French Polynesia’s destination expert, Paul Gauguin Cruises, opens reservations for its 2026 voyages offering six unique itineraries exploring the Society Islands, Tuamotus, Marquesas, and Cook Islands more than any other luxury line in the region.

On journeys of 7 to 14 nights, the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin will sail year-round from Papeete, Tahiti, delighting discerning travelers with its inimitable brand of artfully authentic discovery and all-inclusive luxury.

M/S Paul Gauguin
M/S Paul Gauguin

For Paul Gauguin Cruises and PONANT, French Polynesia represents a rich tapestry of experiences, unveilings the cultural depth and natural wonders of each archipelago through extensive itinerary options.

Through longstanding relationships nurtured over twenty years, guests embark on enriching journeys filled with immersive encounters and meaningful connections with local communities.

The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed to sail in the South Pacific archipelagos: her shallow draft enables close access to lagoons and remote islands.

reduced draft allows the ship to get much closer to shallower lagoons and remote islands.

Totally renovated in 2019, there reigns on board a unique Polynesian atmosphere, thanks mainly to the Gauguines and Gauguins and their legendary hospitality.

On board and ashore, musicians and dancers showcase Polynesian culture, while the cuisine, service, and design of the 165 lagoon-view cabins and suites are inspired by the island way of life.

Of the 38 voyages on offer in 2026, nearly 50 percent are 7-night journeys giving discerning travelers plenty of convenient options to visit this bucket-list destination.

The balance of 10-, 11- and 14-night voyages explore the atolls of the Tuamotus, the mystique of the Marquesas, and the unspoiled, tropical beauty of the Cook Islands.

Itineraries are distinguished by overnights and extended stays in iconic isles, opening a world of immersive discovery.

Tahiti & the Society Islands

7 nights / 3 overnights / 11 sailings

Tahiti, Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

*Order of port calls varies on March 14, 2026 voyage.

From €3,800 – Find more about these voyages 

Pearls of the Society Islands

7 nights / 2 overnights / 7 sailings

Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Bora Bora (overnight), Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

From €2,610 – Find more about these voyages 

Society Islands & Tuamotus 

10 or 11 nights / 3 overnights / 3 sailings

Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, and Bora Bora (overnight), Society Islands; Fakarava and Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Moorea (overnight on 11 nights sailings) and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

From €4,900 – Find more about these voyages 

Cook Islands & Society Islands

11 nights / 3 overnights / 3 sailings

Tahiti and Huahine, Society Islands; Aitutaki and Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Bora Bora (overnight), Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea (overnight), and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

From €5,170 – Find more about these voyages

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

14 nights / 1 overnight / 7 sailings

Tahiti, Society Islands; Fakarava,Tuamotus; Fatu Hiva, Atuona, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, Marquesas; Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Bora Bora, Huahine, Motu Mahana/Taha’a, Moorea, and Tahiti (overnight), Society Islands

From €6,580 – Find more about these voyages 

More information on  www.en.ponant/paul-gauguin

Source: Spotlight Coms

Images: ©Paul Gauguin – PONANT – Tim McKenna, ©PONANT – Julien Fabro

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