Paul Gauguin Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

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168 Paul Gauguin Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews
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bella crociera
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
16 forum posts
4 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
6 reviews
91 forum posts
3 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
4 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
SandiT
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
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
5 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
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gentleman045
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
4 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
4 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
ifly737
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 forum posts
4 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
21 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
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rannynm
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 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
12 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
16 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
5 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
6 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
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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
K2Saunders
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Tahiti and the PG have been a bucket list trip since we got married 18 years ago. Finally decided to go and brought the kids (15 and 13 yo) as the Ambassador of the Environment program was being offered and Jean Michel Cousteau was ... 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
btoohill
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
174 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
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BSinPNS
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
396 forum posts
5 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
2 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
16 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
ItsTheStars
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
We love this cruise. The itinerary spends 2 nights in Bora Bora and 2 in Moorea. I much prefer being on the ship than the land as the view towards the islands is better, the food is better and I love not unpacking. The motu beach day is ... Read more
5-Speed
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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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