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Tahiti (Papeete) to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Best way to see French Polynesia

Review for Paul Gauguin to South Pacific

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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 50s

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


Easing ourselves back into cruising

Review for Star Breeze to South Pacific

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loudini56
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first international trip since February 2020. We had actually booked this cruise for November of 2020 but of course it was canceled and we were able to rebook for early December 2021. We didn't feel we would be comfortable on a large cruise ship with 3600 plus passengers. The Star Breeze has a capacity of 312 passengers. Our cruise had 125 passengers so my wife and I felt very ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


Trip of a lifetime!

Review for Star Breeze to South Pacific

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CnC1633
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

After being trapped inside for months, like everyone else, we tried to visit anywhere we’d be accepted! We’d had so many trips canceled we were pleased to go anywhere! Tahiti it was! We booked back to back cruises so after visiting the Tuamotus we circled French Polynesia twice! What we missed the first time because we were on different excursions, we got to see the second time around. It was ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Star Balcony Suite


First time on Windstar and it was fantastic!

Review for Star Breeze to South Pacific

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mysparky
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We've previously cruised only on larger ships (Princess, RC and Celebrity) and we were really interested in trying out the small ship experience. Since the destination (Tahiti) was the highest priority to us, we placed a much lower priority on evening entertainment, the pool "scene" and the casino. We went into this cruise expecting that we might find the evening a bit too low-key for us and ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Star Ocean View Suite


Our First Windstar Experience on the Lovely Star Breeze

Review for Star Breeze to South Pacific

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vmarq
10+ Cruises

We decided to try a different cruise line as our favorite has been Celebrity. We have sailed Carnival, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity in the past. Since we had never been to French Polynesia, we chose Windstar and wanted to try out the Star Breeze which had just undergone expansion and refurbishment. Of course due to Covid, we had 2 cancellations before going on the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


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