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Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

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65 Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews


Kareni avatar

Kareni

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Differently not a luxury cruise!

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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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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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traveld

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, good dining, mediocre entertainment

Chosen for Easter Island port, but it was not meant to be. Surf conditions prevented us from going ashore. Whole ship disappointed. Anyone considering a similar cruise, recommend picking one with an overnight to ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mountainclimber1

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Best cuisine at sea?

Yes, Oceania has the best cuisine at sea, unless you are health conscientious. Overweight and obese passengers were in pig heaven on Marina. We personally found the food way too salty, too heavy with too much butter ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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billnancycriswell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great food...That is All

The food really is wonderful. The cabin was really nice too, comfortable bed and linens. The staff was very friendly especially our steward.But if you wanted a drink at the pool you best hustle on over to the bar ...
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Sail Date January 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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rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Go to the Marquesas, perhaps not on the ARANUI 5

Interesting concept of a combo freighter/cruise ship sailing to beautiful and remote Pacific islands. Unfortunately, the sevice and execution was lacking. Food: The food was okay but, except for two of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Potofstout

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Below expectations

18 months previously, my wife and I did a cruise on Oceania Insignia, which was quite enjoyable. This cruise on the Oceania Regatta was a disappointment. Unfortunately for the Regatta, we had just done a cruise on ...
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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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waggie1856

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

2 Weeks sailing around Tahiti, Great. 2 weeks on Maasdam Not So Great.

PREFACE - This was our 34th cruise, 5th time cruising Tahiti. Ship was a bit older than our other cruise ships and it showed. Lots of wear and tear, rust everywhere. CABIN #058 - Cabin a/c never worked ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jo Cameron

2 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Not the best of cruises

We chose this cruise because it went to Pitcairn Island and Easter Island from Papeete. We then stayed on for a further 6 days and cruised to Chile. Embarkation at Papeete was shambolic as the Paul Gaugain was ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Toohey

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Could have been better

The cruise was chosen for the itinerary - a journey around some of the islands of French Polynesia - not because we specifically wanted to travel with Holland America. What we liked: - islands did not ...
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Sail Date October 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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stektee630

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Birthday Celebration

My husband and i took this special cruise to french polynesia for my 60th birthday celebrations. We had a wonderful time and the service was good however it was not impeccable nor outstanding. I was expecting a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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OC SeaPA

7 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Oceania is great just not for everyone (including me)

After over 40 cruises on most all major cruise lines we wanted to try something different- different itinerary, different ship, different size of ship, different class of ship. We did leg 7 of their 2018 Around the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Ned Gold Coast

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

After 9 cruises on Marina! Never Again !!

We flew from Brisbane to Papeete via Auckland with Qantas/Air Tahiti Nui to join Marina's 18 day Pacific Stars Cruise. Frankly, Air TN could teach Qantas a thing or two re "in flight" service. We flew home ex LA ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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EnchantedTraveller

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Serious maintenance problems

The service, the entertainment, the lectures and the activities were excellent. The service was exceptional! The best I have seen. The food was good. Above average. It was not consistent. Sometimes the food ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Franvan

1 Review Written

Ok, but not great

Good deal on single room price to a destination I had never been before. Getting there was a challenge. Flight from Minneapolis was 2 hours late. Had to change terminals in Los Angeles and since changing ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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drpads

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Highly disappointing

Have been on PG three times. Last one, this year after a 9 year hiatus. The ship just arrived back from drydock so was all refurbished. BUT- we were highly disappointed with the quality of the food. In the past, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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dixie01

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but!

Very nice ship, fitted out well, plenty of eateries and bars, but the allowable dress code, was appalling. I understand people like to relax and unwind, but there is a time and place, where you need to make an ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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verne1956

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Great ports, disappointing ship

As the title suggests we were not overly impressed by the ship as far as first impressions goes it was a fail for Norwegian. The ship looked very nice at the docks we viewed it the night before boarding but alas ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Jordy

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

It's one of the best.... only if your French

We saw this ship while on a another cruise and was impressed by its look and finish and commented that we should try this company/ship. When we saw a cruise around French Polynesia we were excited, the online ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mk960072

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed compared to Riviera

Days at sea were restful and wonderful. Food was bland and had little flavor. I found food on Riviera to be delicious last June. For example, the steak at Tuscan steakhouse was flavorful, like it was dry aged and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Cruiser Suze

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Now in final days of our first Oceania experience, offering our opinions...

Positive: - Food: if you’re a foodie, this is the cruise line for you. The ‘cafeteria’ type food served in the Terrace was average at best, and breakfasts are nothing special. Dinners, however, are first ...
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Sail Date May 2017


FrankA avatar

FrankA

11 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Excellent food and service but little beyond that.

We chose this cruise because of price, destinations and timing. We have over 50 cruises mostly on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. This was our first on Oceania. We stayed a week in Tahiti at the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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