A Seductive Paradise: Paul Gauguin Cruise Review by Baja1st
Overall Member Rating
A Seductive Paradise
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: Tahiti (Papeete)
When I say this is the only way to see the South Pacific, here is what I mean. My Wife and I spent 3 nights on Tahiti on More our own before the cruise and 1 night after. We have traveled to over 65 countries.. and I can't recall a more expensive place than Tahiti.... a Lunch snack for 4 at what amounted to a Taco Stand was $50 and a 10-minute cab ride after negotiations was $30.. So the ship is a bargain..... All drinks are included as are all tips.... and I had to remind our waiters to make mine weak..... We had a little contest going of who could order a drink that the bartenders could not make... Once we thought they were stumped but only because they knew it by another name......
My wife just informed me that the Feast took place on Fakarava the ancient capital of the Tuamotu Archipelago. Even though it was never on our bucket list we are proud to put that one on our "been there done that" list.
The cabins were great and what you would expect on a 5-star ship. We heard no complaints and there was none of the running around trying to get your cabin changed you usually hear about the first day on a cruise....
Food was great. You could stay on a diet if you are crazy! We chose to indulge..
Plenty of great music and entertainment, everywhere every night... I think the crew was having as much fun as we were and they have a great sense of humor.
Good Shore Excursions. The divers and snorkelers were very happy...If you don't snorkel yet... learn here, it will never be better.. and a lot of it is free off any beach.
A lot of people were worried about how this ship would be after the change of ownership.... no worries there. I expect it to get even better...
Suggestion to management: If you ever do move the boat to another destination for a short time (hint hint: Fiji) We will be on it!
Jeff & Pat Shanahan Feb 9-20, 2010 Less
Cabin review: B414
414 Well located near Reception and stable center of boat Quite