Paul Gauguin Cruise Bora Bora

Paul Gauguin Cruise Bora Bora, R Paperno @ Wikimedia

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises is a luxury cruise line that operates one ship – the ms Paul Gauguin. The company and the ship are named after the French artist who took up residence in Tahiti in the late 1800’s. When you refer to Paul Gauguin in French Polynesian, you might be talking about the artist, the cruise company or the ship. The guest profile for Paul Gauguin cruises is older, retired people who can afford a luxury cruise. Children and people who like to party won’t enjoy this cruise.

Paul Gauguin Itineraries

Most Paul Gauguin Cruises start in Papeete, French Polynesia. The most common Paul Gauguin Itinerary is their 7 day Society Islands cruise to Moorea, Tahaa, Huahine and Bora Bora. Cruises for 11 nights add either the Tuamotus (Rangiroa and Fakarava) or the Cook Islands (Aitutaki and Rarotonga). Several ports in the Marquesas are visited on a 14 night cruise. Longer cruises to Fiji, Tonga and other South Pacific destinations are occasionally offered too.

Paul Gauguin Cruise Papeete

Paul Gauguin Cruise Papeete

Ms Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship

The Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship has a shallow draft of 17 feet, which allows it to easily slip inside many atolls of the South Pacific. The ship accommodates 332 passengers with about 70% of the suites having balconies. Cruises are all inclusive, including alcohol. Bookings have the option to add airfare from Los Angeles, which is a great option as it ensures you get ship transfers too.

Paul Gauguin Dining

Your cruise entitles you to access to all three dining locations.

  • La Veranda – seated service for breakfast and lunch
  • Le Grill – casual poolside venue for buffet breakfast & lunch favorites. Reservations are required for dinner.
  • L’Etoile – main dining room with linens and fine china.

Amenities Included

  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Mini fridge with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • 3 dining venues – La Veranda, Le Grill & L’Etoile
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, guest lectures and a pianist
  • Complimentary kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkel gear
  • Pool, Fitness Center and Library
Paul Gauguin Pool Deck Moorea

Paul Gauguin Pool Deck Moorea

Paul Gaugin Exclusive Beaches

  • Off the island Taha’a enjoy Paul Gauguin’s private isle of Motu Mahana, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, water sports, bar service, and a buffet
  • Off the island of Bora Bora enjoy Paul Gauguin’s private white-sand beach on the isle of Motu Tevairoa

Shore Excursions

Paul Gaugin offers a wide range of shore excursions at each cruise port, but with their own private island off Tahaa, their own private beach in Bora Bora and complimentary watersports equipment you can find a lot to do for free as well.

Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship

Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship

Papeete Day Pass

Those who visit French Polynesia know that flights back to Los Angeles typically leave around midnight, so you will need to entertain yourself for a full day in Papeete after you disembark your cruise. Try purchasing a day pass at the InterContinental Tahiti where you can enjoy their pool, snorkel area, open air dining and bar with views to Moorea while you wait for your flight out.

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