We try not to arrive by plane the same day a ship sails. One cancelled flight, and the ship has left without you. So if we stay one pre-cruise night in Papeete, we're looking at a full day (plane arrives early morning), one night, and then to 2:30PM the next day to head to the ship. Should we stay downtown near the dock? A nicer place between airport and town (so taxi ride from PPT to hotel, then hotel to dock? Any places with reasonable "day rates" (but nice to hang out at)? The ships pre-cruise option looks as expensive as the cruise itself.