Book it now and get paradise for a song
By Patti Covello Pietschmann
The Paul Gauguin
is one spiffy little ship that sails year around in a tropical paradise known as French Polynesia. While on board you are served fantastic food and offered insights into the mystical culture of the archipelago. And for a short time the company is offering fares are so good that I am ready to book now. These summer blow sale fares include tips, drinks and round trip air from Los Angeles to Tahiti. Watch the video to whet your appetite.
Paul Gauguin Cruises get a savings of up to $4,750* per person off previously advertised rates on select cruises aboard The Gauguin when booked by August 20, 2016:
- October 8, 15, 2016 – now from $4,445 per person
- December 21, 2016 – now from $4,545 per person
- February 18; March 25, 2017 – now from $4,445 per person
- January 4, 2017 – now from $4,595 per person
- March 8, 2017 – now from $4,745 per person
- December 3, 2016 – now from $4,795 per person
- February 25, 2017 – now from $4,995 per person
- January 28, 2017 – now from $5,645 per person
What to know:
- Nearly 70% of the ship’s suites and staterooms offer balconies.
- The food is exceptional in venues such as L’Etoile, which showcases an array of culinary creations expertly prepared each evening, and in two other restaurants La Veranda and Le Grill, which serve breakfast and lunch. At night, signature dishes from celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, world-renowned Chef Propriétaire of the Michelin-rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris, are offered in La Veranda, and Polynesian specialties are served poolside at Le Grill.
- Entertainment includes locally sourced talent called Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins—a troupe of Tahitian entertainers—that immerse you in the culture of the area. There are also expert lecturers on each voyage and special guests on select sailings conducting presentations on topics ranging from the history of the South Pacific to conservation, culture, marine life, and the wonders of coral reefs.
- Pampering and diversions include a luxurious spa, fitness center, watersports marina (if you love to snorkel,swim or dive you will enjoy this convenience), and expansive outdoor decks with chaise lounges and a pool are also available aboard The Gauguin.
- Exclusive access to Motu Mahana, the cruise line’s private islet off the coast of Taha’a where guests can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, Polynesian activities, a full-service bar, a floating lagoon bar, and a delicious barbecue. In beautiful Bora Bora, (see photos below by Richard J Pietschmann):
you get complimentary access to a private, white-sand beach with beach volleyball, sunbathing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and refreshments. This is truly a highlight of the voyage, trust me.
For more information or reservations, contact a professional travel agent, call 1-800-848-6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.