• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Pacific Princess Review

-- / 5.0
Editor Rating
292 reviews
46 Awards

Aloha Tahiti!

Review for Pacific Princess to the South Pacific
User Avatar
HACKT
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Rating by category

Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation
Cabin

Additional details

Sail Date: Oct 2009
Cabin:

My wife and I cruised French Polynesia (aka Tahiti) on the Pacific Princess from 9 to 19 October 2009 for our 30th Anniversary. We loved Tahiti but did not enjoy the ship as much as other ships we'd been on (9 total cruises). But due to shallow waters and cost of getting to Tahiti, small ships are all that cruise there.

We flew Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti, to catch the ship. The ATN counter at LAX international terminal opened 3 hours prior to the flight and everything went smoothly. Food on ATN in coach is somewhat poor, especially the dinner - breakfast was OK. I recommend you eat prior to boarding - note the restaurants at LAX international terminal are before the security lines, there is only a coffee shop once you pass thru security.

We arrived in Tahiti at 4:30 AM - the bank at the airport is open 24/7, it's the best place to exchange dollars to French pacific francs. I recommend you bring enough cash for what you want to exchange - my ATM card did not work at any banks I tried in Tahiti. Also, the Pacific Princess did not have an ATM machine. Most merchants took credit cards - visa & master card - the street vendors took only cash. Some islands, like Bora Bora and Moorea, took dollars, but don't always count on it.

Cabin Review

Cabin AA

Cabin had wheel chair accessible shower which took up too much space and looked locker-room ugly. Room was large mini-suite, bed was comfortable. Plenty of storage space. TV was small and hard to position. Balcony was nice.

previous reviewnext review

Find a cruise

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.