Paul Gauguin Tahiti
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About Paul Gauguin Cruises Tahiti

About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

The renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Launched in 1998, The Gauguin is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

With more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country’s largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to The Gauguin, Pacific Beachcomber operates seven award-winning hotels and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability. Most recently, Pacific Beachcomber opened The Brando, an award-winning luxury eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa, on July 1, 2014.

Why sail Paul Gauguin Cruises

  • The Paul Gauguin is the longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific
  • The Paul Gauguin was designed to be sleek and nimble, providing unmatched, up-close views of some of French Polynesia and the South Pacific
  • Our award-winning Polynesian hospitality embodies warmth and exquisite attention to detail, delivering the type of personalized, luxurious experience you deserve
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises private beaches in Taha’a (Motu Mahana) and Bora Bora on French Polynesia itineraries.
  • Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, our troupe of Polynesian hosts, accompany every sailing, providing unique live entertainment and hosting activities, bringing Polynesian culture to life on board
  • Through our new partnership with WCS, you will have the opportunity to engage in two programs when you join us on board: Wildlife Discovery Series: Learn about marine wildlife and habitats when some of the world’s most interesting scientists, oceanographers, and conservationists. Stewards of Nature: This experiential, hands-on educational program inspires children (ages 7-17) and their families to value nature and explore the local environment.
  • Enjoy opportunities to experience the world aquatic with complimentary watersports provided by the ship’s onboard marina or during visits to destination beaches. The Paul Gauguin is one of the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI SCUBA diving programs

About Sunstone Tours & Cruises

Sunstone Tours & Cruises – Small Ship Adventure Cruises, has been delivering rich, life changing cruise adventures since 1994. We have a long standing reputation of offering small ship adventure cruises specializing in up close and personal experiences on small ships throughout the world.

We have sailed the ships, we know the itineraries and destinations. We have the knowledge and expertise to compare and contrast the different options. A small ship adventure is not an inexpensive vacation, you want to be sure you do it right the first time.

Starting out as a general travel agency in 1994. A few years later we were offered the opportunity to experience a small ship in Alaska, 60 passengers with naturalists, kayaking, zodiacs, up close and personal with the destination. We fell in love and never looked back. The small ship experience became our passion and remains so to this day.

Linda Androlia
Small ships is all we do and we do it well. We are top agents with all the small ship operators, we are their top producers, with this comes a personal relationship, insider information as well as first news and best prices available.

Linda Androlia, President of Sunstone Tours has been voted one of Top 25 Travel Agents in the nation for 2012 by Travel Agent Magazine. A trained specialist on the ships, their offerings and the destinations, Linda holds many elite specialist certificates. Linda is author of a monthly article for the industry on small ship adventures.