The Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards recently honored Bellevue-based Paul Gauguin Cruises with a #2 ranking in the “Top Small Cruise Lines” category. This is the second consecutive year the line has received this ranking. The line also was recognized on the publication’s 2016 Gold List.

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More than 300,000 readers rank the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines each year. The full list can be found online and in the Condé Nast Traveler November 2016 issue.

“Thank you to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler who voted Paul Gauguin Cruises to the prestigious ‘Top Small Cruise Lines’ list,” Diane Moore, President of Paul Gauguin Cruises, said in a press release. “Every day our talented and dedicated staff delivers exceptional experiences aboard our voyages, and we are thrilled to be recognized again this year.”

Paul Gauguin Cruises is the operator of the longest continually sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific, the Paul Gauguin, a 5-star cruise ship that can hold 332 guests. The ship frequents Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. The line also was recently voted the #1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line by readers in the Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards.