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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2011
Ship: Paul Gauguin
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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...

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Lots of choices, very good wines included. Yes, I gained a few pounds.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Stewardess knew our names by the second day and always seemed to be on duty. Dive team ditto.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

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!

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