Clothing Optional Luxury Cruise
Thailand and Malaysia
July 27-August 4, 2014

July 27-August 4, 2014 - Paul Gauguin
Clothing optional luxury cruise - Singapore to Thailand and Malaysia

Castaways Travel has the following cabins available: Limited cabins remaining for this once-in-a-lifetime dreamy clothing-optional cruise..Castaways client couples escorted by James & Champagne, Castaways Travel and Hosted by Jonathan and Lori, Charter Operators for Shoes Only. The Paul Gauguin is a luxury cruise ship with 166 cabins for 332 guests. Over 70% of the cabins have balconies plus the ship includes a theater for special events and stage shows. This is an "all inclusive" cruise where tips and bar drinks are already included. Remaining cabins start at $4,050/person (Price subject to change as cabins are sold).  Port charges/taxes are extra $495/person. The ship features an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. Passports are required.

ALERT: The charter operator has designated this cruise for both nudist and "like minded" couples. If you are uncomfortable with such an environment, you may wish to consider an alternate vacation.

Escorted James & Champagne from Castaways plus Lori & Jonathan from Shoes Only, we will be hosts for our Castaways clients. For more information about the area, see our Castaways Resort Report for Thailand where we've visited several times; it's one of the most exotic/fun destinations in the world. We've been to Thailand and Singapore several times.

Reservations: Please see Request My Cabin Below or call 800-470-2020 or Email: Please ask for Jennifer McCoy, General Manager

What's more: Cruise for FREE with your American Express Card enrolled in the travel benefit program. Use your points for a FREE cruise. Contact Castaways Travel for more information about how to apply your points. Partial payments can be made with your points, too. Buy your airfare to Singapore with points, too, if you prefer.

Airfare will become available 330 days before the voyage or about September 2013. Resort and hotel rates are usually posted about a year in advance. A deluxe hotel in Singapore will be designated as the "official property for this voyage where a pre-cruise party will be held for all passengers.

Add on land packages for Thailand and Singapore or Singapore only will be announced.

Many of the best suites and balcony cabins were pre-sold by the time similar previous voyages were released to the general public. Don't be left out in the cold: Contact Castaways right now to get your name on a luxurious cabin or suite. Prices will increase as cabins are sold so put down a $500/person deposit down NOW to hold your space; refundable until November 14, 2012 less $50/person Castaways charge.

Be a part of this history-making event and enjoy a cruise of a lifetime for like-minded couples. This cruise will feature many clothing-optional decks and areas on board. This is a couples only cruise and James & Champagne will be there for you.

Clothing optional is permitted in many areas on the ship including the sun deck, pools and hot tubs. The charter operator has indicated this cruise is for like-minded adult couples as well as nudists and those who enjoy a clothing optional voyage.

See the Ship Paul Gauguin Photos

See the Deck Plan for Paul Gauguin

ITINERARY (See attachment--subject to change)

Here is the itinerary for Paul Gauguin luxury cruise July 27-August 4, 2014 (9days, 8 nights)

Sunday - 7/27 Singapore Depart 6 PM
Monday - 7/28 Malacca
Tuesday - 7/29 Penang
Wednesday - 7/30 Ko Adang
Thursday - 7/31 Phuket (Overnight)
Friday - 8/1 Phi Phi Ley & Ko Phi Phi
Saturday - 8/2 Railey Beach
Sunday - 8/3 Sea Day
Monday - 8/4 Singapore
All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Departure: Singapore at 6 PM on Sunday, 7/27/14. Boarding does not begin until 3 PM
Return: The ship arrives in Singapore on Monday, 8/4/14 at around 8 AM. All guests need to vacate their cabins no later than 9:30 AM (no exceptions). For those guests with later flights you may stay on the ship until 12:30 PM The distance from the port to the Changi Airport (SIN) in Singapore is approximately 30 minutes (depending on traffic). It is not recommended that you book any flights earlier than 1:00 PM

Subject to change without notice as cabins are sold. Taxes/port charges + travel insurance + Hotel + airfare to Singapore/Thailand are extra. Taxes/port charges are $325/person. Tips are included. Deposit is $500/person; balance due over 3 installments (see below for dates). Cancellation charges apply to all transactions including $50/person cancel fee from Castaways Travel regardless of date. 100% Cruise Penalty for any cancellation after deposit or final payment after November 14, 2012 plus $50/person cancel fee from Castaways Travel regardless of date.

* All meals and snacks aboard ship
* All entertainment and parties aboard ship
* Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
* 24 hour room service
* Refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
* Water sports at the Paul Gauguin marina including (weather permitting)
* Tips
* Taxes/port charges $325/person extra

Pay with points using your enrolled American Express charge card enrolled in the travel benefits program. Contact Castaways for more booking instructions if you want to: Pay With Points

Please forward a copy of your PASSPORT PAGE with your photo and legal name to Castaways Travel. ALERT: Make sure you CHECK the EXPIRATION date of your current passport and renew it in plenty of time for the cruise. Send copy to:

1. Additional Fees/person: Port Charges, taxes $325/person
2. Cancellation Penalties: Up to 100% Penalty for any cancellation after November 14, 2012 +$50/person cancellation by Castaways Travel. Terms subject to change by charter operator.

3. Optional travel insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Contact Castaways Travel to arrange Travel Protection Insurance which typically averages about 5% and varies by age of insured. See: Insurance

Cabin Rates - Please use the Quote form below or CALL.

5. Pricing
Prices are land only, per person, double occupancy
All payments are non-refundable after November 14th, 2012. A $50/person/Castaways cancel fee applies.
Includes All tips for staff onboard
Trip insurance is available and strongly recommended
Port Charges taxes and Fees $325pp extra.

