Introduction

Designed specifically to sail the shallow waters of Tahiti, Fiji, and the South Pacific, MS Paul Gauguin visits small ports that larger vessels can't reach. Onboard, guests can look forwards to an informal, relaxing environment, reflective of the islands visited, without ever having to compromise on service. All suites come with Butler service, and all staterooms are comfortable, spacious, and luxurious. Even though she is one of the smaller ships currently at sea, it may come as a surprise as to how much she offers onboard. Guests will find a choice of three open-seating dining venues, an extensive spa, and even an onboard water sports marina. The Tahitian islands play a major part of the ship's identity, as she is staffed primarily with local islanders, who serve as entertainers, storytellers, and cruise staff, adding a level of Polynesian flair, and the unique personality of Tahiti to each and every voyage.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Luxury
  • Decks7
  • Cabins166
  • Size Small
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins1
  • Crew Members217
  • Refurbished2012
  • CurrencyUSD
Unique Features

All-Inclusive Fares
Onboard a MS Paul Gauguin voyage, guests will be treated to an all-inclusive experience. This includes: spacious accommodations with ocean views, all meals onboard and complimentary room service. It also includes complimentary beverages - including select wines and spirits, drinks bottled water, and hot drinks served throughout the ship, all onboard entertainment, water sports, and an in-cabin refrigerator which is replenished daily with beer, soft drinks and bottled water.

Disabled Facilities

There is one stateroom onboard that is wheelchair accessible. This stateroom features wide doorways to accommodate a wheelchair, a walk or roll-in shower, stall, and a greater distance between the bed and vanity. There are also a select number of staterooms in other cabin categories that feature shower stalls for those who have trouble stepping into a bathtub. Shower stalls can be requested for additional assistance and the onboard infirmary can perform a select number of services.

All decks, with the exception of Deck 9 - the Sun Deck - and the Marina Deck, can be reached via an elevator and manoeuvred in a wheelchair. The same level of mobility is required to get back onboard the ship.

Passengers travelling in wheelchairs should be aware that almost all ports of call on the MS Paul Gauguin are tendered. Passengers will need to be able to climb down a flight of stairs and take a step into a tender to get to shore.

PLEASE NOTE: Paul Gauguin encourage those who require additional assistance to travel with someone who can help. If there are any specific requests, Paul Gauguin will do their best to accommodate in any way possible.

Guide dogs, or other service animals are welcome onboard as long as appropriate certification is provided to Paul Gauguin Cruises at least 30 days prior to the scheduled departure. Guests are responsible for making all arrangements for the entry of the service animal into any country visited by the ship.

Motorised scooters and wheelchairs are welcome onboard the ship. All wheelchairs, of any type, must be provided by the passenger, and Paul Gauguin Cruises need to be notified in advance. The size of the wheelchair should be taken in to consideration to be sure it will fit in the passenger's stateroom.

There is not an interpreter available onboard the MS Paul Gauguin. Given 3 months notice, Paul Gauguin can have a light and vibration system fitted in staterooms. A crew member can also be assigned to assist in case of emergencies.

Special Dietary Requirements

Paul Gauguin will attempt to meet any dietary requirements you might have. Contact your travel agent before your cruise and tell a member of the crew upon embarkation.

Dress Code

Onboard dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations it’s recommended to use the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.

For all voyages it’s advised to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye.

Deck Plans
Deck Three

  • Porthole Staterooms
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy

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Deck Four

  • Window Staterooms
  • Reception
  • Dive Desk
  • Office
  • Marina Access
  • Travel Desk

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Deck Five

  • L'Etoile Restaurant 
  • Internet Cafe
  • Piano Bar
  • Casino
  • Le Grand Salon

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Deck Six

  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Promenade
  • Fitness Centre
  • Deep Nature Spa
  • La Boutique
  • Fare Tahiti
  • La Veranda Restaurant

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Deck Seven

  • Owner's Suite
  • Veranda Suites
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Balcony Staterooms
  • Captain's Reception Lounge
  • Bridge

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Deck Eight

  • Grand Suite
  • Veranda Staterooms
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool
  • Le Grill
  • La Palette Lounge

