Paul Gauguin Cruises Unveils Renovations for Second Ship
By Theresa Norton Masek
July 12, 2012 10:13 PM
Paul Gauguin Cruises shared details about the renovation of its new 90-guest Tere Moana, which departs on its inaugural sailing on Dec. 29. The ship currently is operating as Compagnie du Ponant’s Le Levant, but will leave that fleet in late October or early November and undergo the renovation.
The ship will debut a luxurious new look described as “chic and stylish with Polynesian touches.” The Moana will get new furniture, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, paint, flooring, and floor coverings for staterooms and public spaces.
Eight of the Moana’s 45 staterooms will offer private balconies. All staterooms will have ocean views, convertible queen-size beds, fine linens, feather-down duvets, robes, cotton slippers, a flat-screen TV, a DVD/CD player, and a refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water.
The Moana will have two dining venues. L’Etoile will offer culinary creations by Jean-Pierre Vigato, chef proprietaire of the two-Michelin-star Apicius restaurant in Paris. La Veranda will serve breakfast and lunch indoor and outdoor and will transform into a gourmet, reservation-only dining venue nightly.
Evening entertainment will include live piano music and lectures in Le Salon. The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm will offer spa treatments, and a fitness center will be equipped with the cardio and weightlifting equipment. In select ports, the ship’s watersports marina will offer kayaking and paddleboarding.
In December and March, the Moana will sail seven-night Caribbean voyages from St. Martin, visiting islands in the French West Indies, British Virgin Islands, and St. Kitts & Nevis. In January and February, 13- and 14-night Panama Canal cruises will transit the canal and visit Cartagena, Colombia, and wildlife reserves in Costa Rica. From April through November, the Moana will operate a variety of European voyages.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is extending savings of 50 percent off standard cruise fares on the Moana. Past guests of the Gauguin get an additional 5 percent savings. And, guests who book select departures by Sept. 1 get 10 percent off final cruise fares.