Paul Gauguin Cruises Recognized For “Best South Pacific Itineraries” In Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards

BELLEVUE, WASH. – November 15, 2012Paul 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 90-guest m/v Tere Moana, was recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine as having the “Best South Pacific Itineraries”  in the 14th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which marks the third consecutive year that the cruise line has received this accolade.

Several thousand readers cast their ballots, voting in a variety of cruise categories in the annual awards poll.  The full list of winners can be found on the magazine’s website and is featured in the December 2012 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine.

The award recognizes The Gauguin’s year-round itineraries. “With a singular luxury ship specifically built to sail into the smaller hidden ports of the South Pacific, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers some of the most beautiful and pristine itineraries any cruise ship guest can experience,” says Bill Panoff, Porthole Cruise Magazine’s publisher and editor-in-chief.  “Our readers are discerning travelers who have come to expect only the highest standards of quality, product, and service from cruise lines and destinations. To have received their seal of approval is truly an honor for the winners and a fitting tribute to the hard work and commitment that characterizes the international cruise industry.”

The Gauguin’s voyages in French Polynesia and the South Pacific feature a host of exquisite islands with white-sand beaches, aqua lagoons, mist-laden mountains, and warm Polynesian culture. Itineraries in 2013 include: 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; 11-night Australs & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands.

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers extraordinary value with savings of 50% off all-inclusive standard cruise fares on all 2013 voyages, plus included airfare from Los Angeles on French Polynesia itineraries.

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