Paul Gauguin Cruises

Luxury Tahiti, Fiji & South Pacific Cruising

The World's Best Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji and South Pacific Cruises

Paul Gauguin first sailed to Tahiti in 1891 in search of inspiration, and along with the idyllic landscapes, he found a deep connection with the inviting spirit of the local Polynesians. Today their intimate, luxury cruises through French Polynesia and the South Pacific allow you to experience these remarkable places on the vacation of a lifetime that is part of the company’s commitment to also benefit local people and support the protection of this unique part of our fragile and beautiful planet.

Discover the difference of cruising with purpose on Paul Gauguin Cruises and become introduced to authentic Polynesia.

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French Polynesia: Open Arms, Open Heart

Why Cruise with Paul Gauguin?


Small & Intimate Cruise Ship

Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream.

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Excellent Service

A 1:1.5 crew to guest ratio ensures excellent service.

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Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view.

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Exceptional Fine Dining

Embark upon a five-star culinary adventure, designed just for you by some of the world’s most talented and award-winning chefs, including Jean-Pierre Vigato.

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A highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience is watersports and the many opportunities to explore the French Polynesian and South Pacific seas.

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Tahiti & the Society Islands

The 118 islands and atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs) of French Polynesia shimmer like a string of prized Tahitian pearls. Tahiti and the Society Islands have inspired generations of artists and writers seeking to capture their magical allure. Among countless others, Herman Melville, James A. Michener, Henri Matisse—and of course Paul Gauguin himself—were transfixed by these islands. You will be, too.

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Cook Islands & Society Islands

This 11-night odyssey whisks you away for the definitive South Pacific escape aboard our luxury small ship—and oh, the tales you’ll tell upon your return! Adventures above and below the sea. Pristine beaches with silken white sands. Tranquil lagoons. Soaring mountains. Whispering palm trees. Highlights of this cruise are the Cook Islands—the quintessential tropical getaway and an authentic repository of the culture of the South Seas. The largest of the 15 fabled Cook Islands, Rarotonga is lush and rugged and embraced by sugar-white sands. And, triangular-shaped Aitutaki is known for having one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons.

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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

Tour the Earth’s most stunning islands in 14 nights from Tahiti. Virtually undiscovered for centuries, the remote Marquesas afford a true glimpse of authentic Polynesia. On these rugged islands, a unique culture is inscribed in wood carvings, and artist Paul Gauguin found his muse. Sailing by luxury, small ship aboard the stately m/s Paul Gauguin, you’ll voyage to four islands in the Marquesas on a special itinerary that also encompasses the diving mecca of the Tuamotus archipelago, and some of the most legendary ports in the Society Islands.

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Giving Back

Members of Tourism Cares

Since 2014, Paul Gauguin Cruises has been a proud member of Tourism Cares. A 501(c)3 nonprofit, Tourism Cares is the charitable community of the travel and tourism industry. Founded by NTA and USTOA in 2003, with representation from ASTA, IATAN, and many of the industry’s leading companies and associations, Tourism Cares spans and connects the entire industry around giving back.

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Exclusive Benefits booking with MVT

  • Additional shipboard credit
  • Private car and driver option
  • Personalized experience credit
  • Room category upgrades
  • Private, exclusive tours
  • Even more Virtuoso Voyages benefits

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