Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest —m/v Tere Moana, announces savings of up to $1,450 per person off previously advertised prices on select cruises to the Caribbean and Latin America on The Moana during the ship’s Bon Voyage season.
A 7-night voyage from Philipsburg, St. Maarten, to Colß¢╣n, Panama, offers visits in the Caribbean islands including Les Saintes in the French West Indies, known for its serene ambiance and exceptional snorkeling, and Oranjestad, Aruba, with its Dutch Colonial architecture, sandy beaches, and shopping.— The ship also calls in Cartagena, Colombia, where a blend of Spanish colonial influences and a tropical Caribbean lifestyle infuses the vibrant local culture. Cruise fares from $2,145 per person on the December 12, 2015, voyage.
Another option is a 7-night cruise from Col├│n, Panama, to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. A visit to Portobelo, Panama, showcases 17th- and 18th-century fortifications that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the highlights of the voyage is a thrilling, evening transit of the Panama Canal en route to the Panamanian capital of Panama City, a sophisticated modern city steeped in history. Panama’s Coiba National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its coral reefs and unspoiled virgin rainforest, awaits the next day. Then, the natural wonders of Costa Rica arise with visits to Casa Saladero, boasting a tranquil beachfront and primary rainforest, and to Casa Orquideas, with its private botanical garden. The itinerary also includes calls at Quepos, a model of ecotourism, and the Cur├║ Wildlife Reserve, a protected reserve with spectacular wildlife and one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. —Cruise fares from $3,145 per person on the December 19, 2015, sailing.
On an 8-night voyage from Colß¢╣n, Panama, to Philipsburg, St. Maarten, The Moana sails to charming Cartagena, Colombia, with its narrow streets, stately mansions, sprawling plazas, grand monasteries, open-air caf├®s, and beautiful seaside setting. Next is a visit to the glittering, multicultural capital of Oranjestad, Aruba, before The Moana calls at the island of Les Saintes, in the French West Indies, with its beautiful beaches, waterfront market, and 17th-century fort. The ship also visits St. Barts, in the French West Indies, with its chic shops, culture, and cuisine. Cruise fares from $2,695 per person for the March 11, 2016, departure.
Limited space is also available on The Moana’s 7-night Roundtrip Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, holiday cruise departing December 26, 2015, with cruise fares from $4,145 per person and on the 7-night Roundtrip Philipsburg, St. Maarten, spring voyage departing March 19, 2016, with cruise fares from $3,245 per person.
The luxurious 88-guest Tere Moana has won awards and earned high praise from guests for her elegant d├®cor, intimate yet convivial ambiance, gourmet cuisine, deluxe amenities, and exceptional service during her years under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner. The Moana features 44 luxurious, oceanview staterooms including eight with balconies. Two dining venues incorporate regionally infused cuisine of destinations visited including menu specialties designed by celebrity chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propri├®taire of the Michelin-rated Restaurant Apicius in Paris. The ship has spacious outdoor decks with chaise lounges, a pool, pool bar, whirlpool, and Balinese sun beds. The Moana also offers nightly piano entertainment in its Le Salon as well as a library, spa, and fitness center. Included in the cruise fare are all shipboard meals, beverages including select wines and spirits, and onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff.