Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced its line-up of special guests for 2014, which includes experts in the culinary, arts, history, music and diving.
The guests will present lectures, videos and demonstration of their work to passengers.
The list of special guests includes:
Oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, who will be on board The Gauguin on a number of occasions, including many of the itineraries around the Society Islands.
The “Deepest Man on Earth,” champion free diver Herbert Nitsch, who will be aboard The Gauguin’s 14 June Fiji & Australia voyage and the 25 June Australia & Southeast Asia voyage.
Chef Propriétaire of the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Apicius, Jean-Pierre Vigato, who will be onboard The Gauguin’s 25 June Australia & Southeast Asia voyage. Vigato has inspired signature menus for Paul Gauguin Cruises for several years already.
Several winemakers, such as: Silver Oak Cellars winemaker, Daniel Baron; Vice President of Trade Relations for the Trinchero Family Estates, Barry Wiss; Gerry and Rosie Wilson of Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards; and Allen Shoup, Founder of Long Shadows Vintners.
Grammy Award-nominated Jamie Lawrence, a Hawaiian musician, who will be aboard The Gauguin’s 4 January sailing to the Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands and the 22 November voyage to the Cook Islands & Society Islands.
CNN Senior International Correspondent Walter C Rodgers, who will be present on the 4 January sailing to the Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands, and the 25 January sailing to the Cook Islands & Society Islands.
Art history professor Caroline Boyle-Turner, Islands magazine senior photographer Jon Whittle and photo editor Lori Barbely, artist Guy Buffet and jazz ensemble Jazzdagen.
Diane Moore, president of Paul Gauguin Cruises, and Richard Bailey, chairman of Paul Gauguin Cruises, will also lead seminars and celebrations, including the Reunion Cruise on 10 September.