Name: Diane Moore
Company, city: Paul Gauguin Cruises; Bellevue, Wash.
Number of employees: 39
Recent project: We completed an agreement for two onboard programs with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
First job: I started my career in the 1970s with Royal Cruise Line, a small company run by my father, Richard Revnes. Everyone wore many hats and learned every aspect of the business.
Little-known fact about you: I grew up in the Chicago area, and I’m a Chicago Cubs fan. What an amazing year to be a Cubs fan!
What innovations/initiatives do you foresee in the industry over the next years? The industry continues to showcase creative and innovative ideas as new destinations emerge. Multigenerational and experiential cruising is a hot trend in 2017. I see small luxury cruising as an up-and-coming trend; consumers love the individual experiences, the personal attention from staff and the unique destinations smaller vessels can visit.
What is the best career advice you’ve received? It’s all about the people and relationships. Everything we do is focused on our guests and industry partners.
What advice would you give someone starting out in the field? Travel and experience destinations as much as you can. Nothing compares to firsthand experiences. We encourage our team to get on the m/s Paul Gauguin and see the beautiful islands of French Polynesia.
Diane Moore as a Traveler
Favorite travel memory or story: My mother would hop on a plane at a moment’s notice and meet me in London or New York. After my son was born, she loved showing him the world. Having that time with her enjoying people and places worldwide was a gift.
One travel tip you cannot live without: Bring what you need immediately in your carry-on luggage.
Best advice for business travelers: Take time to enjoy the destination when on business, even if it is only one afternoon.
About Paul Gauguin Cruises
What can travelers expect from a Paul Gauguin cruise?
We specialize in luxury, small-ship cruising and offer exceptional service distinguished by Polynesian hospitality and one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios. With great expertise in Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, we bring the destinations authentically alive. The m/s Paul Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury ship in the destination. Our cruises feature spacious oceanview accommodations including balconies in select staterooms, gourmet dining inspired by a top chef in Paris, a lavish spa, expansive deck space and pool, a fitness center, a boutique and a lounge with live entertainment and enrichment programs. The ship offers a watersports marina for kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding and diving. We offer exclusive private beach retreats off the coast of Taha’a and in Bora Bora.
Tell our readers more about the expert lecturers and artists joining Paul Gauguin Cruises this year.
We are pleased to welcome experts in history, art, music, magic, wine and the wonders of the deep to offer lectures, performances and workshops. Special guests include oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, Parisian chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, winemaker Jeffrey Stambor of Beaulieu Vineyard, celebrity journalist Lawrence Grobel, Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hay, singer Jamie Lawrence, photographer Jesse Kalisher and concert pianist Erik Berchot. In our Wildlife Discovery Series, guests learn about wildlife and habitats from scientists, oceanographers and conservationists; children ages 7–17 can enjoy the Stewards of Nature program during summer and holiday sailings.
In 2018 Paul Gauguin Cruises will be the first to visit Vairao in Tahiti Iti; where else can passengers experience?
Because the Gauguin is owned by French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Pacific Beachcomber, and we are the experts to the region, we are first to visit Vairao in Tahiti Iti, the smaller of Tahiti’s two land masses. The itinerary also includes Bora Bora; Moorea; Huahine; and our private paradise, Motu Mahana.
In 2018 we will showcase the seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands. All feature complimentary access to our two exclusive retreats. At Motu Mahana guests enjoy a day of watersports, Polynesian activities, a barbecue and cocktails. In Bora Bora guests relax, enjoy refreshments and volleyball on a white-sand beach and snorkel in crystal-clear waters.
Once you’ve boarded Regent’s Seven Seas Grandeur, it is immediately apparent this recently launched cruise ship delivers what the name promises. Jewel box opulence dominates in most of the public areas, while quiet luxury teamed with clever function defines the cabins (save for the individually decorated top-tier suites). The ship, designed by internationally acclaimed Studio DADO and constructed by Ancona, Italy, ship builder Fincantieri, holds up to 746 guests and is serviced by a staff of 548 for optimal passenger-to-staff service.
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