Tahiti, French Polynesia

Cruises To Papeete

From the island's famed black pearls to world-class surfing and extinct volcanic mountains, discover why Tahiti has been crowned with the nickname, "Queen of the Pacific." French Polynesia's capital city of Papeete is a multicultural centre offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere embedded into the island's natural beauty. Search for unique crafts and goods at the Papeete Market or tour the Rober Wan Pearl Museum to learn about Tahitian black pearls. After returning from a hike, surf lesson or Jeep Safari tour, enjoy a traditional Tahitian dance show.


  • Port Name & Location
    Your ship will dock at this port.
  • Time Zone
    THAT (Tahiti Time) UTC-10 hours
  • Language
    The local language is French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Local currency is the CFP Franc (XPF)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised shore excursions.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Parc Bougainville (formerly known as Bougainville Park), was named for Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the first French explorer to circumnavigate the globe.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Restaurants in Papeete specialse in serving a variety of French, Polynesian and international cuisine.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Opened in 1875, the Notre Dame Cathedral is the oldest Catholic church in Tahiti and one of Papeete's last remaining examples of early colonial architecture.


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Branch out of your usual routine in French Polynesia.

13-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Honolulu

Savour every moment of this 13-day journey. | Cruise on board Norwegian Jewel, refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
Kahului (Maui); Hilo (Hawaii); Nawiliwili (Kauai); Nuku Hiva (French Polynesia); Moorea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia);
DISEMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
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Relax on the white sands of beautiful Bora Bora.

17-Day South Pacific from Papeete

Experience the best of the South Pacific on board Norwegian Jewel.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
Raiatea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Pago Pago (American Samoa); Lautoka (Fiji); Suva (Fiji); Port Vila (Vanuatu); Noumea (New Caledonia); Lifou (New Caledonia);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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