Society Islands & Tuamotus Cruise
|8||Taha’a (Motu Mahana)|
|M/S Paul Gauguin|
The flagship vessel for Paul Gauguin Cruises, MS Paul Gauguin is a small luxury ship which caters to no more than 332 guests. She was purpose-built for cruising the South Pacific and as such, is widely regarded as the most illustrious ship in the region.
MS Paul Gauguin offers a relaxed onboard atmosphere and is perfectly suited to couples and solo travellers who are seeking out-of-the-ordinary adventures in one of the world’s most exotic destinations.
Accommodation on MS Paul Gauguin
The accommodation onboard MS Paul Gauguin is comprised of five stateroom categories and four types of suite. Apart from the two lowest stateroom categories - the Porthole Stateroom and the E Window Stateroom - all of the accommodation options boast a private balcony for great views of the passing scenery.
There is one stateroom onboard that is accessible by wheelchair.
Regardless of the accommodation category you choose, all feature queen sized bed (can be converted into a twin), private bathroom, DVD/TV player, personal safe, refrigerator, climate control and complimentary robes and slippers.
Dining on MS Paul Gauguin
The ship’s main dining room, L’Etolie, is open for evening meals between 18:30 and 21:00 and offers a combination of international and regionally influenced dishes. Meals in L’Etolie are served course-by-course at your table and it’s open-seating policy compliments the relaxed onboard atmosphere.
For breakfast and lunch, Le Grill offers a mouth-watering selection of buffet options. During breakfast, you can expect all the classic choices (cereals, toasts, eggs etc), while lunchtime offers a choice of internally-themed cold and hot dishes. You can also choose to dine at Le Grill during the evening, where you can enjoy table-service and a variety of Pacific specialities.
The ship’s third restaurant, La Veranda, is similar to Le Grill and therefore represents an alternative venue for lunch and breakfast, while in the evening it transforms into French fine dining restaurant should you wish to try something completely different during your cruise.
MS Paul Gauguin Entertainment & Facilities
In terms of onboard entertainment, MS Paul Gauguin really shines when it comes to water-sports. The ship’s shallow draft allows it to anchor easily in places other ships can’t reach and it’s retractable marina platform offers perfect access to the crystal waters. The ship carries a variety of water-sports apparatus so windsurfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, scuba and snorkelling can occur almost daily.
For those in search of something a little more relaxing, every cruise on MS Paul Gauguin is accompanied by a team of expert lectures and guest speakers who will provide insight into the region’s history and culture as the cruise visits each port of call.
With so much to enjoy onboard and ashore, the evening entertainment onboard MS Paul Gauguin is quite low key. While performances from local Polynesian performers do take place throughout the voyage, guests are mostly encouraged to socialise with each other in one of the ship’s lounges or bars. The ship’s main evening meeting places are La Palette, the Grand Salon and the Piano Bar. All offer a pleasing choice of beverages, and occasionally, live music.
Facilities on MS Paul Gauguin include:
For further information regarding cruising on the MS Paul Gauguin or receive a great quote for a future sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please choose from the itineraries below and make an online enquiry for your preferred Paul Gauguin cruise.