Posts Tagged "Tahiti"

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

We docked in the town of Papeete on the island of Tahiti on January 23, 2016. We would be here overnight but would leave at 5:30 am the next morning. The ship docks literally in town as can be seen by the Craft Market image. We just strolled through the town winding up at the local market called Le Marche where goods from produce and fish to handicrafts, clothing and handmade flower leis were sold. In the evening the culinary department on the ship had a Polynesian BBQ complete with suckling pig. Later that night we were treated to Tahiti Ora, a local Polynesian dance group. The thumbnail...

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

We docked in Papeete on the morning of January 24, 2015, at noon. It was quite cloudy when we arrived. During lunch the weather improved so we ventured out and after passing the welcome singers we ventured to the town market. Being Saturday after 1pm, when the market usually closes, only the craft and flower vendors were open, probably because of the cruise ships in town. We returned to the ship and went to see the Polynesian BBQ on the Lido Deck around the pool. This was the first of several outdoor food events that are held on the World Voyage. In the evening there was a local folkloric...

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Papeete, Tahiti

On January 27, 2014 we docked in Papeete, Tahiti, the first of 3 islands in French Polynesia. Since we were here on February 28, 2013 (See: Papeete Tahiti in 2013), we decided to tour the town of Papeete, which is right outside the pier. When you leave the ship you are greeted by singers on the pier. When you leave the port there is a very nice welcome center and craft market, with local singers and dancers performing throughout the day. After leaving the welcome center we went to Le Marche, the municipal market. This market has crafts, flowers, produce, fish and meat and is always active....

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

On February 28, 2013 we arrived in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on the largest of its islands, Tahiti. We toured the east coast of the island, stopping first at  Point Venus, the first landing place of the first European discovers. On this site was Tahiti’s only lighthouse. From there we traveled to the Blowhole Arahoho where the sea carved a opening in the rocks and waves erupt through the hole. We then proceeded inland to the Faaurumai Waterfalls. Our last stop was as the James Norman Hall Museum, the author of “Mutiny on the Bounty”. After returning to the...

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