Special Guest 2015 Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises is pleased to welcome special guests representing a wide variety of interests aboard upcoming sailings of the m/s Paul Gauguin. Whether you’re interested in art, wine, cuisine, music, astronomy, Polynesian life and culture, or the wonders of the deep, we have arranged for an expert in the field to join us on designated cruises, to offer insights, lectures, performances, workshops, and more. Perhaps you’ll have dinner with one of these special experts, view a demonstration of their craft, enjoy a wine tasting, and more. We also frequently feature limited-time exhibits of paintings and photography by respected Polynesian artists, so you can see up close and firsthand how the singular qualities of light and beauty here inspire the creative imagination.

¿Qué Bolá? Magic / 6 Sailings in 2015
Magic, illusion, and comedy are delightfully combined in sparkling performances by the talented duo of Ariel Morales and Rochelle Allison. Join the fun when you embark on any of the following sailings of the m/s Paul Gauguin’s in 2015: Cook Islands & Society Islands (December 5); Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands (October 17 and November 10); Roundtrip Fiji (October 31); and Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands (November 21). Click here for details.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Oceanographer & Environmentalist: November 21, 2015, Sailing (Top right)
World-famous oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau will join one more sailing of The Gauguin in 2015. In addition to lectures with videos of his work, he will accompany several dives from the ship. Click here for details.

Guy Buffet, Fine Artist: December 5, 2015, Sailing
People who love food and wine are likely to own at least one of Guy Buffet’s famous whimsical portraits of chefs, waiters, and restaurant scenes that are loved by so many. Join Mr. Buffet on The Gauguin on the December 5, 2015, sailing to the Cook Islands & Society Islands, and enjoy a lecture, art demonstrations, and a special reception. You will also have an opportunity to purchase artwork signed by the artist while onboard. Click here for details.

Caroline Boyle-Turner, Art History Professor: November 21, 2015, Sailing
A popular guest lecturer aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin for 13 years, Caroline Boyle-Turner returns to The Gauguin for a select 2015 sailing. An acclaimed expert on Paul Gauguin and his circle of artists, she will enrich your appreciation of our ship’s namesake when you join us aboard. Click here for details.

Chris Watkins, Violinist: October 31 & November 10, 2015
With his personally handcrafted Yamaha violin studded with 1,000 Swarovski crystals, Chris Watkins takes the instrument to a new level, presenting a modern take on the greatest hits from every genre of music. Join the m/s Paul Gauguin’s October 31, 2015, Roundtrip Fiji voyage or November 10, 2015, sailing to Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands for three live performances by this accomplished entertainer. Click here for details.

Jamie Lawrence, Hawaiian Singer: October 17, 2015, Sailing
A mainstay of Hawaii’s music scene for more than 30 years, Jamie Lawrence has appeared on Grammy Award-nominated works, recorded CDs of his own, and delighted audiences around the globe. Join us on the m/s Paul Gauguin’s October 17, 2015, sailing to the Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands for a performance by this talented singer. Click here for details.

Jesse & Helen Kalisher, Photography Experts: October 17, 2015, Sailing (Top left)
Jesse Kalisher’s photography is in the permanent collections of many of the world’s leading museums, and Helen Kalisher is a professional fine artist skilled in the use of Photoshop. Join us aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin’s October 17, 2015, sailing to Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands, to gain photography tips, techniques, and insights onboard lectures, hands-on photo-expeditions, and workshops. Click here for details. 

Lou Thieblemont, Airline Pilot: October 17, 2015
A former commercial airline pilot, Lou Thieblemont has also served as a broadcaster, educator, webmaster, and town mayor! Join the m/s Paul Gauguin’s October 17, 2015, sailing to Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands as this true Renaissance man offers a series of lectures on topics as diverse as astronomy, aviation, Antarctic exploration, optical illusions, and computer graphics. Click here for details.

Dr. Chris Roelfsema & Diana Roelfsema-Kleine, Coral Experts: October 31, 2015, Sailing
Dr. Chris Roelfsema has traveled the world—both literally and with Google Earth—studying coral reefs and imparting his knowledge to students at The University of Queensland in Australia. A project manager for CoralWatch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation and education, Diana Roelfsema-Kleine also educates the public about these vital yet delicate ecosystems. Join the m/s Paul Gauguin’s October 31, 2015, sailing to Roundtrip Fiji for on-site lectures at the islands’ beautiful coral reefs. The couple will also accompany dives from the ship. Click here for details.

Nancy Gregory, Fine Artist: November 21; December 5, 2015, Sailings
A contemporary artist who has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, Nancy Gregory is also a gifted speaker and teacher. Join us as she presents lectures and workshops during the m/s Paul Gauguin’s November 21, 2015, sailing to the Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands and the December 5, 2015, sailing to the Cook Islands & Society Islands. Click here for details.

Guest hosts are subject to change.