Enjoy refreshments, even in the sea!
Breakfast in your Suite

Breakfast in your Suite

Traditional Drummers

Traditional Drummers

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony



Swimming at the  Private Island

Swimming at the Private Island

Tow Snorkeling

Tow Snorkeling

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M/S Paul Gauguin - On Board Staff and Services

Personal attention of the highest standard is the trademark of the m/s Paul Gauguin. You'll appreciate it as soon as you step on board. With a ratio of one crew member for every 1.5 guests, you're guaranteed the highest level of personal service. The crew's utmost dedication to your well-being and comfort is sublimely expressed in a hundred attentive acts. The way the maitre d' remembers your name and your seating preference and the extra personal attention the dive master gives each member of the ship's onboard SCUBA program. And in the warmth of your stewardess' smile as she places a perfect ripe mango in your fruit basket. Yet, surprisingly, the staff expects no gratuities. They are included in your cruise fare.


Your Onboard Staff


Captain : Ante-Toni Mirkovic has been living in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik since the age of eight and is a graduate of the Nautical School and Maritime University there. In 1980, he joined his first cruise vessel, as a Third Officer and since then has worked his way through the ranks to become a Captain for the first time in 1995. He has sailed on the famous sailing ship Sea Cloud on her Mediterranean and Black Sea voyages, and has served as Master of Cruise/Casino on NCCL vessels in Southeast Asia and Australia. He joined Paul Gauguin Cruises five years ago and is very proud to be in command of the m/s Paul Gauguin.


Captain Ante-Toni Mirkovic


Staff Captain : Toni Tomljanovic was born in Rijeka, Croatia. He attended the Nautical School in Bakar, one of the oldest nautical schools in Europe. In 1995, he graduated with a degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Rijeka and began working for the Hapag-Lloyd Container Line, where he was promoted to Chief Officer. In 2004 he joined his first cruise vessel and in 2005 Toni was offered an opportunity to join the m/s Paul Gauguin as Safety Officer. He has since been promoted to Staff Captain - second in command to the Captain, being in charge of the safety, navigation, and maintenance of the ship, as well as the discipline of the crew and the security of the vessel.


Staff Captain Toni Tomljanovic


Hotel Director : Jacques le Tallec was born in Brittany, France, to a family in which hospitality spans four generations. He worked for several years at a five-star resort in the Caribbean. From there, he travelled to England, where he earned a degree in International Hospitality Management from Brighton University. He launched his career at sea in 1983 with Pearl Cruises, then joined Orient Lines in 1987. When not assuring the comfort of guests aboard The Gauguin, Jacques divides his time between Peru and the small village in Brittany where he was born and where Paul Gauguin himself helped to found the Ecole de Pont-Aven before moving to Tahiti.


Hotel Director - Jacques le Tallec


Hotel Director : Jean-Paul Grepon - originally from Bandol, France, studied in Germany and Nice before joining his first ship, with the cruise line Paquet Cruises, in 1974. Starting as a waiter, he worked his way up to Hotel Operations Manager. In 1995, he became Hotel Operations Manager for Costa-Paquet Cruises before joining Festival Cruises to help develop the cruise ship Mistral to completion. In 2001, he became auditor for the bankrupt Renaissance Cruise Line. As Hotel Supervisor for Renaissance, he travelled to Japan, Alaska, Asia, the Panama Canal, and the South Pacific. In 2007, he moved to Cruise West before joining the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin as Hotel Director.


Hotel Director - Jean-Paul Grepon


Executive Chef : Mark Bishop was born in Portsmouth, England and spent a few years working in London and various restaurants around Europe. Honing his skills in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, and France, he eventually returned to London, where he landed a job with Marco Pierre White. From there, he joined Silverseas Cruises and then followed Corporate Chef Bernard Klotz to Seven Seas Cruises eventually being promoted to Chef de Cuisine. After taking a year out to work as Chef for Sir Timothy Sainsbury on his private yacht, Mark returned to Regent Seven Seas, joining the m/s Paul Gauguin in 2006. He has served as Executive Chef ever since.

Executive Chef - Mark Bishop


Onboard Services

Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service : A special 24-hour room service menu is available. During normal dining hours, you may also order from L'Etoile Restaurant and enjoy dinner in your suite.

Butler Service : The ultimate and absolutely indispensable perk of Butler service awaits guests in category B accommodations and higher. For those who desire an enhanced level of individualized service, The Gauguin's Butler service is a prerequisite. Butlers can assist your arrival on board by unpacking your luggage, arranging pressing for your clothing, and making reservations at the Spa or for dinner in La Veranda or Le Grill. If making changes in your shore plans, a Butler can arrange for a private car or lunch reservations at your favourite restaurant. Celebrating a special occasion? Have the Butler arrange a private cocktail party with canapes. These highly-skilled Butlers do it all - quickly, competently and without fuss.

Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Pressing Services : Onboard laundry and valet services, including pressing and dry cleaning, are available with charge and may be arranged through your stewardess for same-day service. All guests entitled to Butler service will receive complimentary pressing of any items that will be worn the first evening on board. These items will be collected by the Butler at the guest's earliest convenience.

Communications : Guests can make telephone calls directly from their suite or stateroom. Fax messages are received and sent through the reception desk. There are nine computers and a printer. Internet and Wireless access is available.

Medical Services : The Medical Centre is designed to provide medical care for temporary illnesses and accidents. The ship's licensed and registered doctor and nurse are on 24-hour call for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges