Couple enjoying relaxing cocktails
South Pacific Beach Resort

South Pacific Beach Resort

Bora Bora Outrigger

Bora Bora Outrigger

Bora Bora Snorlers

Bora Bora Snorkelers

m/s Paul Gauguin at Bora Bora

m/s Paul Gauguin at Bora Bora

m/s Paul Gauguin at Bora Bora

m/s Paul Gauguin at Bora Bora


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M/S Paul Gauguin


Some ships sail upon the sea. The Gauguin is a creature of the sea. Built specifically to navigate the islands of French Polynesia, The Gauguin’s size allows her to manoeuvre from deep seas to shallow lagoons as nimbly as a yacht. These waters are the home of m/s Paul Gauguin - it sails them year-round, and it is the only luxury ship to have done so for such an extended period of time.

Designed to mirror her idyllic, unpretentious surroundings, the atmosphere aboard The Gauguin is at once luxurious and relaxed. Each of the spacious 5+-star suites and staterooms offers ocean views, and nearly 70% include private balconies. With a crew of 217 on board, it is no wonder that it is renowned for its first-class service.

Your Polynesian experience begins the moment you step foot on The Gauguin. Get to know its friendly local social staff, the Gauguines, eager to share their history and culture through song, dance, and a variety of talks and demonstrations. Savour a pool side lunch of grilled tuna topped with fresh mango. Discover the legend of Tohu, the God of the tattoo, left on your pillow as the evening's turn-down gift.

Bora Bora Beach

Whether you spend your day kayaking at sea, hiking through the wilds, or digging your toes into the white sand of a private motu, you will have as many opportunities to connect to the people, flavours and natural beauty of French Polynesia on-board The Gauguin as you will on shore.

No ship is more indelibly etched into the soul of French Polynesia than the m/s Paul Gauguin. These islands are her home, so there is no ship better positioned to help you immerse yourself in their beauty and culture.

Embark The Gauguin in Tahiti, an island on the wish list of every cruise enthusiast who longs for the ultimate escape. Then, sail on to Raiatea, the cultural, religious, royal and political heart of Polynesia and home to the Society Islands' most significant archaeological sites.

Next, spend a day or so as a guest on Motu Mahana, m/s Paul Gauguin's very own South Seas paradise. On a white-sand beach beneath palm fronds ruffled by gentle breezes, you can snorkel, kayak, play volleyball, or simply relax, and enjoy a traditional feast with Polynesian entertainment.

Then, it's on to spectacular Bora Bora and Moorea. See why author James A Michener called Bora Bora "the most beautiful island in the world" and perhaps bask on a private beach on a motu (islet) off the coast. Admire the jagged volcanic peaks, multi-hued lagoon, and palm fringed beaches of Moorea, said to be the inspiration for Bali Hai.

The beauty , unparalleled. The lifestyle, unhurried. The experience, unforgettable. No wonder these islands are the centrepiece of every m/s Paul Gauguin cruise.