When inexperienced cruisers think of cruising, they often envision the massive cruise lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival catering to thousands of passengers at any given time. However, or those who prefer to get away from the crowds, a number of options do exist including the luxurious and award winning luxury line, Paul Gauguin Cruises. From its exotic ports to its smaller size and its luxury amenities, this line ranks as one of the best in the world.
Who Paul Gauguin Cruises are
Paul Gauguin Cruises are owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., and is the longest continually operating year-round luxury liner in the South Pacific to date. Constructed specifically for the waters surrounding French Polynesia, the South Pacific and Tahiti, a majority of the cruises offered by PG are here however, variety is the spice of life and with the addition of the newer Tere Moana, the luxury line now offers a wide variety of options in terms of destinations.
Specializing in warm weather locations, the cruises offered by PG explore a number of ports which are less accessible to the larger, less specialized cruises in the region. This allows cruises the opportunity to experience a more unique experience throughout the region.
Where they cruise
From Costa Rica to Cadiz, St Maarten and Tahiti, this luxury line offers a number of destination ranging from the South Pacific to the Panama Canal and Europe. Top destinations offered by PG include:
- The Society Islands and Tuamotus
- Cook Islands
- Fiji and Tonga
- Costa Rica
- Puerto Caldera
Ports of call and excursions
What truly sets this much smaller line apart from the larger liners in the industry are the ports of call available to them and the excursions. Historic ports of call such as the island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, Vita Levu, Beqa Island, and Cannes allow visitors to immerse themselves in history and culture while enjoying the beauty of some of the most exotic locations in the world. Other remote or exotic ports of call include Darwin, Australia and the island of Mauptiti in the Society Islands as well. One of the most exotic of all is Taha’a (Moto Mahana), PG’s own private island paradise in the Society Islands. Here, guests have the chance to relax and unwind in the most pristine and idyllic setting French Polynesia has to offer.
About the ships
Each of the ships offered by PG Cruises is designed specifically for the shallow seas of the South Pacific. This means that they can get to areas otherwise inaccessible by the larger ships. While the ships themselves may be smaller than more “traditional” ships, they offer spacious suites, 5 star service and plenty of room to move around.
- 332 Guests
- 217 Crew
- 504 feet long
- 72 feet wide
- Max Speed 18 knots
Paul Gauguin Cruises are just one of the many amazing ways to travel. Coconut Club Vacations invites you to get out and explore now and in the years to come.