Paul Gauguin Cruises Honored In The 2017 AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards As "Best French Polynesia Cruise Line"

BELLEVUE, WASH. – October 10, 2017Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce that it was the winner of “Best French Polynesia Cruise Line” and was also a finalist in the “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “Best Onboard Culinary Programs and Restaurants” categories in the 2017 AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards.

“Paul Gauguin Cruises sails year round in French Polynesia, and we are thrilled to receive this special award that celebrates our extraordinary voyages in this destination from AFAR magazine,” said Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises. “We are also honored to be recognized as a finalist in the small-ship and culinary programs and restaurants categories. It is a testament to our talented team that delivers exceptional service and experiences to our guests every day.”

Each year, AFAR magazine asks readers to vote for their favorite cruise lines, hotels, and destinations that capture their imagination and inspire their travel plans in the annual Traveler’s Choice Awards. This year, 130,000 of AFAR’s audience voted. The full list of winners is available at, and the awards are featured in the November/December 2017 “Travel Vanguard” issue of AFAR magazine.

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers 7- to 14-night voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific year round. Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of the destination, The Gauguin provides an up-close, authentic experience of the South Seas and offers an elegant yet casual ambiance with luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining in three dining venues, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and extraordinary all-inclusive value.

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