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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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11 Night Cook Islands & Society Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2016
Ship: Paul Gauguin
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 741
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This Paul Gauguin cruise actually exceeded our expectations and they were pretty high. The ship itself is comfortable, could use a little update in decor but you soon overlook this as the crew is amazing. They memorize your name, the bartenders remember your favorite drink if you have one, and are ready to tend to your every need. The islands visited on the cruise are breathtaking. Aitutaki was our favorite, the snorkeling there was amazing. 

The excursions offer a pretty good variety, our favorites were the snorkeling ones, particularly the swim with the Rays and sharks, sounds scary but it's really an amazing experience.

The food is good enough that your waistline will grow a bit by the end of the cruise. It's a good thing the activities keep you moving. The passengers range from newlyweds to those celebrating 50 year anniversaries so you will meet and make new friends along the way.

There were many passengers who had done the cruise before, many repeat customers which speaks well for Paul Gauguin. We may well fall into this group in a few years. Polynesia is a magical place.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable, ship-like decor and excellent storage. It is definitely worth it to have a balcony.

Ship Tip

Plan water excursions in the morning when possible as it rains sometimes by afternoon.

5 out of 5
Do the snorkeling excursion here, it will be a highlight of your trip.
5 out of 5
Spend the day on the private beach, it is fabulous.
3 out of 5
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