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Tahiti (Papeete) Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Tahiti (Papeete)

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16 Tahiti (Papeete) Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

matthewbowen1966 avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise and cruise ship on a very overrated cruise line!


Let me start with the most positive and that is the staff especially waiting, bar and housekeeping. They are truly amazing and the best I have found on a cruise ship. I'm not gonna bother going into detail about ...
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Sail Date November 2019

rjeffb avatar


3 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

The Voyage of “No”

Summary: the islands and waters of French Polynesia are beautiful, exotic, and clean. The towns and roads are populated by people who are friendly, charming, inviting, and helpful. And I highly recommend you visit ...
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Sail Date October 2019

LWalber avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

What a mistake!

We wanted to try a new line (we've cruised more than 20 times on Celebrity/Azamara) and Oceania had a cruise from French Polynesia to Peru. The selling point was a stop at Easter Island and then a post-tour of Machu ...
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Sail Date March 2019

Ericmalinee avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ripped off

We travelled on 30 January for a 10 day Polynesian cruise on the ms marina and what should have been the trip I dreamed off turned completely bad due to incompetent staff. I like to warn future travelers to have a ...
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Sail Date January 2019

drreena avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes


We are not new to cruising as this was our 15th cruise but the first with Oceania. We were attracted to Oceania because of the French Polynesia itinerary as well as its reputation for good service and food. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019

SpringValleyCarol avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes


This was advertised as a "sailing" ship," filling its sails with the tradewinds of Tahiti" in every advertisement, and we fell for it. As experienced sailors on a 40' sailboat, San Diego to Hawaii and back, ...
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Sail Date September 2018

boandalice avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not So Tahitian Cruise

If you are seeking a cruise with Tahitian culture, history and dancing, this one is not for you. We have taken two other Polynesian cruises and the crews were Polynesian. We learned a lot about the islands and their ...
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Sail Date January 2018

ahlanmak avatar


2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Paid for premium itinerary

So far we only took 5 cruises with Crystal, one Silversea , one Seabourn and two Hollend America. Not a frequent cruisers, but very selective. Paul Gauguin was the recent one we came back from. Overall, ...
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Sail Date August 2017

7figtrees avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boring & bad weather

Friends suggested this. I don't like cruises & shouldn't have gone. The only port PG docked was in Papeete. All other cruise involved waiting on launches & feeling like 2nd class citizen because priority is given to ...
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Sail Date August 2017

coastcashier avatar


8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Going Downhill with Costcutting

We did the 7 day Tahiti experience two years ago and enjoyed it very much. We did the extended version to experience the Wind Spirit in Full Sail in the open sea. It didn't happen. The saile were never all put up ...
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Sail Date May 2017

jjverboom avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

10 Boring Days on the Wind Spirit

My wife and I selected this cruise because it had good reviews and was in the area where we wanted to do a cruise, being Tahiti and French Polynesia. Our only other cruise experiences are just two, a 4-day Blue ...
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Sail Date January 2017

zaner56 avatar


2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

This trip came highly recommended by friends that had taken this trip on previous occasions under different ownership. This was a "bucket list" trip for us. Very disappointed. The only saving grace for the entire ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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Redskin Fan

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Oceania: Did Not Deliver What Was Advertised

We chose this cruise of Polynesia solely because it was going to Easter Island - a port that few ships go to, and they are usually on a world cruise. We also were interested in going to the Pitcairn Islands, ...
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Sail Date April 2016

AZAdventurer avatar


1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware!!

We chose this cruise primarily because the itinerary included Easter Island, but also because of Oceania's reputation for upscale cruising and wonderful food. What a disappointment this turned out to be! Although ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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joanne lewis

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

What a Disappointment

Just returned from what should of been a fantastic holiday celebrating our 30th anniversary. Arrived on ship, all seemed good, quick & organised embarkation, went to our suite, 711, very impressed with amount of ...
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Sail Date September 2015

ardenttraveler avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

What an Overrated Cruise Line

Don't spend the money on the precruise pkg. We went direct to the hotels website and booked an over the water bungalow for half the paul gaugain price. We had read that paul gaugain was rated #1 small cruise line ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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