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Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

Paul Gauguin Cruises is committed to providing an unequalled luxury cruise experience uniquely tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Our numerous World's Best awards demonstrate our dedication to guest satisfaction, excellence, quality and value.

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the m/s Paul Gauguin, the renowned, award-winning, 5-star-plus, luxury cruise ship built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Since its maiden voyage in 1998, the m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

With over 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country's largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to the m/s Paul Gauguin luxury cruise vessel, Pacific Beachcomber operates five award winning hotels. Sustainable development is the keynote of Pacific Beachcomber's projects, whose resorts are all Green Globe certified. Pacific Beachcomber is also currently developing a luxury eco-resort, The Brando, located on the actor's private island and slated to open in 2012.

M/V Tere Moana stars

In December 2012, a second luxury ship, The Moana, will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner. Scheduled to undergo a multifaceted renovation to be completed that month, The Moana will accommodate just 90 guests and will reflect the high standard of quality and service already established for the cruise line by the m/s Paul Gauguin.

The Moana specializes in European, Caribbean, and Latin American destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique itineraries that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. Spacious staterooms, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of two open-seating venues, and extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. There is simply no better way to experience Europe, the Caribbean, or Latin America than aboard this sleek and sophisticated, intimate ship.

M/V Tere Moana
 1st December 2012
330 feet
Total Crew:


Outdoor Pool and Pool Bar

Enjoy a refreshing dip in our onboard swimming pool, located under the sky on Deck 8 aboard The Gauguin or Deck 5 aboard The Moana. Or perhaps you’ll simply relax poolside in a deck chair, with a good book and a beverage from the Pool Bar. Aboard The Gauguin, you can also take advantage of our onboard SCUBA lessons. The Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification on board for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.
Watersports Marina

Watersports are a highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience. On The Gauguin, the watersports marina makes it convenient and easy for guests to make the most of their time on the water.


The food aboard our vessels may forever set the standard as the most sumptuous meals you ever tasted. We even cater to special requests, with delicious vegetarian and low-carb options available on request. And throughout your dining experience, our attentive staff will discreetly ensure that the dishes you select are what you want, that your complimentary wine is perfectly paired, and that you are surrounded with convivial company.


Casino and Piano Bar (m/s Paul Gauguin)

Every evening (except when prohibited by port regulations), you can try your luck in the newly expanded Le Casino, featuring slot machines, blackjack, and stud poker. Or relax with a drink at the Piano Bar, enjoying live entertainment.
View the Piano Bar aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin
Le Grand Salon (m/s Paul Gauguin)

Watch spectacular performances, such as an electrifying Polynesian show featuring the arts of the islands in the main lounge by our beloved troupe of entertainers, Les Gauguines. One night it might be the soaring a cappella harmonies of himene songs. Another show might feature a guest Polynesian troupe offering a thrilling performance of ote'a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums telling the ancestral legends of the Polynesian people. On other nights, you might marvel at the skill of a pianist … tap your foot to a rock band … or hum along to familiar tunes performed by a veteran of Broadway. Our selection of entertainment is sure to make every evening a pleasure!
View Le Grand Salon aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin
La Palette (m/s Paul Gauguin)

In this versatile lounge, you can enjoy a morning snack or afternoon tea, attend a honeymoon/anniversary blessing ceremony, or enjoy a nightcap and dance under the stars to the strains of live music.
View La Palette aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin
Le Salon (m/v Tere Moana)

Entertainment in Le Salon aboard The Moana includes live piano music to relax to after an exciting day of exploring.
View Le Salon aboard the m/v Tere Moana

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