BELLEVUE, Wash., June 27, 2013 /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 90-guest m/v Tere Moana which cruises Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, offers an 11-night Australs & Society Islands voyage on The Gauguin this fall that visits prime locations for humpback whale viewing.
On this unique cruise, two opportunities will be available for whale watching: Moorea in the Society Islands and Rurutu, an island in the rarely visited Australs chain. Distinguished marine biologist Dr. Scott Baker; Cecile Gaspar, President of Te Mana O Te Moana, a nonprofit conservation organization; and renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau enhance the experience with their expertise through a series of lectures during the voyage.
The 11-night Australs & Society Islands sailing departs September 21, 2013, from Papeete, Tahiti, and visits Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Raiatea, and Moorea in the Society Islands along with Rurutu in the Australs Islands. Cruise fares start from $5,395 per person and include airfare from Los Angeles.
For reservations, contact a Travel Professional, call 1-800-848-6172, 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, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia. 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's accolades include second place for small-ship cruise lines in Travel + Leisure's 2012 "World's Best Awards" and recognition as one of the "Top 20 Small Cruise Ships" in 2013 for the 15th year in a row by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
In December 2012, the m/v Tere Moana began sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner after completing a multifaceted renovation and offers voyages in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. At 330 feet long and 46 feet wide, The Moana has a draft of 11.5 feet, and accommodates 90 guests with a staff of 60.
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