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Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises is a cruise line was owned by Beachcomber Croisieres Limited until 2019, when it was purchased by French company Compagnie du Ponant. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the luxury cruise ship, the Paul Gauguin, to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

The cruise line is named after the 19th century painter Paul Gauguin, who spent ten years living with and painting the people and nature of the Polynesia area.

History

The Paul Gauguin and Paul Gauguin Cruises had been operating under Regent Seven Seas Cruises from 1998–2010 until Pacific Beachcomber took over Paul Gauguin Cruises and its ship in January 2010. The parent company, Beachcomber Croisieres Limited, had previously acquired the line in 2009. On September 30, 2011 the line announced the acquisition of a second ship. The ship was christened as the m/v Tere Moana in December 2012. The company announced the sale of the Tere Moana in June 2015,... Read more

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises is a cruise line was owned by Beachcomber Croisieres Limited until 2019, when it was purchased by French company Compagnie du Ponant. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the luxury cruise ship, the Paul Gauguin, to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.

The cruise line is named after the 19th century painter Paul Gauguin, who spent ten years living with and painting the people and nature of the Polynesia area.

History

The Paul Gauguin and Paul Gauguin Cruises had been operating under Regent Seven Seas Cruises from 1998–2010 until Pacific Beachcomber took over Paul Gauguin Cruises and its ship in January 2010. The parent company, Beachcomber Croisieres Limited, had previously acquired the line in 2009. On September 30, 2011 the line announced the acquisition of a second ship. The ship was christened as the m/v Tere Moana in December 2012. The company announced the sale of the Tere Moana in June 2015, leaving the Paul Gauguin as its only ship.

In 2019 it was purchased by Compagnie du Ponant. In December, Ponant finalised a contract with Fincantieri 's Vard yards to construct to hybrid vessel for delivery in 2022, after signing a memorandum of understanding in November. The vessels will be of the same design as Ponant's current explorer class however, will feature batteries which can support the ship energy requirements during port visits and while visiting environmentally sensitive locations. The ships will weigh 11,000 Gross tons and have a capacity of 230.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MS Paul Guagin did not sail for some time but resumed operations on 18 July 2020 for local residents and on 29 July for international guests, with reduced occupancy.

Destination

Paul Gauguin currently sails year-round to Tahiti & Society Islands, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Marquesas, Tonga, Tuamotus, Australia & New Zealand. The m/v Tere Moana had its final sailing as a Paul Gauguin Cruise on May 14, 2016.

Fleet

Current fleet

  • Paul Gauguin. Built: 1997. Gross tonnage: 19,200 tons.

Future fleet

  • TBA. Will enter service: 2022. Gross tonnage: 11,000 tons.
  • TBA. Will enter service: 2022. Gross tonnage: 11,000​ tons.
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