m/s Paul Gauguin

m/s Paul Gauguin

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  • Sail through French Polynesia and the South Pacific on the m/s Paul Gauguin.

    • Year Built - 1997
    • Year Refurbished - 2012
    • Year Entered Present Fleet - 1997
    • Previous Name -
    • Country of Registry - The Bahamas
    • Tonnage - 19200 grt
    • Passengers - 332
    • Max Passengers - 332
    • Passenger Decks - 7
    • Number of Crew - 217
    • Officers - International
    • Crew - International
    Stateroom Amenities
    • Bath Robes
    • DVD Player
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Hair Dryer
    • Luxury Bedding
    • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
    • Private Safe
    • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
    • Sitting Area
    • Slippers
    Public Spaces
    • Internet Caf
    • Casino
    • Piano Bar
    • Nightclub
    • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
    Entertainment
    • Educational/Enrichment Programs
    • Guest Lecturers
    • Evening Entertainment
    • Live Music
    Health & Fitness
    • Cardio Equipment
    • Fitness Center
    • Marina
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
    • Weight Machines
    • SCUBA Instructions
    • Whirlpool(s)
    • Full Service Spa
    Other Facilities
    • Beauty Salon
    • Business Services
    • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    • Infirmary / Medical Center
    • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
    • Communications
    Dining
    • 24-hour Room Service
    • Al Fresco Dining
    • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
    • Casual Dining Venue(s)
    • Dining Style: Open Seating
    • Formal Restaurant(s)
    Children & Teens
    Additional
    • Internet Access
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Smoking Policy
    • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    • Pregnancy Policy
    • Currency
    • Electrical
    Total Rooms166
    Suites2
    Balconies120
    Ocean/River View166
    Interior0
    Accessible1
    m/s Paul Gauguin When you travel onboard The Gauguin, you won't spend your days at sea simply biding your time until you arrive at your next destination. On this ship, every day (and night) brings new and exciting opportunities for entertainment and enrichment.

    Leisurely days at sea offer the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a little "me time," whether that's an indulgent treatment at the award-winning onboard spa, or a workout in the fitness center. Or soak in the South Pacific sunshine with a day spent lounging by the outdoor pool.

    During every meal onboard, with every sumptuous bit you sample, and each time the attentive staff fills your glass, you'll begin to realize that dining on the high seas with Paul Gauguin Cruises is truly something special. Later, try your luck in Le Casino, which features slot machines, blackjack, and roulette, or grab a drink at the Piano Bar and enjoy nightly piano entertainment.

  • Deck 9

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
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    Deck 8

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 8
    Deck 8

    Deck 7

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 7
    Deck 7

    Deck 6

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 6
    Deck 6

    Deck 5

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 5

    Deck 4

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 4
    Deck 4

    Deck 3

    Stateroom Key

    • Owner's Suite - OS
    • Grand Suite - GS
    • Veranda Suite - A
    • Veranda Stateroom - B
    • Balcony Stateroom - C
    • Balcony Stateroom - D
    • Window Stateroom - E
    • Porthole Stateroom - F
    Deck 3
    Deck 3
  • Nearly 70% of suites and staterooms have private balconies, and all feature an ocean view, temperature control, queen-size bed (a limited number can have twin-bed configuration), bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and more. There is one wheelchair-accessible stateroom, and select staterooms can accommodate three guests.

    Information provided within these pages has been updated as of July 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

    Owner's Suite

    Category: OS

    Square Footage: 534-588

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    Stateroom: 457 sq. ft.

    Veranda: 77 sq. ft.

    • Owner's Suite 701 can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
    • Bathroom includes a separate shower and a dressing area.
    • Owner's Suite includesButler serviceand complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Grand Suite

    Category: GS

    Square Footage: 529

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    Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.

    Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

    • Two suites available: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).
    • Grand Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or roll-aways.
    • Grand Suites includesButler serviceand complimentary internet.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Veranda Suite

    Category: A

    Square Footage: 358

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    Stateroom: 300 sq. ft.

    Veranda: 58 sq. ft.

    Staterom 7004: Stateroom: 296 sq. ft.; Veranda: 53 sq. ft.

    • 4 Suites available: Tahiti Suite (709), Pont Avent Suite (710), Atuona Suite (711), Arles Suite (712).
    • Veranda Suites can accommodate up to 4 guests by adding 2 berths with cribs or a sofa bed.
    • Includes complimentaryButler Service.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Veranda Stateroom

    Category: B

    Square Footage: 305

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    Stateroom: 249 sq. ft.

    Veranda: 56 sq. ft.

