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149 Paul Gauguin Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

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kp3
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
5 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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druettjo
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 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
jlperham
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 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
8 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
4 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

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Softsand-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
172 forum posts
6 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
BSinPNS
Member Since 2009
13 reviews
374 forum posts
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
14 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

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ItsTheStars
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 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
9 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
jsfraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
83 helpful votes
Just got back from a 10 day PG cruise around Tahiti and surrounding islands. I will try and review the entire trip from start to finish. First, lets start pre cruise: Dealing with the PG folks directly all booking went smoothly and ... Read more
susanschaier@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Gauguin has a reputation for ultra-luxury, on which it is clearly riding, at this point. The ship shows its age, outdated décor, faded carpeting, carpet coming up at the seams in main dining room; wooden frame around the ... Read more
FWVacationer
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was absolutely the most amazing trip I have ever been on. My husband and I, along with our best friends, were all celebrating our 35th anniversaries. EVERYTHING about the cruise was fabulous. We had a balcony room on deck 7. I ... Read more

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RKAustin
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
First of all, my wife and I are not big fans of cruising. We've been on a few "large" cruise ships and we just did not rate our experiences very highly. We especially disliked being amongst the large crowds and we had vowed never ... Read more
msbaseball
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The cruise was very expensive. To start you arrive so late in the evening you really don't have a day, it is about 1/2 hour that the cruise line counts as a day. For what you pay for this cruise, you should have excellent service, ... Read more
TXTravelingAdventurer
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
The Paul Gaugin is not what you think of as a traditional cruise ship. It’s much larger than a large sailboat and much smaller than what you usually see in Princess, Disney or other very large cruise ships. The word intimate comes ... 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

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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
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
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

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