The Paul Gauguin and the Tere Moana offers the guest an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxury accommodation, gourmet dining, and extraordinary all-inclusive value.


Discover Paradise in the South Pacific aboard the All Inclusive 5 Star Paul Gauguin

The Paul Gauguin is a lovely little liner which navigates the coral-filled, shallow waters of French Polynesia. The ship is based year-round in Tahiti and offers informal and relaxing voyages of between 7 and 15 nights. The Paul Gauguin normally carries around 300 guests and 200 crew.

Facilities and Exotic destination_blogs – All sailings cruise around the Society Islands and Tahiti, with selected voyages additionally calling at the Marquesas, Tonga, and the Cook Islands. Enjoy a treatment at their award-winning luxury spa as the ship sails around the islands. There is a variety of cabin sizes, from outside rooms with porthole or window, veranda staterooms with 56 sq ft balcony, and suites with large marble bathrooms and tubs. Entertainment is low-key, with a singer/pianist before dinner in L’Etoile, Le Grill or La Veranda; local entertainment and dance music from the ship’s band are on offer in the Grand Salon. There is a resident troup of Polynesian performers, while La Palette at the top of the ship is transformed into a nightclub for younger couples. This cruise is suitable both for older and younger guests and is popular with honeymooners for obvious reasons.

Dining Options – With three relaxed, high standard dining options, guests may dine when and with whom they wish. The three different venues are: the Paris-style L’Etoile serving International and a la carte cuisine, La Veranda, open for indoor/outdoor breakfast and lunch turning into a reservation only French Bistro for dinner, and finally Le Grill which offers casual al fresco poolside dining for breakfast and lunch and South Pacific-inspired cuisine for dinner.

Water sports Marina – The ship was specifically built for this area and is therefore able to navigate lagoons and other areas that larger ships cannot access. Water sports are a highlight of the Paul Gauguin experience. A retractable onboard Water Sports Marina brings you down to sea level, where you can hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, water-ski or travel by Zodiac for optional diving adventures – or you may simply wish to swim and enjoy the beautiful clear waters. PG is the only luxury ship in that area that is able to offer PADI certification onboard – classes are at all levels including novice divers.

The Paul Gauguin is 19,200 tons carrying 298 guests and 215 crew.

Enjoy Luxury and pay less – Sailing on the Paul Gauguin you see more and pay a lot less if you were to compare what it costs to visit many of these islands by air and staying at luxury hotels..

These cruises can successfully be combined with holidays to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego or part of a Round The World Itinerary – ask for more details.

A ‘new’ luxury cruiser, the M/V Tere Moana

A ‘new’ luxury cruiser, the M/V Tere Moana was recently acquired by Paul Gauguin Cruises and after a multimillion refit entered service in December 2012. It offers guests a luxurious chic and stylish experience.  The vessel has received a complete new interior, the staterooms receiving luxurious bedding and state of the art gadgets. There are two dining areas; L’Etoile offering tempting specialities including creations by Jean-Pierre Vigato and Le Veranda serves delicious breakfasts and lunch dishes along with indoor and outdoor gourmet dining in an evening. In Le Salon you can enjoy informative lectures at set times and in an evening enjoy cocktails entertained by live piano music. The Deep Nature Spa by Algothem offers signature spa treatments and a fitness centre with the latest equipment is provided. At selected ports, the ships water sports marina offers kayaking and paddle boarding.

Like the The Gauguin, the Moana offers an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxury accommodation, gourmet dining, and extraordinary all-inclusive value.

The Moana specilaises in European, Caribbean, and Latin America destination_blogs, with an emphasis of offering unique itineraries larger ships cannot offer.

The Tere Moana is 3,504 tons carrying 90 guests and 54 crew.

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