The success of Paul Gauguin Cruises is down to the impeccably high quality of life on board. Our luxurious ship, high-end service, fine gastronomy and shared spaces that are ideal for resting and relaxing or for socialising all play a part in making your trip an excellent one.


Le Paul Gauguin is a small-sized ship with a shallow draught. She has just 165 cabins and suites with sea views, and takes her passengers to lesser-visited areas inaccessible to the giants of the sea.
Onboard, the spaces are designed to create the feeling of being one with the natural surroundings, and the understated elegance of the decoration brings a warm atmosphere to the shared common areas.


Every day the Chef creates high-quality dishes, putting together menus worthy of the grandest establishments. Thrill your taste buds with the blend of French tradition and typical French flavours.

on board

Among our top priorities is the quality of service. Consisting of 217 crew members, our ship staff are attentive and unobtrusive, there to help with anything you need.*
A butler is available to passengers in category B suites and higher to add that premium touch to your stay. There is no additional charge for in-cabin service which is available 24 hours a day, including for the menus of the restaurant L’Étoile.
We also provide a laundry and dry-cleaning service onboard so you can start each day afresh (extra charge may apply).
An information desk (deck 4) is open day and night for any queries you might have.

* This represents one crew member for every 1.5 passengers: one of the most favourable ratios among all the luxury ships presently on the market.

Shared space


NB: By special request, we are happy to prepare delicious vegetarian dishes and/or low-carb dishes. In-cabin service is available 24 hours a day at no extra cost.
Carefully selected wines are offered in generous amounts during your meal to perfectly complement your dishes.
Le Paul Gauguin offers an expert blend of luxury and relaxation, where the dress code remains ‘smart casual’ (jeans and shorts are not allowed for dinner).

A few of the activities
on board

Relax at the library onboard (most books are in English) including a huge selection of movies from all genres and in many languages.
Themed conferences in French and English regularly take place, if not daily, in the very in the very comfortable Grand Salon for your enjoyment.
The Fare Tahiti is a small on-board museum that is a testament to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ attachment to Polynesian culture and history.

Travelling with kids?

In partnership with Te mana o te moana, a marine education and conservation foundation, the Moana Explorer Program invites your kids to value the natural wonders of the South Pacific through hands-on, interactive learning like science activities, crafts, games, and other adventures – available on selected cruises, please contact us.

Sail with Confidence: Our Covid-safe Protocol

After this period of time at home necessary for the safety of everyone, we are looking forward to a bright future sailing the waters of the Pacific again with you onboard. We have implemented enhanced health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and crew both onboard and ashore.