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Paul Gauguin Cruises launches 2024 sailings in the Pacific

Paul Gauguin Cruises launches 2024 sailings in the Pacific

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Le Paul Gaugin, now one of Ponant’s luxury cruises

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Bask in the Polynesian sun on the pool deck.

French Polynesia sailings with Paul Gaugin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises launches sales for its 2024 small-ship cruises with 33 sailings to seven destinations, including two new itineraries. 

Le Paul Gauguin, which joined the PONANT family in September 2019, was designed to sail in Polynesian waters with a shallow draught allowing her to sail through shallow lagoons. In the heart of islands and the atolls of French Polynesia and its neighbouring archipelagos, the vessel comprising 165 staterooms and suites invites guests to discover the traditional way of life and customs of Polynesia and the South Pacific. 

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Paul Gaugin Cruises Bora bora lagoon

To enjoy the vistas to the fullest, many of the activities centre on water sports. The programme includes swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkelling, discovering local traditions and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites. Aboard, attentive service and fine cuisine take inspiration from the Polynesian lifestyle. Combining this with privileged moments such as a traditional Polynesian barbeque on private islet, Motu Mahana off the protected Taha’s Island, completes a voyage to this far-flung paradise. 

South Pacific Sailings with Le Paul Gaugin

Pearls of the Society Islands – NEW

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Built specifically to navigate the islands of French Polynesia, The Gauguin features a small size that allows her to manoeuvre from open ocean to shallow lagoon as nimbly as a yacht.

Departing from Papeete, this exceptional voyage sets out to discover the wealth of nature’s treasures and thousand-year-old Polynesian traditions of the Society Islands. The m/s Paul Gauguin will sail to the mysterious Huahine, a garden of Eden with isolated coves. Cradle of Polynesian culture, Raiatea will unveil its many treasures, from Nature at her most enchanting and historic marvels. Next will come the motu Mahana, a sparkling gem in the Taha’a lagoon teeming with colourful fish, Bora Bora, and finally Moorea. An intriguing escape from the everyday awaits to experience bewitching scenery and a rich marine diversity. 

From Papeete to Papeete – 8 days, 7 nights

5 departures between 17 February and 17 August 2024

From AUD 4,200 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Marquesas in depth, Tuamotus and Society Islands – NEW

Tahiti Landscape
Tahiti Landscape

Between paradise islands and atolls fringed by shimmering lagoons of crystal-clear water, the m/s Paul Gauguin will venture into the heart of the Tuamotus archipelago. This will be an opportunity to explore the wonders of the seabed around the Fakarava atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and dive into the history and culture of Polynesia, particularly the ancestral craftsmanship. The beautiful islands of the Marquesas follow, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, then Bora Bora, motu Mahana and Tahiti. 

From Papeete to Papeete – 15 days, 14 nights

5 departures between 8 June and 14 September 2024

From AUD 10,350 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Tahiti & the Society Islands

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Aitutaki Paul Gaugin

This unforgettable voyage reveals the secrets of the Society Islands and why their beauty has inspired so many artists like Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. From Papeete, the ship sets sail for Huahine’s secluded coves, the turquoise blue waters of motu Mahana, Bora Bora’s legendary lagoons and Moorea’s lush vegetation. An itinerary that explores the must-sees of French Polynesia, be it emerald lagoons, white sandy beaches, deserted creeks, tropical forests, or lush green native gardens.

From Papeete to Papeete – 8 days, 7 nights

6 departures between 6 April and 23 November 2024

From AUD 5,990 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Society Islands & The Tuamotus 

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Onboard Balcony Paul Gaugin Cruises

From lush green tropical forests on the Society Islands to palm fringed lagoons as far as the eye can see, this voyage into the heart of French Polynesia reveals all the charms of Bora Bora, Moorea and of the motu Mahana, before heading into the Tuamotos archipelago to discover the breath-taking Rangiroa island, famous for its black pearl culture. In the idyllic setting of the Fakarava atoll, snorkelling in the natural aquarium of coral reefs teeming with colourful fish, rays and harmless sharks is a must.

From Papeete to Papeete – 11 days, 10 nights

6 departures between 24 January and 11 December 2024

From AUD 7,720 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Cook Islands & Society Islands

From Tahiti, dreamy atolls and islands invite contemplation and discovery. Between pearl farms, white sandy beaches and stunning coral reef-fringed lagoons, French Polynesia opens its doors. The m/s Paul Gauguin will be sailing to Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea and the wild beauty of the Cook Islands Aitutaki and Rarotonga, before returning to Papeete. 

From Papeete to Papeete – 12 days, 11 nights

6 departures between 13 January and 30 November 2024

From AUD 8,130 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Society Islands – NEW

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Fatu Hiva Omoa Paul Gaugin

Departing from Papeete, the ship will set sail to explore the fabulous archipelagos of the South Sea. Between nature and culture, this is an opportunity to explore French Polynesia’s most beautiful islands, and the still unspoiled scenery of Fiji and Tonga. There will be plenty of opportunities for snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the exceptionally rich marine life of the latter two destinations, including Manta rays, white-tipped sharks, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, ribbon eels, clown fish and countless coloured fish.

From Papeete to Lautoka – 16 days, 15 nights

Departs 26 October to 10 November 2024

From AUD 10,350 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

Also, from Lautoka to Papeete – 14 days, 13 nights

From AUD 10,350 per person*

Savings up to 30% with PONANT Bonus*

*Price is per person in the best available category, based on double occupancy, and my change at any time without notice. Savings advertised are based on the PONANT bonus. The PONANT bonus is yield managed and may change at any time without notice. For full terms and conditions, visit


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Aerial Stingray Snorkel Paul Gaugin Cruises

–        Internationally recognised multi-award winning Le Paul Gauguin is a small ship with just 165 cabins and suites, all with sea views, designed to offer guests incredible panoramic views across the translucent waters of the South Pacific. 

–        Major refurbishments of Le Paul Gauguin were carried out in early 2021, enhancing Paul Gauguin Cruises’ elegant Polynesian signature with a chic and fresh style designed to enrich guests’ experience. All staterooms, suites and public spaces were refurbished with a fresh new colour and texture palette. Designed by Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, the new renovations evoke South Seas elegance reflective of the narrative of the islands and seas.  

–        The ship’s open and tranquil layout is matched by elegant decoration that pays tribute to Polynesian culture. A chic, laid-back atmosphere is perfect for either friendly get-togethers in the vessel’s shared spaces or plenty of peace and quiet – the option is yours.

–        The calm ambience of the ship is maintained through impeccable, unobtrusive service provided by the ship’s onboard Polynesian hosts, who will share their knowledge and traditions throughout your voyage. 

–       With three onboard restaurants available as part of the Paul Gauguin Cruises all-inclusive experience, guests will delight in the blend of French cuisine and Polynesian flavours through a unique menu carefully created by Michelin-starred Chef, Jean-Pierre Vigato. A culinary experience to remember! 
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