Paul Gauguin Cruises: New Journeys to the South Pacific

Paul Gauguin Cruises sails to exotic South Pacific isles and has just unveiled its 2025 itineraries. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Can you almost feel the tropical breezes, island vibes and exotic ambience of the South Pacific? Well, if so, then it’s a perfect time to begin planning a voyage on Paul Gauguin Cruises.

That way, you won’t simply be dreaming of idyllic far-flung isles. Instead, you’ll be sailing to them within French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

Looking ahead, the cruise line has just released its 2025 schedule, featuring 26 pampering, all-inclusive voyages. Six unique itineraries are offered, one that’s totally new and entiing. So, let’s look at what’s ahead for Paul Gauguin Cruises.

New in 2025: “More Tuamotus & Society Islands”

What’s special about the 2025 line-up? From The Meandering Traveler’s perspective, it’s the new, 10-night “More Tuamotus & Society Islands” itinerary.

For the first time ever, the 330-passenger Paul Gauguin will overnight in Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago. That’s a UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve renowned for its marine habitat.

In addition, the new “More Tuamotus & Society Islands” itinerary also will include overnights at Bora Bora and Papeete, Tahiti, in the Society Islands. So, guests will have more time to spend ashore for activities, dining and cultural programs.

A traditional dancer on Fakarava in the Tuamotus. Paul Gauguin Cruises has a new itinerary there in 2025. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.
(A traditional dancer on Fakarava in the Tuamotus. Paul Gauguin Cruises has a new itinerary there in 2025. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.)

In addition, this new Paul Gauguin Cruises itinerary includes port calls at Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, as well as Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, and Taha’a in the Society Islands.

This 10-night “More Tuamotus & Society Islands” itinerary for 2025 starts at $5,630 per person, double occupancy.* Contact Pavlus Travel today for more information on this swoon-worthy journey to the South Pacific.

Moving on, though, let’s learn a bit more about the rest of the Paul Gauguin 2025 lineup and the line’s overall cruise philosophy.

Veteran Line, Artful Authenticity

“As the longest continually operating cruise line in French Polynesia and the South Pacific, we take great pride in revealing Polynesia with artful authenticity and all-inclusive luxury,” says Navin Sawhney, CEO Americas for Paul Gauguin Cruises and Ponant (Paul Gauguin’s parent company).

And with multiple overnight stays on curated itineraries, he emphasizes the Paul Gauguin essentially offers travelers “an overwater bungalow that sails,” which “balances time in lagoons with the carefree luxury of navigating some of the most beautiful archipelagos on Earth.”

Paul Gauguin: 2025 Highlights

In addition to that new, 10-night “More Tuamotus & Society Islands” itinerary, other 2025 voyage highlights include more of Bora Bora. That isle is a guest favorite featured on most itineraries, nearly all with an overnight stay.

Several itineraries also will feature overnights in Moorea. Nestled in a quiet lagoon, it’s blessed with incredible natural beauty including colorful coral reefs. Many guests enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding, kiteboarding, water skiing, and even surfing around some of the passes.

On land, a magnificent ancient volcanic crater — now a lush valley — is a great spot for hiking, horseback riding, quad biking, or four-wheeling. Or, cruisers can simply kick back, relax, do nothing and savor the scenic views.

Nearly every 2025 Paul Gauguin cruise also will include a visit to the line’s private islet, Motu Mahana off the coast of Taha’a.

Beyond the deep exploration of Society Islands destinations, itineraries will then navigate the treasures of the Cook Islands (15 isles in the same time zone as Hawaii), the Marquesas, and Tuamotus.

Also included are visits to the islands of Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga. Tonga is known for the humpback whales that frequent local waters between June and October. They’re visible by boat and often from shore.

All 2025 Paul Gauguin Cruises’ itineraries are roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, except for two 14-night itineraries cruising between Papeete and Lautoka, Fiji.

Paul Gauguin Cruises: The Lineup

Paul Gauguin Cruises sails to Tahiti and the South Pacific. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.
(Paul Gauguin Cruises sails to Tahiti & other South Pacific isles. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.)

