Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2026 Voyages

NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2024 – Today, French Polynesia’s destination expert, Paul Gauguin Cruises, opened reservations for its 2026 voyages offering six unique itineraries exploring the Society Islands, Tuamotus, Marquesas, and Cook Islands more than any other luxury line in the region. On journeys of 7 to 14 nights, the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin will sail year-round from Papeete, Tahiti, delighting discerning travelers with its inimitable brand of artfully authentic discovery and all-inclusive luxury. Guests who book early will enjoy Bonus Savings of up to 30 percent on fares starting at $2,990* per guest

“French Polynesia is a multi-layered destination unto itself, and our unmatched roster of itineraries reveals the nuanced cultural differences and natural beauty of each archipelago with immersive insight,” said Samuel Chamberlain, CEO Americas for Paul Gauguin Cruises and PONANT (parent company of the line). “For over two decades, we have cultivated deep relationships with the communities here and that translates into meaningful discovery ashore for our guests. The transformative experience continues onboard with French-inspired local cuisine, a casually elegant ambiance, and the genuine hospitality that have been the signature hallmarks of The Gauguin Experience for more than 25 years.”

Of the 38 voyages on offer in 2026, nearly 50 percent are 7-night journeys giving discerning travelers plenty of convenient options to visit this bucket-list destination. The balance of 10-, 11- and 14-night voyages explore the atolls of the Tuamotus, the mystique of the Marquesas, and the unspoiled, tropical beauty of the Cook Islands. Itineraries are distinguished by overnights and extended stays in iconic isles, opening a world of immersive discovery.

Tahiti & the Society Islands
7 nights / 3 overnights / 11 sailings
Tahiti, Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands
*Order of port calls varies on March 14, 2026 voyage.

More Society Islands & Tahiti
7 nights / 2 overnights / 7 sailings
Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

More Tuamotus & Society Islands
10 nights / 3 overnights / 7 sailings
Tahiti, Society Islands; Fakarava (overnight) and Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Huahine, Bora Bora (overnight), Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

Society Islands & Tuamotus
11 nights / 3 overnights / 3 sailings Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, and Bora Bora (overnight), Society Islands; Fakarava and Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Moorea (overnight) and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

Cook Islands & Society Islands
11 nights / 3 overnights / 3 sailings
Tahiti and Huahine, Society Islands; Aitutaki and Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Bora Bora (overnight), Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands
14 nights / 1 overnight / 7 sailings
Tahiti, Society Islands; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Fatu Hiva, Atuona, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva,
Marquesas; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Bora Bora, Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea, and
Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

For the ease of travelers, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers an optional air package for purchase with its valued air partner, Air Tahiti Nui, that includes airfare from Los Angeles, transfers, and day rooms at a luxury hotel such as the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa in Papeete, Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui is the leading carrier to French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles. For more information about Paul Gauguin Cruises, please contact a Travel Advisor, call 800-848-6172, or visit


*Prices are per person USD, double occupancy.


About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 330-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has been recognized by notable publications in travel and lifestyle including the “World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2022; one of the “Top 2 Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2023, 2022, and 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. The line was also recognized for the 4th time for having the “Best French Polynesia Cruises” in the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT’s family, a designer of inspiring voyages on board small exploration ships.