Paul Gauguin Cruises Debuts Its 2019 Tahiti, Fiji & the South Pacific Brochure

first_imgFeaturing Luxurious, Small-Ship Voyages to Exotic South Seas Destinations  BELLEVUE, WASH. – September X, 2018 – Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, debuts its 2019 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure. The colorful 74-page brochure is designed with a travel magazine approach, featuring extensive destination content and stunning imagery that celebrate Polynesian culture and provide abundant details about Paul Gauguin Cruises and the 2019 voyages offered. The brochure can be viewed online and showcases a variety of dream cruises, day-by-day itineraries, island distinctions, maps, and fares. The Gauguinexperience, dining venues, private beach retreats, entertainment options, special occasions, activities, local culture, special guests, shore excursions, SCUBA diving and watersports options, pre- and post-cruise hotel programs, deck plans, and sailing schedule are also highlighted. The brochure also contains a Tahitian vanilla recipe, an interview with a member of The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving staff, recommended Polynesian beach reads and music, a Tahiti Iti spotlight, and an article on legendary Polynesia and the storied mythology that makes the culture unique. Day-by-day 2019 itineraries include the tropical wonderland of Fiji on two voyages that also feature Tonga, the Cook Islands, and the Society Islands. The 13-night voyage departs Papeete, Tahiti, on September 7, 2019, and visits: Moorea, Society Islands; Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands; At Sea; Aitutaki, Cook Islands;  At Sea (2 days); Vava’u, Tonga; At Sea; Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji; Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji; Beqa Island, Fiji; and Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji. The 12-night reverse itinerary departs September 21, 2019, and calls at the same ports except Beqa Island, Fiji. The Gauguin’s 2019 sailing schedule also features its signature voyages, which showcase a host of exquisite islands with white-sand beaches, aqua lagoons, mist-laden mountains, and warm Polynesian culture. Itineraries include: 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 7-night Society Islands & Tahiti Iti; 10-nightSociety Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands. Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of French Polynesia, The Gauguin provides an up-close, authentic experience of the South Seas and offers an elegant yet casual ambiance with luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, trademark Polynesian hospitality, and extraordinary all-inclusive value. On all sailings, guests also receive complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ two exclusive retreats. Off the coast of Taha’a lies the islet of Motu Mahana for enjoying a day of watersports, Polynesian activities, a sumptuous barbecue feast, and cocktails from full and floating bars. In Bora Bora, guests can relax on a private, white-sand beach and enjoy refreshments, a game of volleyball, and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Paul Gauguin Cruises provides extraordinary value in all-inclusive luxury cruising and offers savings of 50% off standard all-inclusive cruise fares on all 2019 voyages, plus included roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles. For a complimentary copy of the 2019 Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji & the South Pacific brochure, please contact a Travel Professional, call 800-848-6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.  About Paul Gauguin CruisesOwned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has been recognized by notable publications in travel and lifestyle and was voted “#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” by readers in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017†. The line was also recognized as one of the “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards and is honored on the publication’s 2018 “Gold List.” Paul Gauguin Cruises was also selected as “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and received top honors as the “#1 Cruise Line for Honeymooners” in BRIDES Magazine’s 2017 Honeymoon Awards and was listed in the publication’s “Top All-Inclusives” in the 2018 Honeymoon Awards.last_img read more

Norway: Simrad Multibeam Echosounder Completes …

first_imgKongsberg, January 7, 2014 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Delegates from the French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea (Ifremer) visited the Kongsberg Maritime Subsea headquarters in Horten, Norway late December 2013 for the successful Factory Acceptance Test of their second Simrad ME70 scientific multibeam echosounder.Ifremer is assigned the task of contributing to the knowledge of oceans and their resources, the monitoring of marine and coastal zones and the sustainable development of maritime activities, and the acquisition of the multibeam echo sounder was carried out to strengthen this work in the Mediterranean Sea. The Simrad ME70 will be delivered as part of the mid-life refit of the ‘L’Europe’ Research Vessel, prior to planned March 2014 sea trials.The delivery completes the already installed Simrad EK60 scientific single beam echo sounder system to create a ‘standardised’ package that combines quantitative single beam and multibeam systems for vessels that carry out biological surveys. Ifremer has also chosen the ME70 bathymetric module, enabling the ME70 to perform seabed mapping according to international standards while at the same time doing ecosystem surveys of the water column.Several features position the Simrad ME70 as fundamentally different from other multibeam systems. Uniquely, it has a built in calibration functionality in the software, made possible because the ME70 utilizes split beams in all beams. A calibration sphere with known target strength is used to calibrate the entire system, allowing the user to obtain absolute backscatter values from ecosystem components such as plankton, fish or bottom habitat. Calibrated backscatter data are also relevant for bottom classification, as backscatter levels can be compared on the same scale.Also setting the Simrad ME70 apart from other multibeam systems is its fully populated element array in both alongship and athwartship direction (compared to the Mills Cross configuration normally found in multibeam systems). A total of 800 individual elements in the transducer are used to form up to 45 split beams spread out in a fan in the athwartship direction. As individual beams are formed in both transmission and reception, two way side lobe suppression give side lobe levels lower than -35 dB.Coupled with Frequency Rotated Directional Transmission (FRDT), where operating frequency is shifted between the beams to avoid interleakage, the ME70 is designed to allow the user to measure weak targets close to strong ones, which is essential when your goal is to map the entire marine ecosystem. It is hence, a unique multibeam system allowing measurements of targets close to the bottom in the entire swath and therefore reducing the acoustic dead zone close to the bottom.“Ifremer was the original driving force behind the ME70 as back in 2003, they awarded us a contract to develop the world’s first quantitative calibrated multibeam echo sounder for their research ship, ‘R/V Thalassa‘,” says Tonny Algrøy, Global Sales Manager, fishery research at Kongsberg Maritime.“L’Europe is a relatively small vessel, and in cases like this where only one multibeam system for various reasons can be installed, the ME70 is the only available multibeam system that can both collect quantitative data from the water column and bathymetry data from the bottom simultaneously.”“The ME70 has added another dimension to our biological surveys on board the R/V Thalassa as it addresses some of the physical shortcomings of quantitative single beam echo sounders such as low resolution and sampling volume. It has been many years since we started using the ME70 on Thalassa, but we have now come to a point where we standardise the combination of quantitative multibeam and multifrequency single beam systems on board our vessels that carry out biological survey and research,” adds Laurent Berger, fishery acoustician at Ifremer. Print  Closelast_img read more