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The m/s Paul Gauguin was

Designed specifically to glide in luxury through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing a travel experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Once on board, guests enjoy newly-decorated spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life on The Gauguin also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines—local Tahitians who serve as onboard hosts and hostesses, entertainers, and storytellers.


Capacity: 330 guests
Crew: 217/International
Crew-to-Guest Ratio: 1:1.5, one of the highest of any luxury cruise ship
Officers: European and International
Registry: Wallis and Futuna
Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint Nazaire, France)
Length: 504 feet
Width: 72 feet
Draft: 17.1 feet
Tonnage: 19,200 tons
Maximum speed: 18 knots
Passenger decks: 7
Call letters: C6TH9
Propulsion System: Diesel electric

Ship Features

  • All oceanview accommodations, nearly 70% with balconies, measuring from 200 to 500 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Butler service, in-suite bar setup, and iPod® music system in suite/stateroom category B and above
  • A choice of three dining venues
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service, including selections from L’Etoile restaurant during regular dining hours
  • Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff
  • Full entertainment program including Polynesian artists, musical entertainment, and a pianist
  • Spa and beauty services, including hand and foot treatments, body treatments, facials, and spa programs
  • Optional PADI SCUBA diving program and certification
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding, and Zodiacs® for optional dive excursions
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ exclusive retreat off the coast of Taha’a, featuring Polynesian hospitality, snorkeling, watersports, bar service, and a delicious feast
  • Access to the exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora, which offers an idyllic white-sand beach, excellent snorkeling, and bar service on French Polynesia itineraries
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
  • Spacious outdoor decks and pool
  • La Boutique duty-free shop
  • Book library (open 24 hours a day)
  • Laundry services available
  • Certified medical services
  • 165 suites/staterooms on Decks 3-8, including one wheelchair-accessible stateroom and select staterooms that can accommodate three guests

Deck Plans

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• Denotes stateroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen. Stateroom 801 offers a king-size bed.

+ Denotes stateroom with triple occupancy.

Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed.

Stateroom 415 is wheelchair accessible.

Suites and staterooms range from 200 to 588 square feet. This measurement includes balconies and verandas in categories D and above.