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4.5 / 5.0
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Sunshine in the South Pacific

Marina Cruise Review by mauimama48

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2018
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

I chose this cruise because I wanted to spend my birthday with family in the South Pacific. This cruise line met the timeline and they had a triple available for these dates. Upgraded at the last minute to a Balcony stateroom, very glad we did that. Water beautiful and the sun rose very early. Had coffee on our Balcony before breakfast up in the Terrace Cafe. The Terrace Cafe was the buffet restaurant, on most cruise ships it is to be avoided, but not here. Food outstanding, Suishi available most nights. Ate in all the specialty Restaurants, reservations needed but no upcharge. Food for the most part very good. Wine and beer prices were pretty steep...unless you took advantage of the Happy Hour in a few bars. Oceania is known for its culinary success, but their entertainment is sorely lacking. Very old and stale music and shows likewise. If you come to Tahiti, you come for the islands

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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin B1 8065

Cabins supposedly are the largest around. Having 3 to a cabin made it seem very small. Think the configuration of a full sized tub was a waste of space, and it made the closet space very tight. Sofa bed when pulled out did not allow for access to the balcony.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

Arrived at midnight, went straight to the ship.

Booked right at Pier, excellent tour..$40 per person.

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Bora Bora

David picked us up at the pier, right on time. Took us to three snorkeling spots and a tour of the lagoon.


Excellent tour by a Tahitian..great visit to a Motu for swimming and snacks.

Island Tour

Excellent tour only marred by a day of rain!

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