PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES
Med, Caribbean, Central America, South America
Passenger Capacity: 320
Length: 513 ft.
Beam: 71 ft.
Draft: 17 ft.
Staff and Crew: 215; European and American
- Itinerary: Cruises
of 7-15 nights to South Pacific destinations including Tahiti, Society
Islands, Tuamotus, Cook Islands, Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand.
- Cabins: 160.
All are outside and 50 percent have private balconies. Lowest deck has
portholes rather than windows. Most cabins are 200 to 249
sq. ft.; seven suites are 300 to 457 sq. ft. Staterooms have queen or twin
bed (a few king), VCR, direct dial phone, individual temperature control,
refrigerator and bath with tub/shower
- Dining: There
is single open seating , complimentary wine served with lunch and dinner.
The menu is continental with French specialties. There is also an alternative
restaurant, a casual outdoor bistro grill at the pool with fish, steaks, and Tahitian specialties,
24-hour room service. There is no smoking in the dining room.
- Dress: Casual
during the day. Most evenings are casual, and for the captain’s dinner, men
are asked to wear a jacket, but no tie required. There are no formal nights.
- Facilities and Activities:
There is a retractable watersports platform aft for kayaking and water-skiing.
A French spa has massage, thalassotherapy, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials,
steam room, and hair salon. There is an orchestra for dancing, an observation
lounge with a piano bar, a main lounge/conference center with entertainment
and lectures, a card room, small casino, connoisseur club that offers fine
wines, liqueurs and cognac, fitness center, and outdoor pool. A library has
books and videos about the art, history, geography, and culture of the islands
and the life and work of Paul Gauguin. There is original art work by Gauguin
on board as well as historic photographs and papers, and videos for private en suite viewing. Lectures feature naturalists, artists
and experts on Polynesia. You can visit the bridge at any time, including
evening hours. You can swim in a blue lagoon,
feed swarms of fish while snorkeling over coral reefs, wander around villages
and old native ruins, take a helicopter tour, go scuba diving, or go on jeep safaris into mountains.
Several cruises hosted by oceanographer and
environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau.
- Recent Fares Reported to Us:
Starting at $2,947 to $6,545. .
Passenger Capacity: 90
Former Name: Le Levant
Length: 330 ft.
Beam: 46 ft.
Draft: 11 ft.
- Itinerary: Cruises
the Caribbean, Central and South America, Panama Canal; and the Mediterranean, Aegean,
and Black Seas in 7 day cruises that can be combined to 14
or 21 days.
- Cabins: 45. Cabins are all outside, 195 sq. ft.,
have a private bath with shower. Beds can be configured two twins or queen-size.
Cabins have TV/VCR and refrigerator, are all located midship for comfort
in heavy seas.
- Dining: French cuisine is served. Wines are complimentary for lunch
and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served indoors and outdoors at a verandah
restaurant. There is open seating.
- Facilities and Activities: There is a salon for lectures, a library,
gym, hairdresser, pool. The hull is strengthened for navigation
in ice. Two landing craft emerge from hydraulic doors toward the rear of the
ship and go from the ship’s marina at the stern to carry passengers to shore.
On warm-weather cruises passengers can swim or snorkel off the back of the ship.
Onboard naturalists and scholars lecture on the history
and ecology of destinations. The bridge is open to passengers at all times.
Wildlife excursions are accompanied by guides.
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