Propulsion Problem Affecting Paul Gauguin In Bora Bora

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A propulsion issue has affected the itinerary of the French Polynesian-based Paul Gauguin, operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises. 

Cruise Critic reports that the 19,200 GT ship has been stuck in Bora Bora, French Polynesia for the past few days, while an electrical engineer was flown in from France to fix the propulsion issue. All services and power onboard are unaffected by the propulsion issue, and there is no risk to passengers or crew.

During the additional time anchored in Bora Bora, the ship has been running a tender service to and from Vaitape, as well as to the line’s private beach. The cruise line has also arranged additional shore excursions and provided a complimentary one for each guest to enjoy.

Paul Gauguin is currently on a ten-night Society Islands & Tuamotus sailing, which departed Papeete, Tahiti, part of the Society Islands, on Wednesday, August 10. As a result of the propulsion issue, the ship has skipped calls to Rangiroa and Fakarava on Tuamotus. The ship has since set sailed and will visit Taha’a today, Wednesday, before continuing to Moorea and Papeete, where the cruise will end as scheduled. The company will be compensating all passengers, which is yet-to-be-determined.


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