Paul Gauguin Review

Absolutely Stunning!

Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Paul Gauguin
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017

We chose this cruise line because we wanted to see as many of the islands as possible in the short amount of time we were able to leave home. We planned to choose our favorites and return another time when we can really go more into depth. This cruise was perfect.

We used their services for all our travel arrangements and were glad we did. The flight from LAX to Papeete was delayed over an hour, and we only had a two hour window from plane to ship anyway. We would have been really worried about making it had we made our own arrangements. Turned out a good 50 cruisers were on that plane!

Embarkation was seamless. Clear signage and lei welcome at the airport, a comfortable bus to the ship (maybe 10-15 min ride), easy passport/docs review and right away our butler appeared to escort us to our suite (816). Shernan was incredible, start to finish, and we are so glad to have had his help. He asked us how much of his involvement we would like and gently recommended we allow him to handle things for us. He asked us a few questions about our dining habits, meal preferences, times, activity level, previous Polynesian visits, etc and we told him to take over! He handled our excursion selections, made dinner reservations, delivered our coffee every morning, hors d'oeuvres in the evening and everything in between. He really knew his business.

Cabin Review

Cabin Veranda Suite Cat B

Absolutely beautiful. Lovely vanity area, dual closets with many hangars of various types. Far more drawers and closet space than we could use. Comfortable king size bed and they even cleaned our glass doors after each salty sail so we had a clear view at all times. AC worked great no matter time of day. Soft, comfy microfiber couch and chair. We miss it!

Port Reviews


What a beautiful little island! We ate lunch at the yacht club in town and explored a supermarket that looked small, but was actually enormous! We took a private taxi to see the sacred eels.. wow! They're huge and something to see. Crashed on a local beach for a couple hours after lunch. Felt welcome by the groups of locals partying on a Sunday and had a great time.

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