If you’ve never been to the South Pacific, chances are you’ve dreamt of it – and our passion is to make sure that dream is everything you’ve imagined and more. All with a touch of paradise!
One way we do that is with our unique brand of Polynesian hospitality, which distinguishes our line from any other—and which you’ll sense from the moment you step aboard The Gauguin. In fact, our guests often tell us it is the exceptional service and exquisite attention to detail they remember most about their stay aboard The Gauguin as they sail the beautiful islands of French Polynesia and the South Pacific.
Our ship’s crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.5, one of the highest at sea, and our dedicated crew is committed to ensuring that your experience aboard The Gauguin is nothing short of first class. Every department onboard the ship plays a role in making this an unforgettable getaway. Our detail-oriented crew works hard to make sure the ship is impeccable. They’ll know your name from your arrival on board, prepare your stateroom or suite with exquisite care, give you expert advice on how to use a kayak, provide you menu recommendations when dining, or handcraft that special drink of the day for you. All delivered with the robust “maeva” and genuine warmth of a staff devoted to providing outstanding service.
You’ll also experience the colorful culture of the islands including Polynesian arts and crafts and Tahitian musical performances, and learn about the lifestyle and legends from The Gauguin’s local ambassadors—her onboard troupe of entertainers Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins.
We love to exceed our guests’ expectations, and we’re also proud to be honored for our level of service by notable names in the travel industry, including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, BRIDES Magazine, and Town & Country.
We look forward to delivering those extra touches that make your cruise so memorable and special. Let us show you the time of your life.
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