishes, woven textiles, Polynesian motifs, and stylish gold accents. All The Gauguin’s staterooms and suites as well as the public spaces will be renovated: Le Grand Salon, three restaurants, Piano Bar, La Palette Lounge, Spa and Salon, Fitness Center, Boutique, Pool Deck, and Reception area. New additions to Deck 5 will be a Tahitian pearl jewelry boutique by Hinerava, one of Tahiti’s leading jewelers, and a photo booth.

Ship Statistics

Capacity: 318 guests

Crew: 216/International

Crew-to-Guest Ratio: 1:1.5, one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship

Officers: European and International

Registry: Bahamas

Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire, France)

Length: 504 feet

Width: 72 feet

Draft: 17.1 feet

Tonnage: 19,200 tons

Maximum speed: 18 knots

Passenger decks: 7

Call letters: C6TH9

Propulsion System: Diesel electric

Dining area containing a grand piano, teak-wood bar, and many seating arrangements.
A wood grain sample paired with a tan and blue jute fabric swatch.

Ship Features

  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 861 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wine, Champagne, and spirits; beer; soft drinks; bottled water; and hot beverages
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining/bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, and a pianist
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, and excellent snorkeling on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of guest hosts
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool
  • La Boutique duty-free shop
  • Book library (open 24 hours a day)
  • Unlimited complimentary WiFi throughout the ship
  • Laundry services available
  • Certified medical services
  • 159 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, 8 adjoining staterooms that can be configured into a family living space, and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests


Virtual Tours

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

Triple Occupancy staterooms:
Loveseat convertible beds are available in the following staterooms:

All Categories TS, OS, GS, A and B
Category C: 12 staterooms (those ending in 6 and 8 – with the exception of 7006 and 766)
Category D: 5 staterooms (those ending in 6 and 8) 
Category E: 11 staterooms (those ending in 5, 6 and 8 - except 415) 

Please note: Sofa beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.