Vacation.com has announced a new partnership with Paul Gauguin Cruises, adding the South Pacific luxury cruise provider to its notable line-up of Preferred Suppliers. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the m/s Paul Gauguin, the award-winning, five-star-plus ship built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. Formerly sold under the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand, the m/s Paul Gauguin has been the longest continually-operating, year-round luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific.
“Our member agents trust Paul Gauguin Cruises to provide their clients with a unique cruise vacation,” said Steve Tracas, Vacation.com’s president & CEO. “The company offers an elevated level of focus, expertise and value, making them the go-to supplier for South Pacific voyages.”
In addition to providing world-class experiences for guests, Paul Gauguin Cruises is also reputable for its travel agent support and appreciation. The company offers a comprehensive support program to travel professionals, including an enhanced website launched in July featuring an innovative Travel Agent Center. And earlier this year, it announced the elimination of non-commissionable fares for 2010.
“For years our member agents have enjoyed placing clients onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin when it sailed under Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” said Stephen McGillivray, Vacation.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations. “Now that the company has been acquired by PacificBeachcomber and maintains its steady support of travel agents, we are excited to continue our profitable relationship.”
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers year-round sailings, stopping in such exotic locales as Bora Bora, Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Fiji and more. Voted 2008’s highest ranked small luxury cruise ship, the m/s Paul Gauguin will offer a choice of 38 itineraries in 2010.