Paul Gauguin

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Specifications of Paul Gauguin

Year built1997  /  Age : 22
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 / position of Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus. Prices start from USD 6395 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Jul, 2019 and ends on 20 Jul, 2019.

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Review of Paul Gauguin

MS Paul Gauguin cruise ship is currently owned and operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises (aka "PG Cruises"). In 1997, the vessel entered service for 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 the last refurbished in 2012 for USD 7 million.

History - construction and ownership

The 332-passenger cruise ship Paul Gauguin is a top-luxury Tahiti-based liner operating year-round in French Polynesia. 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. The onboard experience is marked by the 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 the industry's highest). Space-to-Guest ratio is 58 to 1 - again among the highest on ships serving the North American market.

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.

French Polynesia cruise itinerary program

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

  • 7-day "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-day "The 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-day "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)

In July 2018, PG Cruises made an inaugural port visit in Vairao (Tahiti). In 2018, Papeete cruise port started offering new fly-cruise package via a partnership with two airlines - United (USA Chicago-based) and French Bee (France Paris-based).

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

  • 14-day "Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands"
  • 11-day "Cook Islands and the Society Islands"
  • 10-day "Society Islands and Tuamotus"
  • 7-day "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 the 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 whereas activities are offered snorkelling, paddleboarding, bar service.

Cabins

With a passenger capacity of 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 Balcony. 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.

  • 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.

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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. Snorkelling gear is provided complimentary to all passengers.

MS Paul Gauguin Lounges & Bars include 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. Other facilities include Deep Nature Spa (Algotherma), Fitness Center, Sun Deck, Promenade Deck, jacuzzi, pool, La Boutique, Travel and Dive Desks, Laundry and dry cleaning services.

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The cruise ship was launched in 1997 for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) and 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 the ultra-luxury liner is the wife of Francois-Xavier Poylo (vessel's architect) - Mrs Carole Poylo.

Paul Gauguin Cruises 2020 schedule features 3 unique (unusual) itineraries.

16-day "Fiji to Bali" (itinerary April 11-27) from Lautoka to Benoa - prices from USD 7950

Date / TimePort
11 Apr 16:00      Departing from Lautoka, Fiji   
13 Apr 12:00 - 17:00     Champagne Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu   
15 Apr 11:00 - 17:00     Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands   
17 Apr 08:00 - 12:00     Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea   
18 Apr 07:00 - 19:00     Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea   
20 Apr 08:00 - 12:00     Thursday Island, Queensland Australia   
23 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Dili, East Timor   
25 Apr 08:00 - 15:00     Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia   
27 Apr      Arriving in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia   

13-day "Fiji, Tonga, Cook and Society Islands" (itinerary March 23 - April 11) from Papeete to Lautoka - prices from USD 7900 

Date / TimePort
28 Mar 23:55      Departing from Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia   
29 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
30 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Tahaa Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
31 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia   
02 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands   
06 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Vava'u, Neiafu, Tonga   
08 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island   
09 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Suva, Fiji   
10 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Beqa Island, Fiji   
11 Apr 05:30      Arriving in Lautoka, Fiji   

New itineraries (introduced in 2018 November) were:

7-day "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-day "The 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-day "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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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
2019 Jul 10 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6395
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6095
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete $6095
2019 Aug 03 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6595
2019 Aug 14 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6395
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Olivia Tahitian Paradise Papeete
2019 Aug 31 7 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 11 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka $7045
2019 Oct 02 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6395
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5645
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete $5645
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5645
2019 Nov 02 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6395
2019 Nov 13 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6195
2019 Nov 23 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $7795
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $4295
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti (New) Papeete $4295
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $4995
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6095
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5095
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5095
2020 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6495
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5795
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5795
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5795
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5795
2020 Mar 07 11 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 16 days, one-way from Lautoka to Benoa Lautoka $7945
2020 Jun 06 11 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka $7795
2020 Jun 17 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6695
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6245
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6245
2020 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6245
2020 Jul 18 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6895
2020 Jul 29 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6695
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6395
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6395
2020 Aug 29 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $8145
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6245
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6245
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6245
2020 Oct 03 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6895
2020 Oct 14 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6695
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5795
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5795
2020 Nov 11 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6495
2020 Nov 21 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $7745
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6395
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6395
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $4645
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $4645
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $4645
2021 Jan 18 10 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6695
2021 Feb 03 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6795
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5245
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5245
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $5245
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $5245
2021 Mar 13 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $8045
2021 Mar 27 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $6995
2021 Apr 07 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6795
2021 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6045
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6045
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 May 22 14 days, one-way from Papeete to Lautoka Papeete $8295
2021 Jun 05 11 days, one-way from Lautoka to Papeete Lautoka $8145
2021 Jun 16 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6995
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645
2021 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6645
2021 Jul 17 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $7245
2021 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6995
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6645
2021 Aug 28 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $8545
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6045
2021 Sep 25 11 days, round-trip Cook Islands & Society Islands Papeete $7245
2021 Oct 06 10 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tuamotus Papeete $6995
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $6045
2021 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6045
2021 Nov 20 14 days, round-trip Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Papeete $8045
2021 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Society Islands & Tahiti Iti Papeete $4645
2021 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645
2021 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Tahiti & the Society Islands Papeete $6645

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