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3 Greece River Cruise Reviews

Great itinerary for classical sites & ports of call. Nightly stage show was extremely entertaining despite many complaints we heard by many other travellers that there was little variety. Long queues at the buffets was a bit ... Read More
Great itinerary for classical sites & ports of call. Nightly stage show was extremely entertaining despite many complaints we heard by many other travellers that there was little variety. Long queues at the buffets was a bit of a nuisance and the food on offer was pretty mediocre but the cruise was mostly spoiled by the freedom smokers enjoyed that contaminated many communal areas including the promenade deck. Those who choose to smoke should be isolated to an area whereby other travellers are not exposed to their unsocial habit. Smoke free areas were consequently congested. Outside cabin was roomy and the steward was hardworking and attentive but the bedding and towels were in need of replacement - all a bit grey due to age and over use. Admittedly the ship is more than 30 years old - perhaps it's time she were retired from the fleet. Not sure that I would travel with Thomson cruises again unless they tighten their smoking policy. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We chose this ship because of the dates it sailed & the itinerary. The ports were great. We were able to see 7 experience so much history. The food was okay but was very similar every time. Even in the sit down dinner you were served ... Read More
We chose this ship because of the dates it sailed & the itinerary. The ports were great. We were able to see 7 experience so much history. The food was okay but was very similar every time. Even in the sit down dinner you were served the same food as the buffet, The were periods during the day where there was very little selections of food. Once for breakfast they had to cut 6 bagels before they could cut one. The cabin was nice .Our youngest one liked their kids camp. Entertainment was good & varied. Some of the performers were quite good. We did not use the fitness area or enrichment activities. We did not use the ship excursions as they were too expensive for 7 people. We hired personal guides who were excellent & very patient with the children. We enjoyed the food on land & tried many different cuisines Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Over the past 40 years I have traveled on a wide range of cruise ships....this being the worst cruise ship experience of my life...and for the money, most of my fellow passengers felt as though we had been "had" or cleverly duped ... Read More
Over the past 40 years I have traveled on a wide range of cruise ships....this being the worst cruise ship experience of my life...and for the money, most of my fellow passengers felt as though we had been "had" or cleverly duped by Paul Gauguin Cruises. I love to meet new people on cruises so I would try to sit at different people during meal times. By the end of the cruise all of the people I traveled with and met on the cruise (around 30) either wrote letters of complaint or returned ship surveys complaining. In return we received cookie-cutter letters telling us that there were only three letters of complaint and that most of the people on the cruise sent letters praising the cruise. From the first day, we felt there was something terribly wrong. Two of the staff even hinted that they were not entirely prepared to sail. The cruise director, officers, and staff were not professionally trained as seen in their social interactions communications, and dress. The two people I had knew on board and I felt uncertain and a bit uncomfortable at times especially when we saw some staff maintenance members rushing about at sea, as if there was an emergency. The food was awful! If it didn't taste like it came out of a can, it was stale or improperly cooked. A few years a go I was forced to eat at Denny's because I was stuck in a small town. That's how I felt on the Terre Moana....I was stuck on this ship and forced to eat the tough meat, cold soups, wilted salads, and stale breads until I got into port to have a decent meal. I don't think there was a professionally trained chef on board! Actually the food at Denny's was better. The entertainment was a HUGE disaster, so much so that it actually made most people feel very uncomfortable. After the second night most people did not show up for evening entertainment. I can go on and on how bad this experience was but it is too upsetting to continue. I am going to do everything I can to get the word out that this company Paul Gauguin is irresponsible and operates totally out of the realms of integrity!!! Most of the passengers on the cruise were professional/educated who flew across the world to take tis cruise and do not intend to let Paul Gauguin get away with this. The only consolation was the itinerary along Croatia. Phil   Read Less
Sail Date August 2013

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