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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Paul Gauguin

11 Night Cook Islands & Society Islands (Papeete Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 26, 2018

Ship: Paul Gauguin

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 735

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We have just returned from an 11 day cruise on MS Paul Gauguin to the Cook and Society islands of French Polynesia. We highly recommend this cruise! The ship is attractive, well- maintained, and well-managed . It has an incredibly well trained, cohesive staff who take pride in their service. Anything that you need is not just available- but anticipated. Our cabin was lovely and sitting on the balcony looking at the amazing blue colors of the water and the surrounding islands was wonderful. The meals in both the main restaurant, L’Etoile, and the two smaller venues (Le Grill and La Verandah) were gourmet- beautifully presented and delicious. We enjoyed all our excursions and felt very welcome on whichever island we were visiting. We extend our thanks to everyone aboard the Gauguin- and especially to Rowena, Marlon, Marvin, Rowell, Flo, and Mike . Special thanks to David Walsh of Avoya who offered wonderful suggestions, selected the perfect cabin, and followed through whenever it was needed.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
cooking demonstartions, dance demonstrations, lectures, films

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Papeete, Tahiti

3 out of 5

Huahine, French Polynesia

5 out of 5

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

5 out of 5
good snorkelling

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

5 out of 5

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5 out of 5
snorkeled and did island tour

Taha'A, Society Islands

5 out of 5
Wonderful drift dive in the coral gardens

Moorea, French Polynesia

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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