Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

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4 out of 5

Luxurious small cruise ship.

Sail Date: May 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Very well organized and operated. Very good entertainment. Super food. Almost no obnoxious announcements on PA system. Shore excursions seemed expensive compared to do-it-yourself...

Pros: Wonderful food, great crew, fine weather, beautiful scenery. SCUBA, see below.

Cons: Getting to the ship from the mainland and returning is a long, tiring process - not enough flights, and poor schedules. Underwater life was spectacular, except that the coral is not in good shape. However, for divers, the fish were better than Hawaii and lots of sharks only a few feet away.

Recommends Paul Gauguin? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Lots of choices, very good wines included. Yes, I gained a few pounds.
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms almost all the same size regardless of location, well appointed, but smallish. Fine if you didn't plan to stay in your cabin. No inside cabins.
Service and Staff
Stewardess knew our names by the second day and always seemed to be on duty. Dive team ditto.
Entertainment


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