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Paul Gauguin Review

5.0 / 5.0
310 reviews


Review for the South Pacific Cruise on Paul Gauguin
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Traveled with children

We chose this cruise because it went to a destination on our bucket list, and the itinerary and ports of call were terrific and because we had a good price. This was our first small cruise experience and it was absolutely FANTASTIC! The cruise price is all-inclusive, and while I don't drink, it was nice that you didn't have to pay extra for soda. Also, the tips were included. The dining options were terrific - especially the French Restaurant. They have a marina on board - which was really fun especially if you are a diver you can start your dive trip right on the boat. The marina also provides snorkel equipment for the week so you don't need to pack your own. The cabin was very comfortable - and the bathroom included a tub - first ship I've had a full size tub. The entertainment was mostly low-key and local - but still fun. The ship itself had all the amenities of a larger ship - swimming pool, exercise room, spa, library, casino, shop, bars, theater - just smaller. The staff generally spoke English well and were quite attentive. They offered a wide variety of shore excursions and pre-post packages but we didn't use them.

Cabin Review

Cabin E

We had the lowest priced cabin and had our 17-year old granddaughter with us. Despite having three basically adults, we all had plenty of room and comfortable beds. For us that is really all we want in a room.

Port Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

Oddly Tahiti was the worse Port-of-Call. No wonder we just start and leave from there. We had a late flight so we rented a day room and went to the beach - which was about 20 minutes from the city. If you have all day I would suggest and island tour rather than the beach, although having a day room was nice.

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