Paul Gauguin Shipping Limited has announced that the Paul Gauguin will continue to operate as usual in French Polynesia and the South Pacific in 2010 and beyond after the ship leaves Regent Seven Seas’ fleet on January 6, 2010. Specific itineraries, retail pricing information and customer service and support for 2010 products will be available by January 31, 2009.
"Although our ship will leave Regent’s fleet, we expect no changes to Paul Gauguin’s deployment, staffing and travel agent relationships," said Roy Grimsland, executive vice president of Paul Gauguin Shipping Limited. "For travel agents and for our guests, it will be business as usual. In fact, the only changes travel agents will notice will be our efforts to enhance our relationships with these vital partners, while our guests will experience an even more luxurious ship experience following our planned $6 million refit this January. We will even honor Seven Seas Society Savings for our guests."
During the ship's January 25-February 5 dry dock in Australia, Paul Gauguin's renovations will include adding balconies to the 26 category D staterooms; modifying and refurbishing the vessel’s casual poolside restaurant, Le Grill; expanding the alfresco dining space for the ship’s La Veranda restaurant; an Internet café upgrade; a fitness center upgrade; new sports boats for watersport activities; extensive restoration of all public areas, including new carpeting, upholstery and refinished woodwork; and refreshing all staterooms and suites.