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Radisson Ms Paul Gauguin
(2005 April 2 – April 16)
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The Ms Paul Gauguin is a small vessel designed to frame the beauty of French Polynesia, not overwhelm it

In today's world of even-larger ships, the Radisson's Seven Sea Cruise ship, Ms Paul Gauguin, reinforces the joys of sailing on a smaller, more intimate vessel. The Ms Paul Gauguin defines luxury in very personal terms. Its intimate size, subtle elegance and open, airy ambience complement and embrace the dramatic beauty of the islands. Essentially, it is about celebrating the art of living. Here is a summary of ship and general information. [Cabin categories currently available described below.]

  • Registry: Wallis & Futuna, Oceania (islands in the S. Pacific Ocean, about 2/3 way from Hawaii to New Zealand)
  • Gross Tonnage: 19,200 tons
  • Overall Length: 513 ft
  • Beam (Width): 71 ft
  • Draft: 16.9 ft
  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots
  • Propulsion: Diesel-Electric
  • Passengers: 320 (Crew: 215 International including European officers)
  • Decks: 7
  • Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint Nazaire, France (built 1998)
  • Itinerary: Year-round Tahitian & French Polynesian since January 1998; most elegant vessel based in Tahiti year-round
  • Public Spaces: Extremely spacious with typical French decor—spacious, tastefully done and very relaxing
  • Staterooms: Spacious, well equipped with plenty of storage, twin/queen size beds, VCR , fridge, minibar and safe. Bathrooms have a marble look bath and shower with toiletries. All feature ocean views (50 percent with private balconies); furnishings comparable to top hotels
  • Electric Appliances: 220V standard; 220V & 110V in staterooms; bathrooms have 110 V AC outlet; hair dryers in all staterooms
  • Dress: Casually elegant dress code suitable to the destination
  • Dress Code (Evening): Elegant but not formal. "Country Club Casual" or elegant resort wear. Ties never required. Jeans, shorts & T-shirts not appropriate evening wear on board. Examples of acceptable evening dress:
    – Men: Pleated pants & brushed silk shirt;
       (Blazer recommended for Captains welcome reception)

    – Women: Pantsuits or informal cocktail attire
  • Cuisine: Two dining rooms (L'Etoile & La Veranda). Open seating & provide high quality cuisine (inspired by a two-star Michelin French chef), service and complimentary table wines. Informal dining is available in Le Grill, the outdoor bistro
  • Liquor and Soft Drinks: All soft drinks, bottled water & juices complimentary on board; complimentary pouring wines served with lunch or dinner (others available for purchase); complimentary prestocked mini-bar upon embarkation
  • In-Stateroom Service: Available 24-hours per day
  • Medical Facilities: Medical Center staffed by doctor & nurse; pharmacy (for over-the-counter meds)
  • Communications: Telephones in all staterooms; Faxes from reception desk; E-mail (nominal fee) through onboard workstations in Card Room
  • Smoking: Public rooms have designated smoking areas
  • Valuables: Private safe in all staterooms
  • Currency: U.S. Dollars official currency aboard ship; most credit cards accepted
  • Gratuities: All shipboard gratuities for onboard staff included in cruise fare
  • Activities: Include casino, boutique, performances in Grand Salon, gift shop, library, pool, full service spa with steam room and health center, beauty services, complimentary water sports, and retractable marina. (No special facilities/onboard programs for children)
  • Lectures (Click for some astronomy guest lecturers
  • Lectures: Special lectures to enhance your experience and provide fascinating insights and a greater understanding of the Polynesian people, astronomy and solar eclipses. Expert lecturers on Polynesia accompany each cruise. Tahiti room offers books, videos, historic and cultural materials about the islands.
  • Special Astronomy Lectures: Guest astronomy speakers will present a series of astronomy enrichment activities for this unique eclipse cruise. Click here for page about some of these guest astronomy speakers. (Also see Itinerary for more details on some of these astronomy activities.)

Cabin Classes Remaining: Categories C, D & E — see costs for prices

  • Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 37 sq. ft.
  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower
  • Cotton bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • TV/VCR
  • Refrigerator stocked with soft drinks
  • In-stateroom bar set-up upon embarkation
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
WINDOW STATEROOM—CATEGORIES D [Deck #6 Plan] & E [Deck #4 Plan]
  • Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window
  • Stateroom 415 is slightly larger (225 sq. ft.) and is wheelchair accessible
  • Queen size bed
  • Bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower
  • Cotton bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • TV/VCR
  • Refrigerator stocked with soft drinks
  • In-stateroom bar set-up upon embarkation
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone

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