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Paul Gauguin Cruises is celebrating a milestone in 2023.
On July 29, 2023, Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT (parent company of Paul Gauguin Cruises) and Captain Michel Quioc, hosted more than 50 dignitaries aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin to honor 25 years of The Gauguin Experience in French Polynesia.
French Polynesia Minister of Health Cédric Mercadal attended on behalf of the President of French Polynesia in addition to Moetai Brotherson, Minister of Tourism; High-Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia Eric Spitz; global tourism partners; as well as port, maritime, local officials, and partners.
Fireworks on the Gauguin for the 25th anniversary celebration. (Photo Credit: Paul Gauguin Cruises)
Ceremony attendees and guests sailing on the Gauguin's current voyage enjoyed a traditional show by O Tahiti E followed by a fireworks display commemorating the anniversary.
“We are immensely grateful to all our partners, both within and outside of French Polynesia, whose unwavering support have led to the continued success of the beloved m/s Paul Gauguin,” Gastinel said. “Together, we have brought 250,000 travelers to this beautifully unique destination that we have called home year-round for the past 25 years contributing more than $26 million annually in the development and the economy of these islands.”
Celebration on the Gauguin for the 25th anniversary. (Photo Credit: Paul Gauguin Cruises)
Minister of Health Mercadal noted the importance of their long-term partnership.
“Thanks to your combined efforts, each island visited was able to benefit from many economic benefits and in this we would like to thank the shipowner, PONANT, who continues to believe in our destination,” Mercadal said. “In short, the 25th anniversary of the shipThe Gauguin is an exceptional opportunity to celebrate a long history of exotic voyages and discoveries in one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the planet: our country.”
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers all-inclusive sailings in the South Pacific of seven to 20 nights. Itineraries feature overnights in legendary locales such as Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti. Sailings are available to reserve through 2025 with fares starting at $2,990 per person.
For more information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, please contact aTravel Professional, call 800-848 6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.
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