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Max Passengers: 254
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Aranui

Aranui 5 is a new custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia on a 14-day all-inclusive cruise. Aranui means “The Great Highway” in Tahitian, and for nearly four decades Aranui ships have served as a lifeline to the Islanders, bringing supplies to their many villages and valleys.

Redesigned and custom built with passenger comfort in mind, embark on a voyage of discovery following the paths of Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel. Offering all of the comforts of a cruise liner, Aranui 5 accommodates approximately 254 passengers in 103 cabins. With 8 different guest decks, the interior decor reflects the Polynesian heritage of her owners and crew, who welcome you to these exotic, captivating islands they call home.

Meet new friends in the bars and lounge or while relaxing on the deck or by the pool, as the islands seem to float by. After a 3 course dinner, let the lively Aranui Band introduce you to Polynesian rhythms and teach you to swivel your hips to the infectious beat of the Tamure or the Tahitian Waltz. Watch the infinite colors of the sunset play in the sky and sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific.

Accommodations
Passenger accommodations range from Premium exterior staterooms, more than 90 percent with a private balcony, to Standard exterior staterooms with a picture window or porthole, to Class C, shared dormitory style cabins with occupancy for 4 or 8. Select from:

• 32 Suites – from 194 sq. ft to 440 sq. ft + balcony from 45 sq. ft (except 2 suites without balcony), capacity of 2 or 3 adults
• 31 Deluxe – from 140 sq. ft to 205 sq. ft + balcony of 45 sq. ft, capacity of 2 persons
• 40 Staterooms with porthole:
  - 32 Staterooms with 1 king bed or 2 twin beds – 118 sq. ft with capacity of 2 persons
  - 2 staterooms, single – 102 sq. ft with capacity of 1 person
  - 6 staterooms with 4 twin beds – 178 sq. ft with capacity of 4 persons
• 4 dormitories with porthole – 135 sq. ft with capacity of 4 persons in each
• 1 dormitory with porthole – 285 sq. ft with capacity of 8 persons

Facilities
• 1 family-style dining room offering excellent French and Polynesian cuisine
• 2 spacious lounges
• 2 conference rooms, where guest lecturers offer presentations on various topics related to the Marquesas
• 4 bars, including the Sky Bar with sweeping panoramic views
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Boutique
• Massage room
• Fitness room
• 2 elevators

Specifications
• Length: 410 feet
• Breadth: 85 feet
• Cruising Speed: 15 knots
• Draft: 17 feet
• Weight: 3200 metric tons
• Propellers: 2
• Crew: 103
• Registry: France
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Cabins

Single Stateroom
100 sq. ft. (9 sq.m) of interior space with a porthole, a single bed, a bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
Class C
Approx. 135 sq. ft. and 285 sq. ft. Dormitory style accommodations, with two lower and two upper berths or four lower and four upper berths, porthole, one or two private bathroom with shower, wardrobe, sitting area.
Regular Stateroom aboard the Aranui 5
Regular Stateroom
Approx. 120 sq. ft. Exterior cabin with one double bed or two twin beds, one bathroom with a shower, desk, one flat screen TV, and safe.
Regular Stateroom - Obstructed
120 sq. ft. (11 sq.m) of interior space and a picture window with an obstructed view, this exterior cabin offers either, a king size or two single beds, a bathroom with shower and hair dryer.
Deluxe
Approx. 140 sq. ft. + 45 sq. ft. balcony. Exterior cabin with one double bed or two twin beds, one bathroom with a shower, make up table, desk, wardrobe, one flat screen TV, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.
Superior Deluxe
Approx. 160 sq. ft. + 45 sq. ft. balcony. Exterior cabin with one double bed or two twin beds, one bathroom with a shower, make up table, desk, wardrobe, one flat screen TV, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.
Junior Suite aboard the Aranui 5
Junior Suite
Approx. 200 sq. ft. Exterior cabin with a double bed or two twin beds, two windows that cannot be opened, one bathroom with a shower, make up table, desk, wardrobe, one flat screen TV, sofa bed, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.
Premium Suite
Approx. 200 sq. ft. + 45 sq. ft. balcony. Exterior cabin with double bed or two twin beds, semi private day room with decorative screen and sofa bed, one bathroom with a shower, make up table, desk, wardrobe, flat screen TV, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.
Royal Suite
Approx. 240 sq. ft + 100 sq. ft. balcony. Exterior cabin with a double bed or two twin beds, living room with sofa bed, semi-private bedroom with decorative screen, wardrobe, one bathroom with a shower, make up table, one flat screen TV, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.
Royal Suite - Obstructed
240 sq. ft. (22 sq.m) of interior space and a 100 sq. ft. (9 sq.m) private corner balcony, this exterior cabin offers a bedroom with a king size bed or twin beds and a sitting room with a sofa bed, divided by a decorative filigree screen, a bathroom with shower and hair dryer, refrigerator and safe. In this category, the view of the windows is obstructed.
Presidential Suite
Approx. 440 sq. ft + 130 sq. ft. balcony. Exterior cabin with a double bed or two twin beds, living room with sofa bed, mini bar, walk-in closet, two bathrooms with a shower, make up table, desk, two flat screen TV, safe, under counter refrigerator, hair dryer.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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