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Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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18 Night Polynesian Treasures (Papeete To Los Angeles)
Sail Date: May 28, 2016
Ship: Insignia
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4003
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

So much beauty to experience in each island, so many interesting and fun people I met along the way. The experience of having a fruit buffet before returning to the pier in Nuku Hiva was unforgettable; the tour guide in Kauai was the best lecturer on the island's history (better than a book); and the afternoon on the glass bottom boat in Rangiroa was fun with lots of laughter. I met amazing and interesting people and made new friends. The staff are highly professional, committed to high standards of customer services. The only aspect that Oceania needs to improve is travel arraignments: scheduled flights, connections, and time between connections were the number one complaint from the majority of people on this trip.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I learned to play bridge from a world champion that was lots of fun and an opportunity to meet other people. Also, learned new techniques and applied them improving my photos during this trip.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They are highly professional and committed to high quality standards of customer services.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

My cabin was 7019; it was comfortable, and well located. This year, I took my Tempur Pedic neck travel pillow and had the best sleep and rest from any other cruise before.

Ship Tip

Bring a sense of adventure to this route; weather is unpredictable and the ocean can be rough at times (11 feet waves). The temperature changes very quickly, on land and on the ocean, so highly recommend to pack for dry/wet and warm/cool weather.

5 out of 5
The Papeete market is a must to visit; it is located right across from the pier.
5 out of 5
A great place for Tahitian pearls is the Gauguin's pearl farm.
5 out of 5
A beautiful island, the site for the 2001 CBS- Survivor episode, much history all around the island.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Loved the double decker bus (Pink line). The fare is $2 and it goes through all the high end shopping in Waikiki and loops back to Ala Moana shopping center right in front of Waikiki beach. The bus from the pier, for passengers and crew, goes to Ala Moana shopping center. Diamond Head has the best view of the entire island.
3 out of 5
A very different town since my previous visit back in 2007. The high quality boutiques are gone, restaurants didn't seem appealing and shopkeepers seemed to eager to make a sale.
5 out of 5
The Waimea canyon is an amazing and unique site to visit.
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