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French Polynesia has long been the center of the universe for romantics looking for the ultimate get-away-from-it-all vacation. Adventure-seekers are equally drawn to this chain of 118 islands and motus ...
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islandgull49
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our second sail on the PG....our first being only a 7 night cruise almost five years prior. We booked the 10 day itinerary because my husband wanted to dive Rangiiroa and Fakarava. Had friends sail with us and we were in ... Read more
kp3
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We picked this cruise line and itinerary because we needed to go during the summer, and wanted to go to the south pacific (only 2 cruise lines do this in the summer). Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Also, we brought along our ... Read more
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seanpowers
Member Since 2015
1 review
Worst trip ever.Let me start with the staff was 100%.We saved for two years14,0000.00 plus travel, and expected the best food and beaches every day.They dont tell you that their are no swimable beaches in Marquesas islands.We left with ... Read more
druettjo
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have always wanted to visit the Marquesas, and as I was in Papeete for a book signing of the French edition of "Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator," it seemed an ideal time to fulfill that ambition ... and Paul Gauguin ... Read more
familysaul@roadrunner.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Paul Gauguin for 14 magical days in June/July of this year. This was our third Paul Gauguin cruise, but definitely will not be our last. We have traveled all over the world, and this was by far the best ... Read more

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jlperham
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Tahiti had always been on our bucket list. I have a good friend who is a travel agent and she gave me the tour book. Within 2 hours we had booked for my husband's birthday, bucket list, and father's day all rolled into one cruise. Knew ... Read more
algise
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Check in was speedy and EXCELLENT Cabin was very clean and perfect EXCELLENT Ship was EXCELLENT Staff was EXCELLENT Food was EXCELLENT Dinning was the highlight every day. 15 staff in dining room each meal including ... Read more
K2Saunders
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Tahiti and the PG have been a bucket list trip since we got married 18 years ago. Finally decided to go and brought the kids (15 and 13 yo) as the Ambassador of the Environment program was being offered and Jean Michel Cousteau was ... Read more
Softsand-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We are from British Columbia, Canada, My list of world travels was Tahiti area and West Polynesia. I am a avid Tripadvisor reader and learned from reviews that this vessel was" All Inclusive" and visited 8 islands and had ... Read more
btoohill
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
172 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
French Polynesia has been on our list for a while. We wanted to see a range of islands so we chose a few nights at an over water bungalow at Le Taha'a and then boarded the Paul Gauguin for a cruise through the Society and Tuamotus ... Read more

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BSinPNS
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
375 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We spent three nights prior to the cruise in Moorea and took the 3 PM Arameti ferry to Papeete along with several other cruisers. It was a short walk (800 feet maybe) from where we reclaimed our baggage to the end of the PG dock. Two ... Read more
Taildrgr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Heard about how good this line was and tried it. It was better than expected. 5 Star/Excellent rating in my book. Check in was speedy and EXCELLENT Cabin was clean and perfect EXCELLENT Ship ... Read more
kathyhayden
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had a fabulous time on our cruise to the Society and Cook Islands in the South Pacific! We plan to book another trip in the future. The following comments are categorized by positive comments and suggestions and/or disappointments: ... Read more
ItsTheStars
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We love this cruise. The itinerary spends 2 nights in Bora Bora and 2 in Moorea. I much prefer being on the ship than the land as the view towards the islands is better, the food is better and I love not unpacking. The motu beach day is ... Read more
5-Speed
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our 7-day cruise on the M/S Paul Gauguin had many positives. The ship, crew, and entertainment were outstanding. The menus and meals were excellent. Leftover food is thrown away or pulverized for the sea life. Prices might be lower with ... Read more

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jsfraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
83 helpful votes
Just got back from a 10 day PG cruise around Tahiti and surrounding islands. I will try and review the entire trip from start to finish. First, lets start pre cruise: Dealing with the PG folks directly all booking went smoothly and ... Read more
susanschaier@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Gauguin has a reputation for ultra-luxury, on which it is clearly riding, at this point. The ship shows its age, outdated décor, faded carpeting, carpet coming up at the seams in main dining room; wooden frame around the ... Read more
FWVacationer
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was absolutely the most amazing trip I have ever been on. My husband and I, along with our best friends, were all celebrating our 35th anniversaries. EVERYTHING about the cruise was fabulous. We had a balcony room on deck 7. I ... Read more
RKAustin
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
First of all, my wife and I are not big fans of cruising. We've been on a few "large" cruise ships and we just did not rate our experiences very highly. We especially disliked being amongst the large crowds and we had vowed never ... Read more
msbaseball
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The cruise was very expensive. To start you arrive so late in the evening you really don't have a day, it is about 1/2 hour that the cruise line counts as a day. For what you pay for this cruise, you should have excellent service, ... Read more

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TXTravelingAdventurer
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
The Paul Gaugin is not what you think of as a traditional cruise ship. It’s much larger than a large sailboat and much smaller than what you usually see in Princess, Disney or other very large cruise ships. The word intimate comes ... Read more
DougofCalgary
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
The itinerary-Lautoka and Suva Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu-all away from the usual haunts and ports-of-call for the Paul Gauguin. None disappointed. The highlight- backcountry excursion in Vanuatu from which we returned covered in ash ... Read more
Croakies
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We are not huge cruise people but have done Celebraty X to Galapagos, Silver Seas to Antartica and this one. Food in large restaurant was a solid B, tho they rushed you through to get you out. Two other restaurants, don't bother, over ... Read more
Razorback66
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Is the water really 13 different shades of blue? YES! For 13 nights we sailed the South Seas, and by day explored the colorful islands, atolls and motus. The ship was colorful, crisp and clean. The staff were totally pleasant, ... Read more
3-sea-sailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
After a rainy start from Tahiti, the weather could not have been better the rest of the trip. Easy on & off the ship at beginning and end of trip. Tender operations went very smooth even the "wet" landings at various beaches ... Read more

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