Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced its 2013 sailing schedule. Guests aboard The Gauguin will have the chance to experience exciting itineraries aboard a newly renovated ship.
2013 Sailing Schedule Highlights:
• Island of Whales: Following 2012’s inaugural 11-night sailing to the Australs & Society Islands, The Gauguin will return on September 21, 2013, to witness the majestic humpback whales cavorting en masse off the coast of Rurutu.
• The Society Islands: Throughout 2013, The Gauguin will visit the islands of French Polynesia for 7-, 10-, 11-, and 14-night sailings. Guests will travel through this spectacular collection of islands with stops including the breathtaking lagoons of Bora Bora and Moorea, plus access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private Motu Mahana adjacent to the white-sand beaches of Taha’a.
• Special Guests: The launch of guest-host sailings proved so popular in 2012, Paul Gauguin Cruises will be continuing this program on select 2013 sailings. Among the guest hosts will be environmentalist and oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, creator of The Gauguin’s Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program. Mr. Cousteau will offer lectures with videos of his work and accompany several dives from the ship.
• Fully Renovated Ship: Having completed a $7 million-dollar renovation, The Gauguin now features new flooring and carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel. Additionally, all suites and staterooms have been updated with new teak railings and bathroom floors. Guests will also enjoy the newly expanded Le Casino and new built-in banquettes on the Promenade on Deck 5.