m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Smithsonian Journeys Hosted Sailing

Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz, Smithsonian Journeys

Smithsonian Journeys Hosted Sailing will be on the following sailings:

Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific.

Dr. Lindsay Whaley is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the world on language death and revitalization. Dr. Whaley will share his knowledge on the languages of the Pacific, what they tell us about how the islands were populated and the unique cultural challenges that they present.

Dr. Charles Urbanowicz has traveled the Pacific for over 50 years, is a published author on the topic of anthropology and tourism and conducts ongoing research on the cultures of the Pacific, as well as World War II. Recognized as a "master teacher," Dr. Urbanowicz will share his experiences and his vast knowledge on the anthropology of Oceania.

Join us for this special Smithsonian Journeys Sailing when Dr. Lindsey Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz come aboard The Gauguin.

Smithsonian Journeys Hosted Sailing will be on the following sailings:

other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Classical Musicians
January 22, 2022

Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999. 

Art History Professor
Multiple sailings

Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards
June 25, 2022

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 us aboard The Gauguin.

Food & Wine
Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography
September 24, 2022

The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.