Hi Go4It...we are also booked on this sailing on the Paul Gauguin! This will be our first cruise with RSSC and am very excited about this cruise. We have done a fair amount of cruising in the last few years. Not counting the 2 rivers cruises on the Yangtze and 1 on the Nile....we have 15 'ocean' cruises under our belt. Currently our favorite cruise line is HAL tho we have cruised with 2x each with Celebrity, NCL and CCL.
I have been doing quite a bit of reading up about the islands that we will be visiting on this sailing and about the ship itself. And also trying to decide on the excursions that we want to take while at the various islands.
It would be nice to chat with some fellow pax before we get to Papeete! Will you be doing a pre or post stay in Tahiti? We will be flying in the day of the sailing. But have booked a 2 day post cruise stay in Papeete before flying home.
ANyway...hope to hear from you and others on this sailing.
You will love the Paul Gauguin. It is a cruise experience beyond your imagination. We did the 7 day PG in 1999 and are anxiously awaiting our 14 day cruise this coming September. The ship is so special and you are truely treated like a very special guest. The islands are magnificent and the lovely Gauguines just add to the ambiance of the whole experience. Love, laugh and enjoy the magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!