Missed port due to high waves for tendering

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#1
Europe
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Looking for a French Polynesia cruise on Oceania Marina March next year.

As most ports are tender ports, wondering if anyone have ever missed a port
due to high waves or wind so tendering was not possible ?

Tender Ports are ;
Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, Fakarava, Rangiroa and Huahine
#2
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Joined Jun 2001
Originally posted by nast
Looking for a French Polynesia cruise on Oceania Marina March next year.



As most ports are tender ports, wondering if anyone have ever missed a port

due to high waves or wind so tendering was not possible ?



Tender Ports are ;

Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, Fakarava, Rangiroa and Huahine


Never have missed any of these over 8 cruises. Raiatea is a dock port by the way.



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Originally posted by nast
Looking for a French Polynesia cruise on Oceania Marina March next year.

As most ports are tender ports, wondering if anyone have ever missed a port
due to high waves or wind so tendering was not possible ?

Tender Ports are ;
Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Nuku Hiva, Fakarava, Rangiroa and Huahine
Very rare if you were not able to get out the ship at any of those islands you mentioned.
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#5
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We have sailed the Pacific Ocean Islands many times and have not missed a port but like any area where tendering is involved it can happen.

Keith
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A few years ago the Marina was unable to sail into the Moorea lagoon and after three attempts tooted its horn and slunk away.
This January when there was a hurricane in Tahiti a couple of ships bypassed it. Pre hurricane the weather was so bad in Bora Bora that tenders to Vaitape were cancelled. I would suggest that you look at the months you plan to travel as the weather from December to Match is unpredictable and April and May can see high winds. That being said i have travelled to FP 4 times in the bad months and only this january was really bad.