Give the Gift of Travel with Aranui 5 Cruise to Paradise

The Aranui 5This holiday season, shoppers can surprise loved ones with a once-in-a-lifetime cruise aboard the Aranui 5, a passenger-freighter vessel to the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.

With six sailings sold out, travelers can enjoy their holiday gift of an all-inclusive adventure throughout 2019 on the following 14 available dates:

April 6 – April 18          July 6 – July 18             Oct. 19 – Oct. 31
April 27 – May 9          July 25 – Aug. 6             Nov. 7 – Nov. 19
May 16 – May 28         Aug. 10 – Aug. 22           Nov. 23 – Dec. 5
June 1 – June 13          Aug. 29 – Sept. 10          Dec. 14 – Dec. 27
June 20 – July 2                                                    Oct. 3 – Oct. 15

Atop any adventurer’s wish list, the soft adventure cultural voyage boards in Papeete, Tahiti, for a 13-day complete vacation experience sailing 800 miles north to some of most remote islands in the world including Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, as well as Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata and Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands.

Passengers are fully immersed in Polynesian heritage with onboard activities and offshore excursions to delight in, such as breathtaking hikes, visits to sacred ritual sites and small museums, encounters with local inhabitants, a visit to French artist Paul Gauguin’s grave, snorkeling in the translucent waters of the atolls, on-island picnics and restaurant lunches featuring local food, a visit to a pearl farm and more.

Featuring a crew primarily composed of inhabitants from the Marquesas Islands and throughout French Polynesia, and with expert lecturers and guides, Aranui provides a unique spin on hospitality that combines with mesmerizing scenery and culturally enriching experiences to create an unforgettable vacation.

The cruise includes three meals daily with complimentary wine for onboard lunches and dinners, guided excursions as outlined in the itinerary, picnics and meals on shore, cultural activities and Polynesian entertainment. Travelers booking a stay aboard the Aranui 5 can choose from eight different cabin categories.

Prices for a 2019 Aranui 5 vacation start at $2,920 per person and do not include port tax, cruise tax and tourism tax.

(Aranui – Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime)


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