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 Bora (they had to fly in an engineer with a part from France!). They provided us with some compensation, so we decided to book the seven day version of the same cruise (only one day in both Bora Bora and Moorea instead of the 10-day trip that schedules two days at these two islands). We knew we were taking a chance going in the rainy season and we sure did run into a lot of rain.
Two of the days, because of bad weather and rough seas our excursions were cancelled, including Moorea and once again Rangiroa! We did the pinnacle snorkel in Fakarava, but only got to snorkel near the beautiful coral and schools of fish about 20 minutes. We enjoyed our excursions on Bora Bora, Huahine, and Tahaa'a.
The trip was still very good, and the staff were excellent as was the food.