Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils m/v Tere Moana's 2013 Itineraries Offering Voyages in Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 23, 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, unveils 2013 itineraries for the cruise line's second ship—the 90-guest m/v Tere Moana—which will offer voyages in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
In the tradition of Paul Gauguin Cruises, cruise fares for The Moana are all-inclusive with gratuities, soft drinks, select wines and spirits included. Also, with superior dining options, a luxury spa and a staff of 54 serving just 90 guests, the experience aboard The Moana will be nothing short of first class.
After undergoing a multifaceted renovation to be completed in December 2012, The Moana will set sail under the Paul Gauguin Cruises' banner on December 29, 2012, on a gala seven-night Caribbean voyage with chairman Richard Bailey aboard.
The Moana will sail 13 itineraries in 2013. Like The Gauguin, The Moana will specialize in warm-weather destinations, with an emphasis on delivering unique voyages that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions. The ship will sail during the summer months in Europe and winter in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Moana's European Itineraries:
Seven-night voyages from Barcelona, Spain, to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, visit Sete, France; St. Tropez, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Portofino, Italy; Florence (Livorno), Italy; and Elba (Portoferraio), Italy. Departures: April 20 and August 17, 2013, with cruise fares from $3,295 per person.
Seven-night voyages from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, to Venice, Italy, visit Lipari, Italy; Taormina (Giardini Naxos), Italy; Corfu, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Hvar, Croatia. Departures: May 11 (Chairman's Cruise) and August 24, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyages from Venice, Italy, to Athens (Piraeus), Greece, visit Zadar, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; Delphi (Itea), Greece; Corinth Canal, Greece; and Hydra, Greece. Departures: May 18, July 6, and August 31, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyages between Athens (Piraeus), Greece, to Istanbul, Turkey, visit Delos, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Patmos, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; and Canakkale, Turkey. Departures: May 25; June 8; and July 13, 27; and September 7, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyages roundtrip from Istanbul, Turkey, visit Nessebur, Bulgaria; Constanta, Romania; Odessa, Ukraine; Yalta, Ukraine; and Sinop, Turkey, with one day at sea. Departures: June 1; and July 20, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyages between Athens (Piraeus), Greece, and Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, visit the Corinth Canal, Greece; Ithaca, Greece; Fiskardo (Kefelonia), Greece; Taormina (Giardini Naxos), Italy; Lipari, Italy; and Sorrento, Italy, with one day at sea. Departures: June 15; August 3; and September 21, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyage between Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain, visits Elba (Portoferraio), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Nice, France; Cannes, France; Bandol, France; and Sète, France. Departure: October 19, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $3,595 per person.
Seven-night voyage between Lisbon, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain, visits Portimao, Portugal; Seville, Spain; Ceuta, Spain; Motril, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Departure: November 2, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $2,995 per person.
Seven-night voyage from Barcelona, Spain, to Malaga, Spain, visits Valencia; Cartegena; Almeria; Motril; and Ceuta, Spain, with an overnight in Malaga, Spain. Departure: November 9, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $2,995.
The Moana's Caribbean Itineraries:
Seven-night voyages roundtrip from St. Martin, F.W.I., visit Tortola, B.V.I.; Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I.; Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.; Basseterre, St. Kitts/Nevis; Les Saintes, F.W.I.; and St. Barts, F.W.I. Departures: December 29, 2012 (Chairman's Cruise); March 9, 16, 23; November 30; and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $2,595 per person.
The Moana's Latin America Itineraries:
Thirteen- and fourteen-night voyages between St. Martin, F.W.I., and Puerto, Caldera, Costa Rica, visit St. Barts, F.W.I.; Les Saintes, F.W.I.; Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Cartagena, Columbia (overnight); Panama Canal, Panama; Isla de Coiba, Panama (January 5 sailing only); Marenco, Costa Rica; and Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, with three days at sea. Departures: January 5 and February 24, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $4,995 per person.
The Moana's Transatlantic Itineraries:
Fourteen-night voyage from St. Martin, F.W.I., to Lisbon, Portugal, offers nine days at sea and visits Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Spain; and Madeira, Portugal. Departure: March 30, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $2,995 per person.
Fourteen-night voyage from Malaga, Spain, to St. Martin, F.W.I., offers ten nights at sea and visits Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Spain; Les Saintes, F.W.I.; English Harbour, Antigua; and St. Barts, F.W.I. Departure: November 16, 2013, with cruise fares starting from $2,995 per person.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is currently offering 50% off standard cruise fares for 2013 voyages on The Moana. 5% Paul Gauguin Society Savings are available to past guests of the m/s Paul Gauguin on all Moana sailings with 10% Paul Gauguin Society Savings available to past guests on select Moana sailings (January 5; March 30; April 20; July 6; August 17; November 2, 16; and December 7, 2013) when booked by September 1, 2012.
*All rates are person based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars, are available on select sailings only, reflect promotional savings, and are for new bookings only in category C, subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers and are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Port, security and handling fees of $280 - $490 per person are not included. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
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 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, 330 feet long and 46 feet wide, has a draft of 11.5 feet and can accommodate 90 guests with a staff of 54.
For additional information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, please visit www.pgcruises.com.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations
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