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The m/s Paul Gauguin takes its name from the French painter who spent the last years of his life in Tahiti. The luxurious 332-guest vessel was specifically designed to cruise the South Pacific and sails these storied isles year-round.This intimate, luxury ship w as created to explore the irr esistible islands o f French Polynesia.
The ship’s informal ambience reflects the relaxed nature of the region. A much-loved troupe known as Les Gauguines — Tahitians who serve as entertainers — add a unique touch to life on board. Best of all, The Gauguin offers an all-inclusive experience, with airfare from Los Angeles, gratuities, 24-hour room service, bottled water, soft drinks, and select wines and spirits all included in the cruise fare.
Enjoy superior cuisine in three dining venues that range from elegant traditional to casual al fresco, all offering open seating. All suites and staterooms feature ocean views, and nearly 70 percent have private balconies. A crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.5 ensures the highest level of personal attention. The ship also features a retractable watersports marina from which you can kayak, windsurf, paddleboard or set out in the Zodiac® for an optional SCUBA diving excursion.
The exclusive treatment continues as guests enjoy a day on the cruise line’s private isle, Motu Mahana, a private beach in Bora Bora, as well as the option to indulge at Deep Nature Spa, a serene oasis showcasing Tahitian inspired treatments. Discover more of French Polynesia with engaging shows and enrichment lectures from onboard specialists as well as guest hosts. The Ambassadors of the Environment Program is also available on summer and holiday sailings. This program lets families choose from a selection of onboard activities and daily excursions that reveal the natural wonders and rich culture of Polynesia by land and sea.
Voyages of seven to 14 nights are available aboard The Gauguin. They encompass the Society Islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine and the private island of Motu Mahana, as well as select islands in the Tuamotus, Cook Islands and Marquesas archipelagos.