PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES ANNOUNCES MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR RENOVATIONS
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Date: 
September 15, 2011

BELLEVUE, WA – September 15, 2011 Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce the largest renovations in the ship’s 14-year history. Scheduled for completion in January 2012, the $7 million renovation will feature extensive enhancements to both interiors and exteriors of the ship. 

The renovations will take place in January during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane and 11-night drydock in Brisbane. When joining the South Pacific Discovery sailing departing January 26, 2012, guests will be aboard a vessel that has been thoroughly updated and redecorated for even greater comfort.
 
Following the renovations, all suites and staterooms will feature new carpeting, refinished furniture with new fabrics, new teak railings on the balconies, decorative side panels around the windows, and new bathroom flooring. Renovations throughout the ship will include new flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel.
 
La Veranda will offer guests a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture and solar shades throughout. Le Grill will boast new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting. L’Etoile will also feature a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences.
 
Promenade Deck 5 will boast a new built-in banquette and expanded casino in Le Casino, and Deck 6 will receive a new integrated display case for books and art. La Palette will feature a decorative stone band along the front of the bar and an updated lighting system, as well as new outdoor furniture. Le Grand Salon will offer a refurbished dance floor to provide the perfect venue to dance the night away under the South Pacific sky.
 
The Gauguin’s previous renovation, totaling $6 million, was completed in January 2009. The upcoming refurbishments show Paul Gauguin Cruises’ level of commitment to the vessel and the importance of the overall product and guest experience.
 
For rates and reservations for Paul Gauguin Cruises, contact a travel professional, call 800-848-6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.
 
* Please note that the above image is a mood board and only a sample of what guests will see.
 
 
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About Paul Gauguin Cruises
Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. The Gauguin was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The ship is 513 feet long and 71 feet wide, and has a draft of 16.9 feet. The ship can accommodate 332 guests with a staff of 217 and is one of the top Exclusive Charter and Incentive Group venues in the industry. The Gauguin has undergone more than $25 million in enhancements, has completed more than 570 South Pacific cruises, and has served more than 155,000 guests, including more than 14,000 honeymooners, since its inaugural sail in 1998. The Gauguin has just been impressively named the Gold Magellan Award Winner in the Small Cruise Ship category by Travel Weekly, earned the “#1 ranking for Dining” in the Small Ship Category in Cruise Critic’s 2011 Cruiser’s Choice Awards, and was ranked in the “Top 5 Small Luxury Cruise Ship” category in the CondÉ Nast Traveler 2011 Readers’ Poll.
 
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