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303 Paul Gauguin Cruise Reviews


stephensjw avatar

stephensjw

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a great trip!

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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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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matthewbowen1966

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise and cruise ship on a very overrated cruise line!

Let me start with the most positive and that is the staff especially waiting, bar and housekeeping. They are truly amazing and the best I have found on a cruise ship. I'm not gonna bother going into detail about ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rjeffb

3 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

The Voyage of “No”

Summary: the islands and waters of French Polynesia are beautiful, exotic, and clean. The towns and roads are populated by people who are friendly, charming, inviting, and helpful. And I highly recommend you visit ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NeedToVacation

18 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service. Relaxing cruise

My husband & I had saved up for our 25th anniversary to go to Tahiti. It was SO worth the wait! No lines anywhere - and they treat you like royalty. The ship is the perfect size. The staterooms are so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kareni

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Differently not a luxury cruise!

My husband and I were looking forward to this luxury cruise on Paul Gauguin. We have cruised many times in our 36 years of marriage and do not have an alliance with any cruise line. We are most interested in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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masten12

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE The following are my personal observations however, i am speaking as well on behalf of dozens of passengers on board the september 21,2019 paul gauguin voyage to fiji, cook and society ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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donpasko

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to a beautiful location. Tahiti is all you would have imagined

We planned this trip a year in advance to celebrate anniversary and birthday and were not disappointed. We travelled with our favorite traveling companions but also met many wonderful and interesting people from ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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terran_explr

15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, relaxing scenery from Tahiti to Cook Islands to Tonga to Fiji

The purpose of my review is to give you some insight on cruising with Paul Gauguin cruises and to offer some tips to make your vacation more enjoyable. I talk about the good and the bad, so that you can be a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GTBee

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice Trip on Tired, Old Ship

Background:My husband and I traveled from the East Coast to Papeete via Delta and Air France. First visit to French Polynesia and first time on Paul Gauguin (PG). Have cruised many times on other cruise lines. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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new2this1888

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good cruise to see Tahiti Islands

No longer a 5 star ship but now a 4 star ship. The cabin was very spacious. l'occitane was not provided in the room. They use a big bottle of local shampoo and conditioner. I was expecting this but they no ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cobre66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing place and great crew

We have been to Tahiti in the past, but never taken a cruise. We decided to give it a try so we could experience several islands and excursions in a short amount of time, without having to worry about accommodations ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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terzlover

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent way to visit South Pacific but not without compromises

This was my 6th cruise on everything from a converted fishing trawler to a mega ship. We chose this cruise because we wished to visit a variety of South Pacific islands (Cook and Society). I'd give the cruise a B+ ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dgrischo

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Experience of a Lifetime!

Orana, We arrived two days prior to departure to allow our bodies to acclimate to the time change. We chose May as this is the start of the winter season, which means less rain and kids still in school. Time ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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TechSurfer

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Once In A Lifetime (Is Enough)

The ship can hold a maximum of 326 or so passengers; there were 260 passengers, 226 crew on our trip. Pretty good crew-to-passenger ratio. Passengers: Mostly English speaking couples, some French, a few Japanese ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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GLemire

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Beautiful beyond my imagination............

We chose this cruise specifically due to the smaller number of passengers. We like a less crowded experience. We really loved the locals who entertained us and helped with local crafts. What a way to learn! If was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bjbrohm

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Great Way To See French Polynesia

A friend took this cruise and I liked that it was a smaller, more intimate atmosphere. We added two days at the front of the trip to stay in a bungalow in the lagoon at the intercontinental hotel. We flew Air Nui ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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brendahawtin

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A wonderful way to cruise and see the Society Islands in the South Pacific.

We chose this cruise over others , first ,balconies, a must while cruising the South Pacific. Second ,reputation. We were not disappointed, from start to finish, the crew of the Paul Gauguin take care of your every ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Luisella

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Paul Gauguin cruise 2019

We sailed on a 14 day cruise on the Paul Gauguin 26th January 2019. Paul Gauguin booked us on Tahiti Nui airlines from LAX to Papeete, an airline that I don't recommend taking. However, The transfer from the airport ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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JacquieAlex

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cruise of a life time!

Air fare from Los Angeles is included in the price. Everything was handled to perfection. The ship and its staff was beyond our expectations and we felt like royalty. Food was incredible, and the ports visited were ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Nicole G

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service

It was an excellent service aboard the PG. No matter if maid or waiter, all super nice and very friendly. The cabin had a normal size, fine wood furniture. We had a porthole cabin and it was adequate, since you are ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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terry1311

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise

We have never been on a cruise prior to this trip, we chose this PG because the boat was comparatively small and it was in Tahiti. Tahiti is a very expensive holiday destination and the cruise seemed fairly priced. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Humpbackgal

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent service, exquisite destination

We have wanted to return to Tahiti since our last cruise there in 2001. It was the perfect relaxing getaway in a most spectacular destination. French Polynesia has such dramatically beautiful islands. Perfect ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Pancilla

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Vacation in paradise!

Chose Paul Gauguin and French Polynesia as that destination was on our bucket list. Had independent air travel so waiting almost 12 hours by the cruise port was a drag. However embarkation was a breeze compared to ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mando0155

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise!

Before going on our cruise, I spent countless hours reading reviews - mostly from cruisecritic - and they were so incredibly helpful that I feel like I have to now return the favor as some of the advice I read was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Radmum

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old and tired.

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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