BELLEVUE, WASH. – June 20, 2012 – Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, presents its 2013 Voyages by Gauguin Preview Brochure featuring 19 itineraries with visits to 22 countries and 73 maiden ports by the cruise line’s two luxurious small ships—The Gauguin and its newest ship, the 90-guest m/v Tere Moana, which launches this December.
The 24-page brochure, which can be viewed at www.pgcruises.com/e-brochure, presents the cruise line’s fleet distinctions, dining venues, entertainment, activities, destination guides, itineraries, deck plans, and sailing schedules. In 2013, The Gauguin sails French Polynesia and the South Pacific year round, while The Moana offers voyages in Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Features of both ships include an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and extraordinary all-inclusive value.
The Gauguin, which completed a $7 million renovation earlier this year, visits captivating islands in French Polynesia and the South Pacific, each with their own distinctive beauty, atmosphere, and myth. Itineraries include: 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; 11-night Australs & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands.
December and March, The Moana offers 7-night Caribbean voyages from St. Martin visiting a mix of sophisticated islands and unspoiled gems in the French West Indies, British Virgin Islands, and St. Kitts & Nevis.
In January and February, The Moana’s 13- and 14-night Latin American cruises feature a classic transit of the Panama Canal and a unique itinerary that includes enchanting Cartagena, Columbia, and the wildlife reserves of Costa Rica.
From April through November, The Moana operates a variety of European voyages. Highlights include 7-night cruises in the Black Sea and Greek Isles; a roundtrip Spanish Coast voyage; and scenic sailings along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and French and Italian Rivieras. Three special voyages transit Greece’s Corinth Canal—a one-of-kind engineering marvel.
During spring and fall, 14-night transatlantic crossings are offered between Europe and the Caribbean on The Moana.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is extending savings of 50% off standard cruise fares on all voyages of both ships, plus free airfare from Los Angeles on French Polynesia itineraries. Past guests of The Gauguin, enjoy additional savings of 5% off cruise fares aboard either vessel, as a member of the Paul Gauguin Society. And, guests who book select departures by September 1, 2012, can enjoy double the Paul Gauguin Society benefit, for a total savings of 10% off final cruise fares.
About Paul Gauguin Cruises
Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. The Gauguin was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The ship, 513 feet long and 71 feet wide, has a draft of 16.9 feet, and can accommodate 332 guests with a staff of 217. It is one of the top Exclusive Charter and Incentive Group venues in the industry and has completed more than 570 South Pacific cruises, serving more than 176,250 guests, including more than 15,000 honeymooners, since its inaugural sail in 1998. The Gauguin has undergone more than $25 million in enhancements, with an additional $7 million completed in January 2012. The Gauguin has been impressively named the 2011 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Small Cruise Ship category by Travel Weekly and was recognized as one of the “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2012.
The cruise line’s second ship, the m/v Tere Moana, will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012 after completing a multifaceted renovation. The ship, which will sail Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, is 330 feet long and 46 feet wide, has a draft of 11.5 feet, and can accommodate 90 guests with a staff of 57.