Paul Gauguin cabins most suitable for honeymoon couples are on decks 7 and 8. They are equipped with balconies or (slightly larger) verandas. Attentive butler service — whatever you want, when you want it, including laundry — is included for veranda staterooms and veranda suites. Cabin maids throughout the ship, called stewardesses, are equally thorough and eager to please.
Cabins are natty, nautical, and well designed. Beds are comfy queens sheathed in Egyptian cotton linens. Closets and shelf and drawer space are more than sufficient. Additional furniture, depending on stateroom level, may include a desk, loveseat, snack table, etc.
A pivoting TV receives few satellite stations, but there’s a DVD player (and a movie library). A small fridge is replenished daily with bottled water, beer, juice, and soda. A safe holds the cash you won’t need on this no-tipping ship. Only suites have iPod docks.
Bathrooms are relatively spacious, with a decent-sized combo bathtub and well-pressurized shower, good lighting, makeup mirror, ample cabinets, citrus-scented L’Occitane potions, and a plain white shipboard toilet. Towels and robes are cushy, but slippers are not provided.
The only other amenity staterooms lack is a full-length mirror, which may be intentional. Almost no passenger disembarks a cruise at his or her initial weight.