Aranui 5 Restaurant
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TAHITIARANUI 5 + THE MARQUESAS
Discover the fascinating history, culture and scenic beauty of Tahiti’s remote Marquesas Islands with the working freighter, Aranui 5. This ruggedly beautiful archipelago has inspired many artists including Paul Gauguin and they remain uncommercialised and naturally stunning.
The 12 night voyage begins in Papeete, heading for the Marquesas Islands and returning via Bora Bora. There are three different itineraries, depending on which day you depart Papeete but each itinerary takes in the same ports, just in a slightly different order.
On this incredible voyage, you’ll venture where other tourists don’t. Leaving the masses behind, you’ll discover the culture and traditions in the heart of Polynesia, where time seems to have stopped and the islands have remained untouched. You’ll visit local villages and learn about life on isolated islands where the Aranui 5 is their link to the outside world. You’ll learn ancient legends, the meaning behind the intricate tattoos and the ornate carvings. This is a mesmerising part of French Polynesia beyond the perfect white beaches and turquoise lagoons.
The 12 day cruise is a unique voyage where you can experience life on-board a working freighter as the crew deliver essential supplies to isolated villages. Watching the dexterity of the crew as they unload food, electrical goods and even cars is simply fascinating!
Whilst the Aranui 5 is a freighter, the Aranui 5 has been purpose-built for this destination and provides plenty of passenger space and spacious and comfortable accommodations. With two lounges, four bars, conference rooms, swimming pool, massage room, gym and more, the Aranui 5 takes freighter cruising to a whole new level.
Let the magic of the Marquesas captivate you - this truly is a cruise of a lifetime!
Your Aranui 5 Tahiti cruise package suits those looking for soft adventure and is fully inclusive of:
- return economy class airfares ex Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Papeete
- transfer from Papeete airport to accommodation
- pre/post cruise accommodation
- transfer from accommodation to wharf
- 12 night Aranui 5 freighter cruise ex Papeete
- all meals on board including glass of wine with lunch and dinner
- shore excursions throughout
Package prices starting from NZD$9599* per person share twin
* Conditions Apply
The SENIORS SPECIALS (Voyage 10 - 2019) offer a $600pp discount ($1,200 per Twin Share/$600 per Single) on the Ocean View Stateroom cabin price. The discount does not apply to the cruise taxes, nor airfare, accommodation or transfer costs. The Seniors Special discount applies to those 60 years and over only. Please contact us for non-Seniors pricing or pricing on other cabin types.
Additional pre/post nights may be required in Tahiti so depending on your voyage, your package may be 16 or 17 nights. The above special is based on the 17 night package. Please refer to the following:
In 2019, the Aranui 5 cruise becomes a 12 night voyage and there will be no Tuesday sailing. The schedule for 2019 is as follows:
Saturday sailings - 17 night package - 12 night cruise plus 5 nights pre/post accommodation
Thursday sailings - 16 night package - 12 night cruise plus 4 nights pre/post accommodation
Tuesday sailings - 16 night package - 12 night cruise plus 4 nights pre/post accommodation
Thursday sailings - 17 night package - 12 night cruise plus 5 nights pre/post 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.
It is essential to book well in advance for this cruise as with limited capacity, the voyages sell out months in advance.
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- Purpose Built
- Soft Adventure
- Meals + Wine
- On-Board Lecturer
- Pool &/or Spa
- Shore Excursions
- Solo Traveller Friendly
Includes complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35 km)
Arrive Papeete (crossing dateline)
Embark Aranui 5
Disembark Aranui 5
Depart Papeete (crossing dateline)
- Tonnage 3200
- Built Date 2015
- Capacity 256
- Length 126M
- Freighter Style
- Purpose Built Vessel
- Soft Adventures
Meals + Wine
Pool &/or Spa
Solo Traveller Friendly