Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Paul Gauguin

14 Night Marquesas - Tuamotus & Society Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2016

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 621

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The staff on the Gauguin are totally wonderful without being stuffy.  Their dive staff is the BEST!  Food is great, locales and tours are fascinating and they have really quality lecturers on board, including a resident anthropologist and (for his last trip) Jean-Michel Cousteau.  They haven't renewed his contract and I CANNOT imagine why!!!  He's a super speaker and an absolutely lovely gentleman. 


The ship is a perfect size.  It's showing its age a little, but nothing major - mostly cosmetic. 


The fact that it is all-inclusive really makes life SO much better and easier.  You can budget your expenses and know you won't overspend. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The lecturers were great!!!!


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful - and TONS of storage space. Each corner has a drawer or a cabinet. Lots of shelves. Two closets. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Perfect for the two of us.

Ship tip

If you dive, do dive with them. The dive staff is great and you leave the ship right from the aft watersports platform that drops down from the ship - VERY convenient!!!

Ports of call

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5
If you want to see Papeete, add some time at the beginning or end of your trip.

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

5 out of 5
There are rental bicycles here!

Fatu Hiva, Marquesesas

5 out of 5

Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas

5 out of 5

Tahuata, Marquesas

5 out of 5

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

5 out of 5

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Taha'A, Society Islands

5 out of 5

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
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