Award-winning chef Jean-Robert de Cavel has maintained a Mobil 5-star restaurant, opened several restaurants in the Cincinnati area, served as Chef-in-Residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, and been named a Master Chef by Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Join us aboard The Gauguin for a lecture and culinary demonstration by this acclaimed chef and entrepreneur.
The Rolling Keys Duo
The Rolling Keys Duo (Sarah Watson and Will Stead) are two session musicians who have worked extensively throughout the U.K. and Europe. Both have a wealth of experience in all aspects of music, performance, and theater from shows in London’s West End to large corporate events and arena performances.
Lead singer Sarah had her professional debut at just 16 years old, appearing on ITV’s The X Factor, where she was flown to Miami to perform in Kelly Rowland’s home. From there, she was offered a part in the original cast of the West End musical Loserville. Since then, she has performed in tours and regional theaters across the U.K., playing such roles as Ariel in Footloose, Kelly in The Prodigal, and Donna in Mad On Her.
Together, Sarah and Will have crafted a sound that has proven successful all over the world. Playing a combination of pop, Motown, country, and rock—from the Fifties to current chart hits—they are sure to keep you entertained.
Join us aboard select sailings of The Gauguin for a toe-tapping performance by this talented musical duo.
other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin
For nine years, Mark Eddowes has captivated guests of the m/s Paul Gauguin with fascinating tales of French Polynesia’s storied past, sharing his wealth of knowledge through lectures that that range from “The Cult of the Tiki” and “The Ancient Culture of the Marquesas Islands” to the real story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. These lectures are often cited as a highlight by our guests.
Denis’s life calling was revealed to him when he led a group of Bora Bora junior high school students on a field trip, on which they viewed a pristine coral colony. Returning just days later, he found that the coral had been destroyed by the anchors of small boats. And he decided to do something about it.
The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.
Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join us aboard The Gauguin.
A native of California’s Sierra Mountains region, Scott Harvey developed a keen interest in wine as a high school foreign-exchange student in Germany. Between the two continents, he was fueled by an insatiable curiosity that they both could deliver, and he began developing a unique, signature style that blends influences of Old World Europe and New World California. Join us aboard The Gauguin for a presentation and tasting of his Amador Barbera and Zinfandel.