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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 54

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Paul Gauguin

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: 5 years ago

Review summary

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.


Ship experiences

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.

Ports of call

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

5 out of 5
Do the snorkeling excursion here, it will be a highlight of your trip.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

5 out of 5

Taha'A, Society Islands

5 out of 5
Spend the day on the private beach, it is fabulous.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
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