The Paul Gauguin will leave the Regent Seven sea Cruises fleet in January 2010 and be operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises, owned by Grand Circle Corporation (GC). But since GC markets directly to consumers, it established a new and separate cruise line to market via travel agents,

According to a spokesperson. V.SHIPS will continue to provide hospitality, nautical and technical services for the ship in 2010, the spokesperson said. Plans call for continuing to operate itineraries in French Polynesia and the South Pacific in 20 IO and beyond.