Cruise Paul Gauguin Cruises christens second ship By Jerry Limone / January 02, 2013 Share 1 -- Paul Gauguin Cruises christened the Tere Moana on Dec. 29 in St. Martin. The ship formerly operated as Le Levant for Compagnie du Ponant. After taking delivery of the ship from Ponant in the fall, Paul Gauguin Cruises refurbished it. Folllowing the christening ceremony and gala dinner, the Tere Moana embarked on its inaugural sailing, a seven-day Caribbean voyage. In January and February, the Tere Moana embarks on 13- and 14-day Panama Canal cruises. From April through November, the ship will sail a variety of seven-day European voyages. The Tere Moana is Paul Gauguin Cruises’ second ship. Its other ship, the Paul Gauguin, sails in French Polynesia.