|Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering three new itineraries in 2012. // (c) Paul Gauguin Cruises 2011|
South Pacific cruise specialist Paul Gauguin Cruises recently announced its 2012 sailing schedule, which includes three new itineraries. In addition, guests who book now for select 2012 itineraries—The South Pacific; Fiji; and Australs & Society Islands—can save 50 percent on standard cruise fares and enjoy free roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles.
Highlights of the 2012 season include the following:
South Pacific Discovery
This new 20-night hotel-and-cruise journey to Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands departs on January 23, 2012.
Australs & Society
Departing September 1, 2012, the ship’s new Australs & Society Islands cruise sails to Rurutu, the “Island of Whales,” at the height of whale-watching season.
Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands
Departing October 27, 2012, and November 20, 2012, this new itinerary takes guests not only to the Cook and Society Islands, but also to the remote isles of Fiji and Tonga.
Michelin-starred Parisian Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato will join the June 23, 2012, sailing to Tahiti & the Society Islands.
Jean-Michel Cousteau will join The Gauguin on the July 11, 2012, sailing to the Society Islands & Tuamotus; the November 20, 2012, sailing to Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands; and the December 1, 2012, sailing to the Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands. During each cruise, Cousteau will offer a series of lectures with videos of his work in the world’s oceans, as well as accompany several dives from the ship.