Tahiti and French Polynesia are a dream. It’s no secret - these beautiful isles are known all over the globe as the ideal destination for a honeymoon or romantic holiday, thanks to the incredible tropical beauty they offer. Combine that with a luxury cruise line like Paul Gauguin Cruises, and you have the getaway of a lifetime.
Currently, Paul Gauguin operates just one ship, custom built to sail the waters of French Polynesia. The ms Paul Gauguin is a small ship carrying 332 passengers and 215 crew, and makes an extremely comfortable home base from which to explore the islands.
A PG cruise takes care of all the little details, so you won’t have to worry about paying more than your cruise fare. It starts right from the beginning, with transfers from the airport, continuing on to encompass all meals in all venues, drinks at the bars and in your minibar, room service, watersports from the ship’s retractable marina, and shipboard entertainment.
With a high ratio of staff to passengers, Paul Gauguin can provide excellent and personalized service. The warm Polynesian welcome is obvious from the moment you step onboard, and the staff has an attention to detail which lifts a cruise to the next level of luxury.
The line also employs people who know a lot about the islands that they cruise to, so crew members can answer all kinds of questions about the destinations.
All food on the ms Paul Gauguin is delicious - and there are several options for places to eat as well as complimentary room service, so you need never go hungry. The main dining room is called l’Etoile, and is beautifully fitted out for a fabulous dining experience. The gourmet dishes are paired with fine wines. For a more casual meal, there’s Le Grill by the pool and La Veranda, both of which turn into reservation-only restaurants in the evening serving up Polynesian and French specialties respectively.
One highlight of a Paul Gauguin cruise is the watersports marina. A platform folds down from the back of the ship to provide access to the water and launch kayaks, windsurfers and paddle boards for guests to use. The line also provides snorkel gear, and cruisers can even take a PADI scuba certification course during their cruise.
Onboard, there is a troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers who dance, sing, provide demonstrations of local handicrafts and generally bring the spirit of Polynesia to the passengers. Le Grand Salon theatre venue hosts them plus live music and broadway-style shows, and the bars and casino make it easy to while away a quiet evening. Of course, during the day the pool and nearby bar are where it’s all happening - along with the gym and spa!
If this all has you convinced that a fabulous Tahiti cruise should be on your bucket list (or “book it” list), take a look at our Paul Gauguin cruise deals and start dreaming of Bora Bora!