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Review: Regent Seven Seas Paul Gauguin (August 2007)

Having just provided a rather lengthy review of my Goldring Travel 2008 Food & Wine Cruise on the Seabourn Spirit and my Goldring Travel 2007 Food & Wine Cruise, I thought posting my last year’s review of the Regent Seven Seas Paul Gauguin might be of interest. I have pieced it together from a few

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Silversea To Give Regent SERIOUS Competition in French Polynesia

It is now official. Silversea has announced that is exploration ship, Prince Albert II, is going to be cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia from mid-March 2009 through October 2009. The ship is significantly different than Regent’s Paul Gauguin both in size and approach. The Silversea experience is defined as “luxury” and “exploration” rather than a

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Ship’s Tours, Private Tours or Doing It On Your Own

I am frequently asked if the generic question of I would recommend taking a ship’s tour. My answer invariably is, “It depends.” And it depends on a number of factors. The first thing I look at is whether there is anything unique about the tour. In October I am taking a Seabourn tour in Kusadasi

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Cruising French Polynesia

A reader of this blog wants to know what is happening with luxury cruising in French Polynesia in the next few years. The answer is: Something…and it probably will be very good. Regent Seven Seas has announced, after rumors that 2009 would be its last year chartering the Paul Gauguin, that it is again negotiating

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