    Stateroom 7003: Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.; Veranda: 47 sq. ft.

    • Includes complimentaryButler Service.
    • B Veranda Staterooms can accommodate a third guest by adding a sofa bed.
    • Stateroom 7003 features a shower stall with no tub.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Balcony Stateroom

    Category: C

    Square Footage: 239

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    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.

    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

    • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible (except 7006 and 766).
    • Stateroom 7006 (stateroom 206 sq. ft.
    Balcony Stateroom

    Category: D

    Square Footage: 239

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    Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.

    Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

    • Balcony Staterooms ending in 6 or 8 can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Window Stateroom

    Category: E

    Square Footage: 200

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    Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. with picture window

    • Wheelchair-accessible stateroom (415)
    • Window Staterooms ending in 5, 6, or 8 (except 415) can accommodate a third guest in a loveseat convertible.

    Note: Loveseat beds are slightly smaller than a standard twin bed but can comfortably accomodate an average-size adult.

    Porthole Stateroom

    Category: F

    Square Footage: 200

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    200 sq. ft., same as E but features two portholes instead of a window.
  • Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

    Tahiti 7 Night Society Islands

    7/2018 Society Islands French Polynesia
    m/s Paul Gauguin is a wonderful ship for water enthusiasts. Snorkeling, Diving, and non-motorized water activities are the main interest of most passengers on board.
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    You haven't seen turquoise blue water until you have been to French Polynesia. The opportunities for water related activities are boundless. The m/s Paul Gauguin is an intimate ship with a very attentive and friendly staff who are warm and welcoming. Since the itinerary is so port intensive, with no sea days, most people are off on the varied shore excursions. There is a lot of emphasis on the Tahitian culture with programs on dancing, singing, and craft programs such as lei making or making shell bracelets. Food on board is very good. Do not miss the Molten Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream. The nighttime entertainment is mostly Tahitian singing and dancing.
    I enjoyed the tours to the Vanilla Farm and also to the Black Pearl Farm. Both were very interesting. Our highlight was the boat tour to see the Spinner dolphins with the naturalist who was both funny and very informative. We were fortunate enough to also see a few humpback whales which actually breached a few times!  It was a wonderful vacation.
    Pros The staff is outstanding. The itinerary should be on everyone's bucket list.
    Cons The necessity for tendering at each port is a small inconvenience. The ship is showing its age in a few areas like some of the public bathrooms have just a sink with exposed pipes instead of a vanity with some counterspace.
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    Exceptional Service

    6/2017 South Pacific
    Best Crew, Great Itinerary, Delicious food, good lectures...
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    The crew on board were exceptional. It did not take them a long time to get to know everyone's name. Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tahiti all so nice! Menus diverse with something for everyone. Two specialty restaurants with equally delicious food. Guest lecturers were very interesting and entertaining.
    Pros Everything!
    Cons It rained on sea days - not enough to do.
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    First Timer

    4/2019 French Polynesia
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    Would have like to have two days on Moorea island
    Pros Great Staff and great service..
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    2nd time even better

    3/2015 Tahiti
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    Such a great trip still beaming from this cruise I had a blast may add more later
    Pros Great food great diving great service the works
    Cons Can't think of any
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    7 Night Tahiti & Society Islands

    11/2014 French Polynesia
    Small ship cruising in a beautiful, relaxing destination. A great way to get the feel of the different islands. The watersports platform was surely convenient.
    Pros Fantastic staff & crew, good variety of fresh food, all-inclusive except shore excursions.
    Cons Internet connection very slow. No magnifying make-up mirrors in the bathrooms.
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    Paul Gauguin Cruise

    9/2014 French Polynesia
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    great experience
    Pros Everything was great
    Cons No problems w/Cruise
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    Society and Tuamotos Islands

    3/2014 Society and Tuamotos Isalnds
    A ten-day cruise with Jean-Michel Cousteau
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    The air getting to this area is rather difficult and the major carrier not the greatest. So it is very worthwhile to take more than a seven day cruise. Those travelers who are into water sports have the best time. The divers on this cruise had the rare opportunity to dive with probably the best known diver in the world,Jean-Michel Cousteau. In fact, he added to the enjoyment of the cruise for even non-divers, for he made himself accessible to all. It was an extremely rewarding experience to be with him. The ship's choice of several dining venues is very welcome. As before, I find the main dining room a space that is not terribly welcoming. It and the rest of the ship--especially the staterooms--could have a more Polynesian feel. Somehow the ship lacks a sense of place.
    Pros Small ship, which fits with sailing in this area, with wonderful service and cuisine.. The criuise line has sailed in these waters for so many years that they everything totally in control and organized
    Cons None really
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    Tahiti

    10/2017 Tahiti
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    Enjoyed accommodations, tours.
    Pros Wonderful tour choices
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    PERFECT 2ND HONEYMOON!

