192 Tahiti (Papeete) Cruise Reviews

We arrived into PPT at 5am and could not get on board until later. It was nice walking around the town but not after an 8 hour flight from LAX
We arrived into PPT at 5am and could not get on board until later. It was nice walking around the town but not after an 8 hour flight from LAX Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
In 2005 we did a cruise around the islands of Tahiti and the Marquesas. We absolutely loved Papeete. Now, in November 2018, we were so disappointed. It has deteriorated greatly with warehouses and factories everywhere and rubbish and ... Read More
In 2005 we did a cruise around the islands of Tahiti and the Marquesas. We absolutely loved Papeete. Now, in November 2018, we were so disappointed. It has deteriorated greatly with warehouses and factories everywhere and rubbish and broken paving. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This is one port to AVOID. Typical grubby Pacific Island, very run down and everything is grossly overpriced. Nice place to land, then travel to somewhere else!! Accommodation around the island is mostly poor and expensive (a couple of ... Read More
This is one port to AVOID. Typical grubby Pacific Island, very run down and everything is grossly overpriced. Nice place to land, then travel to somewhere else!! Accommodation around the island is mostly poor and expensive (a couple of good but pricey resorts), range of restaurants is poor and expensive. Much better to spend the money and go to Moorea Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Papette is an interesting port, although it has its shortcomings, for instance, virtually everything is shut on a Sunday. If you are there on a Sunday, you need to have a tour of the island booked, unless you want - are able to - hang ... Read More
Papette is an interesting port, although it has its shortcomings, for instance, virtually everything is shut on a Sunday. If you are there on a Sunday, you need to have a tour of the island booked, unless you want - are able to - hang around the ship. If it is a weekday, the central market is one of the most interesting places to visit. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We hired a car and drove around the island which was good, but not for the feint of heart. If you are nervous - take the shore excursion - to do the same thing.
We hired a car and drove around the island which was good, but not for the feint of heart. If you are nervous - take the shore excursion - to do the same thing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Stayed at the Intercontinental Tahiti for 2 days after the cruise. Highly recommended to get an over water bungalow. Preferably 487 if you can. Exceptional property.
Stayed at the Intercontinental Tahiti for 2 days after the cruise. Highly recommended to get an over water bungalow. Preferably 487 if you can. Exceptional property. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We just stayed at the La Meridien on Papeete the night after our cruise and flew out early the next morning. We did walk around the market.
We just stayed at the La Meridien on Papeete the night after our cruise and flew out early the next morning. We did walk around the market. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Next time we would arrive the day before so we could board earlier. Our flight brought us in VERY late at night and we had all of 15 minutes aboard before the ship set sail..... a LATE night to unpack and get to bed, to be up early for ... Read More
Next time we would arrive the day before so we could board earlier. Our flight brought us in VERY late at night and we had all of 15 minutes aboard before the ship set sail..... a LATE night to unpack and get to bed, to be up early for lifeboat drill and a shore excursion left us exhausted. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Oddly Tahiti was the worse Port-of-Call. No wonder we just start and leave from there. We had a late flight so we rented a day room and went to the beach - which was about 20 minutes from the city. If you have all day I would suggest ... Read More
Oddly Tahiti was the worse Port-of-Call. No wonder we just start and leave from there. We had a late flight so we rented a day room and went to the beach - which was about 20 minutes from the city. If you have all day I would suggest and island tour rather than the beach, although having a day room was nice. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Rented a car. Love tge island and the food trucks. Wish this would have our 2 day island. There was so much to do whereas there wasn't anything to do in Bora Bora on Sunday.
Rented a car. Love tge island and the food trucks. Wish this would have our 2 day island. There was so much to do whereas there wasn't anything to do in Bora Bora on Sunday. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
They had the typical island bus tours and lagoon snorkel trips off the stop. We really only wanted to do the Papanoo Valley 4WD excursion but apparently all available tour 4WDs were allocated to Princess. So beware! Did the food ... Read More
They had the typical island bus tours and lagoon snorkel trips off the stop. We really only wanted to do the Papanoo Valley 4WD excursion but apparently all available tour 4WDs were allocated to Princess. So beware! Did the food trucks for dinner. The "food trucks" are really just mobile kitchens that serve you like a sit down restaurant. Beware that "water" may mean bottled water (bring your own). Great ambiance and perfect temperature. We had awesome Chinese fried rice that was enough for dinner. Wouldn't care to visit Tahiti again. We did notice that several people went from Bora Bora to Moorea, apparently skipping Tahiti and Bora Bora. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Too touristy....expensive ....one coke was 5 dollars......very busy.....
Too touristy....expensive ....one coke was 5 dollars......very busy..... Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Spent pre-cruise time in Tahiti at the Inter-Continental. Took a taxi tour on our own. Far side of the island nicer. Liked the falls and the garden and over water bungalo. Downtown Tahiti was similar to the Caribbean, metro and not much to ... Read More
Spent pre-cruise time in Tahiti at the Inter-Continental. Took a taxi tour on our own. Far side of the island nicer. Liked the falls and the garden and over water bungalo. Downtown Tahiti was similar to the Caribbean, metro and not much to see in the way of tourist sights. Market was interesting for an hour or so. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
A busy and not very attractive town. Take a tour of the island to see the pretty places on Tahiti
A busy and not very attractive town. Take a tour of the island to see the pretty places on Tahiti Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We spent 2 nights pre-cruise in an over the water bungalow at the Intercontinental. It was fabulous!! It was close to the airport, and a $20 cab ride to the pier.
We spent 2 nights pre-cruise in an over the water bungalow at the Intercontinental. It was fabulous!! It was close to the airport, and a $20 cab ride to the pier. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
There were No excursions offered. Just 12 plus hours in a hotel reception hall.
There were No excursions offered. Just 12 plus hours in a hotel reception hall. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We stayed for a month in Tahiti on a "house exchange" before boarding the ship. We loved the markets in Papeete, and we drove around the larger island (Tahiti Nui) and down both sides of the smaller one (Tahiti Iti). Stunning ... Read More
We stayed for a month in Tahiti on a "house exchange" before boarding the ship. We loved the markets in Papeete, and we drove around the larger island (Tahiti Nui) and down both sides of the smaller one (Tahiti Iti). Stunning scenery & lovely beaches. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018

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