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Tahiti (Papeete) to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
South Pacific
Tahiti (Papeete)

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361

Very Good

69

Average

53

Poor

19

Terrible

17

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525 Tahiti (Papeete) to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


Flying Coyote avatar

Flying Coyote

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Chance of a lifetime

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We chose this cruise for 2 reasons: the exotic ports it was calling on AND the unusual design of the ship- 1/2 Cargo and 1/2 Cruise ship. The food, was always flavorful. Everyone receives the same entree. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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petal06

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Fine Dining every night with endless cocktails

I wanted to experience Regent and I love the tropical waters. This was a first class experience. The Dining is First Class - anything you can possibly imagine. The cocktails were only restricted by my ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rpramuka

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary. The service on the ship was great. The food was great.

Choose this cruise because it is Regent. Also the itinerary matched what we were looking for and the timing was great. Great itinerary. The service on the ship was great. The food was great. The people were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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waggie1856

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

17 Days in Paradise

Quick back round. This was our 37 cruise, the 6th to Tahiti, once on Princess, 2 on Oceania, 1 on Wind Star and 1 on Holland America. This 17 days on Wind Spirit were far and away the best for the following ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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stephensjw

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a great trip!

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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janetglas

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way, except the weather!

Everything about this cruise was perfect except for the weather. December is apparently the rainy season, something I didn't realize when I booked. So be warned. It didn't ruin the experience, but more sun and less ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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matthewbowen1966

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rjeffb

3 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

The Voyage of “No”

Summary: the islands and waters of French Polynesia are beautiful, exotic, and clean. The towns and roads are populated by people who are friendly, charming, inviting, and helpful. And I highly recommend you visit ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NeedToVacation

18 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Wonderful service. Relaxing cruise

My husband & I had saved up for our 25th anniversary to go to Tahiti. It was SO worth the wait! No lines anywhere - and they treat you like royalty. The ship is the perfect size. The staterooms are so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kareni

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Differently not a luxury cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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donpasko

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to a beautiful location. Tahiti is all you would have imagined

We planned this trip a year in advance to celebrate anniversary and birthday and were not disappointed. We travelled with our favorite traveling companions but also met many wonderful and interesting people from ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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terran_explr

15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, relaxing scenery from Tahiti to Cook Islands to Tonga to Fiji

The purpose of my review is to give you some insight on cruising with Paul Gauguin cruises and to offer some tips to make your vacation more enjoyable. I talk about the good and the bad, so that you can be a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

This was my second Wind Star cruise and like most always wanted to experience Tahiti since I was a boy and Mutiny on the Bounty. Luckily I have a friend who lives in San Diego (Carolyn) and she also wanted to go so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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loripars

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing

My husband has always wanted to go to Bora Bora and our travel agent told us of this spectacular way to see Bora Bora and French Polynesia. We weren’t disappointed. The Wind Spirit ship and crew are equally as ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GTBee

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice Trip on Tired, Old Ship

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. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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new2this1888

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good cruise to see Tahiti Islands

No longer a 5 star ship but now a 4 star ship. The cabin was very spacious. l'occitane was not provided in the room. They use a big bottle of local shampoo and conditioner. I was expecting this but they no ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ditsyblitzy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Faultless! A wonderful cruise!

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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cobre66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing place and great crew

We have been to Tahiti in the past, but never taken a cruise. We decided to give it a try so we could experience several islands and excursions in a short amount of time, without having to worry about accommodations ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ilikeanswers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A comfortable freighter cruise with a focus on culture.

The Aranui ships are not like your normal cruise ship. They take passangers and have cruise like atmosphere but half the ship is a working freighter delivering goods, supplies and some locals between the islands and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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terzlover

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent way to visit South Pacific but not without compromises

This was my 6th cruise on everything from a converted fishing trawler to a mega ship. We chose this cruise because we wished to visit a variety of South Pacific islands (Cook and Society). I'd give the cruise a B+ ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dgrischo

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Experience of a Lifetime!

Orana, We arrived two days prior to departure to allow our bodies to acclimate to the time change. We chose May as this is the start of the winter season, which means less rain and kids still in school. Time ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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TechSurfer

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Once In A Lifetime (Is Enough)

The ship can hold a maximum of 326 or so passengers; there were 260 passengers, 226 crew on our trip. Pretty good crew-to-passenger ratio. Passengers: Mostly English speaking couples, some French, a few Japanese ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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coastcashier

8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Over priced and food terrible

The price was considerable compared to the value. The food was always cold with only one choice smothered in French creamy Sauces. Plaster was the only offering six days in a row. Eggs were not available every ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cortbaker

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Magical French Polynesia cruise

We booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This is our third Windstar cruise in the past 5 years and it was amazing. 140 passengers, 102 crew members that spoiled us for 11 days. Our trip included ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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LoveAllInclusive

5 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Terrific Tahiti, Glad We Sailed It on Windstar

This was our 7th WindStar cruise (over the last 14 years) -- the 4th on one of their sailing ships. We'd talked to lots of fellow cruisers over the years and asked what they'd recommend for seeing Tahiti, and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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