Paul Gauguin Expands Fleet by 100 Percent ... With One Ship

September 30, 2011
paul-gauguin-cruises (6 p.m. EDT) -- Paul Gauguin Cruises announced today that it has acquired a new ship, which means the previously one-ship line -- Paul Gauguin, the line's namesake vessel, is pictured right -- has technically doubled its fleet overnight.

The new vessel, to be dubbed Moana, is Compagnie du Ponant's former Le Levant, according to a report from Seatrade's Cruise Community. It has 45 cabins that can accommodate up to 90 passengers and will begin sailing for Paul Gauguin in late 2012 after undergoing renovations. Line representatives say the ship is slated to spend summers in the Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean and Central and South America, and specific itineraries will be announced early next year.

--by Ashley Kosciolek, Copy Editor