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Marina Review

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Tahiti Marina Cruise, Papeete to Papeete, Great Cruise

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Concierge Level

We sailed on the Oceania Marina on a cruise of the Tahitian islands. We started and ended in Papeete on Tahiti and visited Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, and Rangiora. Although I thought of Tahiti as a single island in the middle of nowhere, there are three groups of islands: the Society Islands, Marquesa Islands, and the Tuamotu Islands. More island chains nearby. A cruise ship is an excellent way to see these islands. Only the Paul Gauguin cruises in these waters. There is a local ship that is half cruise ship/half cargo ship, but I have no info on that.

Getting There

We flew Air Tahiti Nui from LAX and landed at 6am. Customs took about an hour. Very few parts of the airport are air conditioned. We were with a group and had some extra perks. We drove five minutes to the Intercontinental and had a day room for a few hours. Slept a couple of hours, walked around the pretty hotel, then boarded a bus to the ship terminal.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level

Cabin A1

Our Room 1062

We had a concierge veranda room. Big, comfortable bed with room under it for suitcases (and life preservers). Sofa, small desk (great for make-up, ladies), and a flat screen TV with a fair number of cable channels and movies (they played Mutiny on the Bounty almost non stop). The TV has a built-in DVD player and you can get ~100 DVDs from Reception. Two 110V outlets, one in the desk area and one in the bathroom. There is a mini fridge stocked with free sodas and water. Plenty of storage space, but most are small. In-room safe with a light. Too many coat hangers! An umbrella. Outside veranda with a small table and two chairs. Furnishings were high quality. Bathroom had a bathtub and a shower. Wish they had combined them, the shower is small for a six footer. Nice tile work. Plenty of towels. Plenty of storage with undersink, side cabinets, and another two nooks near the shower. Lights in the room and bathroom - spend some time figuring them out. Nice reading lights by the bed.

If you would like a towel for the beach, ask your attendant the night before.

Port Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

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Bora Bora

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Pago Pago

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