When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won’t spend your days at sea simply biding your time until you arrive at your next destination. On The Gauguin, every day (and night!) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.
Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines
On every voyage of The Gauguin, you’re accompanied by Paul Gauguin Cruises' own troupe of Tahitian hosts and entertainers that bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. Enjoy a retelling of ancestral legends through dance, delight in traditional songs onboard and on their private motu, and learn local handicrafts during hands-on demonstrations. Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary can even attend a Polynesian blessing ceremony.
Le Grand Salon
When the sun goes down at sea, Le Grand Salon comes alive with spectacular performances. Every night brings something different, whether it’s Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines performing ote’a—a complex line dance accompanied by drums—live piano music, Broadway show tunes, or foot-tapping rock music. Return to the main lounge during the day for a game of table tennis or lecture from a roster of anthropologists, archeologists, and marine biologists, as well as visiting experts on other popular topics.
This versatile lounge offers morning snacks, serves as the backdrop for special events, hosts Polynesian activities led by Les Gauguines, and is the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music.
Le Casino and Piano Bar
Try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, and is open every evening, except where prohibited by port regulations. You are also invited to grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.
Pool and Pool Bar
Soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by the outdoor pool. Cool off in the refreshing water, grab a cocktail from the adjacent Pool Bar, or take in the scenery from a comfortable lounge chair.
In addition to Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines, on every voyage local performers are invited onboard to entertain you. Don’t miss an evening spent with local group Mamas and Papas, whose dynamic performance of Polynesian dance and singing is a perennial guest favorite.
The crew members onboard The Gauguin are certainly experts at providing first-class service to guests, but they also boast many other talents. Every voyage offers something different, but you’re always guaranteed a night of amazing entertainment, much of which showcases the unique cultures of the crew members’ home countries.
Just steps from your stateroom, find the perfect memento of your South Pacific cruise, like genuine Tahitian black pearl jewelry exclusively designed for Paul Gauguin Cruises, Tahitian vanilla, local arts and handicrafts, souvenir apparel, and more. It’s also the perfect place to pick up any necessary sundries or toiletries, like swimwear, beach attire, sunscreen, and batteries.
Ensure that your vacation memories last a lifetime with services from Paul Gauguin Cruises’ Photo Shop. A dedicated photographer accompanies you throughout your cruise, giving you the opportunity to take home professional photos of significant events, like embarkation, the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Tahitian Night. Family portraits and casual photo-ops are also available. The Photo Shop is also stocked with everything you need to take your own photos, including single-use cameras, digital cameras, photo accessories, and media cards.
Paul Gauguin Cruises welcomes special guest hosts representing a wide variety of special interests aboard upcoming sailings of The Paul Gauguin. Whether you're interested in art, wine, cuisine, Polynesian life and culture, or the wonders of the deep, an expert in the field join designated cruises to offer insights, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more. Perhaps you can have dinner with one of these special experts, view a demonstration of their craft, enjoy a wine tasting, and more. Contact your travel consultant for details!