Paul Gauguin Cruises To Cruise New Zealand In 2010

Renowned South Pacific luxury cruise operator Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced it is to offer cruises to New Zealand, the first-ever sailing to the country by the ms Paul Gauguin. On 6 and 21 November 2010, the ship will embark on 2-week itineraries exploring French Polynesia and exotic New Zealand, with the line’s President and CEO Richard Bailey joining guests onboard.


Guests will board the ms Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti and sail through the azure waters of the South Pacific to call at Moorea, which Arthur Frommer of the Frommer’s travel guides considering it the most beautiful island in the world. The ship proceeds to Taha’a and Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private island Motu Mahana where guests will spend a day exploring the island with a barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment, before heading to Bora Bora, arguably one of the most famous destinations in the South Pacific. ms Paul Gauguin next calls at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands which boast large and beautiful lagoons ideal for snorkeling, before passing through Tonga’s capital Nuku’Alofa.


The vessel arrives in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, an area with 144 isles dotting the turquoise waters and abundant wildlife, after 2 days at sea where guests can enjoy the amenities and entertainment onboard. The city of Tauranga offers guests the opportunity to explore the area’s kiwifruit industry or climb Mount Mauao where they can take in spectacular views of the coastline. Finally, guests finish their voyage in Auckland, the country’s largest city and vibrant commercial center.


To commemorate the first-ever New Zealand cruises by ms Paul Gauguin, the line has organized a series of special events for guests onboard the ship, including a President’s Cocktail Reception, “Town Hall”-style meeting to share the company’s philosophy and commitment to conservation, special lectures by renowned archaeologist Mark Eddowes and an exclusive gift.


Designed exclusively and the only luxury vessel to cruise the waters around Tahiti and French Polynesia on a year-round basis, the ms Paul Gauguin offers an extension of the relaxed atmosphere of the South Pacific. Accomodating just 332 guests onboard, the exclusive vessel boasts luxurious suites and staterooms, accompanied by gourmet dining, world-class service and amenities.


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