Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Review and Specifications

Specifications of Paul Gauguin

Year built1997  /  Age : 21
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Building costUSD 150 million
OwnerPaul Gauguin Shipping Ltd
OperatorPaul Gauguin Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)153 m / 502 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage19170 gt
Passengers320 - 352
Crew199
Passengers-to-space ratio54
Decks9
Cabins160
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2012
Christened byCarole Poylo

Current itinerary of Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin current cruise is 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus (New). Prices start from USD 6045 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2018 and ends on 28 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
19 Sep      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
20 Sep     Vairao, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
21 Sep     Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
22 Sep - 23 Sep     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
24 Sep     Rangiroa Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
25 Sep     Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia   
27 Sep     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
28 Sep     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
28 Sep      Arriving in Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   

Review of Paul Gauguin

MS Paul Gauguin cruise ship today is operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises. In 1997 this ship was completed under Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, that in 2006 became RSSC (Regent Seven Seas Cruises). In 2009, the Gauguin ship was acquired by the Pacific Beachcomber (French Polynesia luxury hotels and resorts operator). The ship was last rfurbished in 2012 for US$7 million.

History - construction and ownership

The 19,170-ton, 332-passenger cruise ship ms Paul Gauguin is a top luxury Tahiti cruise ship sailing in the French Polynesia region the whole year-round. In 2012, the vessel was rated one of world's "top 10 best small cruise ships".

MS Paul Gauguin cruise ship

The liner was specifically designed for navigation in the shallow seas of French Polynesia. Boat's low draft allows visiting small seaports. Onboard experience is marked by informal and relaxing environment, 5-star hotel amenities, premium service and luxury. The ship offers the longest continually and highest-rated luxury Tahiti cruise deals. Crew-to-Guest ratio is 1-to-1,5 (among industry's highest). Space-to-Guest ratio is 58 to 1 - again among the highest on ships serving the North American market.

The Paul Gauguin ship was launched in 1997 for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC). The vessel was christened on December 19, 1997. The granddaughter of the painter (Maria Gauguin) attended the naming ceremony, which took place in Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida. Godmother of this ultra-luxury liner is the wife of Francois-Xavier Poylo (vessel's architect) - Mrs Carole Poylo.

PG Cruises deals are inclusive of gratuities, soft beverages and alcohol (select fine wines, premium spirits). Wi-Fi hotspots are available throughout, Internet access at an additional charge. Entertainment features both classic French and traditional Polynesia song and musical performances.

Cruise itinerary program

Paul Gauguin itinerary program is based on South Pacific (French Polynesia and Tahiti) cruises on round-trips from Papeete (Tahiti Island, Society Islands), Tahiti. The itineraries are operated the whole year-round.

  • 7-night "Tahiti and Society Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), Tahaa Island (Society), Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation)
  • 10-night "Society Islands and Tuamotus Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Rangiroa Atoll (Tuamotus), Fakarava Atoll (Tuamotus), sea day, Tahaa Island (Society), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation)
  • 11-night "Cook Islands and Society Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), sea day, Aitutaki Island (Cook Islands), Rarotonga Island (Cook Islands), sea day, Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Tahaa Island (Society), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation)

For season 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises itinerary program was upgraded with the following itineraries, themed as:

  • 14-night "Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands"
  • 11-night "Cook Islands and Society Islands"
  • 10-night "Society Islands and Tuamotus"
  • 7-night "Tahiti and Society Islands"

Most voyages include International Date Line cruising and visiting Tonga and Fiji. Fares started from around USD 590 per person per day (double-occupancy rates) with included roundtrip USA airfare (from Los Angeles). On all itineraries, passengers receive complimentary access to company's two private properties:

  • Motu Mahana Island (PG Cruises' private island located off Tahaa Island's coast) where are offered complimentary watersports, traditional activities, barbecue parties, cocktails from floating bars).
  • Company's second property is a private beach on Bora Bora Island where as activities are offered snorkeling, paddleboarding, bar service.

Cabins

With passenger capacity only 332, the ship Paul Gauguin provides 1 to 1.5 crew-to-guest ratio. All staterooms and suites are oceanview and with Queen-size bed. Nearly 70% of all cabins are balconied. Cabin grades are 9. Of all the 160 cabins, 9 are Suites and 80 are Balcony.

Staterooms as sizes range from 200 to 590 ft2 (including the step-out balconies).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The ship features two elegant restaurants and a pool-side grill. Special dietetic menus and vegetarian selections are available upon request. Complimentary beverages (also wine and premium liquor), 24-hour room service and in-room dining are also provided.

MS Paul Gauguin cruise ship

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Paul Gauguin onboard gratuities are all included in the fares. An additional option to choose is the possibility to go on unforgettable shore excursions. Guests can snorkel and scuba dive directly from the cruise ship. Try the watersports marina, pamper at the extensive spa and experience all luxurious attributes. The Polynesian flair fills the atmosphere aboard with informality. The staff and entertainers are local Tahitians who add unique personality to every Tahiti cruise. Interesting onboard dive and lecture programs are held each day of the voyage.

