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186 Paul Gauguin South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Chris Old England
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
5 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
MargueriteW
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
14 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

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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
zenukone
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
7 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
5 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

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ardenttraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
BRH5491
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Before boarding I made an error by reading the very few negative reviews about this ship. It left me apprehensive about our upcoming cruise. It did not take long to realise I would have been better to read the several thousand ... Read more
Lenzinger
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
We had cabin 813 on the top deck. It came with a butler. The cabin was great,,a king size bed and all the closet space we needed. The veranda was large with sufficient room to have butler delivered breakfast served on it. The ship was ... Read more
davidratcliffe
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
My partner and I just completed an 11 night cruise through Society and Cook Islands. The experience was phenomenal. This was not our first time in these islands but it was our first time cruising. The Paul Gauguin is a lovely luxury ship. ... Read more
Los Angeles Travel Bug
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Before my trip on the Paul Gauguin I read a review that said it was not a luxury cruise. That gave me pause and made me a little worried that it may not live up to my expectations. But I definitely found the cruise to be a luxury ... Read more

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gchampagne
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our first cruise ever and we initially wanted our destination to be Hawaii. We asked a friend of ours who works as a travel agent if he could suggest a good cruise line. He had heard of Paul Gauguin cruises but he wasn't sure if ... Read more
Tropics 911
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Friends had said how great the Paul Gauguin and French Polynesia is and I can say it did not disappoint. It was an amazing experience!!! We took the 10 night cruise in late April. The staff was so friendly and the service was ... Read more
RaynJen
Member Since 2015
1 review
The cruise was incredible. We were able to visit 6 islands plus Tahiti having the opportunity to experience much of the diversity of the Society and Tuamotus(the atolls). I was reluctant to take a cruise as my wife and I do not generally ... Read more
Jpeter01
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I took this cruise with a group of 20 and it far exceeded our expectations. From the start of booking our room with Marcia to the post hotel on our last day, it was fantastic. All of the Paul Gauguin employees made you ... Read more
Gustavson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed March 2015
My husband I just returned home from an 11 day cruise on the Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia. A couple of years ago we took a cruise on this ship and had such an awesome time we had to come back. This is one of the best ways to see ... Read more

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Gustavson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed March 2015
My husband I just returned home from an 11 day cruise on the Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia. A couple of years ago we took a cruise on this ship and had such an awesome time we had to come back. This is one of the best ways to see ... Read more
audreyhester
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Bora Bora and Taha'a and vowed to return for our 10th anniversary. We decide on the Paul Gauguin so we would get to see some other islands without having to spend a day changing hotels. What a ... Read more
pteet1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I have never cruised before as my husband is a kite-boarder and didn't like the idea of being at sea with nothing to do. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law had cruised on the Paul Gauguin two years ago at Thanksgiving and ... Read more
lhollwedel
Member Since 2015
1 review
I loved cruising with Paul Gauguin! My husband and I have been a two other cruise ships and nothing compares. This is an all inclusive cruise, which I loved, everything is taken care of, gratuities,beverages (yes even alcohol) and of ... Read more
schamber
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
What an awesome ship! The rooms are spacious and have lots of drawers and nooks to store your belongings. Your suitcases can fit under the bed. The beds are very comfortable and I loved having a bathtub. The girl that took care of our ... Read more

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