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Paul Gauguin Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Luxurious adventure of a lifetime

Review for Paul Gauguin to the South Pacific
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
view from "lagoon view" room at Intercontinental Tahiti.
oasis waiting for us after the end of our shore visits, waiting for the ten
nice comfortable bed
bathroom storage
room from balcony
top deck of ship
evening entertainment
the ship
snorkeling Huahine
beach for a few minutes after snorkeling.
fresh coconut snacks
ATV Bora Bora
ATV on Bora Bora
stingray/shark encounter
stingray/shark encounter
coral garden, snorkeling
whale/dolphin encounter
Tahaa private motu...

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 13-yr old daughter for an adventure of a lifetime.


Is included from Los Angeles to Tahiti in cruise fare. Air Tahiti Nui, 2x5x2 configuration. Comfortable, with modern in-seat entertainment system, better than major domestic carriers (UA, AA). Food was excellent or terrible… hit and miss. Free drinks including mini-champagne bottles. Tahiti airport is tiny! One baggage claim, etc.

Cabin Review

Cabin C

We had room 738, middle of the ship, category C. Not more than 1 min walk to either elevator. And just below “deck chairs?” – 6am most mornings…but next door neighbor did not hear them. Room itself was very nice, rich wood interior, LOTS of storage space. Our suitcases fit under the bed. We each had a small closet, plenty of drawers, shelving to put everything in its place for 3 of us. Bathroom also had plenty of storage, I was pleasantly surprised. Only one outlet in the bathroom though, for shavers only. We had queen bed set up, with the armchair converted into a pullout single bed. Cozy, but doable for 3 of us.

Port Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

Did not feel very energetic to venture out.

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