Paul Gauguin

4.3 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: S     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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About Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin is a small ship, carrying 332 passengers and 206 crew, and sails from Papeete, Tahiti and Lautoka, Fiji Islands.

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Trip of a lifetime!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime!

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The stateroom was very comfortable, the service was excellent and the excursions were awesome. We swam with rays and sharks in the Lagoonairium in Moorea. We didn't book this through the ship but we learned about it on trip advisor. We saved a lot on the taxi (we used Teva Taxi) and were treated to a very good tour of the island on the way there and back. We rented a waverunner for 3 hours in Bora Bora. Fantastic! 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Exceptional value

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This is an complete cruise package, including meals, non-premium alcohol and gratuities. Excursions were reasonably priced. Our stateroom had a problem with toilet flushing, but it was manageable. The staff are very attentive. On-board medical facilities are limited and any serious problem must be handled "on-shore." Embarkation began at 3 PM, with nowhere to wait if arriving early.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

best services in the industry

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We have done 18 cruises. This cruise is fantastic.

 

All crews are so helpful.......restaurant waiters, housekeepers, concierge, tender boats, bar tenders, name them all.

Food are excellent.

Programs are super.

Art and craft classes are marvelous.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime!!

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This trip was amazing! From the pre cruise 3 night stay in the over the water bungalows in Bora Bora to the 10 nights on the M/S Paul Gauguin everything was perfect. The crew & service was exceptional & the smaller ship with only 332 passengers made it more personable.

We just can't say enough good things about the whole experience.

Highly recommend it & plan on going on more Paul Gauguin cruises!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

We loved our cruise

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The outstanding service was the highlight of our cruise. The entire trip was coordinated with exceptional precision.

We enjoyed the Gauguin hosts and hostesses that were always available and very entertaining.

We really liked the waiter Ryan in the La Varanda Restaurant and bartender Francisco in La Pallett.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Deserves to be on your bucket list

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This Paul Gauguin cruise actually exceeded our expectations and they were pretty high. The ship itself is comfortable, could use a little update in decor but you soon overlook this as the crew is amazing. They memorize your name, the bartenders remember your favorite drink if you have one, and are ready to tend to your every need. The islands visited on the cruise are breathtaking. Aitutaki was our favorite, the snorkeling there was amazing. 

The excursions offer a pretty good variety, our favorites were the snorkeling ones, particularly the swim with the Rays and sharks, sounds scary but it's really an amazing experience.

The food is good enough that your waistline will grow a bit by the end of the cruise. It's a good thing the activities keep you moving. The passengers range from newlyweds to those celebrating 50 year anniversaries so you will meet and make new friends along the way.

There were many passengers who had done the cruise before, many repeat customers which speaks well for Paul Gauguin. We may well fall into this group in a few years. Polynesia is a magical place.

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Impeccable service

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There is this sense of luxury at its best, in the form of staff that constantly anticipate your wishes, indulging, gracious, with contagious smiles and cheer.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

What a Wonderful Cruise

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The 11 day PG cruise to French Polynesia was wonderful. The locations, the cruiseship, its crew and their services, the food and entertainment, were all excellent. I would highly recommend this world class cruise to anyone. Love    

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
5 out of 5

Best cruise EVER

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This all inclusive cruise line was far above our expectations. It was great to not be nickeled and dimed constantly. Everything was handled with extreme efficiency i.e. boarding and disembarkation. We purchased the least expensive cabin which had two portholes. It was exactly the same size as the balcony units. The storage was the most generous of any ship. The bathroom was very large with a bathtub. You could actually put two people in it at the same time. The food was consistently well prepared and tasteful. Our only disappointment was the two specialty restaurants. While the service and ambience were above board, the food portions were extremely limited and small. For dinner , the Main diningroom was wonderful. For breakfast and lunch, the outside buffet could not have been any better. The menu changed daily If you choose not to do the buffet, you could order off the menu. Included in the cruise cost was free alcohol, beer, wine, sodas, In the room refrigerator, was water, sodas, and beer replenished daily. I would consider the Alcohol and wine to be mid level which was quite a good surprise. Gratuities were included. This being said the service was exceptional. From the room stewards, alll the way up to the maître d', you were treated like gold. We never saw one sourpuss. Entertainment: Michael Schapiro, the cruise director, put on two musical shows in the evening. Fabulous job ,very entertaining. There was a magician, who we did not see. Three evenings while in port, they brought on local dance troops who were wonderful. The ship had local young females and one male as hostesses (called the Gauguines) who entertained and were the most delightful. They had various Jobs throughout the ship, like greeting you at the tenders, hosting games, and singing and dancing throughout the ship. What a treasure they are to the cruise line. This was an 11 night cruise beginning in Tahiti. These tropical islands can only be described as heavenly. Our itinerary included Bora-Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Aututaki, Rarotonga, and their private island on Tahaa, where we spent the day with an island barbecue. I would give this cruise line and A+.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Best Cruise Ever in Paradise

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Everyone was wonderful. The cruise director spoke English without a thick British accent, Les Gauguines were very friendly and helpful. The service provided by everyone (room stewards, waiters, maitre'd, tender operators, staff) was excellent. Enjoyed the gourmet dining, everything was very close and liked having the snorkel equipment to use the entire cruise.

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bymm8875
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Must do... everything except the excursions was included & that is such a plus!!

cruiseconverts
Contributor Level: Purser

Having a butler was so nice! We highly recommend it.

donfranz
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The embarkation time is 3PM for the cruise took. E, and earlier arrivals had no place to wait. This could be a problem in rainy weather. Alcohol, except for premium brands, is included in the price, as is all food, regardless of restaurant. Evening dress is shoes, collared shirt/trousers for men

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Price

S

Size

Jan 1997

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

332

Total Passengers

1.61

Crew to Passenger Ratio

7

Number of Decks

165

Total Cabins

8

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