Luxury cruise ship Paul Gauguin will take to the waters under the Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) flag for the last time in 2009 in what will be its Farewell Season with the company. The 332-guest ship will depart the RSSC fleet in January 2010 upon completion of the current management agreement with Paul Gauguin Shipping Limited (PGSL), the owners of the vessel.
“We are extremely proud of the incredible product we created in French Polynesia. For more than ten years, the magical and unique qualities of the Regent Tahiti experience has provided countless indelible memories for discerning travelers of all ages,” said Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “As we look to the future and consider our position as the leader in the luxury cruise segment, we have chosen to focus on the all-suite ships that are the core of our fleet, which are undergoing a $40 million dollar refurbishment project beginning December 2008.”
The ship will receive new upholstery and carpeting, as well as the addition of 26 private balconies to existing staterooms, during its scheduled 12-day dry-dock in January 2009 before embarking on the Farewell Season. Special offers for remaining Regent Tahiti sailings in 2009 are available on select sailings, including free airfare from Los Angeles, third guest sailing free, category upgrades, inclusive hotel packages and Seven Seas Society savings.
PGSL will shortly be announcing reservations and sales information for the ship for departures in January 2010 and beyond in French Polynesia and the South Pacific.