Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Review of the Society Islands - on Paul Gauguin Cruises

Our associate, Suzi Mitchell, took a trip of a life-time this summer to the Society Islands on Paul Gauguin Cruises.  Here are her thoughts on this amazing trip.

"To describe our experience here as magical is an understatement. The scenery is spectacular but the Tahitian people are what makes this place so special. Their spirit, smiles, and sense of humor welcome you like a warm hug."

I just got back from taking a long awaited cruise aboard the Paul Gauguin. It was everything I had hoped for and more. Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Huahine all delivered...the picturesque beauty of the Society Islands is incredible. But the Polynesian people, their spirit, sense of humor and respect for their culture is what makes this place so magical. And then there is the Gauguin. With only 185 passengers onboard for our sailing, we were outnumbered by the staff. The ship was pristine, we had the best cabin (A category C, cabin 767 has the biggest, non suite balcony and the best view off the back of the ship...grab it early) and every single person we encountered were wonderful. And by day 2, many had already remembered our names. It was the best service I have ever experienced.

I was also able to book the marina dinner for the two other couples traveling with us. I highly recommend it. This exclusive one night only (weather permitting) event is held on their floating marina platform off the back of the ship. Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins serenaded us as we arrived. Then we all climbed into a zodiac for a champagne and sunset cruise. Afterwards, we sat down to a beautiful 5 course dinner and were served amazing wines. It was an evening none of us will forget. If you plan to travel on the Gauguin, try to get this booked. I did it almost two years in advance.

The travel time, testing and Covid protocols ARE a challenge. See it through they said. It will be so worth it. And they were right.
That's my good news for today! Thanks for taking the time to read my review.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us Suzi! To book your next trip on Paul Gauguin, give us a call 1-800-645-1481.

Friday, July 8, 2022

3rd Annual Cropping on the River

Crop with Cheri & Sara...

Our crop includes 4 full days of crafting with at least 4 feet of work space, daily make'n'takes, a drink of the day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) plus an optional Sunset Cruise on the Crystal River.

January 13 - 16, 2023

All paper-crafters welcome!  Whether you make cards, layouts, mini-albums or have a different crafting passion, you are welcome to join us.  


Crafting kits will be available for purchase before and during the crop.


It's so much more than a crop...


Do you or your loved one live to be on the water?  Crystal River offers many activities that you'll want to include in your package.  Boating, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Swimming in natural springs, Manatee Tours.... and did we mention it's the same weekend as the Florida Manatee Festival?  Inquire with Cheri & Sara how to add-on these memorable pastimes.


The Plantation on Crystal River also offers golf, tennis, pickle-ball, shuffleboard and other outdoor lawn games.


Or maybe the Spa is more your speed.  Pre-book your spa treatments prior to arrival.


Space is limited...{and already more than half full}

For all the details and to register, go to: