Awards & Accolades

Paul Gauguin Cruises has been honored by notable names in the travel and lifestyle industry for our award-winning luxury voyages which some deem the world’s best cruises. We are fortunate to be recognized for our top cruises including being voted “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Paul Gauguin Cruises has also received exceptional cruise reviews and accolades from our guests who thank us for providing the best cruises in the world. We invite you to sail with us and experience our top cruises.

Travel + Leisure

Voted By Readers
#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line
World's Best Awards

Condé Nast Traveler

#2 Top Small Cruise Line
Readers' Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler

Gold List


Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award
Cruise Overall: Small Cruise Ship
(500 Passengers or Under)

Travel Weekly

Silver Magellan Award
Cruise Marketing: Advertising/Marketing Campaign "Land & Sea Packages"

Andrew Harper

Top 10 Cruise Lines
Reader's Choice Awards

Global Traveler

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Leisure Lifestyle Awards

Baxter Travel Media

Favourite Cruise Line—Small Ship
Agents’ Choice


We could travel anywhere in the world, and we return to the m/s Paul Gauguin year after year. It’s such a testament to management that so many of the crew has been on board since our first time.  We love being welcomed back like we are part of the family.


Linda Ashley


Most Innovative Executive for Small Ship Cruises
Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises

Cruise Critic

Top 5 Winner in 6 Categories
Top 10 Winner in 3 Categories
Small Ships

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

USA Today

Best Cruise Ship for Dining
USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards


Sailed aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin