Paul Gauguin Cruises no longer is a one-ship cruise line. The company has acquired a second ship, Compagnie du Ponant’s 90-passenger Le Levant. The sale price wasn't revealed.
Following a renovation next fall, the vessel will enter service in December 2012, joining the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin. The ship's deployment hasn’t yet been disclosed.
The Paul Gauguin, meanwhile, is slated to undergo a $7 million renovation in early January. It operates in the South Pacific.
Paul Gauguin Cruises’ owner is Pacific Beachcomber, a company headed by entrepreneur Richard Bailey. Pacific Beachcomber also owns six hotels in French Polynesia.