m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Caroline Boyle-Turner

Art History Professor

Caroline Boyle-Turner was born in Chicago and holds a BA in French Literature from Beloit College, a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a PhD in Art History from Columbia University. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in France.

Caroline lived in Paris for eight years, working at the Centre Pompidou and teaching at the American University in Paris, and then in The Hague for five years, working as a guest curator at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. She also taught Art History at Rhode Island School of Design for 11 years. 

Caroline has written eight books on Gauguin and his followers. Her latest book, Gauguin and the Marquesas: Paradise found?, was published in 2016, based on research carried out in the Marquesas, Tahiti, and Paris over 15 years. Her latest project was as the Curator for an exhibition on the art of Paul Sérusier, which was held at the National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana, in the summer of 2018. She is also the president of the Paul Sérusier Committee, responsible for authenticating and writing the catalogue raisonné of his works.

Caroline wanted to bring Contemporary Art and artists to Pont-Aven, the village in Brittany (France) where Gauguin lived and developed so many of his avant garde ideas, and to bring art history alive for young art students. So she founded an art school in 1994 offering courses in Studio Art and Art History. She retired from running the school in 2008 in order to return to teaching, writing, and lecturing. She and her husband Hank live full-time in Pont-Aven and travel often to Polynesia to do research and to lecture aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. They have two grown children, one a diplomat and the other an artist.

She will enrich your appreciation of our ship’s namesake when you join us aboard The Gauguin.

other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Chef Jean Robert de Cavel
March 13, 2021

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.

Food & Wine
Onboard Lecturer Mark Eddowes onboard the luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin.
Onboard Lecturer
Multiple sailings

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.

Guest Lecturer
Multiple sailings

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.

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography
Multiple sailings

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.

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards
July 17, 2021

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.

Food & Wine
Paul Gauguin Cruises guest host and winemake, Scott Harvey.
November 6, 2021

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.

Food & Wine