    5/2016 Society Islands
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    My wife and I were absolutely impressed with the service, stateroom accommodations, dining, breathtaking beauty and pride of Tahiti and the Tahitian people epitomized by Les Gaugines. We plan on returning for another even longer Paul Gaugin cruise within the year!! What a wonderful 2nd honeymoon they created for us. Mahalo and Maruru!
    Pros Staff & Fellow cruisers - Intimate, Friendly and Personal in all regards
    Cons None
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    Horizon Club sailing on the Paul Gauguin

    2/2014 Tahatian Islands
    We spent 7 amazing days aboard the Paul Gauguin sailing through the Tahitian Islands. The food, service, accommodations and everything about the cruise was truly First Class.
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    The Paul Gauguin is a beautifully appointed ship. The water sports platform was a real treat, as we were able to go kayaking and windsurfing right off the back of the ship! They had great fitness facilities, and it was wonderful to be able to anchor so close to the beautiful islands of the French Polynesia and enjoy the relaxed, tranquil beaches on each island. The music entertainment and dancing each night on the back of the ship under the southern hemisphere stars was most memorable.
    Pros Small ship, personal service, fantastic itinerary, relaxed atmosphere
    Cons Sparse shopping and dining options on the islands themselves; expensive onshore as well
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    Great Travel Memories

    5/2014 Tahiti, Cook IS, Tonga and Fiji
    The cruise could be summed up in one word, "Fantastic."  
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    Everybody from the most attentive entire staff, to the beautiful cabins, the delicious food, the size of the ship, the ambiance of the ship, the entertainment and the shore excursions....it was all just perfect!  The Gauguins on board were the very best !  I was very impressed with their ability to multi-task for 16 hours per day. Loved them all!
     
    My group was just wonderful and reflected the quality of people that choose to sail on PG.  Very upscale, extremely well traveled and very friendly. I only had two couples that opted to remain to themselves, but I didn't mind,,,they were on vacation.  The Captain's Cocktail party turned out to be quite lovely.
     
    Special commendations should be made to the guest lecturers, the front desk staff and Jean Paul, who were all extremely nice and helpful. Our cabin stewardess, Herlin, was a delight.  And I felt that the photographer, Jan, was one of the best that we had ever had on a cruise ship.
     
     
     
    Pros Staff, destinations, food, the smaller ship, great lecturers on board and how organized everybody was on the ship. It was a real plus to have free drinks of all kinds and to have the gratuities pre-paid.
    Cons The only negative was some upholstery in the cabins and out on the back of the pool deck needed to be replaced, The other comment that kept coming up was that all clients felt thet the inter-net charges should be absorbed into the cost of the cruise instead of being charged for separately. With the service being rather slow, we did not feel that it was cost effective.
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    Paul Gaugin cruise experience review

    2/2014 French Polynesia
    excellent itinerary, great food, varied and fresh very efficient and friendly staff
    Pros excellent way to see French Polynesia with overnight stays
    Cons only suggestion, update cabin furniture and bathroom fixtures.
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    M/S Paul Gaugin

    6/2014 Cairns, Australia
    I had sailed on this vessel 8 years ago. It has not changed. Staterooms look a little tired and could use a facelift. I would suggest umbrellas or other protection against bright sun on Deck 8, Pool area. Problems with air conditioning and internet.
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    It is quite good shape and going into dry dock in Singapore after the next segment.
    Pros Excellent service, outstanding food and beverage
    Cons Air conditioning, internet, small gym, no yoga or pilates possibility
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    Paul Gauguin - Tahiti and Society Islands - 7 nights

    6/2013 Tahiti
    Excellent choice for touring the Islands of Tahiti.
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    Overnights in Bora Bora and Moorea give you enough time to tour both islands or just relax at the beach if you wish. 
    The Day at the Beach on Motu Mahana off Taha'a was a great experience with the activities offered, the barbecue, the beach, and water sports. 
    The shore excursions offered were well run and I heard great reviews from many of the passengers.  There is nothing like seeing the colorful fish in clear waters and petting the sting rays in the lagoon.  The Les Gauguines represented the Polynesian Culture and were a great addition to the cruise.
    Pros Excellent Staff and Service
    Cons Sometimes difficult to get reservations at Specialty Restaurants
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    May 7, 2016 - Tahiti & Society Islands Cruise

