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Tahiti (Papeete) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Tahiti (Papeete)

Traveler rating

Excellent

22

Very Good

12

Average

6

Poor

3

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

223

Romantic Cruises

129

Senior Cruises

43

Family Cruises

33

First-Time Cruisers

17

43 Tahiti (Papeete) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Ditsyblitzy avatar

Ditsyblitzy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Faultless! A wonderful cruise!

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We had been on a cruise with 600 passengers and decided it wasn’t for us. Wind Spirit has only 130 passengers and 100 crew and our experience was so different - we loved it. The crew was charming, helpful, ...
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Sail Date August 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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Idahospud48

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Delightful

We spent our 25th anniversary on Moorea 27 years ago and decided it was time to revisit our memories. We had never been on a smaller ship and decided this was the way to see the other islands. It didn't ...
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Sail Date February 2019


chipper1234 avatar

chipper1234

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Gone downhill in service and quality

We chose the cruise for the itinerary and the fact that we had been on the Mariner before and had liked it. This time however we were sorely disappointed. The captain seemed to have difficulty communicating with the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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HamiltonLovebirds

10 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Polynesian Heaven

Aranui 5-February 14-26, 2019. Papeete was a bustling hub of activity. The night before our Aranui 5 cruise, we lodged at the Hotel Tiare Tahiti on the Main Street (Boulevard Pomare) facing the harbour: ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Willfish avatar

Willfish

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a fantastic ship

Maasdam from Tahiti to Auckland via Fiji, Samoa and other Pacific Islands. Two of us in our 60's had a Neptune Suite midships (010) which was quiet, roomy, in excellent condition and fabulous. The staff were ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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abdnz

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Heading Home

This was the second part to our cruise. Only about 800 to 900 on this section. We kept the same cabin 574 Main Deck and the same great crew looking after cabin. The ship as usual was kept clean and tidy. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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abdnz

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Holland America first timers French Polynesian Islands

We thought that we would get away to some sunshine and this was the first part of our 28 day cruising the Pacific visiting islands that one would not normally visit. We enjoyed the smaller ship which only had ...
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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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monsieur

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worth Every Penney!

Getting aboard was painless. Oceanview cabin was small clean and quiet! The food was incredible, the servers were ALL polite and efficient. Could get a reservation at the specialty restaurants anytime. The food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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njtravelcritic

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oceania over the top in Tahiti and French Polynesia

We chose this cruise based on recommendations from others who used Oceania and its reputation as an upscale cruise line. The service was incredible. I think the fact that we were in a large suite may have helped, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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SedonaJoel

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Still wonderful after 29 Oceania cruises!

We love Oceania for its amazing service and outstanding food quality and variety. We've been sailing on Oceania for the past 15 years and just got off the Marina yesterday. This was an unusual itinerary since it ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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boandalice

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not So Tahitian Cruise

If you are seeking a cruise with Tahitian culture, history and dancing, this one is not for you. We have taken two other Polynesian cruises and the crews were Polynesian. We learned a lot about the islands and their ...
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Sail Date January 2018


cynalan avatar

cynalan

5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise but Expected More

Visiting the South Pacific has always been a dream of mine. As my wife was approaching her 60th birthday we decided to make this dream a reality and chose Paul Gauguin cruises. First, we are ardent cruisers ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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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katleona

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Stunning!

We chose this cruise line because we wanted to see as many of the islands as possible in the short amount of time we were able to leave home. We planned to choose our favorites and return another time when we can ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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John1516

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary in the S. Pacific

This is the third time we cruise with Paul Gauguin and we were so glad that we picked the right cruise to the S. Pacific islands. We cruised from Fiji to Tahiti and each island was so lush vegetation and beautiful ...
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Sail Date July 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


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coastcashier

8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Going Downhill with Costcutting

We did the 7 day Tahiti experience two years ago and enjoyed it very much. We did the extended version to experience the Wind Spirit in Full Sail in the open sea. It didn't happen. The saile were never all put up ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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canucktrekker

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Beautiful small ship with great service

We initially were made aware of this cruise by Go Next which was actively promoting this cruise last year, however we ended up booking it through our own travel agent for a slightly better deal. As others have ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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RedRiverPatrol

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Take This Cruise!

Tahiti & the Society Islands. I had very high expectations for this trip. The Paul Gauguin exceeded my expectations in every way. The ship is small (332 passengers) and that is a huge plus. Staffing is 1.5/1 and ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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rannynm

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Even better than I imagined!

Fabulous experience. Took a one week cruise from Tahiti to Tahiti through the Society Islands and loved every minute of it. Love that the cost is all inclusive so drinks, either alcoholic or soft drinks are ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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kp3

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Luxurious adventure of a lifetime

We picked this cruise line and itinerary because we needed to go during the summer, and wanted to go to the south pacific (only 2 cruise lines do this in the summer). Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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ABubbe

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Class Cruise Experience

We chose Oceania because of the itinerary. We have never been to the South Pacific or Easter Island before. With only about 800 passengers aboard, embarkation was swift. We were early so we didn't have access ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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