Discover the unparalleled beauty of French Polynesia aboard Ponant Cruises’ Le Paul Gauguin.

When it comes to French Polynesia cruises, few ships compare to Le Paul Gauguin. For over 20 years, the 330-guest luxury vessel has been a fixture in the region, delighting discerning travellers looking for the most authentic Polynesian experience.

The ship is specifically designed for French Polynesia’s waters, with its shallow draft allowing access to lagoons and isolated islands larger vessels cannot reach. This, coupled with the friendly onboard atmosphere, makes Le Paul Gauguin the perfect choice if you’re looking to explore the unspoiled waters of the South Pacific in unparalleled comfort and style.

Accommodation – Staterooms & Suites

Le Paul Gauguin’s accommodations are sanctuaries of calm and luxury, each thoughtfully designed to provide an oasis of comfort after a day of exploration.

Staterooms: Elegantly appointed with ocean views, these staterooms offer queen-size beds, spacious seating areas, and marble-appointed bathrooms. Enhanced with state-of-the-art technology and luxurious amenities, a retreat at sea awaits.

Suites: For those seeking extra space and luxury, the suites deliver expansive layouts, separate living areas, and private balconies. Butler service in select suites adds an extra layer of personalised attention, ensuring every need is seamlessly met.

Dining & Restaurants

Culinary excellence is a hallmark of the Ponant Cruises experience, and Le Paul Gauguin continues this fine tradition. The dining venues are curated to offer a palette of flavours worldwide, each providing a unique atmosphere.

L’Etoile: The main dining room offers elegant French cuisine in an exquisite, fine dining atmosphere.

La Veranda: Enjoy breathtaking views and al fresco dining with a menu that changes daily, showcasing the finest international and regional specialities.

Le Grill: Perfect for a casual dining experience, Le Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and themed dinners emphasising relaxed, outdoor dining.

Entertainment and Facilities


By day, Le Paul Gauguin becomes a gateway to adventure and relaxation. Indulge in spa treatments that rejuvenate body and soul, attend enlightening lectures that expand horizons, or explore the ocean’s wonders with onboard water sports facilities. The excursion programme is one of the best offered by any ship in French Polynesia, with highlights including private beach getaways, four-wheel drive safaris and sightseeing trips by canoe.


As the sun sets, Le Paul Gauguin transforms into a vibrant entertainment hub. Enjoy performances in the Grand Salon, try your luck at the casino, or unwind with a cocktail under the stars. With live music, dance shows, and themed nights, every evening offers a new opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

Book your Le Paul Gauguin cruise today.

To learn more about Le Paul Gauguin or to receive a quotation for an upcoming river cruise, please call 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please submit an online enquiry for your preferred cruise.

Additional Information

Owner’s Suite – Deck 7 – [OS]

The Owner’s Suite on Le Paul Gauguin combines luxury and comfort, featuring a spacious layout with a separate bedroom, living area, and a private balcony offering ocean views. Guests enjoy priority dining and butler service, ensuring a personalised and hassle-free experience.

Grand Suite GS – Deck 8 – [GS]

The Grand Suite on Le Paul Gauguin offers expansive space with a separate living area, bedroom, and a private balcony for stunning sea views. It includes priority service amenities and direct access to onboard facilities, providing luxury and convenience.

Porthole Stateroom F – Deck 3 – [8]

The Porthole Stateroom on Le Paul Gauguin offers a cosy retreat with ocean views through classic portholes. It features comfortable bedding, a well-appointed bathroom, and essential amenities for a comfortable stay, perfect for travellers seeking value and intimacy.

Window Stateroom E – Deck 4 – [7]

The Window Stateroom on Le Paul Gauguin provides a bright, airy space with a large window for natural light and ocean views. It includes all the essentials for comfort, such as a queen-size bed, a private bathroom, and ample storage, ideal for those wanting to enjoy the scenery in a comfortable setting.


Balcony Stateroom S – Deck 6 – [6]

The Balcony Stateroom on Le Paul Gauguin features a private balcony for outdoor enjoyment of the sea views. Inside, guests find a comfortable queen-size bed, a seating area, and a private bathroom, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a blend of indoor comfort and outdoor accessibility.


Balcony Suite – [4]

The Balcony Suite on Le Paul Gauguin offers spacious luxury with a separate living area and bedroom, leading to a private balcony with ocean views. Enhanced with priority services and upscale amenities, it’s designed for travellers looking for an elevated experience of comfort and exclusivity.


Veranda Stateroom B – Deck 7 and 8 – [2]

The Veranda Stateroom on Le Paul Gauguin features a private veranda where guests can enjoy outdoor relaxation and views. This stateroom includes a comfortable seating area, queen-size bed, and well-equipped bathroom, catering to those who appreciate the luxury of private outdoor space alongside cosy indoor amenities.




Veranda Suite A – Deck 7 – [1]

The Veranda Suite on Le Paul Gauguin boasts a spacious layout with a living area, separate bedroom, and a private veranda offering sweeping sea views. This suite provides enhanced comfort, privacy, and exclusive services, perfect for guests seeking a more luxurious and expansive accommodation option.


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