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211 Paul Gauguin South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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philminn
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
28 forum posts
2 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
4 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
CM2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
16 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
8 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
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harvey843
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Destination was the key. The islands were beautiful, the water warm & clear, the weather was somewhat hot & muggy, but no rain.. 5 stars for the crew! The service was outstanding. The butler was average and could have done ... Read more
zaner56
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 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
bella crociera
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
16 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are a couple 65+. (Probably the average age would be 50's, probably due to the swimming and snorkelling/diving activities offered.) We chose this cruise as we hadn't been to Tahiti before. We have always cruised on larger mid size ships ... Read more
beasleybird
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
93 forum posts
6 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
MASKMAN
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
12 helpful votes
our flight left los angeles, ca in the afternoon and we arrived in tahiti, before midnight, were met by a Gauguin rep and immediately transferred to the ship. A glass of champagne greeted us as we were quickly checked in and shown to our ... Read more
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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
9 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
7 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
RedRiverPatrol
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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ifly737
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a different itinerary and Paul Gauguin offered that with a 7 night cruise around the Society Islands out of Tahiti. Highlights are two days in Bora Bora and Moorea. The Paul Gauguin is a small ship holding ... Read more
islandgull49
Member Since 2011
1 review
21 forum posts
28 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
rannynm
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Fabulous experience. Took a one week cruise from Tahiti to Tahiti through the Society Islands and loved every minute of it. Love that the cost is all inclusive so drinks, either alcoholic or soft drinks are included. Great crew. Wait staff ... Read more
pauline P
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I will start with this was the worst vacation i ever went on.From the time we got onto boat.First we went up to lunch,what a joke,my buffet in florida blew away 95% food served on this boat.very sad with the money we spent.Lets start with ... Read more
kp3
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
18 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
10 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
2 reviews
7 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
7 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
jlperham
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
7 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
2 forum posts
10 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
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