    5/2016 Tahiti and Society Islands
    This cruise line is so wonderful and the service, food, and staff made it so special!
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    We fell in love with the crew and how nice and accommodating they were.
    Pros Excellent food, the day on the private motu was very nice and fun and we met alot of people that day
    Cons The entertainment starts late each evening and perhaps it could start a little earlier.
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    French Polynesia & Cook Islands

    12/2017 French Polynesia, Cook Islands
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    Excellent, relaxing cruise. Good to be on a smaller cruise ship.
    Pros Wonderful food, great friendly crew, well-designed ship
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    Small ship luxury

    10/2017 Society & Cook Islands
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    Due to weather forecasts, our itinerary was changed without pre-boarding notice...most heard about the change via word of mouth. However, the PG Travel desk people were there to help everyone make any excursion changes for both ship & independent tours. They emailed independent tour operators & communicated all options to the passengers. We didn't miss any pre-booked tour. Even one tour refunded the $$ immediately. Service was unbelievable.
    Pros 5-Star service evrywhere
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    Tahiti and The Marquesas

    4/2014 Fakarava, Marquesas, Tahiti, Huahine, Moorea, Taha'a and Bora Bora
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    If you love islands, this is a wonderful cruise for you. Loved to finally see the remote Marquesas Islands. Not a lot of swimming there, but we visited archeological sites and shopped for the unique art and jewelry. The ship had three good speakers, one of which is an expert on pacific island culture and archeology. There are also several young Island Entertainers called the Gauguins and Gauguines who dance and host many events onboard. Once on an island there are many excursions to choose from if you want some activity or you can just walk around. The ship carries about 300 passengers and is very comfortable. Sometimes we were alone on the stern watching the blue blue ocean go by. There is never a feeling of being crowded and several restaurants to choose from. Part of the Itinerary goes to several of the Society Islands and they and their people are all so beautiful. Its easy to fly to Tahiti and things there seem safe and small. It was like going back in time 100 years. The boat is not formal and it is easy to meet people. The boat is very clean and our maid cleaned our room several times a day. We don't drink but all the drinks are free. There is an afternoon tea everyday at 4pm. So many perks! There is a spa, gym, boutique, and small pool.
    Pros Very little ship traffic in that part of the world
    Cons Expensive
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    Tuamotus, Marquesas and Society Islands

    10/2018 French Polynesia
    Sailing the m/s Paul Gauguin is an amazing experience
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    The attention to detail was superb. Coordinating flights, transfers, hotels & cruise was all handled seamlessly. The staff onboard knew our names after the first introduction and greeted us by name throughout the cruise.
    Pros Excellent staff, facilities & destinations
    Cons need to book excursions early for the outer islands as space is limited
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    A floating paradise in the South Pacific

