Your Trip Includes:
- Beverages, including fine wines and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea served throughout the ship.
- Onboard dive and lecture programs.
- Two elegant restaurants and one pool-side grill, all with open-seating dining.
- Vegetarian and wellness-focused meal selections, with special dietary menus upon request.
- 24-hour room service and in-room dining.
- Internet Wi-Fi access throughout your entire cruise. In-room movie channels and movies available.
- All onboard gratuities.
24-Hour Room Service
Complimentary 24-hour room service is available. During normal dining hours, you may also order from L’Etoile restaurant and enjoy dinner in your suite.
For guests who appreciate an enhanced level of personalized service – and are traveling in category B accommodations or higher – butler service is a welcome and indispensable perquisite. Our butlers can assist with your arrival onboard by unpacking luggage, arranging for your clothes to be pressed and making reservations at the spa or one of the ship’s restaurants. As for your expeditions ashore, a butler can arrange for a private car or make lunch reservations at the restaurant of your choice. Celebrating a special occasion? Have your butler arrange a private cocktail party. These highly skilled specialists can do it all – quickly, competently and without fuss.
Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Pressing Services
Onboard laundry and valet services, including pressing, are available with charge and can be arranged through your stewardess for same-day service. Guests who take advantage of our butler service receive complimentary pressing of any items to be worn the first evening onboard.
Complimentary Internet Wi-Fi access is included in the cost of your eclipse cruise aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin. You can also make telephone calls directly from your suite or stateroom. There are nine computers and a printer onboard, and fax messages can be sent and received via the reception desk.
The ship’s Medical Center is designed to provide care for temporary illnesses and accidents. A licensed and registered doctor and nurse are on 24-hour call for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges.
Watersports Marina, Snorkeling and Scuba
Watersports are a highlight of the Polynesian experience, and the M/S Paul Gauguin is designed to take full advantage, offering unique access to intriguing ports and unrivaled adventures. The ship’s small footprint means it can navigate lagoons that larger ships would never dare to enter. And the retractable onboard watersports marina brings you down to sea level, where you can hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak, try water-skiing, or take a Zodiac on one of our optional scuba-diving adventures.
Diving into the crystal-clear waters, you’ll come face to face with a colorful parade of marine life, from magnificent parrotfish and clownfish to stately sea turtles. And even if you’ve never tried diving before, you can take advantage of onboard lessons. The M/S Paul Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia that offers PADI certification onboard for novice scuba divers. The ship has classes for all levels, from snorkeling to advanced scuba-diving techniques, supervised by a staff of PADI dive masters. For the convenience of guests, all necessary equipment, including an air compressor to refill scuba tanks, is onboard.