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Paul Gauguin Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the South Pacific

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Seven Day French Polynesian Cruise
"The cruise also require disembarking no later than 10am while the west coast flights do not leave until late at night (9pm-midnight).Be aware the cruise is only six days (seven nights) which is too short for the travel time and expense to French Polynesia...."Read More
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Definitely Not a 5 Star Experience

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deedaoz
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have just finished the Paul Gauguin 7 day Society Islands cruise. It was a very disappointing experience for many reasons. Firstly, the ship is old, and although the public areas have had a tasteful refit, the cabins, and specifically the bathrooms are dreadful. Replacing a shower curtain over a bath with a static glass panel, so that you have to lean right in to turn on and adjust the water ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Seven Day French Polynesian Cruise

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tf005
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Seven day French Polynesian cruise with 300+ passengers October 29-November 5, 2022. Be aware the cruise is only six days (seven nights) which is too short for the travel time and expense to French Polynesia. Plan to book island stays for a week before or after the cruise. Our favorite resort was “Le Taha’a” a 50 bungalow resort on a motu accessible only by the resort boat off the west shore of ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Best way to see French Polynesia

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ScotsLady
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was a dream destination for us, postponed twice due to covid travel. The size of the ship is good for this area. Only 230 passengers so excellent service. And spends longer in this area than the big ships. The crew are all amazing, very quickly know your names. Nothing too much trouble. Food was excellent . We especially liked The Grill and dining by the pool in Bora Bora was ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


I cannot say enough about this small ship and the crew and the service!

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Sophie the dog
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

In wanting to explore the South Pacific and the islands, we chose the small ship, The Paul Gauguin. The service and information available to us in preparation for the trip was superb. Each phone call was extremely helpful and thorough. Even at the Airport in LA they had a very gracious representative who welcomed us and gave us information that would be helpful. Once on the ship we were ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Awesome!

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jrd71265
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Have always wanted to see this part of the world. Paul Gauguin did it better than I could have imagined! The cruise ship was great, a little older, but clean and bright and had all the amenities needed. Small ship, less passengers, no long lines. Easy, efficient with their tenders to shore. Shore excursions were amazing. Crew members were spectacular! So kind and so accommodating. They ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


WOW! We loved the laid back atmosphere of the ship!

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TexasMomoffour
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Over the top service always with a smile! Wonderful, relaxed small ship atmosphere where you get to know the other 330 passengers onboard. We loved requesting a "table to share" in the evening to meet other folks. Fun nightly entertainment. The local Polynesians onboard with us the entire cruise to entertain and share with us about the culture were outstanding. Never a problem getting a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


It is the arrangements that make this cruise horrible

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lafan42
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

So, this cruise was highly recommended by our travel agent and so we listened and booked it. So right from the get-go after final payment we received the airline reservations for a flight out of LAX that would not arrive until 10:30PM in Papeete and then they would transfer you to the ship. I am saying why? So, we'll board at Midnight? Yes. Well there goes your boarding experience and no dinner ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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

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matthewbowen1966
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 every nook and cranny on the ship, many other people have written reviews about the number of coat hooks on the back of the door et cetera. Let's start with the ship! It's old and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


What a great trip!

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stephensjw
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Wasn't what I expected

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Rol
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Was for our 10th wedding anniversary ,disappointed in the ship and how old it is inside for the 1st since we have cruised we didnt take any pictures of the interior ,the only good thing is that it's going in for major changes just dont change the crew they are excellent had a great room attendant and server manny in la veranda , love the stops in Bora,Janine,tahaa,moorea fakarava was nothing ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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