Cruising Tahiti's Marquesas Islands with the Aranui 5 is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Different from traditional cruising, the Aranui 5 is a working freighter - the lifeline for the people living on the remote Marquesas Islands as the freighter delivers essential supplies - everything from fresh goods to cars and building supplies. Aranui Cruises began solely as a freighter service, adding passenger accommodation in 1984 with Aranui I. As demand for more passenger berths have increased, the ships have been replaced and now the Aranui 5 combines the freighter requirements with comfortable passenger space and increased facilities and balcony suites than her predecessors. Passengers are able to experience the magic of cruising Tahiti's spectacular isles whilst seeing the freighter in action.
Shore excursions are included throughout the cruise, should you wish to participate. You may wish to do some or all, or simply sit back and marvel at the dexterity of the crew in action unloading the supplies.
Your Tahiti cruise package is fully inclusive of:
* BONUS: Receive complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35 km)
Let the magic of the Marquesas captivate you - this truly is the adventure cruise of a lifetime! Prices from NZD$9,199*per person twin share ex Auckland $9,499* per person twin share ex Wellington or Christchurch. * Conditions Apply
NO CANCELLATION FEES:
Book now for 2018 and, should you need to cancel any time up until 31 October 2017, no cancellation fees will apply. New bookings only.
Receive a special 10% discount on Voyages 5, 9 & 15 /2018! Available on all cabins. Packages vary from 17 to 19 nights depending upon flight schdules. Cabins strictly subject to availability. Bookings must be made and deposited within 7 days. Please ask your Ultimate Cruising consultant for full details.
Additional pre/post nights may be required in Tahiti so depending on your voyage, your package may be 17, 18 or 19 nights. The above special is based on the 18 night package. Please refer to the following:
Saturday sailings - 17 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 4 nights pre/post nights accommodation
Tuesday sailings - 18 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 5 nights pre/post nights accommodation
Thursday sailings - 19 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 6 nights pre/post nights accommodation
Should you wish to extend your stay and add a stop in Moorea or one of the other islands, we are most happy to assist. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
2017 sailings almost all sold out!
2018 selling steadily now ! It is essential to book well in advance for this cruise as with limited capacity, the voyages sell out months in advance.
Includes complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35 km)