Paul Gauguin Cruises Debuts Its 2013 Voyages by Gauguin Brochure Showcasing Cruises in Tahiti, French Polynesia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the newly acquired m/v Tere Moana, debuts its colorful and comprehensive 2013 Voyages by Gauguin brochure. The 86-page brochure showcases a variety of dream cruises to enchanting destinations and can be viewed on-line at www.pgcruises.com/e-brochure

The brochure outlines five award-winning itineraries in French Polynesia that are available aboard the elegantly renovated Gauguin and 13 new itineraries encompassing the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe on the cruise line's new luxury small ship, The Moana. Detailed itineraries are grouped by region and include cruise schedules, maps, highlights, and fares. 

The Gauguin's voyages in exotic French Polynesia feature a host of exquisite islands with white-sand beaches, aqua lagoons, mist-laden mountains, and warm Polynesian culture. 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 roundtrip 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; 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—an experience available only to small ships like The Moana. During spring and fall, 14-night transatlantic crossings are offered between Europe and the Caribbean.

In addition to unique itineraries, Paul Gauguin Cruises' fleet distinctions, accommodations, dining venues, entertainment options, activities, shore excursion sampler, pre- and post-cruise hotel program, air/sea program, deck plans, and general information are also featured.   

Hallmarks of the cruise line include an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and trademark Polynesian hospitality. All-inclusive fares include complimentary beverages featuring select wines and spirits; an in-room refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water; and onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff. 

Additionally, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers extraordinary value with savings of 50% off all-inclusive standard cruise fares on all voyages of both ships, plus included 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 November 1, 2012, can enjoy double the Paul Gauguin Society benefit, for total savings of 10% off final cruise fares.

For a complimentary copy of the 2013 Voyages by Gauguin brochure, please contact a Travel Professional, call 800-848-6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.

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 received second place for small-ship cruise lines in Travel + Leisure's "2012 World's Best Awards" and was recognized as one of the "Top 20 Small Cruise Ships" by readers of Conde 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.

For additional information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, please visit www.pgcruises.com.

Media Contact:
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations
(425) 440-6255
vbloy@pgcruises.com

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