Paul Gauguin Overview

Sailing on seven-night voyages from Tahiti, the Paul Gauguin is an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of Polynesia. With American attention to luxury and comfort and a French flair for casual sophistication, the ship radiates warmth, informality, and openness. Here, the constraints of formal wear, tuxedos, and ties are forgotten and the only dress code is relaxation. Excellent wines from France, California, and other vineyard-dotted domains flow freely at lunch and dinner in three restaurants. There is a specially designed, retractable watersports platform, where guests may conveniently launch a kayak, try a little waterskiing, or set out for a scuba diving expedition.

Paul Gauguin Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: S
  • Total Passengers: 332
  • Total Crew: 206
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 1.61
  • Built: Jan 1997
  • Refurbished: Feb 2012
  • Number of Decks: 7
  • Total Cabins: 0
  • Cabin Categories: 8
  • Gross Tonnage: 19,200
  • Length: 513
  • Beam: 71


  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.6
  • Children's Programs 1.7
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.5
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.1
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 4.7
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.8
  • Ship Quality 4.7


8 cabin categories.

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Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(3 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 200 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $663/night
Balcony Balcony
(10 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 260 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $874/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 492 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $1479/night

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L''Etoile L''Etoile
(2 Reviews)
Room Service Room Service
(1 Review)
La Veranda La Veranda
(1 Review)
Le Grill Le Grill
(1 Review)

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41 Paul Gauguin Reviews

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Excellent Service/Tired Ship by DrTaras

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

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Nice Cruise in Beautiful Location by Gizfriend

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Paul Gauguin seven night cruise was a wonderful way to see the Society Islands. A large cruise ship would be unable to dock/tender at these small ports, and the large number of passengers would overwhelm the islands. The service and staff were outstanding. The food was very good, not excellent. The entertainment was low key and okay not great. The cabin was spacious, and had a lot of storage space.

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Amazing Society Island Cruise by bargmannj

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The cruise was wonderful. It was personalized by each crew member. The shows were good - the crew talent show was the best! The barbeque on Taha'a was nice and relaxing. We enjoyed the food and beverages - and the variety of wines served with dinner. Overall, of all the cruise lines we've traveled with, this is the best!

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25 Paul Gauguin Tips

Oct 07, 2016

Must do... everything except the excursions was included & that is such a plus!!

Jul 03, 2013

Don't be afraid to book a lower category room . Size is all the same Unless you want a suite.

Aug 12, 2015

Make sure you are on the first tender to the private motu at Taha'a to make sure you get a chaise lounge int he front row and have the full day to enjoy the island!

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