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Aranui 5 (Aranui)

Papeete (Australasia) - Papeete (Australasia)

Approx 11 Nights, From only €4979pp
€6834 (Solo Occupancy)

2023 MARQUESAS ISLANDS 12 days Saturday/Wednesday itinerary - please ask for full brochure 



Day 1 : DEPARTURE from Papeete at 04:00 PM

Day 2 : KAUEHI (V16, 17,19, 21, 22, 23, 24), RANGIROA (V9 ,10, 11, 12, 13 ,14, 15 or FAKARAVA (V1, 2, 4, 5, 6)

Day 3 : AT SEA


Day 5 : UA POU

Day 6 : UA HUKA




Day 10 : AT SEA

Day 11 : RANGIROA or MAKATEA (V9, 10 ,11, 12, 13,14, 15)

Day 12 : TAHITI – Disembarking at 07:00 AM

Aranui 5 is a custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter ship designed to offer all of comforts of a cruise liner, while operating as a supply ship. Aranui 5 is classified as a small vessel, accommodating approximately 230 passengers in 103 cabins.With eight different guest decks, the interior decor reflects the Polynesian heritage of her owners and crew. The ship features a restaurant where all the meals onboard are served in a casual setting; one lounge; two conference rooms, where guest lecturers will offer presentations on various topics related to the Marquesas; three bars, including the Sky Bar with sweeping panoramic views; an outdoor swimming-pool; a boutique; a spa; a gym and the first tattoo studio at sea.

Come and explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands on the trip of a lifetime. For more than 30 years our ships have been taking avid adventurers on one of the most fascinating voyages anywhere on the planet. Aranui 5, the crown jewel in our pursuit of the ultimate passenger-freighter, will take you to far-flung corners of French Polynesia where we resupply tiny communities living far from civilisation. Home to unspoiled beauty, warm and hospitable people and a vibrant culture, the Marquesas are ancient and majestic islands.

During your cruise to the Marquesas, we provide all your meals and scheduled excursions, and our modern and comfortable vessel will be your home as you discover the magic that attracted Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel to this remote region. Our gracious staff and crew, many of whom have been with us for many years and are from the islands we visit, will welcome you as family and delight in introducing you to their centuries-old customs. They join our knowledgeable, multilingual lecturers and guides in sharing the French Polynesian culture with you as you explore these captivating islands.

Accommodating just 230 passengers, Aranui 5 offers the same relaxed and friendly atmosphere as her predecessors. Meet new friends at the bar, and relax on the deck, or by the pool as the islands float by. If you seek privacy, retreat to your balcony in a suite or deluxe stateroom. Every evening presents a new opportunity to watch the infinite colours of the sunset dance in the sky and reflect in the sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific. After a three-course dinner, the lively Aranui Band will introduce you to Polynesian rhythms and teach you to swivel your hips to the infectious beat of the Tamure.

Rates per person vary according to departure date, cabin type and itinerary - please ask for specific details. FLIGHTS/TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED

Aranui 5


Aranui 5, your adventure cruise in the French Polynesia, Marquesas islands, begins the journey from Tahiti.


The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas.

It offers 103 comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for about two hundred passengers. Passengers will be able to sunbathe on deck, swim in the pool, or enjoy exotic tropical drinks while the Aranui wends her way among the islands of the Marquesas carrying up to 2,300 tons of freight.

Accommodations classes are Suites, Deluxe, Standard, Balcony and Dormitory Class.

The vessel operates under the French flag, and her crew are all Polynesian, primarily Marquesans. Additional vessel particulars are available.

* Maximum passenger age - 75 years old upon return.

11 Nights | Papeete (Australasia) - Papeete (Australasia) | €4979pp (2 Sharing) | €6834 (Solo)

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