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Port of Call - Papeete

Located on the famous island of Tahiti, Papeete is the capital of the French Polynesia and is a unique city like no other in the world. It acts as the perfect base for exploring everything this incredible island has to offer.

Papeete was once a gathering place where Tahitians came in search of fresh waters. Today it offers an impressive nightlife, fantastic shopping facilities, world-class resorts and vibrant markets, which are particularly popular for those searching for local black pearls.

The island of Tahiti is a true paradise, offering rugged scenery and a contrast of some of the best things about Mother Nature.

What to Explore
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Papenoo Valley and Waterfall

Head inland on a 4WD tour and you will uncover the scenic beauty of the Papenoo Valley and waterfall. Located on the rugged east coast of the island, it is close by to fantastic attractions like One Tree Hill, which offers stunning views over Matavai Bay.

The Papenoo River system boasts countless cascading waterfalls that spill into gorgeous mountain pools that are simply begging to be dived into.

This is one excursion you won´t want to forget the camera for.

Papeete Lagoon

Take a cruise on the Papeete Lagoon and you will soon uncover some of Tahiti's most historical sites. As you travel through Papeete´s main harbor you will straight away pass the French Navy base, before passing the black-sand beaches of Point Venus before taking a dip in the crystal clear waters.

Temperatures
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Average Temperatures

  • January: 26°C
  • February: 26°C
  • March: 26°C
  • April: 26°C
  • May: 25°C
  • June: 25°C
  • July: 25°C
  • August: 25°C
  • September: 25°C
  • October: 25°C
  • November: 26°C
  • December: 26°C

Dining
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Dining Suggestions

If you are after a classy dining experience while in Papeete your best bets are L´o a la Bouche, Les 3 Brasseurs and roulottes de Place Vaiete. However, expect some high prices.

Bring to Shore
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What to bring to shore?

Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around. Ensure you bring your swimmers and snorkelling gear so you can explore the reef.

If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are essential. Ensure you bring your passport, identification and cash/credit cards. Make sure you don't forget your camera either!

Docking
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Docking

Your cruise ship will dock near the downtown area of Papeete and taxis are available pierside.

Le Trucks, open-air vehicles with bench-type seating are the most common form of transportation on the island.

Information
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General Information

Currency: French Pacific Francs

Language: French, Tahitian and English

Population: 262,000

Time Zone: (UTC-10, −9:30, -9)

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Cruises From Australia

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Map Brand Departing Duration Itinerary Twin Quad See Details
12th April 2023
Transpacific Cruise
Brisbane - Australia
1 ship review
17 Nights - Quantum of the Seas
17 Nights
Brisbane - Australia Departing
Quantum of the Seas Ship
Prices from $4470 pp
14th April 2023
Transpacific Cruise
Sydney - Australia
51 ship reviews
17 Nights - Radiance of The Seas
17 Nights
Sydney - Australia Departing
Radiance of The Seas Ship
Prices from $1699 pp
15th April 2023
Transpacific Cruise
Sydney - Australia
93 ship reviews
18 Nights - Ovation of the Seas
18 Nights
Sydney - Australia Departing
Ovation of the Seas Ship
Prices from $2238 pp
R
15 Apr 2023
18 Nights

Transpacific Cruise

18 Nights, Ovation of the Seas (18T035) Sydney - Australia, 15 Apr 2023
22nd April 2023
Tahiti, Bora Bora & Hawaii
Sydney - Australia
0 ship reviews
18 Nights - Celebrity Eclipse
18 Nights
Sydney - Australia Departing
Celebrity Eclipse Ship
Prices from $3152 pp

International Cruises

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Map Brand Departing Duration Itinerary Twin Quad See Details
27th February 2022
San Diego To San Diego
San Diego - California
0 ship reviews
35 Nights - ms Zuiderdam
35 Nights
San Diego - California Departing
ms Zuiderdam Ship
Prices from $10739 pp
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HA
27 Feb 2022
35 Nights

San Diego To San Diego

35 Nights, ms Zuiderdam (U215) San Diego - California, 27 Feb 2022
28th September 2022
Vancouver To San Diego
Vancouver, B.C.
0 ship reviews
50 Nights - ms Zuiderdam
50 Nights
Vancouver, B.C. Departing
ms Zuiderdam Ship
Prices from $12549 pp
HA
28 Sep 2022
50 Nights

Vancouver To San Diego

50 Nights, ms Zuiderdam (U272) Vancouver, B.C., 28 Sep 2022
30th September 2022
Vancouver To Papeete
0 ship reviews
27 Nights - Odyssey
27 Nights
Departing
Odyssey Ship
Prices from $22999 pp
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SB
30 Sep 2022
27 Nights

Vancouver To Papeete

27 Nights, Odyssey (4274B) , 30 Sep 2022
30th September 2022
Vancouver To Sydney
0 ship reviews
65 Nights - Odyssey
65 Nights
Departing
Odyssey Ship
Prices from $52999 pp
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SB
30 Sep 2022
65 Nights

