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
Aranui 5 2017 Prices
Due to changes in schedules for 2017, additional pre/post nights may be required in Tahiti increasing the package from 17 nights to either 18 or 19 nights. 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.
Exclusive Fly Free Promotion - Save $1200pp!
Receive complimentary international airfares from Auckland to Papeete for a limited time! Available on Voyages 12/2017 (departs 3 August 2017) only. Promotion is strictly subject to availability. Bookings must be made and paid in full within 7 days. Please ask your Ultimate Cruising consultant for full details.
Includes complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35 km)