This intimate ship is unregimented and informal - no tuxes or gowns here. The Connoisseur Club, with its warm woods and leather chairs, is a relaxing spot for pre-dinner cocktails. La Palette is an indoor/outdoor lounge whose deep blues and golden yellows reflect the colors of the sea and sun. At night, the lounge is transformed into a romantic nightclub where couples can dance the night away on the indoor/outdoor dance floor. There's open-seating dining in two restaurants: La Veranda is modern and stylish and offers indoor and outdoor dining, and L'Etoile resembles an art deco Parisian restaurant. Near the pool, Le Grill offers casual, open-air dining, as well as a buffet area. Complimentary wine is included at dinner. A retractable watersports platform brings guests to sea level, where they can try windsurfing, kayaking and water-skiing. Cabins feature marble baths with full-size tub and shower, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks and mineral water, complimentary minibar setup and more. There's also a print-on-demand service of newspapers such as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal for those who want to stay up-to-date with the goings-on at home. A selection of complimentary wines, spirits and champagnes is served throughout the ship.
Regent operated the popular Paul Gauguin in Tahiti and French Polynesia through the end of 2009. Paul Gauguin Cruises has owned the Paul Gauguin since 2004 and now operates the vessel, delivering the same quality experience provided by Regent.