    11/2018 11-day Cook and Society Islands
    A wonderful cruise experience for everyone! Being on the ship is like staying in a traveling overwater bungalow. The views are amazing, the staff is absolutely delightful and there are lots of different activities to choose from.
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    The ship is beautifully appointed, with just 332 passengers spread out over 8 decks. There is ample public space, I never felt crowded. There is a nice outdoor salt water pool, a piano bar and a lounge, a big theater, gift shop, spa and a water sports marina. The cabins are very nicely laid out. I would highly recommend to book into a balcony or veranda cabin (the veranda cabins on deck 8 come with butler service and offer the most privacy). We were located on deck 8, category B in cabin #806. The marina is located on deck 4, aft of the ship and opens in various ports of call when able to. Paddle board and kayaks are available during those times free of charge. The dive center on board is doing a fabulous job with keeping the dives in small groups and instructors are skilled and make divers feel at ease. We were fortunate enough to dive with a huge hawks-bill turtle, some black tip reef sharks and tons of colorful fish. There are 3 restaurants on board: The Grill, La Veranda and L’Etoile The Grill and La Veranda are buffet options for breakfast and lunch but turn into fine dining venues for dinner (reservations are recommended). L’Etoile is the main dining room, open for dinner only. While the Grill will offer Polynesian Inspired Cuisine, La Veranda offers a traditional French Menu. L’Etoile offers a mix as well as standard options. The line is doing an amazing job at facilitating passengers with food allergies and dietary restrictions. The head waiter met us for each meal to go over the dinner menu’s and make sure to review items with the chef. We had the most amazing meals on board! Also room service is available all day long free of charge! Make sure to order breakfast in bed during a sea day! Entertainment on board is very diverse: The line employs Gauguins and Gauguaines to teach traditional arts and crafts classes, talk about their local culture, pareo tying, ukulele classes and much more. We had various lectures on board about some of the local islands history, the story of Captain Bligh and enjoyed port talks and even pearl classes. The evening shows were well done and ranged from Polynesian Dance performances, to crew shows to musicians and dance parties. On Polynesian Night locals came on board to make us flower crowns and leis. The ship is truly like a floating over the water bungalow, taking you from island to island. It was amazing! Now for the itinerary: We cruised the Society and Cook Islands: Tahiti -> Huanine -> Day at Sea -> Aitutaki -> Rarotonga -> Day at Sea -> Bora Bora for 2 days -> Taha’a -> Moorea for 2 days -> Tahiti overnight. All ports, except Tahiti, are tender ports. The private beach in Bora Bora was the only wet landing on this trip. At the end of the cruise, we spend the day at the Pearl Beach Resort with an included day room. We loved the unique black sand beach here and were happy to enjoy a nice leisurely afternoon. The Society Islands are very lush, with thick forests covering the heart of the islands and mountains. Most of the islands only have one road, lending itself to easy exploration. While there is not a lot of wildlife on land, the waterways are full of colorful fish, rays, turtles, eels and small sharks. A snorkelers and divers paradise! Most snorkel adventures have to be done by boat, as the reefs are too shallow to explore from the beaches. In most places you can walk out into the ocean for 20-30 minutes and never get below knee-deep water. The Cook Islands are part of New Zealand and are very remote from everything. The islands are not quite as lush but the beaches and water-quality are jaw-droppingly beautiful. The photos really don’t do it justice… Tour options on all islands varied widely, but included ATV/4X4 Tours, Snorkeling, Pearl Farms, Vanilla Plantations, Drift Snorkeling, Diving, E-Bike Tours, Wave runners, Helicopter/Light Plane Tours and much more… Paul Gauguin also has access to a private beach on Bora Bora (wet landing via tender) as well as a private island in Taha’a. Most excursions run between $100-$180 per person, the flight tours are more of course. However, for the water based tours especially it's worth it to book with the cruise line to safe time and ensure a good experience. The private island was amazing! We enjoyed a Polynesian BBQ, huge coconut drinks, lots of snorkeling, a swim up bar, paddle boarding, kayaking and had the most amazing day exploring the small island. If you are interested in doing some shopping on this trip, here are a few tips: 1. No need to exchange money into local currency. US Dollars are accepted on all islands and are calculated 1:1 for hassle free shopping 2. Buy your vanilla in Taha’a! You must be booked on an island tour to get to the main island and do your shopping. The ships tender only runs to the private island, but vendors are on site to satisfy your shopping needs 3. For pearls, make sure they are certified! Pearls are qualified in categories A-D, with A being the best. Even street vendors can certify their pearls, but you have to ask. Most vendors (even jewelry stores) are willing to barter with you. Make a reasonable offer and most of them will be very wiling to accept it. For cheap pearls ($5-$30 range for gifts) buy them in Bora Bora. They look nice and come in many styles, but they are generally quality C and D. For nice pearls, category B and A, I would recommend to purchase them in Moorea. From what I saw, this is where we got the best prices on quality pearls. 4. You cannot bring fruits or flowers back to the US. 5. Pareos should cost you about $10 each, not more, and are a lovely gift to bring back home. 6. Pack plenty of sunscreen – a tube on board and in port costs about $35! And don’t forget your bug spray! ??
    Pros amazing staff! great food. good entertainment.
    Cons not enough pool chairs
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    Society Islands and the Tuomotus

    8/2016 Society Islands of Tahiti. Missed the Tuomotus due to mechanical proplems
    Enjoyed the Cruise...Staff friendly, the wait staff were all very welcoming and could not do enough for the guests. Food - very good in the Main Dining room the L'Etoile. Disappointed on the 5 day menu at La Veranda and and Le Grill with reservations only.
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    Liked the idea of the Gauguins and Gauguines! Friendly and helpful and always willing to share information on their country! Bridge tour was great and impressed that the Galley tour was conducted by the Chief Chef, who recognized and came by at dinner. Missed many of the lectures as they were timed during the mornings when tours were scheduled. Tenders were well manned and prompt.
    Pros Activities - shore excursions well organized and the staff patient and knowledgeale
    Cons Did not think the food was "excellent" if compared with other 5 Star Cruise lines.
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    Amazing Trip

    2/2019 Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha, Huahine
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    Only complaint is that the excursions kept getting canceled.
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    Cons Excursions
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