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Deck Nine

  • Sun Deck
  • Bar Du Soleil

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Accomodation
Owner's Suite 701

Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or roll-aways. Butler service is included. The bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area. The Owner's Suite also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Owner's Suite 702

Owner's Suite 702 can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or roll-aways. Butler service is included with the Owner's Suite. The bathroom includes a full-size tub and a dressing area. Also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Grand Suite

There are two Grand Suites available: the Paul Gauguin Suite, and the Flora Tristan Suite. The Grand Suites can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or roll-aways. Butler service is included with the Grand Suite. The bathroom features a full-size tub. Also includes: an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Veranda Suite

There are four Veranda Suites available: Tahiti Suite, Pont Avent Suite, Atuona Suite, and the Arles Suite. A Veranda Suites can accommodate up to four guests by adding two berths with cribs or a sofa bed. Veranda Suites include Butler service. They also feature: a full-size bathtub, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

Veranda Stateroom

Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed. Veranda Staterooms include Butler service. They also feature: a full-size bathtub*, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

*Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

Balcony Staterooms

Balcony Staterooms ending in a 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (with the exception of Staterooms 7006 and 766). They also feature: a full-size bathtub*, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks.

*Stateroom 7006 features a very small bathroom with shower only. Staterooms 763-767 vary in size, and feature shower stall with no bathtub.

Window Stateroom

Featuring a picture window or porthole window, the staterooms ending in a 5, 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a love-seat convertible. They also feature: a full-size bathtub, an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks. 

Entertainment

Whether guests are looking to take in a traditional Polynesian show, or listen to some beautiful live music, or simply unwind with a drink, they should be able to do just that onboard. 

From the casino to afternoon tea, music lounge to simply lounging in the outside pool and taking in the sun, there are more ways to relax onboard than may be expected from a ship of this size.

Le Casino and Piano Bar

Every evening, except when prohibited by port regulations, guests can try their luck in the newly expanded Le Casino. Here, they can enjoy slot machines, blackjack, and stud poker. Or they can relax and unwind with a drink at the Piano Bar and take in some live entertainment.

Le Grand Salon

Guests can watch spectacular performances here, such as Polynesian shows which feature arts from the island in this main lounge onboard. Shows range from a cappella harmonies of himene songs, to complex line dances accompanied by drums, to more traditional entertainment offerings, such as live piano music, or performances by a rock band.

La Palette

This versatile lounge offers a chance for guests to unwind with a morning snack or even or afternoon tea. It's the perfect place to host a honeymoon or anniversary blessing ceremony, to enjoy a nightcap, or simply dance the night away.

La Boutique

Aboard your Paul Gauguin Cruises ship, convenient shopping is as close as La Boutique. Whether you’re looking for a toiletry essential or a memento of your cruise of a lifetime, you’ll find it here.

  • At La Boutique you can find:
  • Genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises logo apparel and accessories
  • Fashion apparel
  • Swimwear and beach attire
  • Gift items
  • Toiletries, including sunscreen, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, and more
  • Travel essentials, such as batteries
  • And more

The Gauguin also carries Polynesian specialties, such as Tahitian apparel, Tahitian vanilla products, Polynesian cookbooks, and local handcrafted arts and crafts.

Unique Tahitian Black Pearl Collections

Available aboard both ships, La Boutique’s extensive selection of Tahitian black pearl jewellery is designed by Kelly Hinerava Bailey and exclusive to Paul Gauguin Cruises. The island-vintage inspired Hinerava (literally, “Tahitian beauty”) collection is beautifully sophisticated yet casual enough for everyday wear, a look the artist calls “island chic.”

“Polynesian Night” aboard The Gauguin

Every sailing of The Gauguin features a festive “Polynesian Night,” in which guests are invited to dress in local attire as they enjoy special Polynesian-themed dining and entertainment. Be sure to visit La Boutique to make your selection from a wide array of authentic local attire and accessories.

On longer cruises (ten to 14 nights), a Fashion Show is a highlight of the evening entertainment. La Boutique is well stocked to help you make the most of this popular event.