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171 Paul Gauguin South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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bajadenny
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked a 10 day cruise with PG because the itinerary was the most extensive one we found. Seven islands and some multiple day stays on some islands. It was a specially arranged cruise for cruisers who are repeat customers of the Paul ... Read more
conte
Member Since 2011
1 review
55 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was my 5th cruise on the PG and the PG never disappoints.....the minute I stepped onboard I was welcomed back by name. Not sure how they do it . . . do they circulate to the crew old photos of former passengers around and have some ... Read more
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mpbarker132
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We're experienced cruisers who wanted to try a smaller ship, and Paul Gauguin was touted as the top of the line experience. It very much failed to live up to that billing. The ship had apparently just come out of dry dock in Singapore, and ... Read more
wendidiver
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
This ship and crew are outstanding . We sailed August 31 2014 for a 12 night cruise, from the Port of Lautoka Fiji through to Tahiti taking in several south pacific islands on the way. The sea conditions were good, with only a small swell ... Read more
Annskijones
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I went with Paul Gaugin from Fiji through Vanuata,the Solomon Islands and Paupua New Guinea ending in Cannes Australia. It was a wonderful cruise for both of us. My husband was able to dive in beautiful reefs and WW2 wrecks, ... Read more

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awe3@mac.com
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
I’ve traveled twice with the M/S Paul Gauguin, and in my experiences it has been a world apart. That’s its strength and its weakness. When it comes to Tahiti and the Society Islands, PG has a legendary reputation and nearly a ... Read more
Vacationv
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
146 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There is something special about a ship when almost half of the 280 passengers are repeaters on a cruise line that sails very limited itineraries. This was our second time sailing on the Paul Gauguin in four years. First we did a two week ... Read more
malcolm2001@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I are just getting back to normal after the most wonderful experience of our lives aboard the Paul Gauguin. I should say this was our first ever cruise and we will be booking with this cruise line again. Before I get into the ... Read more
Luluben
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Have you read or heard as I did that this Cruise ship sailed along some of the loveliest Islands of French Polynesia and was supposed to be the luxury Cruise of a life time, great boat, great food, etc....? This is what I tought when I ... Read more
Luluben
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
Was told I was embarking on a "luxury" Cruise, it was everything but luxurious! You would think with 300 passengers you would get top service and attention, out of this world food and beautiful cabins! Very pretentious of this Cruise Line ... Read more

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Starthcool
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took the 14-night cruise to the Marquesas, Tuamotos, and the Society Islands and enjoyed every moment of the voyage. The islands are stunningly beautiful, the local communities impressiv ly clean, the inhabitants are gracious, and the ... Read more
Hammer83
Member Since 2013
1 review
92 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It's been over 3 weeks since our written survey and we have not heard back from the cruise line so from prompting of the Cruise Critic community, I'm submitting this review. This Society Islands cruise was the second of three (in a row) ... Read more
Manuia!
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
All I can say is we just got back and we are ready to go again! The service on the ship, food and drinks, the beautiful people and culture of the Tahitian people. Awesome to open up your balcony curtains and see nothing but lush green ... Read more
ducklite
Member Since 2002
1 review
12,868 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We had heard so many wonderful things about the Paul Gauguin that we were incredibly excited about our cruise. Unfortunately we left the cruise feeling quite underwhelmed. We chose to make our own travel and pre-post cruise arrangements, ... Read more
cicirider
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Right off the bat I should say, we had a marvelous time.  The pluses of a Paul Gauguin Cruise ares the following, in no particular order: The location (Polynesia) is truly breath-taking and the people on the islands are genuinely ... Read more

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gibsonsgolfer
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
Paul Gauguin - 2014-03-10 - 11 days - Society and Cook Islands This is a somewhat difficult review to write as myself and my wife (64,60) experienced some highs we have never had on a cruise before, and some things we would never have ... Read more
We're The Groupnors
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1,613 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
It’s so hard to know where to begin with this review. The Paul Gauguin had come highly recommended to us, and we so wanted to love this ship and this cruise, but in truth it fell short of our expectations in some pretty basic areas. ... Read more
mk960072
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is by far the more economical way to see French Polynesia as food is very expensive throughout FP. Additionally, I was able to see more FP islands as well as the Cook Islands which would have never been able to see. We considered ... Read more
Indrajit
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
I'm a somewhat regular cruiser but this was my first time on PG. I gave a lot of consideration to Oceana because my wife and I had thoroughly enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise with them but was hoping for a younger demographic for our belated ... Read more
barnabys
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
I have taken over 35 cruises, different sizes, destinations, etc. This was my second time on the Paul Gauguin and after having such a wonderful cruise the 1st time I was afraid that the second time wouldn't live up the what I expected. It ... Read more

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ikemd
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we sailed on dec 14. first time on the PG. we have sailed on regent several times and once on celebrity. We had room 438 and 436. My husband and myself and our two daughters 19 and 24. We arranged our own air and hotel room for the day. It ... Read more
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LarryFitz
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For 2 people the cost was $11,054 + $715 trip insurance, including r/t air from LAX. Our cruise was only about 75% filled. All older adults, almost all couples, and no children. Overall, I have no hesitation recommending this trip and the ... Read more
freeze99
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed November 2013
...we enjoyed a seven day cruise in May 2013 of the Society Islands...all of a sudden it was over...seven days of the experience on the m/s Paul Gauguin was too short...you just cannot imagine how nice it is...so...we returned in November ... Read more
mediapro
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our third cruise on the Paul Gauguin, this time out to the Tuamotu Archipelago. The folks at PG have this cruise experience down to a science. However they work their magic, nearly every crew member recognizes you by name and ... Read more
sandraann
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband treated me to this cruise for our 20th anniversary. We travel to Europe and the Caribbean every year. We are not cruise people. This was our first cruise. We chose to take this cruise because it was a small boat and we could see ... Read more

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