Paul Gauguin Cruises Completes $7 Million Renovation
If you’re cruising in Tahiti, chances are good that you’re doing so onboard the 19,200 ton, 332 passenger ms Paul Gauguin, which has been sailing continually in the South Pacific since her 1997 debut. This week, Paul Gauguin Cruises announced that the ship has completed a $7 million renovation – the largest in the ship’s 14 year history. The renovation took place during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane, as well as during the 11 night dry-dock that followed, when extensive enhancements were made to both the interior and exterior.
Renovations throughout the ship include:
- New flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel.
- All suites and staterooms feature new teak railings on the balconies and new bathroom flooring.
- On the culinary front, La Veranda offers guests a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture, and solar shades throughout.
- Le Grill boasts new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting.
- L’Etoile also features a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences.
- Promenade Deck 5 boasts a new built-in banquette and expanded casino in Le Casino, and deck 6 received a new integrated display case for books and art.
- La Palette features a decorative stone band along the front of the bar and an updated lighting system, as well as new outdoor furniture. La Grand Salon and La Palette offer refurbished dance floors to provide perfect venues to dance the night away.
Guests can now cruise aboard a vessel that has been thoroughly updated and redecorated for even greater luxury and comfort, reflecting Paul Gauguin Cruises’ level of commitment to the ship and the importance of the overall guest experience.
Paul Gauguin also recently announced the acquisition of a second ship, which will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012. With plans to sail to the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Latin America, this ship will be christened m/v Tere Moana after completing a multifaceted renovation in December 2012. The Moana features 45 staterooms accommodation 90 guests.