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Cruises from Papeete

The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures.

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Shop around for the best hire car deal and enjoy driving along the broad avenue by the famous waterfront, and then venture forth along the four-lane express way that links the city with the trendy suburban districts of Punaauia and Paea on the west coast. Its suburbs creep up the mountains overlooking the city and sprawl for miles along the coast in both directions.

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Port Highlights

  • Stroll through the stunning Paofai Gardens. A great relaxing walk with views of the nearby harbour and lush vegetation. Several places to enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal, or simply enjoy the activities going on around you.

  • Explore the extensive local market known as the Municipal market. There is much to offer such as souvenirs, handbags, clothes, and fresh local produce. It is within walking distance from the cruise terminal.

  • Ever wanted to visit the world's only museum dedicated to pearls? Papeete is the place to go, visit the Robert Wan Pearl Museum! A fascinating shop featuring a variety of pearls and jewelry for all to enjoy. Certainly not one to miss!

Papeete Ports

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