Watersports activities are offered complimentary in each of the itinerary's ports of call. The ship has an aft-located retractable marina platform serving company's watersports programming. Snorkeling gear is provided complimentary to all passengers.

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  • Dining Rooms: L’Etoile (open seating, a la carte).
  • Restaurants and food bars: La Veranda (buffet-style breakfast and lunch, lunch is also a la carte; al fresco option), Le Grill.
  • Lounges & Bars: Le Grand Salon, Piano Bar, La Palette Lounge (live piano performances), Casino Bar, Bar du Soleil, Captain's Reception Lounge, Internet Cafe, Fare Tahiti Gallery.
  • Deep Nature Spa (Algotherma), Fitness Center, Sun Deck, Promenade Deck, jacuzzi, pool, La Boutique, Travel and Dive Desks, Laundry and dry cleaning services.

French Polynesia cruise itineraries

Follows the list of all Paul Gauguin itineraries as themed destinetions and ports of call. All itineraries are round-trips from Papeete (Tahiti Island, Society Islands).

  • 7-night "Tahiti and Society Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), Tahaa Island (Society), Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation)
  • 10-night "Society Islands and Tuamotus Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Rangiroa Atoll (Tuamotus), Fakarava Atoll (Tuamotus), sea day, Tahaa Island (Society), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation)
  • 11-night "Cook Islands and Society Islands" - Huahine Island (Society), sea day, Aitutaki Island (Cook Islands), Rarotonga Island (Cook Islands), sea day, Bora Bora Island (Society, overnight), Tahaa Island (Society), Moorea Island (Society, overnight), Papeete Tahiti (overnight before debarkation).

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Paul Gauguin Itineraries

The below listed Paul Gauguin cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 26 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6345
2018 Jun 23 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete
2018 Jul 07 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete
2018 Jul 18 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete
2018 Aug 11 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete
2018 Aug 25 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5845
2018 Sep 01 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5845
2018 Sep 08 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6345
2018 Sep 19 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus (New) Papeete$6045
2018 Sep 29 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5695
2018 Oct 06 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5695
2018 Oct 13 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5695
2018 Oct 20 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete$7645
2018 Nov 03 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$4595
2018 Nov 10 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4595
2018 Nov 17 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6145
2018 Nov 28 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$5245
2018 Dec 08 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$3995
2018 Dec 15 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$3995
2018 Dec 22 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5845
2018 Dec 29 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5845
2019 Jan 05 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4145
2019 Jan 12 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4945
2019 Jan 19 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4145
2019 Jan 26 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete$7395
2019 Feb 09 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5645
2019 Feb 16 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4645
2019 Feb 23 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5645
2019 Mar 02 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4645
2019 Mar 09 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6395
2019 Mar 20 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6195
2019 Mar 30 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4895
2019 Apr 06 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5945
2019 Apr 13 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete$7795
2019 Apr 27 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4895
2019 May 04 13 days, round-trip Bare Necessities South Pacific Escape Papeete
2019 May 18 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5945
2019 May 25 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5945
2019 Jun 01 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5945
2019 Jun 08 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5945
2019 Jun 15 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6595
2019 Jul 10 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6395
2019 Jul 20 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6095
2019 Jul 27 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$6095
2019 Aug 03 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6595
2019 Aug 14 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6395
2019 Aug 31 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$6095
2019 Sep 07 14 days, one-way from Papeete to Lautoka Papeete$7195
2019 Sep 21 10 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka$7045
2019 Oct 02 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6395
2019 Oct 12 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5645
2019 Oct 19 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$5645
2019 Oct 26 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5645
2019 Nov 02 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6395
2019 Nov 13 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6195
2019 Nov 23 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete$7795
2019 Dec 07 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$4295
2019 Dec 14 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete$4295
2019 Dec 21 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6095
2019 Dec 28 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6095
2020 Jan 04 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$5095
2020 Jan 11 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5095
2020 Jan 29 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6495
2020 Feb 08 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$5795
2020 Feb 15 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5795
2020 Feb 22 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5795
2020 Feb 29 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$5795
2020 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6695
2020 Mar 28 14 days, one-way from Papeete to Lautoka Papeete$7895
2020 Apr 11 15 days, one-way from Lautoka to Benoa Lautoka$7945
2020 Jun 06 10 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka$7795
2020 Jun 17 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6695
2020 Jun 27 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$6245
2020 Jul 04 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6245
2020 Jul 11 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6245
2020 Jul 18 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6895
2020 Jul 29 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6695
2020 Aug 08 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6395
2020 Aug 15 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$6395
2020 Aug 22 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$6395
2020 Aug 29 13 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete$8145
2020 Sep 12 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6245
2020 Sep 19 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6245
2020 Sep 26 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$6245
2020 Oct 03 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6895
2020 Oct 14 9 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete$6695
2020 Oct 24 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$5795
2020 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$5795
2020 Dec 19 6 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete$6395
2020 Dec 26 6 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete$6395
2021 Jan 18 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete$6695