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Paradise in Tahiti!

Ocean Princess Cruise Review by Jenlwarren

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  • Sail Date: Jan 2013
  • Destination: the South Pacific

This was our 4th cruise having previously been on Holland, Carnival and Celebrity. First off, the ship is really small compared to any of the previous ones. But knowing that ahead of time, we didn't have a problem with it at all. But we are the type of cruisers that are there for the ports, not for the ship. It was very well kept, the service was great and the food was really good too.

We really didn't do a whole lot of activities on board but we did do lei making one day and it was a lot of fun. We just relaxed and try to catch up on sleep whenever we had time because we went non stop at our ports.

In Papeete we did a island tour through Natura Exploration and it was wonderful. Got to see hundreds of waterfalls, and a lot of scenery.

In Huahine, we did a snorkel and then lunch on a private beach. It was so wonderful and very relaxing.

In Raiatea, we went to neighboring Tahaa and toured a pearl farm, and then an island tour. I loved the pearl farm but this was by far my least favorite day.

In Bora Bora we booked through a guy name Christophe on his ski boat and did a snorkeling trip. I cannot say enough good things about this. He was amazing and accommodated our group of 18 with ease. We saw a manta ray, several eagle rays, a huge sea anemone with clown fish, and lots and lots of fish.

Rangiroa we did a scuba trip through top dive. It was an advanced dive which I felt kind of uncomfortable with, but having said that, it was really amazing! We dove to 99 feet and it felt like 30 because the visibility was just so clear. We saw a lot of sea life and awesome coral.

In Moorea we did ATV's through Alberts tour. This was also very fun and put together very well.

On our last day in Tahiti we took the ferry over to Moorea. It was about $75 for 2 of us. We booked a jet ski tour with Alberts and it was amazing. We swam with sting rays and sharks and it was a once in a lifetime trip.

Disembarkation was so smooth. Flights don't leave the island until after 11 pm so they let you stay on the ship all day even thought they are bringing on the passengers for the next sailing. We had to vacate our cabin, but were able to shower in the spa. It was perfect because we got to spend our day in Moorea jet skiing and still be able to come back to a shower before our flight left.

I couldn't recommend this cruise more. It was so much fun and Tahiti is really an amazing place.

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