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Tahiti (Papeete) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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It is the arrangements that make this cruise horrible

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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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


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


Differently not a luxury cruise!

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Kareni
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 itinerary. Embarkation was poorly done. We were advised to arrive at or after 3PM. We arrived at 2:45pm to a line completely in the sun. Buses were backing up running their exhaust ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Nice Trip on Tired, Old Ship

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GTBee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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. Hotel Information: We arrived in Papeete early a.m., and had a private transfer from the airport to the pier to take the ferry to Moorea for our independently booked three night stay at ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Paul Gauguin cruise 2019

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Luisella
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 to the ship was not too stressful. I found the ship dated (démodé), the cabin not that comfortable, the bathroom was not up to scratch with a tiny shower and a bath that was ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Excellent Service

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Nicole G
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 not very much in the cabin anyway. The food was very good. If you wanted, you could eat all day! There was always a restaurant open somewhere! In the evening we ate at the main ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Could have been better

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Toohey
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 disappoint, itinerary was good (one island was missed due to swells) - ship not crowded (around 1,200 people) - passengers well behaved (the cruise was heavily biased towards the over ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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

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waggie1856
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 correctly, cabin never cooler than 75 and cabin had seen better days appearance wise. Rugs somewhat dirty, paint worn, veranda furniture well used. We cruised with Oceania, the Marina twice ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Old and tired.

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Radmum
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 the best French food. Even perhaps a small French creperie on board. No such luck. The food was average, and not particularly French. I have been on may cruises and most ships have ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Stunning ports. Exceptional service. Dated ship and awful food.

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Luxecruiser76
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

How can you be unhappy in the South Pacific? It’s nearly impossible because it’s beyond stunning. The service on the ship is impeccable. Unfortunately the boat is extremely dated. The cabins look like a holiday inn room from the 80s. And most unfortunate was the food in all of the restaurants. Completely uninspired and low quality ingredients. The meat inside the beef Wellington was gray ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


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