Paul Gauguin Cruises Is Awarded "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line" In The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 Readers' Survey

Jul 02, 2014, 10:05 ET from Paul Gauguin Cruises

BELLEVUE, Wash., July  2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises (, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, which sails Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, is pleased to announce that it received the award for "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line" from the readers of Travel + Leisure in its 2014 World's Best Awards.  

"We are thrilled to be acknowledged as the world's best small-ship cruise line, which is particularly special this year, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary," said Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises. "Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious award. It's a testament to our talented staff who provide exemplary service to our guests and deliver extraordinary experiences aboard our voyages every day."

Paul Gauguin Cruises also received the Travel + Leisure "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families" award for 2014, the second year in a row the line received this accolade.  

The magazine's esteemed annual readers' survey reveals favorite cities, hotels, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, airports, and more. Cruise ships were rated in categories of cabins/facilities, restaurants/food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities, and value.

The full list of the World's Best Awards 2014 winners is available at and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, on newsstands July 18. The Travel + Leisure World's Best Family 2014 winners, which spotlights the best family-friendly adventure outfitters, cruise lines, and hotels, as selected by Travel + Leisure readers, will be featured in the magazine's November issue.

Paul Gauguin Cruises has been honored by other notable names in travel, including by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "Top 20 Small Cruise Ships" in 2013, by Travel Weekly with a Gold Magellan and two Silver Magellan awards in the small-ship category, by Porthole Cruise Magazine for "Best South Pacific Itinerary," and by Cruise Critic for service, dining, entertainment, embarkation, cabins, public spaces, value, and shore excursions.

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 recognition as "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line" and "Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families" in Travel + Leisure's 2014 "World's Best Awards" and 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 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 88 guests with a staff of 62. In 2013, The Moana received "Best New Small Ship" and "Best Way to See the Greek Isles" in's Editors' Choice Awards.

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