Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils Images of m/v Tere Moana

Balcony Stateroom
Paul Gauguin Cruises, best known as the operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, has shared artist renderings of its new luxury ship, the 90-guest m/v Tere Moana, which launches on Dec 29, 2012, for its inaugural sailing.

The ship, which is 330 feet long and can accommodate 90 guests with a staff of 57, will debut a luxurious new look—chic and stylish with Polynesian touches. To achieve the new design, a multimillion-dollar, multi-faced renovation will take place starting in Nov 2012, with Moana receiving new furniture, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, paint schemes, flooring, and floor coverings for staterooms and public spaces.

Eight of Moana's 45 staterooms will offer private balconies. All staterooms will feature an ocean view; a queen-size bed, convertible to twin-bed configurations, with fine linens, feather-down duvets, robes, and cotton slippers; a flatscreen TV; a DVD/CD player; an in-stateroom refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water; and a bathroom with sumptuous bath products.

La Veranda
The Moana will offer two elegant dining venues and will incorporate regionally infused cuisine of destinations visited featuring fresh ingredients from local markets. L'Etoile will showcase an array of tempting specialties, expertly prepared each evening, including culinary creations by Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Proprietaire of the two-star Michelin-rated Apicius restaurant in Paris. La Veranda will feature delicious breakfast and lunch dishes with indoor and outdoor dining and will be transformed into a gourmet, reservation-only dining venue nightly.

Aboard the Moana, evenings will feature live piano music and informative lectures in Le Salon, the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and unwind after a day of adventure. La Boutique will showcase apparel, sundries, souvenirs, and jewelry. The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm will offer signature spa treatments, and a fitness center will also be available, equipped with the latest cardio and weightlifting equipment. In select ports,the ship's watersports marina will offer kayaking and paddleboarding. Guests will be able to enjoy stunning views from the decks, relaxing on chaise lounges by the pool or a Balinese bed, cruising in style from one captivating port to the next.

Le Salon
Like the Gauguin, Moana will offer an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and extraordinary all-inclusive value.

In Dec 2012 and March 2013, Moana sails 7-night Caribbean voyages from St. Martin, visiting a mix of sophisticated islands and unspoiled gems in the French West Indies, British Virgin Islands, and St. Kitts and Nevis. In Jan and Feb 2013, 13- and 14-night Panama Canal cruises feature a classic transit of the canal and a unique itinerary that includes enchanting Cartagena, Columbia, and the wildlife reserves of Costa Rica. From April through Nov 2013, Moana will operate a variety of European voyages. During spring and fall, 14-night transatlantic crossings are offered between Europe and the Caribbean.

Tere Moana Sun Deck
Paul Gauguin Cruises is extending savings of 50% off standard cruise fares on Moana. Past guests of Paul Gauguin enjoy additional savings of 5% off cruise fares, as a member of the Paul Gauguin Society. And, guests who book select departures by Sept 1, 2012, can enjoy double the Paul Gauguin Society benefit, for a total savings of 10% off final cruise fares.

For additional information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, visit PGCruises.com.

Images Courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises

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