BELLEVUE, Wash., July 9, 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, offers guests the opportunity to learn about fine wines from Larry Maguire of Napa Valley's Far Niente Winery on The Gauguin's October 6, 2012, Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage.
With more than 30 years of professional experience in the fine wine industry, Mr. Maguire brings a wealth of knowledge about wine to share with guests aboard The Gauguin. Founded in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente winery is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Mr. Maguire, President and CEO of Far Niente, joined the winery in 1983 and together with his partners, grew it from a small, locally known winery to a critically acclaimed producer. A dedication to winemaking in its highest form, paired with a focus on house style, vineyard ownership, and social responsibility, has established Far Niente as one of the world's great wine estates.
Passionate about wine, Mr. Maguire regularly visits the great wine regions of the world, tasting wines in the cellars and homes of some of the world's most acclaimed vintners. He will present a lecture on wine and conduct a tasting of Far Niente wines during the voyage. For more information on Far Niente, please visit www.farniente.com.
The Gauguin's 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage cruises roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti, visiting Raiatea, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Bora Bora (overnight), and Moorea (overnight) in the Society Islands. Cruise fares are from $4,597 per person, based on double occupancy, and include free airfare between Los Angeles, Calif., and Papeete, Tahiti.
For more information and reservations for Paul Gauguin Cruises, 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.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations
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