Paul Gauguin unveils 2013 cruise schedule

Whale watching, exclusive experiences and special guest-host sailings await guests aboard the newly renovated Paul Gauguin for the 2013 cruise season. Highlights of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ 2012 schedule include: !!! Island of Whales: Following this year’s inaugural 11-night sailing to the Australs & Society Islands, The Gauguin will return on Sept. 21, 2013, to witness the majestic humpback whales cavorting en masse off the coast of Rurutu. !!! The Society Islands: Throughout 2013, The Gauguin will visit the islands of French Polynesia for seven-, 10-, 11-, and 14-night sailings. Guests will travel through this spectacular collection of islands with stops including the lagoons of Bora Bora and Moorea, plus access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private Motu Mahana adjacent to the white-sand beaches of Taha’a. !!! Special Guests: The launch of guest-host sailings proved popular this year and Paul Gauguin is continuing the program on select 2013 sailings. Among the guest hosts will be environmentalist and oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, creator of The Gauguin’s Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program. Cousteau will offer lectures with videos of his work and accompany several dives from the ship. Paul Gauguin Cruises is currently offering value in luxury cruising with savings of 50% off standard cruise fares plus free airfare from Los Angeles. For rates and reservations, visit .