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In December of 2012, Paul Gauguin Cruises will christen a new ship, the m/v Tere Moana. Recently acquired from the French luxury cruise line, Compagnie du Ponant, the small vessel will only carry 90 passengers.

Paul Gauguin's Tere Moana

The ship will undergo a major renovation to be completed in December of this year. Tere Moana is slated to set sail on December 29, 2012 on a gala seven-night Caribbean voyage with Paul Gauguin's chairman Richard Bailey. Moving forward, the vessel will sail 13 itineraries in 2013, specializing in warm-weather destinations. She will deliver unique voyages that the larger cruise ships cannot offer including hidden ports throughout the regions. The ship will spend the summer months in Europe and the winter months in the Caribbean and Latin America. Tere Moana has adventurous itineraries planned including transatlantic voyages, as well as itineraries in the Caribbean, Latin America and nine packages throughout Europe.

Tere Moana will debut a luxurious new look featuring a chic stylish look with Polynesian touches. The multimillion-dollar investment will result in new furniture, upholstery, art, lighting, carpeting, finishes, window treatments, paint, flooring and more. Eight of the 45 staterooms will offer private balconies. All staterooms will include an ocean view, queen sized bed, feather-down duvets, flatscreen TVs and of course spa-like bathrooms. The ship will continue Paul Gauguin's all-inclusive policy involving gratuities, soft drinks, select wines and spirits and of course the in-room mini bar.

Tere Moana Staterooms

Tere Moana will offer two elegant dining options that will feature regionally infused cuisine of the destinations featuring fresh ingredients from the local markets. According to Paul Gauguin,"L'Etoile will showcase an array of specialties, prepared each evening, including culinary creations by Jean-Pierre Vigato, Chef Propriétaire of the two-star Michelin-rated Apicius restaurant in Paris. La Veranda will feature delicious breakfast and lunch dishes with indoor and outdoor dining and will be transformed into a gourmet, reservation-only dining venue nightly."

Aboard the vessel, the evenings will be full of live piano music, live lectures, and indulgent cocktails. La Boutique will offer apparel, sundries, souvenirs and jewelry. The Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm will offer spa treatments and a brand new state of the art fitness center will be available on board. In select ports, the ship’s watersports marina will offer guests kayaking and paddle boarding.

Tere Moana Watersports

"Tere Moana will offer an elegant yet casual ambiance, luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and extraordinary all-inclusive value."

Celebrity Cruises

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Celebrity Cruises features accommodations unlike any other cruise line. Founded in 1988, Celebrity Cruises operates fifteen vessels in their fleet. Maximum capacities vary from 96 aboard the Celebrity Xpedition to 2,850 aboard their Solstice Class, featuring four vessels.

Chic Sophistication

A Celebrity Cruise offers travelers an upscale vacation experience that features "outstanding and unobtrusive personal service." Discerning guests seeking to explore out of the ordinary destinations will find what they are looking for aboard a Celebrity cruise ship. The fleet offers chic sophistication combined with modern technology, eclectic style and grace. The staterooms are spacious and provide a variety of accommodations – from Concierge Class in prime locations to the Aqua Class cabins that are designed with the ultimate spa enthusiast in mind.

The Celebrity Wine Experience

Celebrity Wine Cruise Gourmet dining and five-star service is just the beginning. With over 480 wine selections on board to choose from, the wine appreciation programs are designed to make the most of a love of fine wine. The Celebrity Wine Experience provides travelers with the finest wines ranging from "Rare Vintages, California Rare Cult Wines and Grand Cru Champagnes." The Riedel® Comparative Wine Crystal Workshop and Wine Appreciation 101 are available to those looking to learn more about fine wines.

Enrichment Programs

Traveling is the perfect opportunity to experience and learn at the same time. Celebrity Cruises offers a variety of enrichment programs, aimed at enhancing your journey. Smithsonian Journeys, offered on select cruises, feature exciting presentations by experts from the Smithsonian Institute. Perfect foreign language skills with the Rosetta Stone language lessons. The Art Center of South Florida hosts an assortment of classes, lectures and demonstrations.

Gourmet Dining

Celebrity Onboard Dining Celebrity Cruises offers a culinary journey with imaginative menus inspired by Jacques Van Staden. Each vessel in the Celebrity cruise Fleet offers up to 10 world-class restaurants. The main dining room provides traditional open dining while the specialty restaurants provide a unique experience for foodies including Murano, Qsine, Tuscan Grille and Silk Harvest. Explore what the "Savor Your Destination" culinary cruise can offer even the most refined palette.

Traveling to Alaska, Bermuda the Caribbean or the Mediterranean aboard a Celebrity cruise is an experience of a lifetime.

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