Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Paul Gauguin Cruises
Subsidiary of Beachcomber Croisieres Limited
Industry Transportation
Founded 1998
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, United States
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 company announced the sale of the Tere Moana in June 2015, leaving the Paul Gauguin as its only ship.[3]


Paul Gauguin currently sails year-round to Tahiti & Society Islands, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Marquesas, Tonga, Tuamotus, Australia & New Zealand. The m/v Tere Moana had its final sailing as a Paul Gauguin Cruise[4] on May 14, 2016.

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.[5]

Previous Fleet[edit]

Ship Built Builder Entered service
for Paul Gaugiin
Gross Tonnage Flag Notes
Tere Moana 1998 Alstom Leroux, St. Malo, France 2012–May 2016 3,500 tons  Bahamas Sailed as Le Levant for Compagnie du Ponant until 2012.[6]


  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. 
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  5. ^ "Paul Gauguin Cruises : Cruise Lines". Luxury Cruise Bible. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Paul Gauguin buys Le Levant, to branch out from South Pacific". September 30, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 

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