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"Our experience on Paul Gauguin met, and actually exceeded, every expectation we had of our cruise…EVERYTHING was simply done exceptionally well. Every little detail was managed expertly by the cruise staff...and always with a smile. We would not change a thing about our Paul Gauguin experience, except perhaps to make the cruise longer!"
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"The L'Austral is a superb cruise ship and Ponant a first-class company. Food, service, cabin -- all top quality. Congratulations to Ponant, the ship's crew and the expedition team for making this one of the top adventures of my life."
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5 of 5 Best Small Cruises Overall
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