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Max 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
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Itineraries

Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$3,670
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Austral and Cook Islands

2021 - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Learn about sustainable fishing
  • Try traditional javelin throwing
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Enjoy the amenities of Aranui
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 13-day cruise, exploreand marvel in the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral and Cook Islands while aboard the Aranui 5.Feel the warm welcome of the local community and have a glimpse of their rich culture. Come explore the enchanting Austral and Cook Islands on what is often referred to …
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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$3,432
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Austral and Society Islands

2022 - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Join a hike on the island of Rapa
  • Explore the “Vanilla Island”, Tahaa
  • Visit Raivavae
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral and Society Islands while aboard the Aranui 5 on this 11-day cruise.Off the beaten track, the Australs are an untouched and mysterious land where white sand clashes with the intense blue of the lagoons. Breathtaking landscapes, from sheer mountains to …
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South Pacific islands
$3,200
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Austral Islands

2021 - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Join a hike on the island of Rapa
  • Enjoy the amenities of Aranui
  • Visit Raivavae
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral Islands while aboard the Aranui 5 on this 10-day cruise.Off the beaten track, the Australs are an untouched and mysterious land where white sand clashes with the intense blue of the lagoons. Breathtaking landscapes, from sheer mountains to valleys, …
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Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora
$3,200
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Classic Marquesas Cruise

2021 Thursday Departures - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Take a stroll in the villages
  • Dive and snorkel in Tuamotu atoll
  • Explore Fakavara
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
  • Swim in the lagoon of Bora Bora
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A Polynesian legend tells that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. Onboard the Aranui 5, travelers are taken to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. In this 13-day classic …
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Cabanas silhouette  on a Bora Bora cruise
$3,200
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Classic Marquesas Cruise

2021 Saturday Departures - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Explore Fakavara
  • Swim in the lagoon of Bora Bora
  • Dive and snorkel in Tuamotu atoll
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
  • Take a stroll in the villages
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A Polynesian legend tells that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. Onboard the Aranui 5, travelers are taken to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. In this 13-day classic …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$3,200
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Classic Marquesas Cruise

2022 Saturday Departures - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Explore Makatea
  • Take a stroll in the villages
  • Dive and snorkel in Tuamotu atoll
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A Polynesian legend tells that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. Onboard the Aranui 5, travelers are taken to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. In this 12-day classic …
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Diving among the reef and marine life
$3,286
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Cook and Society Islands

2022 - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Witness the beauty of the islands
  • Get your tans done in Bora Bora
  • Swim in the white beaches
  • Visit the Taputapuatea temple
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard the Aranui 5 for an 11-day tropical journey to the islands of Cook and Society. Ancient stories tell of the migration of Polynesians from the Society Islands and even as far as the Marquesas to Rarotonga. Bora Bora, the high island; is one of the best-known islands of French Polynesia. If …
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Scuba diving on coral reef
$1,942
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Society Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Get your tans done in Bora Bora
  • Witness the beauty of the islands
  • Swim in the white beaches
  • Visit Taputapuatea
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If the spectacular white sandy beaches and beautiful blue and green lagoons don’t seduce you, the different dialects and customs from one island to another will offer an exciting journey into Polynesian culture during this 7-day cruise across the Society islands aboard the Aranui 5.
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Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific
$3,904
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Tuamotu, Gambier and Pitcairn Islands

2022 - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Visit the Gambier Islands
  • Learn about Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the grave of John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This special cruise will head south to Pitcairn Island via the Gambier Islands. Following in the footsteps of the famous Bounty Mutineers, the Aranui 5 will take you to the most beautiful and unspoiled islands of the region, via three Polynesian archipelagos. Get the chance to visit the part of …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Apr 2413Classic Marquesas Cruise
May 0810Austral Islands
May 2213Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jun 1013Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jun 2613Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jul 1513Classic Marquesas Cruise
Aug 0513Classic Marquesas Cruise
Aug 2113Classic Marquesas Cruise
Sep 0413Austral and Cook Islands
Sep 1813Classic Marquesas Cruise
Oct 0713Classic Marquesas Cruise
Oct 2313Classic Marquesas Cruise
Nov 0613Classic Marquesas Cruise
Nov 2713Classic Marquesas Cruise
Dec 1613Classic Marquesas Cruise
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0811Austral and Society Islands
Jan 2212Classic Marquesas Cruise
Feb 0512Classic Marquesas Cruise
Feb 1912Classic Marquesas Cruise
Mar 0511Cook and Society Islands
Mar 1912Classic Marquesas Cruise
Apr 0212Classic Marquesas Cruise
Apr 157Society Islands
Apr 2312Classic Marquesas Cruise
May 0712Classic Marquesas Cruise
May 2112Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jun 0412Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jun 1812Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jul 0212Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jul 1612Classic Marquesas Cruise
Jul 3012Classic Marquesas Cruise
Aug 1312Classic Marquesas Cruise
Aug 2712Classic Marquesas Cruise
Sep 1012Tuamotu, Gambier and Pitcairn Islands
Sep 2412Classic Marquesas Cruise
Oct 0812Classic Marquesas Cruise
Oct 2212Tuamotu, Gambier and Pitcairn Islands
Nov 0512Classic Marquesas Cruise
Nov 1912Classic Marquesas Cruise
Dec 0312Classic Marquesas Cruise
Dec 1712Classic Marquesas Cruise

Cabins

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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