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The people of the Society Islands are very colorful and happy....enjoying a more relaxed, slower pace of life. And what a beautiful place to live.
Our guide (wearing the straw skirt) and her assistants were entertaining a group of us "cruisers" on the island of Taha'a.
In September of 1999, we embarked on a 7 day Society Island cruise on Radisson's "Paul Gaughin." The itinerary included spending the day in Papeete, Tahiti, then boarding the ship and sailing to Raiatea, Taha'a, Bora Bora (2 days), Moorea (2 days), back to Tahiti again for another day touring the island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful & tropical, some of the most gorgeous water I've seen
  • Cons:Smoke from burning trash, overpopulation of dogs, environmental problems
  • Last visit to French Polynesia: Sep 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 5:15 AM

    Great page! What a fantastic place to cruise! Your terrrific photos are a perfect enticement to visit French Polynesia!

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2005 at 9:05 AM

    Hi Ann, The weather might finally be breaking around here. I just had to visit someplace warm and prove to myself that the temp really does get over 35 eventually! Thanks for the tour. Great photos...Tom

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 1:24 PM

    You have some great photos of your fabulous cruise vacation! And I would choose bicycles over motorbikes too. I hope you enjoy Jasper.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    Beautiful pictures! Really hope that I'll make it there one day.

  • SFHulaGIrl's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    Looks idyllic; great opening photo. Hey, I'm an Asian/Polynesian woman and I certainly like to escape my man/men to go somewhere far away whenever possible, too1!!

  • bigblue's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2004 at 5:59 AM

    Every man has a dream! A trip to French Polynesia. Exotic women,real nature,and faraway from their wives!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 3:27 PM

    Ann, thanks for the tips and pages on FP... I am taking my fiance there soon.. also, amazed at how big the SCV, CA has grown!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2004 at 12:52 AM

    Bora Bora... build it!!! No, not going on a cruise until a few months later... Hehe, may be Alaska Inside Passage, but not Tahiti!

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 4:04 PM

    Love your intro pic, too funny! Have you been to the Cooks yet? They are pristine, just wonderful. I'd heard that Papeete is kinda funky too, sad...cat

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2003 at 8:05 AM

    Wow...it's a paradise! My dream vacation destination.


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