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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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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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Snorkel the vibrant reef system in the pristine atolls
$3,830
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Pitcairn, Gambier and Tuamotu Islands

2021 - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Visit the grave of John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites
  • Learn about Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the Gambier Islands
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The tiny far-flung island of Pitcairn which is only accessible by sea is located in the dazzling blue waters between Tahiti and Easter Island. The modern freighter ofAranui 5 offers a stylish and comfortable journey towards this isolated island. Get the chance to visit the part of Britain's …
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Scuba diving on coral reef
$3,220
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Society and Tuamotu Islands

2021 - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Snorkel and dive in Rangiroa
  • Get your tans done in Bora Bora
  • Witness the beauty of the islands
  • Swim in the white beaches
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard the Aranui 5 for a 12-day tropical journey to the islands of Society and Tuamotu. This discovery itinerary is perfect for the sun-seekers who are itching to get their tans. Spend two days in the world-renowned white beach and sparkling crystal-clear waters of Bora Bora, snorkel and dive into …
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Polynesian women
$3,070
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Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020

Thursday Departures - 13 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 13-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, …
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Polynesian rhythms and dancers
$3,070
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Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020

Saturday Departures - 13 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 13-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
Polynesian women
$2,920
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Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora Cruise

Saturday Departures 2019 - 13 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 13-day experience, you willbe 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 …
Cruise Details
2019
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Nov 2313Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora Cruise
2020
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Feb 0613Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Feb 2213Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Mar 1213Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Mar 2813Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Apr 3013Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
May 1613Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Jun 0413Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Jun 2013Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Jul 0913Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Jul 2513Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Aug 0813Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Aug 2213Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Sep 1013Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Sep 2613Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Oct 1513Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Oct 3113Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Nov 1413Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Nov 2813Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
Dec 1713Tuamotu, the Marquesas Islands, & Bora Bora 2020
2021
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0913Pitcairn, Gambier and Tuamotu Islands
Jan 2813Classic Marquesas Cruise
Feb 1313Classic Marquesas Cruise
Mar 0413Classic Marquesas Cruise
Mar 2013Classic Marquesas Cruise
Apr 0813Classic Marquesas Cruise
Apr 2413Classic Marquesas Cruise
May 0812Society and Tuamotu 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
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
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.
Aranui 5 deck plan
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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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