Paul Gauguin completes $7 million reno

Paul Gauguin Cruises reports that it has completed a $7 million renovation on its ship, the Paul Gauguin. It is the largest in the ship’s history and took place during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane, Australia, as well as during the 11-night dry-dock that followed, when extensive enhancements were made to both the interiors and exteriors of The Gauguin. Renovations throughout the ship include new flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel. Additionally, all suites and staterooms feature new teak railings on the balconies and new bathroom flooring. On the culinary front, La Veranda offers guests a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture, and solar shades throughout. Le Grill boasts new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting. L’Etoile also features a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences. Paul Gauguin Cruises also recently acquired a second ship that will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012. With plans to sail to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Latin America, this ship will be christened m/v Tere Moana after completing a multifaceted renovation in December 2012. The Moana features 45 staterooms accommodating 90 guests. For more, cruise on over to . In Canada, the cruise company is represented by Cruise Strategies, go to for additional information.