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Paul Gauguin Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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What a great trip!

Paul Gauguin Cruise Review by stephensjw

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the South Pacific

Wow, what a fantastic experience! My wife and I had been looking forward to seeing the Marquesas islands for the first time.

The Gauguin only makes a few trips to these wonderful islands 3 or 4 times per year. There is simply no better way to visit them. Over the span of a week, we were able to visit 4 unique islands and their authentic local population. Some islands have only 350-850 residents.

We met locals who were so proud to show us their islands. Some of the sights were awe inspiring.

It's impossible to overstate how much we appreciated the ship's crew and their friendliness. We were onboard only a few days and everyone seemed to know our names.

Our cabin was nice, with a balcony. Our stewardess Sharonette kept things tidy and clean every day. The included fully stocked mini bar was always replenished.

We had room service breakfast quite a few times, especially nice on the sea days so we could sleep in.

The casino had tournaments for roulette and black jack and we had a great time even when I lost. Casino hosts Roderick and Mirella were outstanding.

The dining is exceptional, our favorite was the lobster dinner. My wife and I liked it so much John Paul our waiter ordered us another entrée to our surprise and enjoyment. The sommelier Eduardo is top notch and we loved his choices.

The trip was an experience my wife and I will always cherish. The ship, it's crew and islands are truly an incredible combination.

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