M/S Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Name: M/S Paul Gauguin

Crew: 215

Guests: 332

Length: 156 m / 512 feet

Width: 22 m / 72 feet

Speed: 18 knots

Gross tonnage: 19,200

M/S Paul Gauguin

Combining the best in luxury with a relaxing environment, the MS Paul Gauguin was designed to sail the shallow waters of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting those ports that larger ships are unable to reach.

The vessel offers its 336 guests an extension of the informal and warm hospitality of the islands with exceptional service.  Onboard, guest’s benefit from an all-inclusive experience whilst residing in luxurious staterooms and suites, all of which complement the warm cultures of Tahiti and French Polynesia.

Guests can also experience the Gauguin’s retractable water sports marina, where they can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure with renowned experts, since they are the only ship in French Polynesia to offer a PADI certification onboard for novice divers. 



  • Casino
  • 2 x Show Lounges


  • Gym

Food & drink

  • Poolside Grill
  • 2 x Restaurants


  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • 1 x Outdoor Pools
  • Water sports equipment


  • Spa
  • Steam Room


  • Laundry


  • Wireless Internet


The MS Paul Gauguin boasts of serving the finest food in the South Seas in its three eateries. And, at every meal, selected wines are offered with the compliments of the house.

L'Etoile serves French cuisine with hints of Polynesia in a classic Parisian setting. Le Grill is the venue of choice for buffet breakfasts under the sun and fresh lunches poolside. At night, it serves grilled specialities indoor and outdoor to those that have reserved a table.

Similarly, La Veranda also serves indoor and al fresco breakfasts and lunches, before turning into a French bistro at dinner, where reservations are also required.


Onboard MS Paul Gauguin guests can enjoy a flutter at Le Casion or relax in the Piano Bar in the observation lounge, which later turns into a nightclub where a chanteuse sings the blues while couples dance inside and out.

Le Grand Salon is another venue onboard, where you can enjoy exciting shows featuring the various arts of the Polynesian islands, from acappella harmonies to dance performances. Later on the cruise, guests are also invited to learn the dance steps with the performers.


Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society have launched a programme for young travellers to learn about the natural habitat of French Polynesia and its marine and island ecosystems. They're invited to explore coral reefs, hike rainforest trails and visit ancient temples.

Jean-Michel Cousteau will sail on select sailing with MS Paul Gauguin


The water sports marina is one of MS Paul Gauguin's highlights. Guests are invited to jump onboard a windsurfer, paddle a kayak, head off waterskiing or take part in a scuba dive in the shallow lagoons and narrow channels bigger ships cannot reach.

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