What’s buzzing at Paul Gauguin Cruises?
Come discover what is buzzing at Paul Gauguin cruises in the South Pacific.
New itineraries mean more of the South Pacific
The m/s Paul Gauguin offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury.
Culinary sailings with Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato and Cousteau sailings with Jean-Michel Cousteau are always a crowd favorite with Paul Gauguin cruise visitors.
In addition to these popular sailings, Paul Gauguin Cruises said its 332-passenger ship; the Paul Gauguin will offer three new itineraries.
For those looking for something new and different, the South Pacific Discovery is a 20-night hotel-and-cruise journey to Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and the Cook & Society Islands departing Jan. 23, 2012.
Another fun cruise will take place during whale season that will depart on Sept 1 to Rurutu, the “Island of Whales.”
Rounding out the new 2012 Paul Gauguin cruise itineraries is the Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands voyage, which sets sail on either Oct. 27, and Nov. 20.
Is 2012 your year to try an exotic cruise on Paul Gauguin?
For more information, visit Paul Gauguin Cruises
Fun facts about the Pacific Ocean
- The last ocean discovered by Europeans, the first European to see the Pacific was the Spanish explorer Balboa, on 25 September 1513.
- The name “Pacific” means peaceful and comes from the fact the early European explorer, Magellan, found its winds and climate more gentle that those of other oceans.
- The Pacific makes up half the water surface of the Earth.
- The Pacific is the largest of the world’s oceans, its area is greater than that of all the world’s land masses combined.
- The Pacific’s coral islands, called atolls, are formed on the top of submerged volcanoes by coral polyps. Because the coral grows on the ocean side and dies in the centre, the island grows outwards in a ring shape.
- The Pacific’s Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world’s longest reef.