Tahiti on the Paul Gauguin

Homeward Bound

We flew economy on Air Tahiti Nui but lucked out and got bulkhead seats which gave us extra legroom for the overnight flight. We arrived in Los Angeles at 11 AM, cleared customs, got our luggage and made our way to the United terminal for the five-hour flight back to Newark. It was a very […]

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Over-the-water Paradise

Over-the-water Paradise

If I were to pick a highlight of the entire trip, it would have to be the two days we spent at the Intercontinental Moorea. We splurged and took an over-the-water bungalow, which turned out to be a wonderful decision. If you’re ever “in the neighborhood”, I would strongly suggest you do the same. It […]

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Aboard the Paul Gauguin

Aboard the Paul Gauguin

The Air Tahiti Nui flight from Los Angeles to Papeete left at midnight, LA time. We booked ourselves Business Class for the eight-hour flight—very comfortable (almost flat bed seats). We were awakened for breakfast and then landed at 5:30 AM local time in Papeete. A day room at the Intercontinental Hotel, Papeete was just what […]

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Tahiti – Pre-Cruise in LA

Because the flight to Tahiti is so long, Irene and I decided to split it up by staying a few days in Los Angeles, before flying to Papeete. Smart move. We had a great time visiting relatives and were invited by Eric Graves, VP of Crystal Cruises, to visit their offices in Century City. Eric […]

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