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Recently, we had the pleasure of having Hawaii’s Chef Alan Wong, President of Alan Wong’s Restaurants, cruise with us aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin’s  7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands itinerary. 

A week before he sailed, he was inducted to the prestigious American Academy of Chefs (... Read more

October 3, 2013

Day 7: Friday, June 21, 2013, Sorrento, Italy


The magical town of Sorrento is famous as the gateway to the spectacular Amalfi Coast—and deservedly considered a scenic gem in its own right.

Tucked into a cliff of tufa rock overlooking the Bay of Naples, it is... Read more

August 28, 2013

Day 6: Thursday, June 20, 2013, Capri, Italy

With its imperial villas, medieval churches, elegant 19th-century residences, magnificent coastal walks, flower-strewn mountain slopes, and the shimmering blue Mediterranean sea, Capri has long been enticing travelers with its... Read more

August 27, 2013

Day 5: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Lipari, Italy
The Moana anchored today off Lipari.

The largest of the Aeolian islands—a volcanic chain in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily—the ruggedly beautiful island of Lipari delights the eye with steep cliffs tumbling... Read more

August 26, 2013

Day 4: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy
We would arrive in Giardini Naxos at noon today, so a couple of shipboard activities took place prior to our arrival.  First was a “Meet & Greet” in Le Salon with Captain Zupan and Hotel Director Nelson who talked about... Read more

August 23, 2013