Le Paul Gauguin




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Luxury awaits on Le Paul Gauguin cruises

Purpose-built to sail smoothly across the pristine waters of the South Pacific, Le Paul Gauguin cruises offer guests one of the best and most luxurious ways to discover the region. Boasting expansive staterooms and suites along with an impressive selection of dining venues, bars, and onboard amenities, your time on any Le Paul Gauguin cruise will always be something special. With local Tahitians serving as welcoming hosts, guides, and entertainers, Le Paul Gauguin cruises have a distinct friendly and warm environment that immediately welcomes guests upon arrival.

Beautifully embracing the local Tahitian culture, Le Paul Gauguin cruises celebrate the magical region it explores every day. From fantastic local entertainment, namely from their musical troupe Les Gauguin and Les Gauguines, delectable French Polynesian-inspired cuisine, to enriching expert talks on the region, Le Paul Gauguin cruises offer guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the South Pacific. Plus, with an astonishing collection of shore excursions ranging from off-road safaris, SCUBA diving escapades, mouth-watering Tongan feasts, to relaxing days at white-sanded beaches, your days on any Le Paul Gauguin cruise will be filled to the brim with adventure.

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Le Paul Gauguin Cabins & Accommodation Options


With all staterooms on Le Paul Gauguin possessing magnificent ocean views, temperature control, a queen-size bed, and so much more, it’s safe to say your time will be nothing short of luxurious. The Porthole and Window staterooms are great for guests who appreciate unbeaten comfort but love to spend most of their voyage exploring the ship and destination. If you love having your own private outdoor space, the Balcony and Veranda staterooms are just right for you. Moreover, with Veranda staterooms coming with complimentary butler service, your entire voyage on Le Paul Gauguin will undoubtedly be splendid.


Lap up the luxury by booking yourself into a Veranda suite, each including complimentary butler service plus an expanded space to relax when compared to other staterooms aboard Le Paul Gauguin. A spectacular lodging with all the essentials – and a little bit more – the Grand Suite boasts complimentary internet and its own lounge area to welcome guests for afternoon tea. For the ultimate way to sail the South Pacific, nothing beats the Owner’s suite. With its own separate kitchen and dining space on top of a sprawling outdoor area, the Owner’s suite is the very definition of opulence when sailing on Le Paul Gauguin.

Dining options on Le Paul Gauguin


Featuring well-appointed décor and tableware, L’Etoile is a main dining room that aims to impress and tantalise with its exquisite menu. After spending a riveting day exploring the wonders of French Polynesia, L’Etoile is the perfect place to go for a flavour-filled and scrumptious meal delicately prepared by experienced chefs. Plus, with fantastic wine-pairing to go along with each dish, every evening spent at L’Etoile will undoubtedly be amazing.

La Véranda

Enjoy taking in the stunning scenery of the South Pacific while tasting delightful flavours? We strongly recommend visiting La Véranda for a marvellous meal on Le Paul Gauguin. Offering an ever-changing selection of locally inspired and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll always have something new to try whenever you visit. What’s more, during the evenings, La Véranda transforms into a reservation-only venue, serving esteemed chef Jean-Pierre Vigato’s gourmet cuisine.

Cafés and Bars:

  • The Piano Bar
  • La Palette
  • The Pool Bar
  • Sun Bar

Other Dining Options:

  • Le Grill

Activities & Things to do

SCUBA Diving Excursions

Looking for some unforgettable fun on your Le Paul Gauguin voyage? We strongly suggest taking part in the SCUBA diving excursions happening whenever you make port at any of the delightful French Polynesian destinations. Whether you’re a first-time diver or an underwater loving veteran, Le Paul Gauguin have a range of excursions for all experience levels. Moreover, Le Paul Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia that offers guests PADI certification classes for novices. Adventure the vibrant reefs and encounter stunning aquatic wildlife by taking part in a diving excursion when you sail with Le Paul Gauguin.

Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm

There’s nothing better to do during your Le Paul Gauguin cruise than enjoy a rejuvenating treatment or massage at the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm. Boasting an experienced team of local therapists, guests can choose between a fantastic menu of both Polynesian and international treatments ranging between skin care therapies, reflexology, body wraps, beauty treatments, and so much more. Take care of your body and centre your soul as sail across the calming waters of the South Pacific by spending an hour or two at the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm.

Other Activities and Things to do:

  • The Marina
  • The Grand Salon
  • The Spa and Fitness Room
  • The Boutique
  • Solarium
  • Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines
  • Local Entertainment
  • The Red Room
  • Onboard Experts and Lectures


  • Renovations: 2012
  • Passengers: 332
  • Crew: 217
  • Length: 156 m
  • Width: 22 m
  • Draught: 5.15 m
  • Tonnage: 19,200 tons
  • Maximum speed: 18 knots
  • Flag: French
  • Propulsion: Diesel electric