Paul Gauguin (RETIRED) Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

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3 out of 5

a unique experience

Sail Date: December 01, 2006

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We have cruised several times in the past seven years and had heard good things about the PG. We enjoyed the cabin; it reflected that we were on a ship, rather than a floating hotel. It was small, but very efficient. The lounge was nice, but no handrail on the steps made it difficult for some of the elderly passengers. Food and service were excellent. The decor was understated and pleasant. The entertainment was average. The lecturerers were very interesting and clearly educated about the area of the ship's itinerary. We enjoyed the experience, but felt that with the travel costs, it was a rather expensive cruise for what we were able to see and do. The islands have limited experiences- sightseeing is basically IT. I was disappointed in that this wasn't the luxury ship and clientele that I had been told to expect. We missed a quiet area in which to read during the day. The small ship doesn't have the space. The casino was little used and might have been replaced by a small quiet lounge for cards and reading.

Pros: food and service

Cons: if not a snorkler or scuba diver, not much to see or do in this locale

Recommends Paul Gauguin (RETIRED)? No.

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