When artist Paul Gauguin left life in 1880s Paris for a self-imposed exile to the South Seas, he created many of his most famous works.
This edenic paradise remains accessible to the weary city-dweller by way of the namesake ship the Paul Gauguin, which sails the warm seas of Tahiti, Fiji and the South Pacific, providing five-star service on an array of itineraries.
One of the world’s most highly awarded cruise ships, the Paul Gauguin features three dining venues, an extensive spa and staterooms with private balconies.
Onboard scuba lessons and PADI certification are offered, and a retractable water sports platform enables guests to depart the ship to enjoy activities like windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
The Tere Moana, a relatively new addition to the cruise line, specializes in warm-weather destinations, sailing in Caribbean and Latin America waters during winter months and in Europe for the rest of the year.