Ensemble Travel Group has entered into a partnership with South Pacific, small ship standout Paul Gauguin Cruises, naming the cruise line as a 2010 preferred supplier for its nearly 900 member agencies in the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning product is not new for Ensemble members who are currently selling the luxury cruise ship as part of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet through 2009.
“We’re delighted to strategically and tactically support this new partnership with Paul Gauguin Cruises for 2010,” said Jack E. Mannix, president and CEO of Ensemble Travel Group. “Over the years our members have had great success selling the m/s Paul Gauguin in Tahiti. We not only expect the strong sales support and high guest satisfaction levels to continue with this new management company, but also its commitment to provide the same caliber of luxury product that our members have come to depend on.”
Industry veteran Roy Grimsland, now executive vice president of sales and marketing for Paul Gauguin Cruises, has a long-standing relationship with Ensemble Travel Group staff and members. “I am delighted to once again have the opportunity to work with this group of dedicated professionals,” said Grimsland. “The m/s Paul Gauguin has seen great success in French Polynesia since its launch in 1998 and we owe a great deal of that success to the support of Ensemble Travel Group and its members. As we look to the future we feel strongly that Ensemble Travel Group will continue to be the supportive partner that we need."