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83 Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise Reviews
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hummingbirddragon
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We went on this cruise because of the "sea less traveled". It was an adult only charter cruise. The staff was over the top polite and genuinely nice. The cabin, 817, was close to the pool/bar and restaurant. I would book this ... Read more
Gwenkealy
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
From the moment we checked in for the cruise, on floor 5, I was terribly disappointed. The entire ship smelled musty and moldy. The bathroom not he 5th floor, right were everyone must congregate for room assignments, was the smelliest on ... Read more
Blackjack33
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third time on the Paul G. We absolutely love it. Older ship, yes, as some complain, but it is fantastic. It is kept up and is luxury to say the least. We would not have one complaint about the ship, service, shore exc. etc.. ... Read more
philminn
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
29 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our second trip on the Paul Gauguin. We did the 10-day cruise last August specifically to snorkel at the two atolls, Fakarava and Rangiroa, in the Tuomotus. We never got there because an engine problem kept us five days in Bora ... Read more
Vitalspark
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were in a Deluxe Stateroom. I think there are only 4 of them. The one with a Butler. The stateroom was one of the best layouts we have experienced. However the food aboard this ship is not cruise ship fine dining. The Main dining room ... Read more
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Callie111
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was supposedly a 'luxury' cruise. Terrible! Go Crystal or stay home...or just fly direct to the islands worth seeing. (Contracted by PGcruises) Air Tahiti Nui--AWFUL. First Class is the only tolerable seat on the plane. PG (small, ... Read more
CM2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
31 helpful votes
I am Executive business traveller. Having sailed on 3 other high-end cruise lines with much international travel in my past, we decided to try PG Cruises. We were in absolute disbelief at the quality of this trip from start to finish. Even ... Read more
Rorion
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First time on a cruise . The Staff was very friendly and professional . My stateroom was very quite and clean . I went on the PG to experience the water . The dive staff was great - Maud and Clement were excellent dive guides . All the ... Read more
Nidan196
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
While I had done over a dozen cruises around the world, I have not been on such a small cruise ship. Our standard cruise line is Holland America which does not come to these ports in Polynesia because they are too large. Paul Gauguin ... Read more
zaner56
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This trip came highly recommended by friends that had taken this trip on previous occasions under different ownership. This was a "bucket list" trip for us. Very disappointed. The only saving grace for the entire trip was the ... Read more
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beasleybird
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
104 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Enjoyed bora bora in an overwater bungalow before embarking on the October 8th sailing of the Paul Gauguin In general, beautiful islands with wonderful people! However weather was hotter than we expected. Hotter than Hawaii and any ... Read more
SandiT
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I was the lucky winner of a Paul Gauguin cruise to Tahiti and the Society Islands. Amazingly, our room was not the lowest level, but had a beautiful picture window! Our room was ideal, and included a small in-room safe (large enough for ... Read more
travelatl
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 helpful votes
We selected cruise in order to scuba dive while seeing French Polynesia islands. The entire experience was excellent, from booking to checking in at LAX La tahiti airlines counter, to being met in Papeete, transported to a lovely hotel to ... Read more
gentleman045
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I, ages 77 and 84 and experienced travelers, had cruised on the Paul Gauguin previously (2012). Now, 4 years later, the service on the ship was still outstanding--particularly in the dining areas. The maître d' of the ... Read more
aztravelcpl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have read many reviews of M/s Paul Gaugin and wanted to cruise in Tahiti to maximize our trip. We have sailed on Regent ships and loved those experiences. M/s Paul Gaugin staff was the real star of this show. By the end of the first ... Read more
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RedRiverPatrol
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Tahiti & the Society Islands. I had very high expectations for this trip. The Paul Gauguin exceeded my expectations in every way. The ship is small (332 passengers) and that is a huge plus. Staffing is 1.5/1 and that is great. We had ... Read more
seanpowers
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
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
3 reviews
8 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
8 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
Softsand-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
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btoohill
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
176 forum posts
7 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
BSinPNS
Member Since 2009
15 reviews
432 forum posts
6 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
3 helpful votes
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
17 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
5-Speed
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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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