Paul Gauguin Cruises proudly presents its 2019 line-up of special guests who are experts in the wine, photography, fine art, music, and the wonders of the deep.
Douglas Peebles has been photographing the South Pacific and Hawaii for about 40 years, and his work has been published in nearly 70 books and several other publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Travel Holiday, GEO, Hawaii, and the UK’s Traveller magazine. He will offer photography presentations during the January 26, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
One of the UK’s most in-demand singers, Jonny Ross performs a varied repertoire designed to delight audiences of all ages. He performs on The Gauguin on the following sailings: January 26, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage; September 7, 2019, Society Islands, Cooks Islands, Tonga & Fiji; and September 21, 2019, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands.
Expect an extremely fun evening of dancing and singing when Marc Otway and Abi Uttley come aboard! This talented duo performs an exciting musical explosion of upbeat classics through the decades on the September 7, 2019, Society Islands, Cooks Islands, Tonga & Fiji voyage and the September 21, 2019, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands cruise.
Jody Bogle is a third-generation winegrower who, along with her brothers, currently manages the day-to-day operations of Bogle Vineyards & Winery in California. Born and raised on the family farm in Clarksburg, Jody spent many a summer in her youth tying, weeding, and pruning vines on the 1,500 acres her family farms in the Sacramento River Delta. Jody offers a lecture and a tasting of Bogle wines on The Gauguin during the February 23, 2019, Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage.
Dr. Mary Hagedorn has worked in aquatic ecosystems around the world from the Amazon to Africa, has taught many university-level classes, lectures frequently to lay audiences, maintains an active laboratory, and is a successful researcher. Mary presents lectures focusing on coral reef challenges, conservation, and restoration during the March 9, 2019, Cook Islands & Society Islands voyage.
The Rolling Keys Duo (Sarah Watson and Will Stead) are two session musicians who have crafted a sound that has proven successful all over the world. They offer a toe-tapping performance of popular classics from the Fifties to current chart hits on the March 9, 2019, Cook Islands & Society Islands voyage.
During a 30-year naval career, Dr. Denny Whitford learned how to drive large ships, flew jet aircraft aboard aircraft carriers, forecast weather and ocean conditions around the world, held multiple commands, and directed several scientific organizations. Dr. Denny offers engaging presentations that will change forever the way you experience the ocean aboard the March 20, 2019, Society Islands & Tuamotus sailing.
Our special Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Reunion Cruise which is hosted by Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs April 13, 2019, and ventures to exotic islands that are renowned for their breathtaking scenic beauty, soaring mountain peaks, turquoise lagoons, and friendly, easygoing lifestyle.
Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join The Gauguin’s April 13, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
A popular guest lecturer aboard The Gauguin, art history professor Caroline Boyle-Turner returns for the April 13, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage. An acclaimed expert on Paul Gauguin and his circle of artists, she enriches the appreciation of The Gauguin’s namesake through a series of lectures.
Robert Carpenter has been conducting research on coral reefs for the past 30 years in locations throughout the world, including the Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Palau, and French Polynesia. This leading coral reef expert will provide informative lectures aboard The Gauguin’s April 13, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
Founder of the independent record label TeaPot Records, singer/songwriter Hannah Trigwell has garnered more than 100 million views on YouTube, achieved numerous worldwide Top Ten hit singles, and has released her debut album. Enjoy memorable performances by this rising musical star aboard the April 13, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
As the sixth generation of “America’s oldest winemaking family,” Steven Kent Mirassou began his wine career at age 13 on the bottling lines, forklifts, and warehouses of the family’s historic winery. At the ripe age of 32, he opened the Steven Kent Winery with one mission in mind: to make Cabernet in the Livermore Valley that rivals in quality the greatest red wines around the world. Steven shares his expertise during a lecture and tasting of his wines during the April 27, 2019, Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage aboard The Gauguin.
Nestled in the famous Napa Valley, the Salvestrin Winery has been growing wine grapes since 1932. It was originally planted in 1860 by Dr. George Crane, and three generations of the Salvestrin family have meticulously and sustainably farmed this historic St. Helena vineyard for 80 years. Sensitive to both the environment and the surrounding community, the family follows organic guidelines as they consistently create handcrafted wines that are fruit forward, elegant, balanced, and memorably world class. Learn more about these exceptional wines as the family shares their story during a lecture and wine tasting during the July 10, 2019, Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage.
Katie Leonardini and her family have owned Whitehall Lane for more than 25 years. In its short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. The efforts of the Leonardini family are evident in the recent run of accolades from wine publications—but are even more apparent in the beautifully made, elegant wines they continue to make. Enjoy Katie’s presentation and tasting of Whitehall Lane wines aboard the July 10, 2019, Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage.
The Pejus’ Rutherford vineyard has been home to Lisa Peju since she was six years old. It was then that she moved with her parents from Southern California to wine country to begin a life devoted to growing grapes, producing high-quality wines, and finding new and innovative ways to market the family brand. Learn more about Peju Winery—and taste its delicious wines—as Lisa shares her expertise during a presentation on board The Gauguin during the July 27, 2019, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti voyage.
A native of Montréal, Canada, Pascale Guertin is a well-rounded musician who was born to sing. This talented artist performs Remembering Edith Piaf and From Argentina with Love aboard the November 23, 2019, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
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