So, among the other 2025 itineraries offered are:

“Tahiti & the Society Islands”: This seven-night voyage has three overnight stays. Port calls include Tahiti, Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands. Pricing starts at $2,990 per person, double occupancy.*

“More Society Islands & Tahiti”: This seven-night voyage offers two overnights. Guests will visit Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight). Fares begin at $4,360 per person, double occupancy.*

Cook Islands & Society Islands”: This 11-night voyage has three overnights. Calls include Tahiti and Huahine, Society Islands; Aitutaki and Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Bora Bora (overnight), Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight). Pricing starts at $5,920 per person, double occupancy.*

More Gauguin Cruises 

And the line-up of itineraries also includes these two-week journeys:

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands”: This robust, 14-night voyage includes time in Fakarava, Tuamotus; Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, Marquesas; Huahine, Bora Bora, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight). Pricing starts as $7,550 per person, double occupancy.*

“Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands” (or reverse): This 14-night voyage offers one overnight port visit. The ship will sail from Tahiti to Moorea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, and Bora Bora (overnight), Society Islands; Aitutaki, Cook Islands, before crossing the International Date Line.

Then it’s on to Vava’u, Tonga, as well as Savusavu, Suva (the capital of Fiji), Beqa Island, and Lautoka, Fiji. Cruise fares begin at $7,550 per person, double occupancy.*

Again, if anything tweaks your interest, contact Pavlus Travel for more information (and read a bit more below about why getting in touch today or tomorrow is advantageous for customers).

Intimate Gauguin Cruises

The recently revitalized Paul Gauguin was designed to sail the pristine lagoons of the South Seas. Thus, the ship seems “at home” amid the South Pacific’s idyllic isles. While evoking a chic, contemporary ambience, it also welcomes guests with a relaxed, easy elegance.

Newly decorated sumptuous suites and spacious staterooms – 70 percent with a private balcony — await guests. Did you know that accommodations offer 200 to 500 square feet of space? Yes, you’ll have room to relax “in suite” for sure.

Also on tap are wonderful cuisine, explorations ashore and genuinely hospitable service. Guests also will discover a full-service spa, onboard watersports marina, plenty of open deck space for sunning, and three restaurants.

Now’s the Time!

Idyllic isles such as Bora Bora and tropical experiences await in the South Pacific on a Paul Gauguin Cruises voyage. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.
(Idyllic isles such as Bora Bora and tropical experiences await in the South Pacific on a Paul Gauguin Cruises voyage. Photo by Paul Gauguin Cruises.)

Paul Gauguin’s 2025 itineraries just opened this week for sale to the public. “So, if you believe that this is the type of vacation you’d like or want to learn more about the specific Paul Gauguin Cruises 2025 lineup, let your travel advisor know today,” emphasizes Shelby Steudle, president, Pavlus Travel. She says that Pavlus’ advisors will happily talk about voyage specifics and departure dates.  

The time is now. Why so? Those chatting with a Pavlus Travel personal travel planner who then book a seven- or 14-night cruise “early” can enjoy up to 30 percent in bonus savings. That’s for all-inclusive cruise fares that start at $2,990 per person, double occupancy.

Thinking a Bit Later?

Of course, if you’re reading this blog at a later date, you’ll likely still have good options for booking a fabulous Tahiti and South Pacific cruise.

Just give Pavlus Travel a call, says Steudle: “We’ll happily assist you in your South Pacific vacation planning and getting you the best deal possible on your Paul Gauguin Cruises vacation.” 

For more information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, readers can visit the line’s website.

*All prices listed above were provided by the cruise line at press time and are subject to change. 

Editor’s Note: Much is new in Tahiti including expansion of the world’s largest marine sanctuary; read more about that in our late 2022 blog. And earlier this week, The Meandering Traveler also covered the global voyages of Windstar Cruises, another experienced Tahiti and South Pacific cruise operator.

Important Information from Pavlus Travel

  • If anything tweaks your interest in this blog and you’d like to talk about a future vacation, please DO call us at 800-528-9300.
  • Definitely, if you have questions about specific pricing, brochures, savings, itineraries, dates of travel, accommodations, accessible options and so on, please contact us.
  • Again, call us at 800-528-9300 or visit and “live chat” at Pavlus Travel’s official agency Web site.

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