Welcome Aboard

Time to Relax and forget for awhile about the every day events that crowd our busy working lives. This is the perfect time and place to reconnect with loved ones, refresh renew and reflect... Now lets get down to some serious vacationing!

All itineraries for this cruise ship include lots of time at the beach, so bring multiple swimsuits and sandals or flip-flops for sandy treks onshore. During the day, swimsuits and sarongs are suitable attire on board and around the decks, as are casual shirts and shorts. Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses are also important to bring with you. The sun and beautiful weather are major attractions for Tahiti, but overexposure should be avoided. Bug repellent will come in handy, and don't forget a camera to capture all the majesty of this tropical paradise. Your favorite necessities should also be packed, since they are sometimes hard to find in a region where almost everything is imported.


Ship board dress is casual during the day. Evenings on board are elegant, but not overly formal. “Country Club Casual” or resort wear is appropriate any evening. Gentlemen may wear slacks and a dress shirt, ties are not required, but a smart jacket on the evening of the Captain's Welcome Reception would be appropriate.

 A chance to dress up and wear a suit is an opportunity not to be missed so I personally like to pack one, just in case the mood takes me to wearing one. My partner always looks so elegantly dressed so I try to keep up with her when I can.

For ladies, a pant suit or informal cocktail attire would be just perfect, but sailing aboard a luxury cruise ship might inspire you to dress for the occasion. There is certainly no restrictions as to how formal you get with your dress and jewelry.

Dining aboard the Paul Gauguin

Meals on the Paul Gauguin are designed for all "open seating" which means you can dine when you choose and with whom you choose. 

L'Etoile is the ship's main restaurant; it features French cuisine with Polynesian accents. In addition to the typical appetizers and traditional meals, diners can also choose to order from a gourmet tasting menu featuring vegetarian, light and healthy, or simple dishes. Breakfast and lunch are offered here daily as well.

La Veranda is inspired by Le Cordon Bleu. it is in essence the ship's boutique eatery. La Veranda is open six nights and reservations are required.

Le Grill is the ship's buffet venue for more casual fare, open for breakfast and lunch. At night it also offers an exciting alternative to Paul Gauguin's French restaurants by offering grill-inspired menus.

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 Drinks aboard the Paul Gauguin

Drinks board the Paul Gauguin are mostly included in your cruise fare.   

Soda, coffee and bottled water is provided free in your Staterooms mini fridge. House wines and well drink spirits flow freely at the bars and restaurants You can purchase when dining premium spirits and wines from an extensive cellar. 


Special Occasions to Celebrate 

The beautiful French Polynesia Islands provides the perfect setting to help you commemorate special events, such as new beginnings and the celebration
  of the many mile stones of your live.

* Honeymoons * Anniversaries * Birthdays  * Renewal of vows 
* Retirement party * Family and Class reunions * Time away to relax 

Special Occasions