The highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, Paul Gauguin, is scheduled to undergo the largest renovations in the ship’s 14-year history. Scheduled for completion in January 2012, the $7 million renovation will feature extensive enhancements to both interiors and exteriors of the ship.
The renovations by Paul Gauguin Cruises will take place in January during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane and 11-night drydock in Brisbane. When joining the South Pacific Discovery sailing departing January 26, 2012, guests will be aboard a vessel that has been thoroughly updated and redecorated for even greater comfort.
The scheduled renovations include:
- All suites and staterooms will feature new carpeting, refinished furniture with new fabrics, new teak railings on the balconies, decorative side panels around the windows, and new bathroom flooring.
- In public areas, new flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel.
- La Veranda, with its floor to ceiling windows, indoor and al fresco seating, will offer guests a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture and solar shades throughout.
- Le Grill, with its buffet breakfast and grilled specialties for lunch and dinner, will boast new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting.
- L’Etoile, the fine dining restaurant serving French cuisine with a Polynesian accent, will also feature a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences.
- Promenade Deck 5 will boast a new built-in banquette and expanded casino in Le Casino
- Deck 6 will receive a new integrated display case for books and art.
- La Palette, the observation lounge and nightclub, will feature a decorative stone band along the front of the bar and an updated lighting system, as well as new outdoor furniture.
- Le Grand Salon, the main performance theater, will offer a refurbished dance floor to provide the perfect venue to dance the night away under the South Pacific sky.
Paul Gauguin’s previous renovation, totaling $6 million, was completed in January 2009. The upcoming refurbishments show Paul Gauguin Cruises’ level of commitment to the vessel and the importance of the overall product and guest experience.