Tere Moana - Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017 (Berlitz Cruise Guide) (2016)

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017 (Berlitz Cruise Guide) (2016)

Tere Moana


Berlitz’s Ratings

Ship: 373 out of 500

Accommodation: 155 out of 200

Food: 269 out of 400

Service: 288 out of 400

Entertainment: 64 out of 100

Cruise: 290 out of 400

Overall Score: 1439 out of 2000

Tere Moana Statistics

Size: Boutique Ship

Tonnage: 3,504

Lifestyle: Premium

Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin Cruises

Former Names: Tere Moana, Le Levant

IMO Number: 9159830

Builder: Leroux & Lotz (France)

Original Cost: $35 million

Entered Service: Jan 1999/Dec 2012

Registry: Wallis and Fortuna

Length (ft/m): 328.0/100.0

Beam (ft/m): 45.9/14.0

Draft (ft/m): 11.4/3.5

Propulsion/Propellers: diesel (3,000 kW)/2

Passenger Decks: 5

Total Crew: 50

Passengers (lower beds): 90

Passenger Space Ratio (lower beds): 38.9

Passenger/Crew Ratio (lower beds): 1.8

Cabins (total): 45

Size Range (sq ft/m): 193.7-296.0/18.0-27.5

Cabins (for one person): 0

Cabins (with private balcony): 0

Cabins (wheelchair accessible): 0

Wheelchair accessibility: None

Cabin Current: 110 and 220 volts

Elevators: 1

Casino (gaming tables): No

Slot Machines: No

Swimming Pools: 1

Hot Tubs (on deck): 0

Self-Service Launderette: No

Dedicated Cinema/Seats: No

Library: Yes

Onboard currency: US$


For yacht-chic and informal, very small-ship cruising

Overview. Tere Moana appeals to couples and singles who want contemporary and sophisticated facilities in a very relaxed but chic, yacht-like small ship, with good food and service. Each cruise has life-enrichment lecturers aboard, as well as tour leaders.

The Ship. This is a sleek vessel with mega-yacht looks and a pencil-slim design. It has two slim funnels that extend over the port and starboard sides to carry any soot away from the vessel.

A stern ‘marina’ platform is used for scuba diving, snorkeling, or swimming. Two landing craft are carried for shore visits, as well as six inflatable craft for landings in the islands.

Inside, the vessel has contemporary, clean, and uncluttered decor, and all the facilities of a private yacht. The public rooms are quietly elegant, with much use of wood trim and accenting. Particularly pleasing is the wood-paneled library. There is one grand salon, which accommodates all passengers, and is used by day as a lecture room, and by night as the main lounge/bar.

This ship spends summers in the Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean and Central America.

This is all-inclusive cruising, with all port charges, gratuities, and shore excursions included in the fare. The crew is almost entirely French.

Accommodation. There are 45 ocean-view cabins, which the brochure incorrectly calls ‘suites,’ all being located midships and forward, in five price categories - a lot for such a small ship. Each cabin has a large ocean-view window, inlaid wood furniture and accenting, designer fabrics, two beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a TV set and DVD player, refrigerator, safe, and toiletry kits in the marble-appointed bathrooms, all of which have a shower with a circular door - nicer than a shower curtain. There are no bathtubs.

Dining. The Lafayette Restaurant is a warm, cozy wood-paneled room with round and oval tables, but no tables for two. The informal Panoramique Restaurant has a great view overlooking the stern, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Dining is in open seating. Free wines accompany lunch and dinner. The cuisine is, naturally, classic French.

Entertainment. The Grand Salon accommodates all passengers. There are built-in video screens for showing movies, and the room has a small dance floor in its center.

Spa/Fitness. There is a small fitness room, a steam room (there is no sauna), and a shower.