Paul Gauguin Scheduled for Multi-Million Dollar Renovations

Paul GauguinThe 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.


Posted on September 27, 2011, in Paul Gauguin, South Pacific and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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