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Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

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Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

I was planning a Paul Gauguin Cruise for Feb. of 2008 but have recently read in a review somewhere that Regent Cruise Lines have sold the Paul Gauguin ship to another Cruise company and that it would be moving out of the French Polynesia and tavelling to differant locals around the Globe. Does anyone have any info on this. If it is not true do you know how I could look into booking Feb. of 2008. Thanks

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1. Re: Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

Hi there Whaack,

I certainly hope what you've read isn't true, because my husband and I are planning a cruise for his 50th birthday in March 2008! We contacted a travel agent and we were advised that we cannot book until their 2008 prices are available. If I hear anything, I'll make sure to pass it along!

SD

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Hi there again whaack,

Just wondering where you read this review? If on the net, could you post the link here so that others can see it. If not, a magazine, newspaper?

Thanks for sharing,

SD

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Hello two six I cant find exactly were I read the statement but I did call Regent Cruise lines direct and they did in fact say the ship was sold but were not exactly sure of the effect on where the ship will sail is. They did howevevr say that the sailing schedules should be released sometime in Feb. I looked into some other options Bora Bora Cruises,Very expensive and Hummana Cruises about the same price for a seven night cruise as a 10 or 11 night cruise on the Paul Gaugin. hopefully we will still have the Paul Gauguin option for Feb. of 2008.

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4. Re: Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

Well, I can't say this is good news! Hopefully the sell won't affect the quality and/or price....we'll have to stay tuned I guess.

Thanks for replying!

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5. Re: Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

This sale took place several years ago. It is my recollection that Regent will operate the ship at through 2008. That 2008 deadline has been extended a couple of times, and might be extended further. . I think Grand Circle was supposed to take over in 06.

A Regent TA should be able to confirm this.

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6. Re: Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

Hi,

I doubt this is true and certainly hope not. I've booked out trip on this cruise ship for Oct 6 2007 for one week. I would call the company direcltly to find out.

Take care

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Hi,

Don't know if this helps, but we just booked our Christmas vacation on the Paul Gauguin, which goes 12/22 to 12/29. Our travel agent (Cruise.com) didn't indicate anything other than being on the Paul Gauguin, so I'm assuming that's what we'll be on. Cheers!

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How very interesting................what I know is that Regent Cruise Lines handles the reservations for the Paul Gaugin, but the ship is privatley owned. Rates for 2008 are out and you can already make your bookings.

Other news are that Starclippers is starting to cruise in Tahiti & her Islands in December 2008.

Regards

BO

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9. Re: Paul Gauguin Cruise in Feb.2008 ?

The Paul Gauguin was sold several years ago to Grand Circle. Regent has been operating the ship and that contract is to expire at the end of 2008. Grand Circle has announced that it plans to take the PG out of French Polynesia at that time. This is all from my Travel agent, a Regent specialist. So, not to worry, PG cruises through 2008 will be operated under Regent.

However, there is some discussion that this agreement will be extended. (it was already extended once). Someone who is now on the ship has posted to cruisecritic.com that the discussion onboard with PG officers has been that this agreement will be extended again.

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Did you ever find out if the ship was sold? I am considering booking a trip for August 2008 to Tahiti on the Paul Gauguin and actually have it on hold . There was no mention of it being sold?

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