Paul Gauguin Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

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182 Paul Gauguin Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews
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Jeffsyl
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Picked the ship up at Papapette ,which is a bit of a dump. However stayed in a really nice resort, ships recommendation, hung around there for three days which was nice and boarded the ship. Found the ship a bit old and dated and in ... Read more
jaygupta
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The Ship: I give a 10/10 to the ship. I have realized that small-ship cruising is the ultimate. You get know most of your travel companions in a few days and then you are just one big happy family partying 24/7. I would recommend the ... Read more
hummingbirddragon
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We went on this cruise because of the "sea less traveled". It was an adult only charter cruise. The staff was over the top polite and genuinely nice. The cabin, 817, was close to the pool/bar and restaurant. I would book this ... Read more
Gwenkealy
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
From the moment we checked in for the cruise, on floor 5, I was terribly disappointed. The entire ship smelled musty and moldy. The bathroom not he 5th floor, right were everyone must congregate for room assignments, was the smelliest on ... Read more
ignatz
Member Since 2006
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Wanted to give a heads up warning to anyone considering cruising on the Paul Gauguin that you will be paying Regent prices without receiving the quality experience you may expect. There are many friendly individuals aboard who work hard ... Read more
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YoDan
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because of the amazing comments and the itinerary. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. We were greeted by an extraordinary team who immediately made us feel so welcome. Check in was very quick and our luggage ... Read more
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Blackjack33
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third time on the Paul G. We absolutely love it. Older ship, yes, as some complain, but it is fantastic. It is kept up and is luxury to say the least. We would not have one complaint about the ship, service, shore exc. etc.. ... Read more
philminn
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
29 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our second trip on the Paul Gauguin. We did the 10-day cruise last August specifically to snorkel at the two atolls, Fakarava and Rangiroa, in the Tuomotus. We never got there because an engine problem kept us five days in Bora ... Read more
Vitalspark
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were in a Deluxe Stateroom. I think there are only 4 of them. The one with a Butler. The stateroom was one of the best layouts we have experienced. However the food aboard this ship is not cruise ship fine dining. The Main dining room ... Read more
Callie111
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was supposedly a 'luxury' cruise. Terrible! Go Crystal or stay home...or just fly direct to the islands worth seeing. (Contracted by PGcruises) Air Tahiti Nui--AWFUL. First Class is the only tolerable seat on the plane. PG (small, ... Read more
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CM2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
58 helpful votes
I am Executive business traveller. Having sailed on 3 other high-end cruise lines with much international travel in my past, we decided to try PG Cruises. We were in absolute disbelief at the quality of this trip from start to finish. Even ... Read more
Rorion
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First time on a cruise . The Staff was very friendly and professional . My stateroom was very quite and clean . I went on the PG to experience the water . The dive staff was great - Maud and Clement were excellent dive guides . All the ... Read more
Nidan196
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
While I had done over a dozen cruises around the world, I have not been on such a small cruise ship. Our standard cruise line is Holland America which does not come to these ports in Polynesia because they are too large. Paul Gauguin ... Read more
harvey843
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Destination was the key. The islands were beautiful, the water warm & clear, the weather was somewhat hot & muggy, but no rain.. 5 stars for the crew! The service was outstanding. The butler was average and could have done ... Read more
zaner56
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This trip came highly recommended by friends that had taken this trip on previous occasions under different ownership. This was a "bucket list" trip for us. Very disappointed. The only saving grace for the entire trip was the ... Read more
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bella crociera
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
16 forum posts
18 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
7 reviews
109 forum posts
8 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
12 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
2 helpful votes
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
10 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
9 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
8 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
7 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
4 reviews
6 forum posts
6 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
29 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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