The Ship

A manageably-sized ship designed for navigation among the Polynesian lagoons, the m/s Paul Gauguin features seven decks and eight categories of cabin, all with sea views and all perfect for enjoying memorable moments onboard.

Facts and figures about the ship

Length: 156 m

Width: 22 m

Draught: 5,15 m

Tonnage: 19 200 tonnes

Passenger capacity: 330

Top speed: 18 knots

Crew members: 217

Propulsion: electric diesel

Passenger decks: 7

Built in 1998 at the Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Outside suites and cabins:
165, of which 70% have a private balcony

Completely renovated in January 2012 in Brisbane, Australia

Seven decks for your enjoyment

Spacious and designed to allow the light to enhance every part of the ship, decks 3 to 9 are wholly dedicated to your wellbeing on board. The cosy feel of the cabins and suites contrast with the liveliness of the shared spaces.


Deck 3

The cabins with portholes (F category), pharmacy and medical room can be found on deck 3.

Deck 4

Aside from the cabins with port windows (E category), this is where you'll find the excursions and diving offices, reception, library and the marina for easy access to water-based activities.

Deck 5

Deck 5 is all about elegance and living the good life on board. Taste the sophisticated cuisine and signature menus of the Michelin-starred chef Jean-Pierre Vigato at L’Étoile restaurant or enjoy evening entertainment at the casino, piano bar and grand salon. There are also computers with wifi (optional) available for use at the internet café.

Deck 6

Deck 6 is the perfect place for a stroll during days at sea and relaxing on board. It features La Véranda restaurant, the spa, fitness room, library and the Fare Tahiti museum. It also has cabins with a balcony (D category)

Deck 7

Deck 7 is exclusively reserved for accommodation, and comprises of the two Armateur suites (OS category), a veranda cabin with shower (B category), 5 veranda suites (A category) and also 63 cabins with balcony (C category).

Deck 8

Enjoy a spot of relaxation by the pool and bar, sip an expertly-prepared drink among friends while enjoying the live music at La Palette bar, and savour a meal on the terraces of the Grill. Two grand suites (GS category) and 16 veranda cabins (B category) are located at the prow of the ship.

Deck 9

Lounge around in the solarium and enjoy refreshments at Bar du Soleil.

Armateur Suite
Deck 7 (2)
Grande Suite
Deck 8 (2)
Veranda Suite
Deck 7 (5)
Veranda cabin
Deck 7 - 8 (17)
Balcony cabin
Deck 7 (63)
Balcony cabin
Deck 6 (26)
Porthole window cabin
Deck 4 (37)
Cabin with 2 portholes
Deck 3 (14)

165 luxury cabins and suites

Ranging from 19 to 50m2, every cabin and suite on the m/s Paul Gauguin features sea views, with most also having balconies.
The cabins and suites are decorated with fine materials and details, including precious wood, intricate engravings and tikis. The decor celebrates Polynesian culture and plays a part in making your trip so unique.

The comfort

A queen size 160cm bed (apart from some cabins that have 2 single beds, and others that can accommodate 3 people)

Safe and minibar

Individual air-conditioning

Flat-screen television, CD/DVD player and phone

110V/220V electrical sockets


The luxury

Huge marble bathroom with large bath (apart from 7 cabins that only have showers)

24-hour cabin service

Courtesy cotton bathrobes and slippers

Luxury toiletry items and hair-drye

The little touches

A basket of fresh fruit when you arrive in your cabin

A floral arrangement - an inherent element of Polynesian culture - spreads subtle exotic fragrance notes through your cabin

Your daily programme and a press review on your TV

The cabins in detail:

Armateur Suite 701
deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people

30m² cabin, 18m² balcony and veranda, bath and separate shower, free Wi-fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.

Armateur 7002 suite
deck 7, category OS, capacity: up to 3 people

42m² cabin, 7m² veranda, bath, free Wi-Fi internet access, dressing area and butler service included.

Grande Suite
deck 8, category GS, capacity: up to 3 people

30m² cabin, 18m² veranda and balcony, free Wifi internet access, butler service included.

Suites 801 and 802

Veranda Suite
deck 7, category A, capacity: up to 3 people

28m² suite, 5m² veranda and butler service included.

Suites 7004 and 709 to 711

Veranda cabin
decks 8 and 7, category B, capacity: up to 3 people

23m² cabin, 5m² veranda and butler service included.

Cabin 7003 and 803 to 818

Balcony cabin
deck 7, category C, capacity: 2 or 3 people*

713 à 762 (cabine 20m² - balcon 3m²)
763 (17m² cabin – 7m² balcony)
764 (17,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony)
765 (20,5m² cabin – 7m² balcony)
766 (20m² cabin – 6,5m² balcony)
767 (21m² cabin – 7m² balcony)

Cabin 7006 (with shower), cabins 702 to 708 and 713 to 762, cabins 763 to 767 (with shower)

*Cabins ending in 6 or 8 (apart from 7006 and 766) can accommodate a third guest

Balcony cabin
deck 6, category D, capacity: up to 3 people

20m² cabin, 3m² balcony.

Cabins 601 to 626

Porthole window cabin
deck 4, category E, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers*

19m² cabin - Cabin 415 (21m²) is accessible to guests using wheelchairs.

Cabins 401 to 440

*Cabins ending in 5, 6 or 8 (apart from 415) can accommodate a third guest.

Cabin with 2 portholes
deck 3, category F, capacity: 2 to 3 passengers*

19m² cabin with external views

Cabins 302 to 328

*Cabins ending in 5, 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest.