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There's also Tui Tua cruises. It's a much...
There's also Tui Tua cruises. It's a much smaller ship and they are more into giving you a cultural experiences. We are going next year and are very excited about it.
Tui Tai Cruises
For anyone who has been in the Fijian Islands, did you hear anything about this cruise line while ashore? It sounds great, but appearance can be deceiving.
Tui Tai Cruises
Has anyone here ever been on this cruise line? It offers 7 and 5 day cruises around the Fijian Islands. It looks great, but I know appearances can be deceiving.

Anyone had or know someone who...
We were in Rangi in November and can recommend a...
We were in Rangi in November and can recommend a trip to the Aquarium with Ugo Angley. We booked him through the ship, but you might want to call The Kia Ora...
Thankfully she still does for a little while...
Thankfully she still does for a little while longer. We are on the last small chip cruise there in November. That's a bonehead move to my way of thinking because you are right. The large ships...
Are you booking independently or through a travel...
Are you booking independently or through a travel agent? Most cruises will state upfront if you need any visas when you book them. The only one that took a long time to get was the one from Brazil....
We've done three Tahiti cruises with Princess. ...
We've done three Tahiti cruises with Princess. There are not as many tuxes and gowns as you'd see on another destination, like Europe or the Med. Women tend to go with regular dresses and men do...
We tend to go with Marama. We have done business...
We tend to go with Marama. We have done business with them for a number of years and they have always proven reliable.
Yes, the taxis are running on Sundays, especially...
Yes, the taxis are running on Sundays, especially if there is a ship in dock.
Are you thinking about ships tours or doing stuff...
Are you thinking about ships tours or doing stuff independently? There's usually not too much of a problem with doing something independently as most of the operators work hand-in-hand with the...
There is nothing wrong with that! I do exactly...
There is nothing wrong with that! I do exactly the same thing! It's easier now because there isn't that last-minute crunch. We will start watching the exchange rate in July for our November trip....
Where do you start your cruise? If it's in New...
Where do you start your cruise? If it's in New Zealand, I would wait until you get there to exchange money - you will get a better rate there than through your bank. If you start at the other end,...
You can use US currency in American Samoa, Bora...
You can use US currency in American Samoa, Bora Bora, Moorea and New Caledonia. They also all take XFP. You can use Australian currency in Fiji and they take most US credit cards (I can't remember...
The guys there are tons of fun to talk to...
The guys there are tons of fun to talk to (providing you speak French). The games are pretty much every night. Just make sure you wear bug repellent if you go out.

The courts are to your left...
Sure it's sort of like a combination of...
Sure it's sort of like a combination of shuffleboard and lawn bowling. The object is to get as close to the pallino as possible without hitting it. They say it's a game that times five minutes to...
I don't know how late you are going to be there,...
I don't know how late you are going to be there, but during the evening, they frequently have bocce games going on. They are fascinating to watch.
I loved the time we spent on Rarotonga. They...
I loved the time we spent on Rarotonga. They speak English and don't use CFP. Their local deity caused quite the stir among my fellow cruisers.

It was very laid back and I would go back in a...
I seem to be suffering from the same illness. Is...
I seem to be suffering from the same illness. Is there a cure? I hope not!
Thanks for the heads up on this. We did the...
Thanks for the heads up on this. We did the drift snorkel with Bruno once before and it was okay. The second time we ended up with Eric (Bruno booked too many people). It was a much nicer...
For what it's worth, we haven't brought wine on...
For what it's worth, we haven't brought wine on board (we carry it in our luggage), but when we were in Huahine two years ago, we picked up two bottles of Grand Marnier Cream at a local grocery store...
We're going back for the fourth time - needless...
We're going back for the fourth time - needless to say, we can't get enough of it. If you travel away from the tourist area, some locals can be rude if you don't speak French.

Papeete isn't the...
Mango cafe in Papeete
Has anyone been to Mango's Cafe recently? We were there two yers ago and loved it. Wanted to go back and were curious about anyone else's experiences.

Thanks!
Wow, that seems... odd to me, but perhaps things...
Wow, that seems... odd to me, but perhaps things have changed in the time between our last trip and now.

Sadly, you look to be on the cruise just before ours or I would ahve scoped it out for...
We've flown in early on our own and Princess has...
We've flown in early on our own and Princess has always had transportation to meet us when our plane landed, that includes Papeete. We've done this trip twice (and are heading back again next year),...
I have and we enjoyed it, even though it was...
I have and we enjoyed it, even though it was closed when we went. Theyw ere filming a movie there and that was interesting. They have booth set up to demonstrate all sort of things, from weaving to...