Travel + Leisure Magazine has released its 2014 World’s Best Awards and taking the top honor for small ship cruises was Paul Gauguin Cruises.
The luxury small ship cruise line, sailing the South Pacific aboard the Paul Gauguin, and Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America aboard m/v Tere Moana, moved up from 2013’s 7th place ranking.
Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 90-guest m/v Tere Moana, was recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine as having the “Best South Pacific Itineraries” in the 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which marks the third consecutive year that the cruise line has received this accolade.
Just what is it really like to sail aboard The Gauguin to Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Seas? Join us on October 25th for a live presentation, as Cruise Director Michael Shapiro and Cruise Educator Carol Parsons provide an entertaining insider’s look at what you will experience aboard this special vessel.
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Late in 2011, Paul Gauguin Cruises announced the acquisition of its second luxury ship, the m/v Tere Moana. The ship will enter service for Paul Gauguin Cruises in December 2012 after a multifaceted renovation, and be renamed The Moana.
The Moana will accommodate just 90 guests in 45 staterooms and will reflect the high standard of quality and service already established for the cruise line by the m/s Paul Gauguin.
Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, proudly announced recently the completion of a $7 million renovation, the largest in the ship’s 14-year history. The renovation took place during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane, Australia, as well as during the 11-night drydock that followed, when extensive enhancements were made to both the interiors and exteriors of The Gauguin.
Many people settle down with family during the holidays to catch up, and reconnect with loved ones. For a small group, the holidays are a perfect time to explore and experience the world.
Small ship cruises have been busy this holiday season, exploring diverse areas of our world, from the southern reaches of Antarctica and the South Pacific, up to the unique Galapagos Islands and Central America, and further to Europe and America’s southern Atlantic coast.
Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, recently announced the acquisition of a second ship which will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012. This ship will be christened m/v Moana after completing a multifaceted renovation in November 2012. Moana features 45 staterooms accommodating 90 guests.
Details of Moana’s 2013 deployment will be announced in early 2012. Plans are to sail during the summer months in the Mediterranean and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America. Emphasis will be on delivering unique destinations that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions.
Stay tuned for updates from Sunstone Tours & Cruises.
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.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering three new luxury cruise itineraries in 2012 aboard its 332-passenger ship, the Paul Gauguin.
- South Pacific Discovery is a 20-night hotel-and-cruise journey to Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and the Cook & Society Islands departing Jan. 23.
- 11-night Australs & Society Islands, departing Sept. 1, will cruise to Rurutu, the “Island of Whales,” at the height of whale-watching season.
- 12- or 13-night Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands voyage will depart Oct. 27, and Nov. 20.
Hello, my name is Bridger Deschamps. I will start off by telling you a few things about myself. I am 15 years old, live in Seattle, and I recently took a 10-day cruise on the Paul Gauguin with my mom, dad, and younger sister. My sister and I participated in the Ambassadors of the Environment(AOTE) Program, which is a program for kids ages 9-17. In short, we Loved it. This program was a great way to meet the other kids onboard and to take part in fun activities and shore excursions just for us. Both of the AOTE leaders were amazing and I had a fun time hanging out with them. By the end of the cruise all the kids’ parents enjoyed meeting each other as well and were hanging out together too. Now, I will tell you about the cruise as a whole.
My family and I flew to Papeete via LAX and we were so anxious to get there. When we arrived at FAAA International Airport, we were greeted with leis, heis, and humidity. The humidity wasn’t that bad though after a few minutes of adapting. The first experience on the ship was spectacular. We checked out our rooms and we were all stunned by how nice and spacious they were. The crewmates were all really friendly. The whole ship was beautiful. Read the rest of this entry