Good News For Single Seafarers, Paul Gauguin Scraps Sur Charge

So many of my single friends shy away from taking a cruise because of the single supplement. So the Savvy Seafarer just had to spread the news that on a few select cruises, the perky, Paul Gauguin (I love this ship) has scrap the sur charge.

We’re talking savings of up to $4,245  for single guests in a balcony stateroom.

 I like how the Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines explained it in the press release:  “Single” has never been a popular term, especially when referring to “single supplement” fees on cruises, forcing those who prefer single staterooms to pay significantly more for their vacations than travelers sharing a double room or cabin.  Move over, Cupid — by waiving single supplements on select sailings to the exotic South Pacific this season, Paul Gauguin Cruises is saving guests thousands. 
Unescorted or mate-less passengers can now emplore my favorite part of the world: French Polynesia where diversions are endless: from snorkleing around  explore coral reefs; hiking rainforest trails; visiting marae (ancient Polynesian temples); escpaping on Paul Gauguin’s private island, Motu Mahana.

Shipboard amenities include spa, pool, really good food, and shows.

Here’s the rub:  Reservations must be made by April 30th, 2010 on one of the sailings below. Contact a travel agent, or  call 1-800-848-6172 or visit

Select Sailing Dates*:

Apr. 6, 2010: Cook & Society Islands – 11 nights

Apr. 17, 2010: Society Islands – 7 nights

Apr. 24, 2010: Society Islands – 7 nights

May 8, 2010: Fiji Westbound Itinerary – 13 nights

May 22, 2010: Fiji Eastbound Itinerary – 15 nights

June 12, 2010: Society Islands – 7 nights

June 19, 2010: Society Islands – 7 nights

 *Applies to Stateroom Categories B-F

The m/s Paul Gauguin will embark on 38 expeditions in 2010 to destinations including Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, the Cook Islands, the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. Each of these exclusive voyages will highlight the beauty of French Polynesia from the luxurious and spacious accommodations on board the m/s Paul Gauguin, which underwent a multi-million dollar enhancement in 2009. The ship’s staterooms, public areas and restaurants have been upgraded to reflect the luxurious standard that is characteristic of Paul Gauguin Cruises.

About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a luxury cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. The m/s Paul Gauguin was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The ship is 513 feet long, 71 feet wide and has a draft of 16.9 feet. The ship can accommodate 332 guests with a staff of 215 and is one of the top Exclusive Charter and Incentive Group venues in the industry. The m/s Paul Gauguin has undergone more than $25 million in enhancements since its inaugural sail in 1998. Since 1998, the m/s Paul Gauguin has completed more than 500 South Pacific cruises and served more than 140,000 guests, including more than 12,000 honeymooners.

(Photos courtesy Paul Gauguin Cruises)


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