Cruise Vacations

Ocean, river, and expedition cruises offer distinct and captivating experiences that cater to diverse traveler preferences. You can explore the world on a cruise. Ships boast dazzling amenities, including 5-star accommodations and dining, onboard thrills from casinos to water slides, and unique cultural opportunities. Whether you’re drawn to the endless horizons of ocean cruises, the intimate exploration of river cruises, or the adventurous spirit of expedition cruises, there’s a perfect voyage for everyone. Sail the high seas, bask in the tranquility of river currents, or venture to remote corners of the globe on an expedition cruise. From the luxurious comfort of the ship to the awe-inspiring destinations, Unique Experience Travel’s cruise packages make it easier than ever to discover the world in a way that resonates with your travel desires.

Ocean Cruising

Ocean cruises offer the opportunity to visit multiple countries and islands in a single trip. This appeals to travelers who want to explore diverse destinations without the hassle of multiple flights and hotel changes. Modern ocean cruise ships are like floating resorts, offering a wide array of amenities and entertainment options. Passengers can enjoy activities such as swimming, spa treatments, live shows, fitness centers, and themed parties, ensuring there’s always something to do. Ocean cruises are known for their extensive dining options, ranging from buffets to specialty restaurants run by celebrity chefs. Food enthusiasts can indulge in diverse cuisines and culinary delights throughout the journey. Many ocean cruises cater to families, providing dedicated children’s programs and facilities that keep young travelers entertained and engaged, while allowing parents to have some relaxation time. With thousands of passengers on larger cruise ships, there are ample opportunities to meet and interact with fellow travelers, fostering a social and friendly atmosphere.

River Cruise

River Cruises offer a more intimate and immersive experience, with smaller ships that can navigate narrower waterways. This allows passengers to get up close to scenic landscapes, charming towns, and historical sites. These cruises often focus on specific regions or countries, providing a deep cultural experience. Passengers can explore local traditions, cuisines, and attractions at each port of call. The ships dock directly in the heart of towns and cities, making it easy to step off the ship and explore on foot. This saves time and provides more opportunities for sightseeing. The included guided excursions are led by locals or experts who provide in-depth knowledge about the destinations, enhancing the overall travel experience. River cruises typically have a slower pace, allowing passengers to savor the journey and immerse themselves in the scenic beauty along the way. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruises navigate calm and smooth waters, reducing the risk of seasickness and offering a more stable and comfortable journey.


Embark on an extraordinary journey of exploration with expedition cruising, where the boundaries of travel are pushed beyond the conventional. Imagine sailing to remote corners of the world, from the untouched icy landscapes of Antarctica to the lush and diverse ecosystems of the Galápagos Islands. Expedition cruises offer you the chance to connect with nature in its purest form, guided by expert naturalists and scientists who provide in-depth insights into the destinations you visit. These cruises are more than just vacations; they are immersive experiences that allow you to witness wildlife up close, step foot on rarely-touched shores, and gain a profound understanding of the planet’s most captivating and untouched regions. From the comfort of expedition ships designed for both luxury and rugged exploration, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime and develop a newfound appreciation for the world’s most extraordinary places. If you’re a traveler seeking adventure, knowledge, and a deeper connection with our planet, expedition cruising is the perfect choice for an unforgettable expedition into the heart of discovery.

Paul Gaugiun

Paul Gauguin Cruises is proud to offer an extraordinary value in luxury cruising, thanks to our all-inclusive pricing. Spend more time enjoying your cruise vacation and less time worrying about every little detail when it’s all been taken care of—from gourmet dining to onboard gratuities, and so much more.

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Here are some reasons why people love ocean cruising:

Onboard Activities

Modern cruise ships are like floating resorts, offering a plethora of onboard activities and amenities. From pools and water parks to spas, theaters, fitness centers, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Culinary Delights

Cruises are known for their delicious dining experiences. Most ships have a variety of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines, from gourmet meals to casual buffets.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Cruise ships offer a diverse array of entertainment options, including live shows, concerts, comedy clubs, and themed parties, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

Opportunity to Unwind

Cruises are perfect for those seeking relaxation. You can enjoy the soothing sound of the ocean, breathtaking sunsets, and indulge in spa treatments.

Social Atmosphere

Cruises provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people from all around the world. You can make new friends and share experiences with fellow passengers.


Cruises cater to families, offering various activities and facilities for children of all ages. This makes it a great choice for family vacations.

Easy Planning

Planning a cruise is relatively straightforward. Once you choose the itinerary and ship that suits your preferences, most of the logistics are taken care of by the cruise line.

Spectacular Ocean Views

Waking up to stunning views of the open sea or passing coastlines is an unforgettable experience that draws people back to cruising.

Celestyal Journey ship

A Mediterranean cruise vacation is a perfect opportunity to discover multiple iconic landmarks in a short space of time. We have some of the most exciting port-cities and sun-kissed islands in the eastern Mediterranean for you to explore including Athens, Santorini, Istanbul, and much more. For Homer, it was the wine-dark sea of adventurers and heroes: the one and only Mediterranean. With vibrant cities, lavish architecture, dramatic landscapes, volcanic islands and a rich cultural history, the Mediterranean boasts a uniquely mythic stature and promises to be an exciting adventure into lands of legends where you can investigate the mystery of history. Much of its timeless allure comes from influential civilizations that sprang up on its shores and in exchanger goods and turf battles. For you, the modern explorer, a happy byproduct of so many centuries of commerce and competing conquests is a catalog of ancient ruins that stir the imagination. Add to all that rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches, glistening turquoise waters and raking farmlands, the stunning scenery is a sight to savor. Renowned for their warm hospitality, the locals invite you to experience age-old traditions and lose yourself in a bevy of tastes, sounds and smells.

When you travel on board The Gauguin, you’ll enjoy

All shipboard meals, in your choice of venues

Complimentary 24-hour room service

Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship

In-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water

All shipboard entertainment, including our troupe of Polynesian performers and live music in the evenings

Presentations by onboard experts, and select sailings feature guest hosts

Onboard gratuities for room stewards, dining and bar staff

Watersports, including complimentary kayaking and paddleboarding from our marina or destination beaches

Complimentary snorkel gear for use throughout the cruise

Use of our secluded, white-sand beach in Bora Bora where you can enjoy volleyball and snorkeling (on select voyages)

A day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, featuring snorkeling, watersports, a barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality (on select voyages)

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

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