Vancouver To Sydney

65 Nights, Odyssey (4274C) , 30 Sep 2022
1st October 2022
Seattle To Papeete
0 ship reviews
26 Nights - Odyssey
26 Nights
Departing
Odyssey Ship
Prices from $22999 pp
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SB
01 Oct 2022
26 Nights

Seattle To Papeete

26 Nights, Odyssey (4274D) , 01 Oct 2022
1st October 2022
Seattle To Sydney
0 ship reviews
64 Nights - Odyssey
64 Nights
Departing
Odyssey Ship
Prices from $52999 pp
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SB
01 Oct 2022
64 Nights

Seattle To Sydney

64 Nights, Odyssey (4274E) , 01 Oct 2022
3rd October 2022
Hawaii,tahiti & Bora Bora
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii
0 ship reviews
18 Nights - Celebrity Eclipse
18 Nights
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii Departing
Celebrity Eclipse Ship
Prices from $3879 pp
C
03 Oct 2022
18 Nights

Hawaii,tahiti & Bora Bora

18 Nights, Celebrity Eclipse (18T033) Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii, 03 Oct 2022
3rd October 2022
San Diego To San Diego
San Diego - California
0 ship reviews
45 Nights - ms Zuiderdam
45 Nights
San Diego - California Departing
ms Zuiderdam Ship
Prices from $12299 pp
HA
03 Oct 2022
45 Nights

San Diego To San Diego

45 Nights, ms Zuiderdam (U272B) San Diego - California, 03 Oct 2022
4th October 2022
Transpacific Cruise
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii
51 ship reviews
16 Nights - Radiance of The Seas
16 Nights
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii Departing
Radiance of The Seas Ship
Prices from $1649 pp
8th October 2022
San Diego To Sydney
San Diego - California
7 ship reviews
34 Nights - ms Noordam
34 Nights
San Diego - California Departing
ms Noordam Ship
Prices from $8799 pp
HA
08 Oct 2022
34 Nights

San Diego To Sydney

34 Nights, ms Noordam (N276) San Diego - California, 08 Oct 2022
8th October 2022
San Diego To Sydney
San Diego - California
7 ship reviews
69 Nights - ms Noordam
69 Nights
San Diego - California Departing
ms Noordam Ship
Prices from $19749 pp
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HA
08 Oct 2022
69 Nights

San Diego To Sydney

69 Nights, ms Noordam (N276A) San Diego - California, 08 Oct 2022
9th October 2022
Transpacific Cruise
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii
93 ship reviews
19 Nights - Ovation of the Seas
19 Nights
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii Departing
Ovation of the Seas Ship
Prices from $2299 pp
R
09 Oct 2022
19 Nights

Transpacific Cruise

19 Nights, Ovation of the Seas (19T010) Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii, 09 Oct 2022
13th October 2022
Transpacific Cruise
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii
1 ship review
18 Nights - Quantum of the Seas
18 Nights
Honolulu - Oahu - Hawaii Departing
Quantum of the Seas Ship
Prices from $1850 pp
27th October 2022
Pacific Islands Cruise
Papeete, Tahiti
0 ship reviews
38 Nights - Odyssey
38 Nights
Papeete, Tahiti Departing
Odyssey Ship
Prices from $62999 pp
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SB
27 Oct 2022
38 Nights

Pacific Islands Cruise

38 Nights, Odyssey (4280A) Papeete, Tahiti, 27 Oct 2022
3rd January 2023
Ft. Lauderdale To Ft. Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
0 ship reviews
128 Nights - ms Zuiderdam
128 Nights
Fort Lauderdale Departing
ms Zuiderdam Ship
Prices from $54899 pp
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HA
03 Jan 2023
128 Nights

Ft. Lauderdale To Ft. Lauderdale

128 Nights, ms Zuiderdam (U309) Fort Lauderdale, 03 Jan 2023
6th January 2023
Miami - Florida To Papeete
Miami
0 ship reviews
32 Nights - Sojourn
32 Nights
Miami Departing
Sojourn Ship
Prices from $36999 pp
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SB
06 Jan 2023
32 Nights

Miami - Florida To Papeete

32 Nights, Sojourn (5310) Miami, 06 Jan 2023
6th January 2023
Miami - Florida To Barcelona
Miami
0 ship reviews
140 Nights - Sojourn
140 Nights
Miami Departing
Sojourn Ship
Prices from $94999 pp
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SB
06 Jan 2023
140 Nights

Miami - Florida To Barcelona

140 Nights, Sojourn (5310C) Miami, 06 Jan 2023
18th February 2023
San Diego To San Diego
San Diego - California
0 ship reviews
35 Nights - ms Koningsdam
35 Nights
San Diego - California Departing
ms Koningsdam Ship
Prices from $8549 pp
HA
18 Feb 2023
35 Nights

San Diego To San Diego

35 Nights, ms Koningsdam (K316) San Diego - California, 18 Feb 2023