BELLEVUE, WASH. – July 2, 2014 – Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, which sails Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America, is pleased to announce that it received the award for “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line” from the readers of Travel + Leisure in its 2014 World’s Best Awards.
“We are thrilled to be acknowledged as the world’s best small-ship cruise line, which is particularly special this year, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary,” said Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises. “Thank you to the readers of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious award. It’s a testament to our talented staff who provide exemplary service to our guests and deliver extraordinary experiences aboard our voyages every day.”
Paul Gauguin Cruises also received the Travel + Leisure “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” award for 2014, the second year in a row the line received this accolade.
The magazine’s esteemed annual readers’ survey reveals favorite cities, hotels, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, airports, and more. Cruise ships were rated in categories of cabins/facilities, restaurants/food, service, itineraries/destinations, excursions/activities, and value.
The full list of the World’s Best Awards 2014 winners is available at www.travelandleisure.com and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, on newsstands July 18. The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Family 2014 winners, which spotlights the best family-friendly adventure outfitters, cruise lines, and hotels, as selected by Travel + Leisure readers, will be featured in the magazine’s November issue.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has been honored by other notable names in travel, including by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” in 2013, by Travel Weekly with a Gold Magellan and two Silver Magellan awards in the small-ship category, by Porthole Cruise Magazine for “Best South Pacific Itinerary,” and by Cruise Critic for service, dining, entertainment, embarkation, cabins, public spaces, value, and shore excursions.