Explore the treasures of Polynesia in 2026 with PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises

The lagoons of the Society Islands, the atolls of the Tuamotus, the mystque of the Marquesas, the unspoilt tropical beauty of the Cook Islands... Enjoy an authentic travel experience with PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises, the specialist in French Polynesia. Discover exclusive itineraries, available all year round, departing from Papeete, Tahiti.

The South Pacific aboard Le Paul Gauguin

Le Paul Gauguin was designed to sail in the South Pacific archipelagos: her shallow draft enables close access to lagoons and remote islands. reduced draft allows the ship to get much closer to shallower lagoons and remote islands.

Totally renovated in 2019, she exudes a unique Polynesian atmosphere, thanks mainly to the Gauguines and Gauguins and their genenrous hospitality. On board and ashore, musicians and dancers showcase Polynesian culture, while the cuisine, service, and design of the 165 lagoon-view staterooms and suites are inspired by the island way of life.

The mana, the soul of Le Paul Gauguin

A true lover of Polynesia, Captain Michel Quioc talks about the travel philosophy aboard Le Paul Gauguin: the mana, the radiant energy of the South Pacific archipelagos and of their inhabitants.

Extend the dream

Before or after your cruise, immersive stays in the finest resorts in Papeete, Moorea or Bora Bora are suggested to further explore all the richness of these emblematic islands.

Itineraries, escapades, inspirations... The spellbinding islands of the South Pacific light up the new PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises 2026 brochure.


Services, life on board, activities... the PAUL GAUGUIN Cruises experience is regularly rewarded.

Best Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines
Awarded at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022
No. 2 in the Small Ships category
Awarded at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2021, 2022 and 2023
Finalist in the Cruise Line Under 500 Berths category
Awarded at the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 and 2022
Best French Polynesia Cruise Line
Awarded by AFAR magazine in 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2023