About Le Paul Gauguin

Multi-award winner Le Paul Gauguin has been navigating the seas of French Polynesia and the South Pacific Islands for over 20 years. Its shallow draught and small size allow access to the superb lagoons and secret coves of the visited islands and exclusive spots not accessible to larger vessels. As part of a program of carefully crafted itineraries, you can also enjoy an exclusive private beach experience in heavenly Bora Bora or one of Taha’a’s secluded islets. Be treated to a beach gourmet Polynesian barbecue, explore the nearby untouched lagoons, or simply relax to the soothing tunes of the ukulele played by your hosts.

Why we recommend it: Enjoy a Fabulous Getaway with the South Pacific Specialists, Discover a Breathtaking Destination, Enjoy an All-Inclusive Luxury Experience.


  • Length: 156 m
  • Width: 22 m
  • Draught: 5.15 m
  • Passengers: 332
  • Crew members: 217
  • Passenger decks: 7
  • Staterooms and suites: 166 including 70% with private balconies
  • Tonnage: 19,200 tonnes
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Drive: Diesel-electric
  • Built in 1998 by Chantiers de l\'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • Fully renovated in January 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 160 cm queen size bed or two (twin) single beds. Selected suites and staterooms have a 180 cm king size bed. Single sofa beds in selected staterooms and suites are available to accommodate a third guest.
  • 110V American (two flat pins) / 220V European (round sockets with two round pins).
  • Flat-screen TV, CD/DVD player.
  • Telephone.
  • Safe.
  • Individual air conditioning.
  • WiFi internet access (offered complimentary to guests in Owner’s and Grand Suites, for other stateroom and suite categories charges will apply).
  • Marble bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower, except eight staterooms with a shower only and Owner\'s Suite 701 which has a second and separate shower.
  • Algotherm toiletries and hair dryer.
  • Courtesy cotton robes and slippers.
  • 24-hour room service (selected menu).
  • Butler service for category B staterooms and above.
  • In-room small refrigerator with complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and beer. Staterooms and suites with butler service also offer a choice of select liquor bottles and wine.