"Rainy Season"

Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Paul Gauguin

7 Night Tahiti & Society Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 20, 2014

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 801

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Had cruised with PG cruises before and had a wonderful experience.  Decided to take family on "Familymoon" as we recently got married.  Planned trip months in advance.  Checked weather and found nothing of concern.  Avoya Travel and PG Cruises said nothing about it being the "rainy season".  On the flight from LAX, much to our surprise, a flight attendant informed us it is the "rainy season" in French Polynesia.  It was raining when we got there and rained the entire time causing very rough seas, much seasickness and a greatly modified itinerary.  Captain sailed out of Papeete at 2AM in the morning, sailed for 6 hours in very rough seas to Moorea which is 30 minutes away.  Cannot get an answer from PG Corporate as to why he did this!  Result was much seasickness.  This was the pattern the entire cruise.  Modified itinerary, all scuba cancelled as well as many other shore excursions.  Could not wait to get off this ship!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Huahine, French Polynesia

1 out of 5

Taha'A, Society Islands

3 out of 5

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

3 out of 5

Moorea, French Polynesia

3 out of 5

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
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