Learn more about some of our amazing staff who have been here since Paul Gauguin Cruises began—and who make each trip so special. Roll over each photo to read supervisors’, travel advisors' or guest comments about how special each of these professionals is to our organization. Check back often as we continue to add featured staff!
Jose Paraiso, Sr.
"Jose is an excellent crew member, team player, and an amazing asset to the galley team."
"Noel is consistently a great waiter! He always exercises excellent standards of service in the dining room."
"Jayson is loved by our valued guests for his outgoing personality."
"Francisco is an expert Sailor, tender driver, Bridge Quartermaster. Also, he is a very hard worker. It is always a pleasure working with him!"
"Noel started in the Laundry department. Through cross-training and formal education, he was promotoed within 3 years to Assistant Electrician. We enjoy working with him every day."
"Ranny works great with the team and is a true asset to the galley. He fills in for other chefs when they are on vacation."
Ignacio Vanta, Jr.
"Ignacio has a very positive attitude! He is passionate about sports and loves to travel."
"Francisco is always well-organized and proactive when it comes to providing service to our guests."
"Ante-Toni is the overall Commander on board and is in charge of safe and smooth ship operations."
"Patti is a terrific cruise specialist! She has me so spoiled that I call her with every booking. She's very responsive to both voicemail and emails. Nothing I request is too much! What a pleasure it is for me to work with her."
"Dick is one of our most valuable assets. I don't think we'd be where we are today without his programming knowledge, business perspective and commitment to getting the job done."
"Herbert is a traditional baker and creates all the delicious breads and pastries for the pleasure of the guests."
"Heiata fulfills the management of the maritime agency with great enthusiasm, professionalism, and dedication to the vessel m/s Paul Gauguin."
"Abner is a very experienced Butler and consistently demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. He always gives amazing advice, shares knowledge, and guides his colleagues with confidence."
"Excellent room service standards are Alfred's expertise which he knows truly by heart. He is also an active member of the Crew Appreciation committee."
"Liz exemplifies the title of Director of Sales. She is the consummate professional and the best possible representative of Paul Gauguin Cruises. We are very lucky to have her."
"Alex is very dedicated to his work and gives extra attention to the details. He is proactive and always prompt with his task, even for a last-minute request. Alex always goes the extra mile and is happy to assist all department heads. He is very respectful to all and is a pleasant person to work with. Alex is very loyal and loves working aboard The Gauguin."
"Dante loves his work! He is truly dedicated to customer service and pleasing our guests."
"Kerry is eager to tackle any challenge given to her to offer a better experience for our guests."
"Alandale is an expert Carpenter and a very hard worker. It is always a pleasure working with him!"
Larry Red Garcia
"Larry works a variety of galley stations with great success. He is a very hard worker on our galley team."
"Mr. Bailey is the visionary behind Paul Gauguin Cruises and Pacific Beachcomber brands and is a pioneer in sustainability initiatives. He leads a team that is passionate about sharing French Polynesia with the world."
"Jonathan is very flexible and knowledgable in his work. He works as the Hotel and Food & Beverage Storekeeper as well as Provisions Master relief on every contract he has completed aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin."
"Tania has an excellent work ethic and her social skills are perfect for the job. She is very responsible and self-motivated!"
Rey Amor Antopina
"Rey Amor is always at service with his winning smile."
"Rolando does great work in the galley. He has amazing attention to detail, works well with others, supports his supervisor, and successfully works other galley utility positions when others are on vacation."
"Rosenita is a very skilled Stewardess. She is a hard worker that strives for excellence, is dedicated, reliable and focused on the job at hand. Rosenita is a real gem in the team!"
"Romea is dedicated to the ship and the crew in their daily shore side requests."
"Apolinario goes above and beyond in making sure his dining venue is ready each meal and makes each dining experience special to our guests."
"Christian is committed to his work and is well organized and proactive at work."
"Randy knows how to recognize and reward hard work and is skilled in training and motivating staff."
"Nelson is an excellent bartender! He is always smiling and always has a positive attitude towards his work and our guests."
"It is a pleasure working with Michael. He is an excellent Bosun who is a dedicated and hard worker."
