Monday, January 12, 2009

Paul Gauguin Cruises - Open for 2010 Sailings in French Polynesia and Beyond

I received word today that Paul Gauguin Cruises has officially opened its books for 2010.  It has a number of offers ranging from "free airfare" to "2 for 1 + free airfare" and a more diverse choice of itineraries than has been available while the ship has operated under the Regent Seven Seas Cruises moniker.

Some of the highlights are:

- Sixteen 7-night departures featuring Tahiti and Society Islands;
- Six 10-night and two 9-night voyages of Tuamotus and Society Islands;
- Five 11-night Cook Islands adventures;
- Four 14-night sailings featuring the Marquesas Islands;
- 13- and 15-night discoveries of Fiji, Tonga and the Cook and Society Islands;
- Two 14-night cruises featuring New Zealand, Tonga and the Cook and Society Islands

2010 Special Departures include:

- January 10, 2010 - President's Cruise - where guests can sail with Paul Gauguin Cruises President David A. Giersdorf (which I guess is sort of an inaugural cruise);

- May 22, 2010 - Jean-Michel Cousteau Cruise, featuring environmental advocate and son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau. 

- June, July, August and December 18 and 27, 2010 - Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program.  (I have experienced this personally and it is, by far and away, the best family program at sea...for the kids and the parents.  It is a great way to learn some marine biology and local cultures with true experts while have a great time...and in a small group.)

- December 18 and 27 - Holiday Cruises where guests will savor a different kind of "White Christmas" on the white sand beaches of the Society Islands and Tuamotu Atolls.

For more information, email me at eric@goldringtravel.com , call (877) 2GO- LUXURY or visit the new website at http://www.pgcruises.com/.