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MS Paul Gauguin to Undergo $7 Million Renovation

September 15, 2011 By: Elliott Mest Travel Agent


The MS Paul Gauguin's last renovation took place in January 2009, and consisted of $6 million in updates. // (c) 2011 Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced the largest renovation in the MS Paul Gauguin’s 14-year history. Scheduled for completion in January 2012, the $7 million renovation will feature enhancements to both interiors and exteriors of the ship.

The renovations will take place in January during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane and 11-night drydock in Brisbane. When joining the South Pacific Discovery sailing departing Jan. 26, 2012, guests will be aboard a vessel that has been thoroughly updated and redecorated for even greater comfort.

Following the renovations, all suites and staterooms will feature new carpeting, refinished furniture with new fabrics, new teak railings on the balconies, decorative side panels around the windows and new bathroom flooring. Renovations throughout the ship will include new flooring and replaced carpeting, new furniture, new window treatments, decorative wall panels and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel.

La Veranda will offer guests a redesigned entrance, refinished indoor and outdoor furniture and solar shades throughout. Le Grill will boast new decorative partitions and divider walls, as well as a new buffet area and new lighting. L’Etoile will also feature a redesigned entrance in addition to video equipment for conferences.

Promenade Deck 5 will boast a new built-in banquette and expanded casino in Le Casino, and Deck 6 will receive a new integrated display case for books and art. La Palette will feature a decorative stone band along the front of the bar and an updated lighting system, as well as new outdoor furniture. Le Grand Salon will offer a refurbished dance floor under the South Pacific sky.

The Gauguin’s previous renovation, totaling $6 million, was completed in January 2009. The upcoming refurbishments show Paul Gauguin Cruises’ level of commitment to the vessel.


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Elliott Mest
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By Elliott Mest | September 15, 2011
The renovations will take place in January during the ship's 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane and 11-night drydock in Brisbane.
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