Travel Daily

Tahiti big ship ban


CRUisE ships carrying more than 3,500 passengers will be blocked from calling at the Islands of Tahiti from 01 Jan 2022, with the French archipelag­o stating the large vessels put too much stress on its maritime infrastruc­ture and the natural environmen­t of its remote islands.

The decision is part of a wider plan focused on year-round turnaround of small and medium ships, with a new framework for cruise calls also in developmen­t which will allow requests to be managed via a single portal.

Exemptions may be granted at the Port of Papeete for higher capacity ships making technical transit on the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Raiatea.

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