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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Old and tired.

Paul Gauguin Cruise Review by Radmum

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the South Pacific

I had heard it was luxurious and a once in a lifetime experience. Wrong.

The ship is 20 years old and showing every day of it. For the price we paid and the fact that it was an exclusive French ship, I expected the best French food. Even perhaps a small French creperie on board. No such luck. The food was average, and not particularly French.

I have been on may cruises and most ships have excellent entertainment. Not on this one.

There wasn't actually any entertainment to speak of, apart from a Tahitian group who were amateurish at best. The lead singer if you could call her that was often off key.

The best thing about this cruise was that the staff were amazing. Highly trained and couldn't help enough. There was also the fact that you could drink as much as you like and didn't get charged for it. There were also a large amount of free in cabin movies.

Most of the shore excursions were very expensive, and a bit disappointing except for the Dolphin experience. That was amazing. Being able to get into the water with the Dolphins and get a photo kissing one was worth the trip.

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Cabin Review

Cabin C 742

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

We just embarked and disembarked from this port


Lots of fish, and you could get out of the boat to swim with Rays and sharks

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Dolphin Watching

This was actually a dolphin experience, not just watching and it was the highlight of the whole cruise. A Must, and well worth the money

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Motu Islet Beach

This was a free BBQ lunch on a private beach. Nice day out.

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