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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Boat is too small to go to the Cook Islands. Nearly died on PG snorkeling trip

Paul Gauguin Cruise Review by CRAIGVT19

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: the South Pacific

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 boat.

Person in charge of excursions did not want to know about us and another person who had difficulty with these masks.

Cook Islands were 68F high and could not get weather forecast ever for the next day for planning on the cruise ship.

Shows were pretty week and pool very small and could only really be used when anchored.

I would research the best non PG excursions if you want the best and the best value excursions. Using larger boats in future. In room food service was very speedy but did not have several items listed on the breakfast menu.

Did not do any of the onboard activities except one lecture that was very good.

The Excursion office ladies were exceptionally helpful, not so for the director.

Dining experiences good and quick. Very pleasant waiters.

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Cabin Review

Cabin C 706

OK but got awakened each day by deck aboves shower. Nicely equipped but a piece of wood trim fell off on the first day. Closet space a bit limited. Nice bed. Had to get the sliding balcony door adjusted as wind was coming in. Good shower.

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