A friend told us about (actually raved about) Paul Gauguin cruises almost 10 years ago, and we finally had the opportunity to give it a try. Having cruised many times in the past 30 years, including onboard some of the smaller luxury ships in the WindStar fleet, we were excited for this particular trip. Our experience on Paul Gauguin met, and actually exceeded, every expectation we had of our cruise around the Tahitian Islands. From the friendly and welcoming cruise staff, to our well-appointed stateroom and the amazing food and beverage service on board, to the stunning ports of call from Tahiti, Bora Bora, and a few smaller islands, EVERYTHING was simply done exceptionally well. Every little detail was managed expertly by the PG cruise staff...and always with a smile. At every port, we were greeted with local music and dance, plenty of shore excursion opportunities, and always armed with sufficient information to navigate the new island. The islands we visited were spectacularly beautiful, and we were very thankful for our cabin's balcony. I think we spent more time on our balcony on this cruise than we ever have in the past...we didn't want to miss a moment. The PG staff, too, were incredibly hard-working, dedicated professionals who took the art of customer service to a new level. We would not change a thing about our PG experience, except perhaps to make the cruise longer!
Beautifully appointed, well designed, and comfortable. The bathroom was larger than most, and included a full-sized tub. Storage was also quite generous, with simple amenities such as umbrellas in each cabin. We loved our cabin.