Papeete

Tahiti, French Polynesia

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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 center 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.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • 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
      Organized 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 specialize 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.

Papeete TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Huahine 4WD Safari

Experience the top sights of Huahine up-close as you tour the island by 4WD and take an outrigger to a pearl farm. This ...

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Snorkel Safari

Wave goodbye to the palms for a while as you explore the fascinating landscape Huahine has waiting for you under the wat...

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Motu Picnic

Boat out to a small islet, spend awhile doing whatever pleases you – or nothing – and enjoy a Polynesian beach picnic. ...

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Lagoon Cruise & Beach Break

This wonderful combination tour allows you to explore Bora Bora’s magical lagoon on board a covered boat, snorkel and re...

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Featured Papeete CRUISE ITINERARIES

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12-Day South Pacific From Honolulu to Papeete: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui

12-Day South Pacific From Honolulu to Papeete: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui

Enjoy an overnight stay in Kaua'i. | Best Cruise Line, Hawaii (Gold) - Travvy Awards 2020. | Enjoy laid-back luxury on the completely renovated Norwegian Spirit.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Honolulu (Oahu);
Nāwiliwili (Kaua`i); Kahului (Maui); Hilo (Hawaii); Raiatea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Moorea (French Polynesia);
DISEMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
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7-Day South Pacific Round-trip Papeete: Bora Bora, Moorea & Raiatea

7-Day South Pacific Round-trip Papeete: Bora Bora, Moorea & Raiatea

Experience the best of the South Pacific. | Discover pristine amenities aboard the all-new Norwegian Spirit.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
Huahine (French Polynesia); Raiatea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Moorea (French Polynesia);
DISEMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
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12-Day South Pacific From Papeete to Honolulu: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui

12-Day South Pacific From Papeete to Honolulu: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui

Discover beauty at every turn on your cruise aboard Norwegian Spirit. | Toast incredible moments with our unique onboard bars.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Papeete (Tahiti);
Moorea (French Polynesia); Bora Bora (French Polynesia); Raiatea (French Polynesia); Nāwiliwili (Kaua`i); Hilo (Hawaii); Kahului (Maui);
DISEMBARK Honolulu (Oahu);
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