The cruise line’s website states a very nice and accurate introduction: “Designed specifically to glide through the shallow seas of the South Pacific, The Gauguin is the flagship of Paul Gauguin Cruises and a small-ship cruiser’s dream. She delivers travelers to intimate ports inaccessible to larger cruise ships, all the while providing an onboard experience that is nothing short of luxurious. Guests aboard these luxury cruises enjoy spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, three dining venues, an extensive spa, and five-star service. Life onboard also reflects the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel, informal setting, and even a beloved troupe of Gauguines and Gauguins —local Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers, and storytellers.”
At only 332 guests, the Paul Gauguin is an outstanding example of Small Ship Cruises. You’ll also find that it is virtually all-inclusive with features such as round-trip Los Angeles airfare, transfers, complimentary onboard beverages, gratuities, to name just a few!
The ship and the onboard experience are both excellent, but then there’s the destination…TAHITI & POLYNESIA! These islands and their surrounding waters are nothing short of stunning. Even if you are not normally a ‘beach person’, the beauty and magic of this destination will almost assuredly captivate you. Most itineraries include the private stop at Motu Mahana, where you’ll be like Gilligan for a day, but in wonderful luxury, and a second private beach opportunity on a secluded, white sand beach in Bora Bora.
A very nice, short video is below, as well as some photos of the ship and the destination.
Their current promotional offer can be found <here>. Please contact Cruise Escapes for details!
Look for our next Small Ship Cruising post featuring Regent Seven Seas Cruises…..