Can I afford a cruise?
If you can afford to take a hotel-based vacation, you can afford to take a cruise. There are cruises available at all price ranges - from moderate to luxury - and all represent perhaps the best value for your vacation dollar.
What do I get for my money?
Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, parties and, of course, all transportation between all the ports on your itinerary. Optional shore excursions are not included in the basic price.
Will I feel bored or confined on board?
Never! Think of a cruise ship as a floating resort. On-board activities begin at dawn and go into the wee hours of the night. The scenery is constantly changing, and every port is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.
What can I do on the ship?
The Paul Gauguin features three bars and lounges, a casino, a pool, a fitness center, a water sports platform, a beauty salon, a disco, a library, an internet center, a showroom and three dining venues.
How long do cruises last?
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers cruises that range from seven to 15 nights.
Is airfare included in my cruise price?
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers both a cruise-only price and an AIR/SEA price that includes connecting airfare, transfers between the airport and ship and baggage handling. In some instances, only the cruise-only fare is available. The prices shown on our site are typically cruise-only, but our cruise counselors will gladly provide an air-inclusive price if requested.
What's a shore excursion?
That's a term that refers to anything you do off the ship, in port. At every stop, you'll have the option of exploring the area on your own or as part of a group with a planned itinerary.
Will I need a passport?
All cruises now require proof of citizenship. A passport is required on all Paul Gauguin cruises. Visas may also be required on the more exotic itineraries. Your cruise counselor will advise you on documents you will need depending on your itinerary.
Is a cruise suitable for families with kids?
The Paul Gauguin does not offer any kids facilities. However, they do offer an Ambassadors of the Environment program, created in collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, which introduces participants aged 9 to 17 to the extraordinary ecological wonders of Tahiti and French Polynesia. Young Ambassadors will explore coral reefs, hike rain forest trails, and visit ancient Polynesian temples. Please ask your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for details.
Are cruises suitable for single travelers?
Cruising is very popular with single travelers. The single supplement charged by Paul Gauguin Cruises varies by stateroom. Your cruise counselor can advise you of the supplement at the time of booking.
Are cruises really that popular?
You better believe it! More than 20 million people will cruise in the next year, and cruising routinely earns the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.
What is a Day at Sea?
A Day at Sea is a full day spent sailing between two ports. Most cruises include one or more Days at Sea.