Journalist Christine Germyn shares her experience aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin sailing the 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands itinerary.
Taste of Tahiti & Society Islands On Board the Luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin
Each year, staff from the Bellevue office of Paul Gauguin Cruises volunteers and donates to local charities.
We held our annual food drive, collecting boxes of food for Northwest Harvest—Washington’s statewide hunger relief agency. The agency distributes food to area food banks, shelters, and meal programs.
Tahitian jewelry designer Kelly Hinerava Bailey of Hinerava unveils her new fall collection, which is now available in La Boutique on The Gauguin. Known for one-of-a-kind “island-chic” designs, Hinerava’s fall collection showcases fall colors that were inspired by irregular and natural beauty as expressed through baroque pearls and organic diamond-slice jewelry.
Kelly, pictured with Dennis Quaid, shows off the new collection.
On our recent Australs & Society Islands voyage, a turtle release was conducted in the waters off Moorea outside Cook’s Bay. The event was led by Cécile Gaspar, president of Te Mana O Te Moana, and Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society, with the help of the m/s Paul Gauguin’s Captain Mirkovic and one of the ship’s Zodiacs®.
7-night Istanbul to Athens Voyage Aboard the m/v Tere Moana
Recently, we had the pleasure of having Hawaii’s Chef Alan Wong, President of Alan Wong’s Restaurants, cruise with us aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin’s 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands itinerary.
Day 7: Friday, June 21, 2013, Sorrento, Italy
The magical town of Sorrento is famous as the gateway to the spectacular Amalfi Coast—and deservedly considered a scenic gem in its own right.
Day 6: Thursday, June 20, 2013, Capri, Italy
With its imperial villas, medieval churches, elegant 19th-century residences, magnificent coastal walks, flower-strewn mountain slopes, and the shimmering blue Mediterranean sea, Capri has long been enticing travelers with its irrepressible beauty.
Day 5: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Lipari, Italy
The Moana anchored today off Lipari.
The largest of the Aeolian islands—a volcanic chain in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily—the ruggedly beautiful island of Lipari delights the eye with steep cliffs tumbling down to a blue sea.
Day 4: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy
We would arrive in Giardini Naxos at noon today, so a couple of shipboard activities took place prior to our arrival. First was a “Meet & Greet” in Le Salon with Captain Zupan and Hotel Director Nelson who talked about The Moana and answered questions from guests.
Following that was “Iron Chef Tere Moana,” which was hosted by Executive Chef Roy.