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If you are a certified diver I would dive on...
If you are a certified diver I would dive on Moorea. The only downside is that it is at the end of your cruise and if you find you really love it the trip is over and there are not other...
Our treatment for the withdrawal is twofold. ...
Our treatment for the withdrawal is twofold. Currently in Maui and while not FP it sure beats NY weather. Second treatment is our next PG cruise which is booked for July.
This past July was out 5th time with Pure...
This past July was out 5th time with Pure Snorkeling, #6 this coming July. We have seen the mantas 3 of the 5 times. Maximum of 8 people but we reserved the boat for a group of 6 this last time. ...
We have taken the early arriving flight many...
We have taken the early arriving flight many times, again this coming July. If Holland America will take your bags definitely take that flight. Taxi to the waterfront and drop your bags. The...
I would suggest you look independently at Marc's...
I would suggest you look independently at Marc's Lagoon tour. A much better tour at a better price.

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I can only speak for the Paul Gauguin which I...
I can only speak for the Paul Gauguin which I have been on 5 times. They depart at approximately midnight and we can get on the ship at 3:00 pm. That allows for people arriving very late on the...
You can't predict this in advance. We have...
You can't predict this in advance. We have tendered into Rarotonga and Aitutaki twice via the Paul Gauguin. The last time (July) it was rough but we made it in. So for us we did make it in both...
We've been on the Paul Gauguin 5 times in Moorea...
We've been on the Paul Gauguin 5 times in Moorea and they choose Cook's bay or Opunohu Bay based upon both weather and if other ships are also in port. I would think Princess would do the same...
You can use the OBC in the shop on board. They...
You can use the OBC in the shop on board. They have the typical shirts, bathing suits, logo stuff as well as pearls. I had to do that literally 2 years ago and yesterday I took the tag off of the...
You can't use the OBC in the casino. Our TA will...
You can't use the OBC in the casino. Our TA will send us a rebate check after the cruise in lieu of their OBC. You should check with them directly. As an FYI, the pure snorkeling excursion is...
We've been to Tahiti 5 times on the Paul Gauguin....
We've been to Tahiti 5 times on the Paul Gauguin. The ship offers this as an "excursion" on both Bora Bora and Moorea as they overnight at each. We usually stay precruise on Moorea in an OWB at the...
Second the thought for contact lenses. My...
Second the thought for contact lenses. My daughter used them extensively for snorkeling and did not have any issue.
More than a little wet on the return. That's me...
More than a little wet on the return. That's me hiding with my goggles on as we were getting drenched. But we had a great time.:D
If you are booking yourself you should check...
If you are booking yourself you should check prices on American, Qantas and Air Tahiti Nui. American and Qantas are code shared on Air Tahiti Nui and sometimes have a lower price. If booking via...
Suva is a common port for the cruise. It is an...
Suva is a common port for the cruise. It is an industrial type of city and many of us who go on these cruises do it to experience the spectacular snorkeling and diving the region has to offer. ...
We stayed at Matangi for 8 nights and it was...
We stayed at Matangi for 8 nights and it was tough to leave. On the Fiji board E&Cinreno is a wealth of information about Matangi and he is very willing to share extensive photo albums and advice...
We were on the Paul Gauguin in July and did not...
We were on the Paul Gauguin in July and did not use their air. We had to be off the ship by about 10:00 am and we paid an arm and a leg to stay at a hotel for the day. We contacted all of the...
If you have a chance for a land based stay in...
If you have a chance for a land based stay in Fiji Mantangi Island was spectacular. We visited the Yasawa Islands via a 6 day Blue Lagoon snorkel cruise and the snorkeling was amazing.
I've been told those are Christmas Tree Coral....
I've been told those are Christmas Tree Coral. Snap your fingers under water near them and they withdraw into the larger coral in a blink of the eye.
If you are staying in the region for some time...
If you are staying in the region for some time prior to,and after your cruise there are lots of options that you can book yourself that should save some serious $. You should post on Tripadvisor as...
The ports in Fiji are horrible and those...
The ports in Fiji are horrible and those iteneraries have lots of sea days. Unless you will spend some time in Fiji pre or post cruise I would not do it.

We have done a two week land vacation in...
Spectacular review, thanks for sharing. I know...
Spectacular review, thanks for sharing. I know it is a ton of work to write this type of exhaustive review. I'm quite on the fence when I hear that a tour guide would hold on to a shark simply to...
You will return to Tahiti at about 7:00 pm the...
You will return to Tahiti at about 7:00 pm the evening before you have to leave the ship. The next day you have to leave the ship, more or less, by about 11-noon. Laundry can be put out early in...
We've been to Bora Bora 5 times via the Paul...
We've been to Bora Bora 5 times via the Paul Gauguin, most recently in July. This was the first time we went to Bloody Mary's. We did a great snorkel tour and then had the boat drop us off at the...
It is the restaurant, not the hotel, that...
It is the restaurant, not the hotel, that provides transport for dinner. It is both ways, no charge. Different restaurants offer this at different hotels due to location.