Paul Gauguin Cruises
The French Polynesia was the subject of intense artistic interest of French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who escaped European civilization and "everything that is artificial and conventional." You can follow in his footsteps and treat yourself to an away-from-it-all vacation of a lifetime. Who knows what inspiration this cruise would bring?
Paul Gauguin Cruises brings its passengers to the "primitive life" of the South Seas that have changed little in the way of sceneries since Gauguin's time. Certainly, there's a forest of hotels now along the idyllic beaches of Tahiti, the largest island and seat of administration, but from afar, Paul Gauguin would still have recognized the paradise he escaped to in 1891.
Paul Gauguin Cruises to the Exotic South Seas
Paul Gauguin cruises get you to a combination of calls on Raiatea, Bora-Bora, Moorea and Tahiti, all found in Society Islands, the most populous of the island groups in French Polynesia and the islands with the most delectable white sand beaches, sparkling blue waters and five-star luxurious accommodations that cater to your every fantasy.
Then it's on to the Marquesas Islands where Paul Gauguin is buried. Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines make stops at Hiva Oa (where the artist took actual residence), and other exotic isles that large ships could not get to. These "motus" or islands abound with waterfalls, “tiki” sculptures (Polynesian wood carvings) and wild stallions for cruisers who need land-based diversion from beach fatigue.
Tuamotus, considered the longest chain of atolls in the world, is a diver’s paradise. Here, white sand beaches, crystalline waters, hideout lagoons, colorful reef fish and an assortment of sharks, dolphins and rays await the intrepid underwater explorer. Lose yourself in the spell-binding underwater universe of Tuamotus and emerge with a fresh perspective. Or simply flop in one of its blinding white beaches with the latest bestseller and umbrella-topped cocktail.
Sailing With Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines
Paul Gauguin cruise ships are specifically fitted for island-hopping in the shallow waters of French Polynesia so you get to hidden lagoons, atolls and small ports that large ships would not be able to navigate. Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines combine this exclusive access to hidden South Sea gems with onboard luxury and laidback Tahitian-inspired atmosphere.
If you are particularly fond of water, the ships’ retractable onboard water sports marina allows you to get to sea level so you could launch your kayak, go for a dip, or descend into depths for a more exhilarating adventure. Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines have resident dive instructors who offer refresher or crash courses for the novice onboard. You can also obtain PADI certification while on your cruise so you can make the most of your time in the water.
Young cruisers also get to learn the geography, culture and history of the French Polynesia, and even get to learn how to snorkel so they, too, can experience the vibrant underwater world these seas have to offer.
After an activity-filled day, you can soothe sore muscles in the ships’ extensive spa facility, and head to a choice of your dining venue for a sumptuous French dinner. You can spend the night browsing through books and art in the ships’ newly integrated library, or dance the cramps away in the ships’ newly refurbished dance floors.
Even better, you can sail to the eternal summer of French Polynesia anytime of the year. Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines offer voyages year-round so you can escape to that dream summer holiday whenever you fancy one.