The Value in Luxury Cruising: Paul Gauguin Cruises – Island Hopping vs a Luxury Cruise

We understand that cruising may seem a tad more expensive than your typical holiday choice. But when you actually look at the price and break it down, you will see that cruising is not as expensive as you might think… In this blog, we are comparing an exotic Paul Gauguin cruise to an island-hopping experience to show you exactly what you could get for your money!

Paul Gauguin Cruises own one ship that sails year-round in the warm waters and shallow seas of the South Pacific. Islands that she calls upon include Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea – our idea of absolute paradise! Paul Gauguin has itineraries that span from 7 to 14 nights and every few years will even venture further afield to Fiji, Bali and beyond. Watch this video on their YouTube channel to find out what Paul Gauguin Cruises is all about!


Due to the remote location of the beautiful South Pacific, meals and drinks are really expensive as everything is imported. To ease this burden, Paul Gauguin is completely all-inclusive of meals, drinks and gratuities which means that you can cruise in total relaxation, without worry.

Take a look at our comparison below to see the true value of a luxurious 7-night Tahiti & Society Islands cruise (Calling at: Papeete – Huahine – Taha’a – Bora Bora (overnight) – Moorea (overnight) – Papeete (overnight)) as opposed to a land package:


With Paul Gauguin Cruises, you can visit more beautiful islands during your 7-night stay. Paul Gauguin also offers round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Guests will not have a worry in the world onboard a Paul Gauguin Cruise as all meals, drinks (including alcoholic beverages and bottled water) and gratuities are included.

The m/s Paul Gauguin is equipped with all the watersports equipment you could imagine! The marina platform on the back of the ship is kitted out with snorkelling equipment, paddleboards, kayaks and much more – better still, the equipment is yours to keep for the duration of your cruise and you can take it all to the majestic private beach of Motu Mahana; Paul Gauguin’s exclusive island getaway just off the coast of Taha’a!

One more thing that is unique to Paul Gauguin Cruises, are their troupe of Tahitian hosts; Les Gauguins & Les Gauguines… This lively group of Polynesians revel in sharing their culture with guests through onboard entertainment and interactions/demonstrations on Motu Mahana, our private idyllic getaway! You can learn traditional dances, jewellery making, ukulele lessons, Tahitian and French language classes, coconut demonstrations, basket weaving and how to style a beautiful pareo! You’ll come back from your cruise being a WHIZZ at Polynesian culture and can show all your friends your amazing skills!


After reading this blog, we hope that you are encouraged to really look at taking a cruise (especially a Paul Gauguin one!). As you can see, an island-hopping hotel experience might seem cheaper on paper but once you’ve added up all those additional charges there is really not much in terms of difference at all! And I don’t know about you… but I would much rather sail through French Polynesia, visiting beautiful islands such as Bora Bora and Moorea absolutely care-free with everything already taken care of!

If you are interested in finding out more, please email and we will send you a lovely brochure!

2017 and 2018

Is Bora Bora one of your bucket-list destinations?! Let us know in the comments below!

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