Welcome Aboard

TIME TO RELAX Forget about the office, cell phones, lap tops and the every day events that crowd our busy working lives. This is the perfect time and place to reconnect with loved ones, refresh and reflect.... Now lets get down to some serious Vacationing!

Onboard Entertainment

Ship board dress is casual during the day. Evenings onboard are elegant, but not 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. For ladies, a pant suit or informal cocktail attire would be just perfect.

What to Pack
The Paul Gauguin cruises to Tahiti, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Marquesas & Tuomotus, all of which have a beautiful warm climate and a casual Island atmosphere, so comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is recommended for ashore and aboard.


All itineraries 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 onboard and around the resorts, 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.

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

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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 Verandais inspired by Le Cordon Bleu. it is in essence the ship's boutique eatery. La Veranda is open most nights (six on a week long cruises) 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.


Special Occasion Celebrations

The Paul Gauguin cruise ship and the beautiful French Polynesia Islands provides the perfect setting to help us commemorate special events, such as new beginnings and the celebration of the mile stones in our lives.

* Honeymoons * Anniversaries * Renewal of vows
* Retirement party * Family and Class reunions

Special Occasions