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Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora

14 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Tour the cathedral in Taiohae
  • Hike from Omoa to Hanavave
  • Explore the ruins of Puamau
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
From the moment you set sail on the Aranui 5 and through this 14-day experience, be fully immersed in all things Polynesian — from the warmth of its people, to the richness of its history and culture, to the sights and sounds of its majestic islands. Explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands, …
Cruise Details
2017
EmbarksDays 
Sep 3014Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Oct 1914Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Nov 0714Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Nov 2514Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Dec 1414Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 1314Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Feb 0114Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Feb 2014Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Mar 1014Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Mar 2914Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Apr 1714Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
May 0514Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
May 2414Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Jun 1214Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Jun 3014Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Jul 1914Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Aug 0714Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Aug 2514Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Sep 1314Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Oct 0214Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Oct 2014Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Nov 0814Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Nov 2714Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Dec 1514Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora
Passengers: 254
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

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
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.
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.
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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