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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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186 Paul Gauguin Cruise Reviews

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5-Speed
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
jsfraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
66 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
0 forum posts
11 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 The ship shows its age, outdated décor, faded carpeting, carpet coming up at the seams in main dining room; wooden frame around the ...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
0 forum posts
16 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
0 forum posts
15 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

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msbaseball
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
TXTravelingAdventurer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
6 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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
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

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3-sea-sailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Wanderingdoc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The Paul Gaugin cruise to the South Pacific islands of French Polynesia and Fiji did not disappoint. The on board amenities including the state room, the food and the service was over the top. The crew was the most friendly I've ever ... Read more
covinaCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on the Paul Gauguin, although we have sailed on over 30 other ships. We chose this itinerary specifically because it added Tonga and Fiji on to the typical French Polynesia route. Overall, we enjoyed our trip very ... Read more
Chris Old England
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've travelled on other cruise lines and ships so this review is relative to those cruises. The price we paid was more than twice as much as we have paid on other lines for similar accommodation. The cabins and balconies are no bigger but ... Read more
Harlech1000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Had to to stay at the Intercontinental Resort Tahiti for two nights which sadly did not live up to the image and 5 star status. Word of advice - if you drink tea and coffee take your own and the alcohol prices are ludicrous. Embarking on ... Read more

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MargueriteW
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My two daughters and I took a cruise on the Paul Gaugin for 7 days. Before the cruise we stayed at the Intercontinental in Papeete for 2 days. Upon arrival in Papeete we were greeted by the company who arranged the vacation. They took ... Read more
Lucyinthesun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
From the moment we landed in Papeete we were greeted by representatives. They were very well organized and our transfer and check in to the Intercontinental Hotel was very smooth. We enjoyed the facilities there for 2 days before ... Read more
joanne lewis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from what should of been a fantastic holiday celebrating our 30th anniversary. Arrived on ship, all seemed good, quick & organised embarkation, went to our suite, 711, very impressed with amount of space, flower ... Read more
Gherry Gustafson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous 7 night cruise on the Paul Gauguin from Papeete to Bora Bora and return. We have been on over 30 cruises including river cruises and I have concluded that the crew and staff on the Paul ... Read more
susan21
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Everything about the cruise itself was pretty much wonderful, but since I had included airfare and a procures package plus a post cruise dayroom we will cover it all in the review. Air Tahiti Nuis counter does not open until 8pm so ... Read more

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zenukone
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was a wonderful cruise. My husband, self and three children 17,19, 21 loved every minute of this cruise. We have cruise the Meditteran and Asia and this was the best. The ship was top notch with superb service and anything you ... Read more
jasper00
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We cruised from Papeete on a 7 night cruise on the August 8th, 2015 sailing. We flew in from Honolulu and arranged for our own taxi from the airport to the ship. Our taxi driver's name was "Popo". The price was fair, however I ... Read more
clownlady.2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After careful review of Paul Gauguin (PG), we decided to pay the expense and sail. PG advertised themselves as being a luxury cruise ship and we were expecting greater things than what we received. In planning for the cruise, we were ... Read more
alltime2
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have done multiple cruises on large cruise ships both alone and with friends/family. This was my first trip on a small ship (322 passengers) and I was concerned about whether it would be a good fit for a solo cruiser. In fact, I was ... Read more
ardenttraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Don't spend the money on the precruise pkg. We went direct to the hotels website and booked an over the water bungalow for half the paul gaugain price. We had read that paul gaugain was rated #1 small cruise line in the world. I don't ... Read more

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