A new super-yacht: Tere Moana

The luxury, all- inclusive cruise ship Paul Gauguin, launched in 1998,  was inspired by the adventures of the 19th century artist who fell in love with the beauty and culture of French Polynesia. Specifically designed to sail around the shallow blue lagoons of the South Pacific, the Gauguin (332 guests) offers a choice of year round itineraries from Tahiti.

Explore many of the 118 islands, atolls and motus amongst the idyllic coral-fringed archipelagos, from Bora Bora  (Society Islands) to Hiva Oa, (Marquesas Islands) and Rarotonga (Cook Islands).  Experience a getaway from it all escape for a barefoot-in-the-sand island hopping cruise, with fabulous watersports, snorkelling, diving courses, complemented by 5 star cuisine and comfort all the way.

Now Paul Gauguin has a little sister ship,  Tere Moana, which is Polynesian for Ocean Traveller.  Accommodating just 90 guests, this chic and sleek super-yacht will indeed cross oceans each year, spending the summer cruising the Mediterranean and in the winter months, moving to the warmer climate of the Caribbean and Central America.  Destinations in Europe include Italy, Croatia, Greek islands and Black Sea, moving across the Atlantic to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, British Virgin Islands, Panama Canal and Costa Rica.

The design is practical and spacious, with a casual indoor-outdoor buffet bistro for breakfast and lunch, as well as an intimate a la carte restaurant for dinner.  The Open Deck has steps down to the marina at water level for easy access to Zodiac dinghy excursions and other water sports.

Check out http://www.pgcruises.com and plan your next cruising adventure.

Tere Moana in Malta

Tere Moana in Malta

Tere Moana - watersports marina deck for boating and diving trips

Tere Moana – watersports marina deck for boating and diving trips

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About vivdevlin

I am an international travel writer, specialising in luxury travel, hotels, restaurants, city guides, cruises, islands, train and literary-inspired journeys. I review dance and theatre, Arts Festivals and love the visual arts. I have just experienced an epic voyage, circumnavigating the globe, following in the wake of Captain Cook, Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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