A cruise on the M/S Paul Gauguin is a very special experience, and an ideal way to discover The Islands of Tahiti. Offering a first-class cruise in the waters of French Polynesia, the M/S Paul Gauguin takes you to the Tuamotu Islands, Marquesas Islands and visits each of the Society Islands.

The M/S Paul Gauguin is named after the world famous artist who spent the last few years of his life in the Marquesas Islands. Paul Gauguin fell in love with French Polynesia and the beautiful scenery, and people of the Marquesas Islands were the inspiration for many of his paintings. Considered rather bold in his day, these masterpieces are now some of the most valuable works of art in the world. A cruise on the M/S Paul Gauguin is a fitting way to visit the Marquesas Islands, especially Hiva Oa where the artist spent the last days of his life. There is a cultural center on the island, dedicated to his life and works, and you can visit Gauguin’s grave in the small, picturesque cemetery in the main village of Atuona.

An exceptional cruise in The Islands of Tahiti

Cruising is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to visit The Islands of Tahiti. Each morning you wake up to a new horizon, and each evening you watch the glorious sunset over a different island paradise. The M/S Paul Gauguin was designed specially for crusing in the South Pacific, and particularly in some of the shallower lagoons. It can therefore visit many interesting and unusual ports of call that are inaccessible to bigger cruise ships. Spacious, luxurious cabins, excellent cuisine and first-class service, make cruising on the M/S Paul Gauguin a truly five star experience.

The crew of the M/S Paul Gauguin is mostly Tahitian and this adds to the authenticity of the experience. They’ll be delighted to tell you much about the history and culture of the islands you visit. During the cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to try a wide choice of activities, including excursions to the best beaches, snorkeling spots, and cultural sites. You’ll also be able to visit the interior of the islands, to explore the luxuriant countryside and discover the fascinating archeological remains of the ancient mā’ohi civilization. In Bora Bora Island, you can enjoy a cocktail on the main deck, as you admire the sun setting over the world’s most beautiful lagoon.

A choice of itineraries

There is a choice of 7 or 14 night cruises on the M/S Paul Gauguin. The ship visits the Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands and Marquesas Islands, and depending on the itinerary you choose, it stops in Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha’a or Hiva Oa and Rangiroa.

Setting sail from Papeete-Tahiti, the M/S Paul Gauguin cruises to the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and Tuamotu Islands. The different itineraries feature the main tourist islands in each archipelago, including Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Hiva Oa and Rangiroa. The price of the cruise depends on the number of nights, the itinerary and the choice of pre-paid activities. A cruise on the M/S Paul Gauguin is an unforgettable experience and a luxurious way to travel to the heart of The Islands of Tahiti.


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