Paul Gauguin

4.3 out of 5


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

Sails from: Papeete, Tahiti, Lautoka, Fiji Islands

Cruises to: South Pacific - Tahiti, South Pacific

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5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime! by cruiseconverts

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

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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5 out of 5

Exceptional value by donfranz

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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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5 out of 5

best services in the industry by elaine250

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We have done 18 cruises. This cruise is fantastic.


All crews are so 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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5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime!! by bymm8875

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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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  • Price: $$$

  • Size: S

  • Total Passengers: 332

  • Total Crew: 206

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1.61

  • Built: Jan 1997

  • Refurbished: 6 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 7

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 8

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bymm8875 says ...
Oct 07, 2016

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

cruiseconverts says ...
Mar 02, 2017

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

donfranz says ...
Dec 29, 2016

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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