6. Payment Schedule:
Holding deposit due at booking $500pp (fully refundable until 11/14/12) +$50/person Castaways cancel fee.
First deposit 1/3 (minus the holding deposit if there is one) due November 15, 2012
Second deposit 1/3 due April 15, 2013
Final payment 1/3 plus Port Charges, Taxes & Fees due January 15, 2014
Trip Insurance: Optional Travel Protection Available. Please request a quote.

Reservations: Please see Request My Cabin Below or call 800-470-2020 or Email: Please ask for Jennifer McCoy, General Manager

PAY for your CRUISE
See: FORMS (Submit payment via Secure Server On Line -OR- via FAX: Fill in the blanks, FAX back or SCAN/E Mail) Deposit is $500/person+ airfare. Payments NOT refundable after Nov 14, 2012. Cancellation is 100% penalty after Nov. 14, 2012 + $50/person Castaways charge after November 14, 2011. The $50/person cancel fee applies to any cancellation at any time.

Cancellation penalties above apply to all transactions plus $50/person Castaways cancellation fee applies to any cancellation or change. Cancellation MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING to Castaways Travel. Verbal phone orders will NOT be accepted. Non-refundable upon full payment without travel insurance. Optional Travel Protection Insurance highly recommended. Average insurance cost is approx. 5-6% of vacation value you choose to insure. Insurance varies by age of insured. Ask for a quote at 800-470-2020 or E Mail:

All payments are non-refundable after November 14, 2012, plus $50 cancel fee by Castaways.


The Ship Sails On Thursday July 27, 2014 at 4PM (subject to change)
If you are coming straight to the cruise we strongly recommend arriving in Singapore at least one day ahead. This will eliminate any issues related to travel delays as well as allow you to decompress. In order to get to the ship, just take a taxi from the hotel. If you are also booking our pre-cruise package (3 nights in Bangkok and 2 nights in Singapore then all transfers on land are included).

Day 1 Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Singapore. Airport for Singapore is: Changi Airport (SIN)
This may be the perfect Asian city to spend a few days, for Singapore has everything you can imagine, in abundance. It is also one of the safest cities in the world. At first glance, Singapore appears surprisingly modern — but look again. A harmonious blend of Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures have inspired the city’s cuisine, art, and architecture, creating a place rich in contrast and color. Brimming with unbridled energy, Singapore and its welcoming people, embody the finest of both the East and West. Singapore is one of the most enjoyable cities in Southeast Asia. As you zoom in from one of the world's best airports along the lushly tree-shaded expressway or on the zippy MRT train line, you'll quickly realize this is no traffic-snarled Bangkok.Then, as you are drinking and dancing until dawn in the city's pubs and clubs, or sipping a cocktail surrounded by the colonial elegance of a Raffles Hotel veranda you will understand the unique and civilized nature of Singapore.

Day 2 Malacca, Malasia
Located on the strategically important strait that bears its name, Malacca is a multicultural mosaic of the trade and colonial history of Southeast Asia. From the magnificent Sultanate Palace and the Kampung Kling Mosque to the numerous churches built by the Portuguese and the Dutch, to Hindu and Chinese temples, every ethnic group in search of wealth and power, either earthly or spiritual, has left its mark. The ubiquitous, pedal-powered trishaws are a good way to get around. Straits cuisine is also world-renowned for its variety and complexity, flavored by centuries of cultural intermingling. The city is also a shopping source for Asian antiques.

Day 3  Penang, Malasia
The name Penang comes from the Malay words for the betel nut, Palau Pinang. Ever since its founding over two centuries ago, Penang has been a favored destination of travelers for both its scenic beauty and places of ethnic and historic significance. Today, Penang is one of the most culturally diverse destinations in Malaysia. Established in 1786 as a trading post by the British, the island is a contemporary metropolis with old world charm, offering the best of both worlds while maintaining its illustrious, rich heritage.

Day 4 Phuket
Phuket seduces honeymooners, heiresses, surfer babes and a host of pleasure seekers from around the world. Thailand’s largest and most popular island, Phuket is as colorful as it is cosmopolitan and one of the world’s most famous dream destinations.Phuket (poo-get) boasts some lush inland vistas, including a few remote swathes of rainforest on Ko Yao, but the island really comes into its own along its western shoreline, where hunter-green foliage meets the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The mile upon sandy mile of coastline boasts tons of water sports, delectable restaurants and decadent resorts. Whether it’s swanky resorts of the Laguna complex, the relaxed and less developed beach of Nai Han, or the night markets of old Phuket Town, Phuket has something to satisfy every appetite. Just don’t forget your Speedos

Day 4 Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi, or Phi Phi Island, is one of the most talked about places in Southeast Asia, with its natural beauty and reputation for good times putting it firmly on the map of must see places. The beauty of the island is unparalleled, even in a region of the world renowned for its stunning destinations. Limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and miles of trackless forest make Phi Phi a perfect tropical island

Day 5 Krabii
Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 - 35,000 years ago!

Day 6 Phi Phi Le
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's island-superstar. You may have seen it in the movies when parts of the movie "The Beach" with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed there. It's the topic of conversation for travelers all over Thailand. For some, it's the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn't disappoint. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle. It's love at first sight.

The second part of the why-we-love-this-place story is attitude: few places on the planet are this laid-back. Of the two islands, one is completely free of human inhabitants (Phi Phi Leh), and the other is without roads (Phi Phi Don). There's no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry.

Day 7 Sea Day

Day 8 Singapore

Reservations: Please see Request My Cabin Below or call 800-470-2020 or Email: Please ask for Jennifer McCoy, General Manager

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