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Paul Gauguin Cruises to expand into Mediterranean, Caribbean…

Posted on 03 October 2011


The Paul Gauguin cruise ship will get a $7 million interior and exterior renovation.

Luxury line Paul Gauguin Cruises, known for its year-round sailings in the South Pacific, today announced plans to expand into the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Latin America with a new ship.


The company says it has acquired an unnamed, 90-passenger vessel that will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin banner in December 2012 as the Moana. The line currently operates just one ship, the Tahiti-based, 332-passenger Paul Gauguin.


Paul Gauguin Cruises is owned by Pacific Beachcomber, French Polynesia’s largest luxury hotel operator.


“We are monumentally proud to add a second ship to our Pacific Beachcomber portfolio and Paul Gauguin Cruises family,” Paul Gauguin Cruises president Diane Moore says in a statement. “This is an incredibly huge branding achievement for the growth of our cruise line and I look forward to welcoming fans of The Gauguin onboard our latest addition.”


The company says it plans to sail the new ship in the Mediterranean during summers and the Caribbean and Latin America during winters, with an emphasis on stopping in unusual places that larger ships cannot visit due to their size. More specifics on itineraries will be released in early 2012.

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