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Society and Tuamotu Islands

2021 - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Aranui 5
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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 the abundant marine resources of French Polynesia's largest atoll, see some works of the local artisans and savor in the delicious meals featuring the Tahitian specialties. Much more of this trip can be enjoyed with the optional excursions available such as circle island tour by boat or bus, helicopter ride, a 4WD off-road tour or one of the most popular, shark and ray feeding. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Papeete, Tahiti | Embark
Day 2 : Rangiroa, Tuamotu
Day 3 : Fakarava, Tuamotu
Day 4 : Makatea, Tuamotu
Day 5 : Raiatea, Society Islands
Day 6 : Tahaa, Society Islands
Day 7 : Maupiti, Society Islands
Days 8-9 : Bora Bora, Society Islands
Day 10 : Huahine, Society Islands
Day 11 : Moorea, Society Islands
Day 12 : Papeete, Tahiti | Disembark

Highlights

  • Snorkel and dive in the largest atoll of French Polynesia
  • Get your tans done in the stunning paradise of Bora Bora
  • Witness the beauty of unspoiled and virgin islands of Society and Tuamotu
  • Swim in the pristine white beaches

Ship

Aranui 5

Places Visited

  • South Pacific
  • Bora Bora
  • Fakarava
  • Huahine
  • Makatea
  • Moorea
  • Papeete
  • Raiatea
  • Society Islands
  • Tahiti
  • Tuamotu Islands

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scuba diving on coral reef Sail the crystal waters of the South Pacific reef system Diving among the reef and marine life Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora

Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your voyage across the unspoiled beauty of the Tuamotu and Society Islands by embarking on Aranui 5 at Papeete, Tahiti.

Day 2 Rangiroa, Tuamotu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the largest atoll in French Polynesia, Rangiroa or "huge sky." This endless lagoon is abundant with marine life suitable for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is also the home to shimmering pearls in all shades and the local artisans are known for their fine shell jewelry.

Day 3 Fakarava, Tuamotu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The abundance of untouched marine resources hailed Fakarava as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy this day in a remarkable tropical setup of the second largest atoll in French Polynesia which boasts its turquoise-colored clear water and pristine white beach.

Day 4 Makatea, Tuamotu

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

Day 5 Raiatea, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the first destination in the Society Islands - Raiatea. 

Day 6 Tahaa, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relish this day at Tahaa, Society Islands.

Day 7 Maupiti, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this day on another part of Society Islands - Maupiti.

Day 8-9 Bora Bora, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
It is such a thrill to get your tans done in the world-renowned and picture-perfect island paradise of Bora Bora. It showcases a stunning lagoon in myriad shades of blues and greens. You will enjoy two days in this dream destination for many. While the crew prepares another delicious picnic lunch featuring Tahitian specialties, try out the different optional excursions available which include the circle island tour by boat or bus, helicopter ride, a 4WD off-road tour or one of the most popular, shark and ray feeding. In this afternoon, you will have time at your leisure.
 

Day 10 Huahine, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bask in the sun and have fun at Huahine, Society Islands.

Day 11 Moorea, Society Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The last stop before heading back home is at Moorea of the Society Islands. Be sure to make the most of it and create a lot of memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Day 12 Papeete, Tahiti | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark at Papeete, Tahiti with your fun-filled memories and beautiful tans.

Aranui 5

Per person starting at
$3,220
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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:
  • 11 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
  • Optional excursions such as scuba diving, fishing, horseback riding, and helicopter tours
  • Any airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
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