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 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.

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
      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.

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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Tahiti's Natural Treasures

The natural treasures of Tahiti are yours to discover during this scenic, half-day orientation tour of the island's east...

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Tahiti Jeep Adventure

Explore a side of Tahiti not commonly seen by visitors during a scenic off-road journey through this idyllic island, whi...

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Te Ruta Lagoon Discovery

Embrace the undersea beauty of Tahiti's blue waters during this scenic and memorable lagoon discovery tour. ...

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Tahiti Sail by Catamaran

Cruise off the coast of Tahiti without a care in the world, eventually anchoring for a refreshing swim in the surroundin...

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19-Day Australia & French Polynesia from Sydney

Enhanced in 2018, Norwegian Jewel shines from bow to stern. | Explore the remote island of Dravuni in the Fiji Islands.
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Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia

14-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Papeete

See the world’s third tallest waterfall in Nuku Hiva. | Norwegian Jewel sparkles with new 2018 enhancements.
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DISEMBARK Honolulu (Oahu);
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Kayaking in French Polynesia

14-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Honolulu

Relax and unwind on the newly enhanced Norwegian Jewel. | Try authentic Hawaiian cuisine at a luau in Kauai.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Honolulu (Oahu);
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