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Special Escorted Tour To The Marquesas Islands with Aranui Cruises

Special Escorted Tour To The Marquesas Islands with Aranui Cruises

If you’ve been reading about the incredible voyage to The Marquesas Islands aboard the working freighter, Aranui 5, and you’d love to do it but you’re a bit nervous, we’ve got a fully escorted tour coming up from NZ in June 2021.  Perhaps you’re travelling alone or perhaps you haven’t done a huge amount of travelling, perhaps you’re not confident in other countries or perhaps you just enjoy travelling as part of a bigger group?  This could be the one for you.

Here’s how it works.  We’ll have a chauffeur driven luxury car collect you from your home (if you live within 35km of the airport) and drive you to the airport where you’ll meet your fellow travellers and your tour host, Shar.  There will be time to start to get to know each other before departing Auckland, bound for Papeete. 

Whilst in Papeete, all your transfers will be taken care of, your pre/post cruise accommodation and we’ll also be doing some sightseeing and exploring around the island. 

Then it’s off to board the Aranui 5, a custom-built vessel designed specifically for this itinerary.  The ship works as a freighter delivering goods to the remote islands but, because this has proved to be a fantastic experience for cruisers, they’ve also included plenty of passenger space as well as a restaurant, bars, lounges, pool and more.  The atmosphere on board is relaxed and down-to-earth, with a friendly crew who love to show guests to this unique part of the world.


You won’t find any glossy, professionals shows like on the larger liners, but you’ll find a crew who love to pick up the ukulele and teach you their songs and dances and have a good laugh while doing so. 

The itinerary itself sees you visiting beautiful  Fakarava, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka, Rangiroa and Bora Bora.  You’ll see both the gorgeous spots loved by tourists as well as the remote Marquesas Islands where it’s like stepping back in time so you can see the real Tahiti.


Your host, Shar Jones, will be with you all the way and happy to help with any concerns you may have.  She’s a busy mum of four, has worked in the travel industry for a number of years and is sure to provide you with many laughs throughout your trip!

Plus, if you need to cancel within 90 days of paying your deposit, we won't charge any cancellation fees!**


For more information on this trip, you can  request for Shar to call you or request a brochure on the Aranui 5 trip.  Or view more details here .

**  Available while offer lasts.