m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Marc Otway & Abi Uttley

Marc Otway and Abi Uttley Guest Host Image

Expect an extremely fun evening of dancing and singing when Marc Otway and Abi Uttley come aboard The Gauguin!

Marc and Abi were performing as solo artists from very different backgrounds when they met at an event in Leeds, U.K., in 2011. A multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter, Marc had studied at The Leeds College of Music, where he honed guitar skills that have been compared to the likes of Mark Knoffler. A qualified Zumba® Fitness Instructor, Abi pursued her lifelong love of performing arts at The University of Salford, where she earned a degree in the field. Soon after graduating, she toured the U.K. with the Badapple Theatre Company in the sell-out musical comedy Back to The Land Girls, and she also had cameos in the British soap operas Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Doctors.

The pair quickly joined forces after that initial meeting and began perfecting a repertoire of their favorite songs, combining strong vocal harmonies with mesmerizing guitar riffs that have been delighting audiences ever since. Styles include reggae, ska, Motown, soul, and rock from legends such as Jason Mraz, the Eagles, Bob Marley, and Amy Winehouse, to name a few. They have performed extensively throughout the U.K., at weddings, festivals, and concerts and in venues such as The Legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool and The Terrace at The Houses of Parliament.

Don’t miss very special sailings of The Gauguin, as this talented duo performs an exciting musical explosion of upbeat classics through the decades. With such an eclectic mix of musical styles, they truly have something for everyone!

Marc Otway and Abi Uttley Guest Host Image

other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Classical Musicians
January 22, 2022

Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999. 

Art History Professor
Multiple sailings

Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards
June 25, 2022

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
Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz, Smithsonian Journeys
September 7, 2022

Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific. when Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz join us aboard The Gauguin.

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography
September 24, 2022

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.