Paul Gauguin Cruises Honored In BRIDES Magazine's 2019 Honeymoon Awards

BELLEVUE, WASH. – May 8, 2019Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce it was honored on the list of “The Most Romantic Spots to Travel” in BRIDES Magazine’s 2019 Honeymoon Awards.

The magazine’s annual roundup celebrates dream honeymoon getaways  around the globe. The 2019 list includes top destinations, hotels, resorts, and all-inclusive accommodations. This is the third consecutive year that Paul Gauguin Cruises was recognized in BRIDES’ Honeymoon Awards.

“We are honored to have received a BRIDES Honeymoon Award again this year,” said Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises. “Our small-ship, luxury  voyages sail to the most romantic destinations in the world—Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific—and we look forward to providing honeymooners with exceptional service, Polynesian hospitality, and a lifetime of memories.”

All voyages with Paul Gauguin Cruises are all-inclusive and feature spacious oceanview suites and staterooms; gourmet dining in all venues including menu specialties designed by celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato; complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship; an in-stateroom refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water; shipboard entertainment; and all onboard gratuities. In select ports, the ship’s watersports marina is available for launching a kayak or paddleboard. Roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles or San Francisco and Papeete, Tahiti, is also included.

On all sailings, guests also receive complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ two exclusive retreats. Off the coast of Taha’a lies the islet of Motu Mahana, where guests can enjoy a day of watersports, Polynesian activities, a sumptuous barbecue feast, and cocktails from full and floating bars. In Bora Bora, guests can relax on a private, white-sand beach and enjoy refreshments, a game of volleyball, and snorkeling and paddleboarding in crystal-clear waters. 

Honeymooners receive a complimentary honeymoon package when sailing with Paul Gauguin Cruises, which includes a special Polynesian blessing ceremony aboard the ship performed by Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, The Gauguin’s troupe of Tahitian entertainers, and hosted by the Cruise Director; an in-stateroom celebratory bottle of Champagne; and an 8" x 10" photo portrait. For couples celebrating a romantic special occasion, Paul Gauguin Cruises also offers optional wedding ceremony* and renewal-of-vows packages in a dreamy setting amid the turquoise lagoons and exotic islands of French Polynesia at Motu Mahana or at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

The 2019 Honeymoon Awards are featured in the June/July issue of BRIDES, on newsstands nationwide. The full list is published exclusively online, at  

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BRIDES, published by Condé Nast, is a bimonthly publication reaching more than 5 million readers per issue. It has been in publication for over 80 years and serves as an authority on engagements, weddings, and marriage. For more information, visit

About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has been recognized by notable publications in travel and lifestyle and was voted “#2 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” by readers in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018**. The line was also recognized as one of the “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards and is honored on the publication’s 2018 “Gold List.” Paul Gauguin Cruises was also selected as “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and received top honors as the “#1 Cruise Line for Honeymooners” in BRIDES Magazine’s 2017 Honeymoon Awards and was listed in the publication’s “Top All-Inclusives” in the 2018 Honeymoon Awards.

*Wedding ceremony not legally binding