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"Just returned from what should of been a fantastic holiday celebrating our 30th anniversary. Arrived on ship, all seemed good, quick & organised embarkation, went to our suite, 711, very impressed with amount of..."Read More
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joanne lewis

2-5 Cruises

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Disappointing cruise and cruise ship on a very overrated cruise line!

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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matthewbowen1966

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Let me start with the most positive and that is the staff especially waiting, bar and housekeeping. They are truly amazing and the best I have found on a cruise ship. I'm not gonna bother going into detail about every nook and cranny on the ship, many other people have written reviews about the number of coat hooks on the back of the door et cetera. Let's start with the ship! It's old and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Pago Pago

15 Helpful Votes


The Voyage of “No”

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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rjeffb

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Summary: the islands and waters of French Polynesia are beautiful, exotic, and clean. The towns and roads are populated by people who are friendly, charming, inviting, and helpful. And I highly recommend you visit them on a cruise ship (especially if you are a scuba diver)…once alternatives to Paul Gauguin become available. The M/S Paul Gauguin is a tired, clunky ship staffed by crew ranging ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Pago Pago

60 Helpful Votes


PG is NOT worth the money

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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marykuhl

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Please understand the ship is nice and in good condition, but quite old. Our balcony was very small - like you could barely fit two chairs and a small table. The price of this cruise was triple any comparable cruise we've ever sailed. If you book this cruise, you must take their pre-post package. We opted to stay longer so that we could use a timeshare week and were required to pay an extra ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Pago Pago

5 Helpful Votes


Boat is too small to go to the Cook Islands. Nearly died on PG snorkeling trip

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CRAIGVT19

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted to see French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. Most people were sea sick going down to Cook Islands. Boat has too shallow draft and is too small for the large swells. Excursions could have been much better. PG does not take care of safety enough on snorkel trips. Snorkel boat on another day engine would not run for more than a few minutes. Had to wait an hour for another ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Pago Pago

9 Helpful Votes


Paid for premium itinerary

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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ahlanmak

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

So far we only took 5 cruises with Crystal, one Silversea , one Seabourn and two Hollend America. Not a frequent cruisers, but very selective. Paul Gauguin was the recent one we came back from. Overall, disappointed. 1. Lack of amenities: in general, you go to hotel, you will expect pen and papers in the room, at least small tubes of lotion, shampoo and conditioner. None of above exists ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Pago Pago

13 Helpful Votes


Boring & bad weather

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7figtrees

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Friends suggested this. I don't like cruises & shouldn't have gone. The only port PG docked was in Papeete. All other cruise involved waiting on launches & feeling like 2nd class citizen because priority is given to PG excursions (which are costly, despite the very expensive cruise). Once on the ship, and after visiting the first port, we learned that that port & Moorea (the last port) were the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Pago Pago

3 Helpful Votes


Not worth the money

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zaner56

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 service staff. They were all excellent. Food was only mediocre and many times served only warm. Coffee in the grill was served warm until we sent back for hot coffee ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Pago Pago

21 Helpful Votes


What a Disappointment

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joanne lewis

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Just returned from what should of been a fantastic holiday celebrating our 30th anniversary. Arrived on ship, all seemed good, quick & organised embarkation, went to our suite, 711, very impressed with amount of space, flower arrangement & bubbly on ice in room. Jonathan our butler introduced himself & was very helpful, answered all our questions & made notes of reservations we wanted in ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Pago Pago

19 Helpful Votes


What an Overrated Cruise Line

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ardenttraveler

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Don't spend the money on the precruise pkg. We went direct to the hotels website and booked an over the water bungalow for half the paul gaugain price. We had read that paul gaugain was rated #1 small cruise line in the world. I don't know how that could happen!! We have sailed several other cruise lines all over the world and i would place any of them head and shoulders above pg. On our ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Departure Port: Pago Pago

6 Helpful Votes


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