Shirley and I always argue over which islands are our favorites French Polynesia vs Fiji. It's a hard choice. We have a tip for those of you who are cruising through Tahiti. If you are in Papeete and then cruising on to Moorea the next day get permission to leave the ship for a night and book an overwater bungalow at either the Sofitel or Hilton Moorea. Take the ferry from Papeete to Moorea (25 minutes) and a taxi to your hotel. Enjoy the day and evening and then the next afternoon meet your ship in Moorea. You won't regret the romantic experience of your bungalow and climbing down the ladder off your private deck to your own aquarium.