Paul Gauguin Cruises, which operates the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, has announced the acquisition of an unnamed ship that will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012. The ship, as yet unidentified, will be christened m/v Moana after completing a multifaceted renovation in November 2012. Considerably smaller than Paul Gauguin, which accommodates 332 passenders, Moana features 45 staterooms accommodating only 90.
“We are monumentally proud to add a second ship to our Pacific Beachcomber portfolio and Paul Gauguin Cruises family. 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,” comments Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises.
Full 2013 deployment details for Moana will be announced in early 2012. Plans are to sail during the summer months in the Mediterranean and reposition to the Caribbean and Latin America in the winter. Emphasis will be on delivering unique destinations that larger ships cannot offer and exploring hidden ports throughout these regions.
For additional information about the luxury line, visit the Paul Gauguin Cruises website. On a related note, Cruise Diva Blog recently reported Paul Gauguin Set to Receive Multimillion-Dollar Renovations.