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193 Paul Gauguin South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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DougofCalgary
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
7 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
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
3-sea-sailor
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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

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covinaCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
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
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
6 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

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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
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
8 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

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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
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
SALAMANCA2014
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 forum post
Try a different cruise around French Polynesia and visit different ports. The cabin was large with a sofa. There was a full bath tub in the bathroom and plenty of space of the shelves for personal items. The was a small desk to place my ... Read more

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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
2 reviews
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
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

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