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Snorkel the vibrant reef system in the pristine atolls

Pitcairn, Gambier and Tuamotu Islands

2021 - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Aranui 5
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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 of Aranui 5 offers a stylish and comfortable journey towards this isolated island. Get the chance to visit the part of Britain's smallest territory and the home to a population of 50 people - the descendants of Pitcairn’s first European settlers, the HMS Bounty mutineers, and their accompanying band of Polynesians. Explore the island, mingle with the local families and gain a unique experience of the culture and history of Pitcairn.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Papeete, Tahiti | Embark
Day 2 : Anaa, Tuamotu
Day 3 : Hikueru, Tuamotu
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Rikitea, Gambier Archipelago
Day 6 : Oeno Island, Pitcairn
Days 7-8 : Adamstown (Pitcairn Island)
Day 9 : Aukena, Gambier
Day 10 : At Sea
Day 11 : Amanu, Tuamotu
Day 12 : At Sea
Day 13 : Papeete, Tahiti | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the grave of the last surviving mutineer John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites on an island circle tour
  • Learn about an earlier Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the cradle of Catholicism in Polynesia

Ship

Aranui 5

Places Visited

  • South Pacific
  • Gambier Islands
  • Oeno
  • Papeete
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Rikitea
  • Society Islands
  • Tahiti

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Snorkel the vibrant reef system in the pristine atolls Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific. Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Welcome to Tahiti! Sail the crystal waters of the South Pacific reef system

Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart this morning from Papeete, Tahiti for an exciting and memorable adventure!

Day 2 Anaa, Tuamotu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Try your hand at traditional javelin throwing and handicrafts. Anaa is also home to a sustainable fishing program.

Day 3 Hikueru, Tuamotu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive this day at Hikueru, Tuamotu.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the amenities of the Aranui 5 as it sails its way to the Gambier Archipelago.

Day 5 Rikitea, Gambier Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Gambiers were the cradle of Catholicism in Polynesia. Visit the renovated St Michael’s catholic church where the altar is decorated with the iridescent and captivating mother-of-pearl shell.

Day 6 Oeno Island, Pitcairn

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the island of Oena on this day.

Day 7-8 Adamstown (Pitcairn Island)

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Walk in the footsteps of the Bounty settlers from the landing at Bounty Bay to Adamstown and Christian’s Cave. Meet the descendants of the mutineers at the curio market and visit the grave of the last surviving mutineer John Adams. You can learn more about the earlier Polynesian civilization as you explore and in the Bounty at the Museum, you can view some artifacts.

Day 9 Aukena, Gambier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Aukena, the home of pristine lagoons which are perfect for black pearls. You can check on the pearl farm, do some sightseeing and enjoy a beach barbecue.

Day 10 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the comfort of your accommodation in Aranui 5 as it sails its way to Amanu, Tuamotu. Sip some drinks at the bar or have fun sunbathing by the pool.

Day 11 Amanu, Tuamotu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy this idyllic atoll with palm-fringed crystal-clear lagoons and a village visit to see local handicrafts.

Day 12 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After all the remarkable exploration and adventure, get some soothing  body massage, body scrub or facial at the Aranui 5's spa. Check for some souvenir items at the ship's boutique too.

Day 13 Papeete, Tahiti | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark at Papeete, Tahiti for your continued journey home.

Aranui 5

Per person starting at
$3,830
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Notes

- Fares for children traveling with parents is 50% of base fare
- Single Supplement: Not available in Single Stateroom and Class “C” Dorm
- Cruise fare does not include tourism, cruise, or port taxes, which vary by cabin type
- Triple/Quadruple occupancy - third & fourth adult sharing cabin less 25% from full tariff (Quad available in regular stateroom only)
- No one under 15 years old will be accepted in the Class “C”
- Children (14 years old and under) will be limited to no more than 15 per sailing

Cruise fare includes:
  • 12 nights accommodation in selected cabin type aboard the freighter/passenger ship Aranui 5
  • 3 meals with complimentary wine on board
  • Meals on shore are either picnics or at local restaurants
  • Guided tours

Cruise fare does not include:
  • Port, cruise and tourist taxes. Total will vary by departure and cabin type selected (please contact us for rate schedule)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Any airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
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