Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Paul Gauguin Cruises
Type Subsidiary of Beachcomber Croisieres Limited
Industry Transportation
Founded 1998
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, USA
Area served Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific and the Mediterranean, Caribbean & Latin American beginning in 2012-2013
Key people Richard Bailey (Chairman & CEO)
Products Cruises
Parent Beachcomber Croisieres Limited

Paul Gauguin Cruises is a cruise line owned by Beachcomber Croisieres Limited with headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the luxury cruise ship, the Paul Gauguin, to Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific.[1]


The company and ship had been sailing under the name Regent Seven Seas Cruises from 1998–2010 until Paul Gauguin Cruises took over the ship and its operations in January 2010. The parent company, Beachcomber Croisieres Limited, had previously acquired the line in 2009.[2] 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 ship only contains 45 staterooms and can carry up to 90 passengers, which is much smaller than the company's first ship. The company renovated the ship in November 2012.


Paul Gauguin currently sails year-round to Tahiti & Society Islands, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Marquesas, Tonga, Tuamotus, Australia & New Zealand. The new ship the m/v Tere Moana debuted in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Latin America, which represents a first for the cruise line.

Current Fleet[edit]

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Paul Gaugiin
Gross Tonnage Flag Notes
Paul Gauguin 1997 Chantiers de I'Atlantique 2010–Present 19,200 tons  Bahamas Originally sailed for Regent Seven Seas Cruises transferred to Paul Gauguin Cruises in January 2010.[3]
Tere Moana 1998 Alstom Leroux, St. Malo, France 2012-Present 3,500 tons  Bahamas Sailed as Le Levant for Compagnie du Ponant until 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise - Company Profile". Paul Gauguin Cruises. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise - News - News - News". Paul Gauguin Cruises. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Paul Gauguin Cruises : Cruise Lines". Luxury Cruise Bible. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Paul Gauguin buys Le Levant, to branch out from South Pacific". September 30, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 

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