In May of 2016, I enjoyed a lovely Paul Gauguin sailing in Tahiti. In one wonderful week, I explored the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea!
The Paul Gauguin was a wonderful small ship experience which gives you the opportunity to get up close to many ports that you wouldn’t be able to if you were sailing on a large ship. The Paul Gauguin held only 350 passengers and 250 crew, which made the experience very intimate and the service wonderful.
Paul Gauguin offered a private motu on Bora-Bora with complimentary tender service which ran every ½ hour - wonderful experience offering snorkeling, paddleboards and kayaks for our use. They also had a private motu experience on Taha’a where we enjoyed a barbeque lunch provided by Paul Gauguin. The excursions tend to be on the expensive side, but this is due to the destination. There were not many activities on board the ship while in port. They offered a wide variety of dvd’s that you could sign out with a dvd player in each cabin.
I would recommend this cruise specifically for the small ship experience…loved never having to wait for anything!!