Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return – 20 Nov 2021

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Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. A second small luxury ship, the m/vTere Moana, joined the fleet in late 2012. The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Launched in 1998, The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time. Like The Gauguin, The Moana will specialize in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. The ship will sail during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Inclusive Benefits •All onboard gratuities included •Complimentary beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship •Butler service in categories B and above, including in-suite bar setup and SoundDock® for iPod® •In-suite mini-bar 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, all with open-seating dining •Well-being and vegetarian selections and special dietetic menus upon request •WiFi hotspots throughout the ship •Complimentary 24-hour room service •Complimentary in-room dining •Complimentary in-room movie channels and movies available

CATEGORY F | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with two portholes

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY E | 200 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.
Stateroom 415 is slightly larger (225 sq. ft.), is wheelchair accessible, and can accommodate a third guest by adding a roll-away.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub.•763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.);
•766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.);
•767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.).

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY C | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
Veranda : 37 sq. ft.
Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 & 766).
Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft. – balcony 37 sq. ft.) features a very small bathroom with shower only.
The following staterooms vary in size and feature shower stall with no tub.•763 (stateroom 186 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•764 (stateroom 188 sq. ft. – balcony 75 sq. ft.);
•765 (stateroom 221 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.);
•766 (stateroom 216 sq. ft. – balcony 70 sq. ft.);
•767 (stateroom 229 sq. ft. – balcony 74 sq. ft.).



Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY B | 305 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.
Veranda: 56 sq. ft.
CATEGORY B 7003 | 303 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.
Veranda: 47 sq. ft.
B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a roll-away.
Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.
Category B Staterooms include Butler service.


Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY A | 358 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.
Veranda: 58 sq. ft.
CATEGORY A 7004 | 349 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.
Veranda: 53 sq. ft.
4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
Category A Suites include Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.



•CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.
•Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
•Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
•Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
•Grand Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
•Grand Suites includes Butler service

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY OS 7002 | 588 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 531 sq. ft.
Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Owner’s Suite 7002 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with a queen-sized sofa bed.
Bathroom includes a full-size tub and dressing area.
Owner’s Suite includes Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

CATEGORY OS 701 | 534 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.
Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
Owner’s Suite 701 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
Owner’s Suite includes Butler service.

Features also include:
temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

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The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. If you book your cruise now, you’ll be sailing aboard The Gauguin at her finest, having recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers—add the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 513 ft
  • Tonnage: 19,200
  • Maiden Voyage: 1998
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 332
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Facilities

  • Watersports Marina
  • Dive Program
  • Lecture Program
  • L’Etoile Restaurant
  • WiFi Hotspots
  • Spa
  • Laundry
  • Medical Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • La Palette Lounge
  • Le Grill
  • Fitness Centre
  • La Boutique
  • La Veranda Restaurant
  • Internet Cafe
  • Piano Bar
  • Le Grand Salon


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Nov '21
Papeete, Tahiti
11:55 PM
21 Nov '21 At sea    
22 Nov '21
Fakarava, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
23 Nov '21 At sea    
24 Nov '21
Fatu Hiva, Marquesa Islands, France
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
25 Nov '21
Hiva Oa, Marquesa Islands
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
26 Nov '21
Tahuata, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
27 Nov '21
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
28 Nov '21 At sea    
29 Nov '21 At sea    
30 Nov '21
Huahine, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
01 Dec '21
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 11:00 PM
02 Dec '21
Tahaa, French Polynesia
09:00 AM 05:00 PM
03 Dec '21
Moorea, French Polynesia
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
03 Dec '21
Papeete, Tahiti
07:30 AM
04 Dec '21
Papeete, Tahiti
08:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Papeete roundtrip aboard Paul Gauguin.

With two indulgent weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands, there’s ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. In contrast to the aquamarine lagoons and white-sand beaches of the Society Islands, the Marquesas Islands offer rugged peaks, deep valleys, dense rain forests, and rich Polynesian culture.​

Itinerary:

Day 1 Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti
Begin your journey through paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands.

Day 2 At Sea
Spend the day enjoying the m/s Paul Gauguin’s Polynesian ambience: casual, leisurely, and graceful. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture on local wildlife or history, then dine in the evening over classic French cuisine at L’Etoile.

Day 3 Fakarava
Explore the clear waters of Fakarava in the remote and pristine Tuamotus. The island is a sanctuary for rare birds, plants and crustaceans – stroll the pink-sand beaches and you will view many of them. You may also want to visit the island’s black pearl farm, or the ruins of the first church in French Polynesia built entirely of coral.

Day 4 At Sea
Take another day to enjoy shipboard life: relax poolside, watch the South Pacific slip by, play some table tennis, or take advantage of our Reading Library.

Day 5 Omoa, Fatu Hiva
Fatu Hiva is wild and spectacularly beautiful. The jungle greenery begins at the water’s edge, with narrow ravines, deep gorges and luxuriant valleys briefly open to view as the boat glides past, close to the sheer cliffs that plunge straight down into the splashing surf.

Day 6 Atuona, Hiva Oa
Hiva Oa is an island marked by wild beauty and a somber bearing. The main town is Atuona, where Paul Gauguin is buried. You might visit the village of Puamau to see the largest stone sculptures of Marquesas. The are considered links to the tikis of Easter Island and Necker Island, north of Hawaii.

Day 7 Hapatoni, Tahuata
The smallest of the Marquesas archipelago, at only 19 square miles, Tahuata is a leaf-shaped volcanic island with sheer cliffs, white-sand beaches, lush vegetation, twin bays—and a turbulent colonial history. You’ll call on Hapatoni, a charming, seafront village with an ancient paved royal walkway shaded by tamanu trees. Visit the huge Catholic church, built by the Vatican and decorated with stunning stained-glass windows and beautiful local carvings. Admire traditional carvings at the crafts center. And enjoy fine swimming and snorkeling in the only Marquesas island edged by coral reef.

Day 8 Tiaohae, Nuku Hiva
As the governmental and economic center, Nuku Hiva is the most important island in the Marquesas. It’s also stunningly beautiful, with three major bays on the south coast and similarly gorgeous inlets on the north coast as well.

Days 9-10 Cruise the Pacific Ocean
For the next two days will be at sea. You will have time to relax and enjoy the amenities of the m/s Paul Gauguin. Perhaps you will visit our award-winning spa, or listen to one of the lectures by our onboard experts.

Day 11 Huahine
Known as the “wild” Society for its untamed, verdant forests, Huahine remains relatively untouched by modern development. Explore some of the abundant archaeological treasures – ancient homes, buildings, and marae (stone platforms that served as places of worship) – excavated and preserved throughout the island. Or dive in Huahine’s crystalline lagoon, which teems with over 450 species of fish.

Day 12 Bora Bora
Bora Bora’s lagoon is a must-see: this is your chance for a swim, snorkel or outrigger cruise. The lagoon is constantly replenished with ocean water from the swells that crash between sandy motus (small islets) and over the fringing reef.

Day 13 Taha’a (Motu Mahana)
Arrive at our South Seas paradise – featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment which features strolling musicians and singers.

Day 14 Moorea/Papeete, Tahiti
The island of Moorea’s scenery is like a dream. Try out some exciting optional watersports like scuba diving among a host of interesting sea creatures – including sea turtles, a staggering number of fish species such as barracuda, tuna, jackfish, red snapper, moray eels, trigger fish, various sizes and shapes of rays and more. At the end of the afternoon, we cruise to our home port in Papeete, docking there for the night.

Day 15 Disembark in Papeete
In the morning you’ll disembark the m/s Paul Gauguin , capping off your epic journey through the South Pacific.

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