m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Allie Mooney

Inspirational Speaker
Allie Mooney

Allie Mooney knows what makes people tick. And long experience as a successful inspirational speaker proves it. A native of New Zealand, she has won the “Speaker of the Year” award from her country’s National Speakers Association three times, and that organization also named her “Author of the Year” for her best-selling book, Pressing the Right Buttons. In 2009, she achieved one of the highest international accreditations in the speaking industry, the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)—an award held by only 11 other Kiwis and 750 speakers worldwide. 

She describes herself as a “people interpreter” and has the Midas touch in being able to “speed read” people, an essential skill both at home and at work. She believes that, in business and in life, the ability of people to understand, respect, and celebrate each other’s differences is transformative. Her understanding of what motivates people and how to channel that motivation has proven a powerful business tool, and her vast client list ranges from Fronterra, Air New Zealand, and Toyota to Drake International, Pfizer NZ, and Shiseido.

She is in demand as a speaker around the world, and she has spoken at more than 112 international events in the past three years. Her speaking style fun and entertaining—but, more importantly, she has a message that is informative and life changing. She speaks not just to the intellectual mind, but also to the heart.

Find out for yourself how this internationally respected speaker and author can transform your life when you join her aboard The Gauguin.

Allie Mooney

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.