"Goran is an exceptional Chief Engineer. His knowledge and attitude have a significant impact on the well-maintained condition of our ship and the relationships between the engine crew."
"Ryann provides great service! He is always helpful, caring and is proactive when providing service to our guests."
"Ricardo is always proactive and sharp in serving our guests."
"Danilo is an expert Carpenter and a hard worker. It is a pleasure working with him."
"Francis is an expert sailor and a hard worker. He was recently promoted from A/B to Second Officer. It is a pleasure working with him."
"Since Paul Gauguin Cruises began, Florence has done an amazing job overseeing recruitment, manning, purchasing, maritime operations, and the vessel dry docks."
"Rodolfo is always friendly and courteous!"
"Joey is a dedicated waiter who exercises personalized service at its best."
"Ricardo has rendered reat personal service to our guests—his name is always mentioned in the comment cards."
"Quirino always goes the extra mile and provides wonderful service for our guests. He is trustworthy and handles all duties as Night Auditor effortlessly. Quirino has a good team spirit and is very professional. He is very loyal and loves working aboard The Gauguin."
Jovito Calimlim, III
"Jovito is a great cook and works a variety of galley stations with great success."
"Mario is a great asset to the company. He always provides a high standard of service to the passengers and crew."
"Clement is on top of any challenge in his profession. He is well-liked by all his colleagues and by our guests."
"Alfredo meets and exceeds the company's performance requirements. He is very experienced in his work and always keeps inventories accurate."
"Whether she’s training new employees, helping our senior cruise specialists or taking on special projects, Ellery does it all with a smile and a commitment to succeed."
"Roberto is a great cook! He has an amazing knowledge of cooking and is always working well with others and has a positive attitude."
"Angel is kind and very experienced in his duties. He joined the ship as a wiper and after two years was promoted to the Motorman position. Together with the 2nd Engineer, he takes care of all of the ship equipment into the night."
"Davor is the Commander onboard, in charge of overall safety and smooth operation of our vessel."
"Mark is a decisive and true leader. He is effective at proposing and executing alternative solutions to day to day challenges."
"Charlie or Flo is what our guests call him. Florizel truly stands out in giving personalized service to our guests. His interactions with our guests really make a lasting impression."
"Nicole is supportive to all departments, is loyal and always keeps her cool in the most challenging situations."
"I’d like to extend my appreciation for all the effort and support given to me by PGC's group representative Shawna Orendorff. Groups require special attention and time and Shawna excels in both."
"It is always a great pleasure working with Ivy–her positive attitude and friendliness make daily operations very easy."
"Oscar has been with the company since the ship was built! No one knows French Polynesia better than Oscar!"
"Dorina answered endless questions, called me back, and navigated me through cruise options by providing me with viable alternatives and helpful suggestions. She was patient, thorough, and informative. Dorina is a huge asset to PGC, and her expertise and customer service was instrumental for me in securing my first booking!"
"Joel is a wonderful Asst. Chef de Partie! He works a variety of galley stations with great success."
"George is a hard worker and an excellent Asst. Chef de Partie who is always on time for production, and a real team player."
"Anthony is an excellent crew member, great cook, works well with others, and is always happy!"
"Glenn is a very energetic Bar Waiter. He is very kind and always willing to go the extra mile. Glenn is always helpful, sharing his knowledge, and can be trusted with training the new crew members in the Bar Department. He is well respected by all his colleagues for his contributions to the Bar Team."
Larry Calangian Samson
"Larry is a great Deck Officer and a hard worker. It is a pleasure working with him."
"Virgil is an excellent crew member, who works with his colleagues very well and is always happy!"
"Arvin is an excellent crew member and works with his colleagues very well. He is an asset to the galley team and always cooks with passion!"
"Humble and always polite, Nenito is a team player and always possesses a positive attitude towards his work."
"Very well organized, reliable and efficient – Pia is a true ambassador for Paul Gauguin Cruises."
"Marivic is a skilled Stewardess dedicated to the service of our guests. She always displays professionalism, is very loyal, and loves working aboard The Gauguin."
"Corina's work ethic speaks for itself. She is motivated and always able to overcome any obstacles thrown her way!"