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MS Paul Gauguin

Designed specifically to cruise the shallow waters of the South Pacific islands, the MS Paul Gauguin perfectly embodies the famous Polynesian warmth and flair.

What we love

This much awarded little ship carries 332 fortunate guests. What we love is the way in which, after 16 years cruising year round in this part of the South Pacific, she has absorbed everything that is special about the islands into her very DNA, making her the perfect choice to holiday in the area.

Capacity 332 Guests
Crew 217 International Staff

The Polynesian paradise is permanent home to Paul Gauguin, allowing her to offer a better experience aboard and ashore than any other vessel visiting the area, in a laid back, warm and welcoming style.


  • All meals both indoors and al fresco in three restaurants
  • Select wines and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages
  • Shipboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • 24 hour room service
  • Watersports from the ship's marina
  • Motu Mahana, an exclusive, private retreat off the coast of Taha'a
  • Excellent on board entertainment, including the local Gauguines
Year built 1997
Last refurbished 2021
Tonnage 19,200 grt
Length 504 feet
Breadth 72 feet
Cruising speed 18 knots


MS Paul Gauguin - Le Grill restaurant
Le Grill
MS Paul Gauguin - La Veranda restaurant
La Veranda
MS Paul Gauguin - L'Etoile restaurant

Excellent menus to complement the islands are served in three restaurants, with al fresco options. In La Veranda and L’Etoile guests can sample signature dishes from the Michelin starred chef Jean Pierre Vigato.


Open for dinner only the main dining room serves five-star international cuisine à la carte, including contemporary cuisine, a 'Well Being" menu, vegetarian dishes, and local specialities with relaxed open seating.

La Veranda

Open for breakfast and lunch, buffet style or a la carte, and al fresco or indoors, this restaurant becomes an elegant, reservation-only dining venue for dinner, serving traditional French cuisine.

Le Grill

Perfect for a casual buffet breakfast or poolside lunch, this restaurant is also open for dinner featuring local and Pacific Rim-inspired flavours. A reservation is required for dinner.

Bars and lounges

Paul Gauguin - Bartender

Whether you are looking for entertainment or a place to meet old friends and new, a welcome awaits.

In Le Grand Salon you can watch spectacular performances featuring the arts of the islands and more, whilst La Palette has a laid back style with live music and access to the outdoors. The piano bar is great for night owls.

Rooms and suites

Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Owners Suite
Balcony Stateroom
Balcony Stateroom
Veranda Stateroom
Veranda Stateroom
Veranda Suite
Veranda Suite
Window Stateroom
Window Stateroom

The spacious accommodation, all with sea view and most with veranda or French balcony, provides a lovely haven in a true Polynesian style.

Owners Suite

Choose from two Owner's Suites, one of which features a bathtub, for additional space, verandah and added amenities (534 - 588 square feet) including butler service.

Grand Suite

With sweeping views over the bow, the spacious Grand Suites at 529 square feet give you plenty of extra space and the luxury of a butler to care for you.

Veranda Suite

Spacious veranda suites, 349-358 square feet, are comfortably welcoming, with butler service.

Veranda Stateroom

305 square feet of space including a veranda and butler service.

Balcony Stateroom

A lovely option with 239 square feet of space including a compact balcony perfect for testing the weather and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Window Stateroom

202 square feet gives you plenty of space, with lovely views from the picture windows (or portholes in the minimum grade).

All rooms and suites include
  • Minibar
  • Fresh fruits, replenished daily
  • Fresh flower arrangement upon embarkation
  • Queen-size bed
  • Luxury European linens, feather-down duvets,robes, and cotton slippers
  • Spacious bathroom with full-size tub (select staterooms shower only)
  • Desk/vanity area with hairdryer
  • Personal safe, umbrella
  • TV and CD/DVD player (DVD library on board)

Onboard experiences

MS Paul Gauguin - Kayaking

Great facilities on this lovely ship focus above all on the time spent ashore and in the turquoise waters.

Spend stimulating days ashore or on the water, then return to the ship for excellent evening entertainment, lectures (Jean Michel Cousteau is on board every year), and a hands on link with the islands through the lovely local team of Gauguins and Gauguines.

Tour, talks and more
  • Troupe of Tahitian hosts (the Gauguins and Gauguines)
  • Local handicrafts and culture
  • Polynesian artists
  • Optional PADI dive programme and certification
  • Watersports from the marina
  • Guest lecturers and naturalists
  • Musical entertainment and piano
  • Special youth programme at certain times of year

Onboard facilities

MS Paul Gauguin - Hot stone massage at the spa

Paul Gauguin is a little ship with lots going on, so there is lots of opportunity to be active, and above all to learn more about the life and culture of these lovely islands.

  • Spa and beauty services with a range of treatments
  • Watersports marina for complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding
  • Zodiacs for optional excursions
  • PADI dive programme and certification available
  • A day at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin's exclusive, private retreat off the coast of Taha'a
  • Access to an exclusive, private beach located on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Book and DVD library (open 24 hours a day)

Deck plans

See the deck plans

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP