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Tahiti (Papeete) to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Definitely Not a 5 Star Experience

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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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

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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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


Excellent experience in the Marquesan islands

Review for Aranui 5 to South Pacific

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Former RV Traveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We had picked this cruise for 2020 as a way to see an interesting, somewhat remote part of the world that we only knew about from Melville's book "Typee." Covid had other ideas, requiring rebooking twice. Because of Covid everyone had to be vaccinated and boosted and have an negative antigen test before boarding. There were 30 english speakers out of 180 passengers, ranging in age from 55 to 89. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Fabulous Windstar

Review for Wind Spirit to South Pacific

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welcometocruising
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The excellence of this experience is the result of the combination of superior service on all staff levels, exceptional dining, quality cabins and the many adventures you may partake all while visiting the most idyllic island and oceanic scenery. The following are included at no additional expense: - A Deck Party night means your meal will be provided under the stars as you dine on a lavish ...
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Sail Date: September 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


The best way to tour French Polynesia

Review for Wind Spirit to South Pacific

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FlaviaOfTheMonth
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This ship does not seem to have a lot of recent reviews so I will leave one. We did the 10-day Tuamoto cruise coupled with the regular 7-day Society Islands (Bora Bora etc.) cruise, so we were on the ship for 17 days in total. Another 20 or so of our fellow cruisers did the same thing, so we got to know a number of people during our time on-board. We really enjoyed the itinerary, the crew, the ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


Aranui 5 - Not recommended - No pleasure - Inedible food - Expensive

Review for Aranui 5 to South Pacific

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CaptainFletcher
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were for the second time on the Aranui 5 after a very nice trip to the Marquesan Islands in 2017. Our 2nd trip to Australis, on the other hand, was not enjoyable and a big disappointment. First the positive: the cabin (suite) was very good, but also cost € 15,600 for a double cabin with 12 days. Now everything else is to forget. The food on the ship was minimalistic. Breakfast was only from ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Great vacation to the Marquesas

Review for Aranui 5 to South Pacific

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ljshome
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We read about this half freighter/half cruiser about 20 years ago for the first time and always said we would do it one day. Well, when our Wind Spirit cruise in the South Pacific was cancelled, we were looking for another alternative and this was it! Wow, what an experience. This ship takes everything from baby food to cars to these remote islands every two weeks or so. The Marquesas are ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


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

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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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


Average food, great crew, decent service but nothing outstanding

Review for Star Breeze to South Pacific

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FuzzyAllOver
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our first Windstar experience, and while it wasn't bad, in certain areas it was disappointing. I realize that all cruise lines are struggling to get back to anything near "normal", so some our our experiences were somewhat to be expected. Highlights were the itinerary, spaciousness and layout of our Classic Suite cabin, friendliness of the staff, and their handling of any Covid-related issues. ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Classic Suite


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