Aranui 5 Polynesian Paradise Voyage At 10% Off – Other Cruise News: Cunard Line To Run Two Late Season Transatlantic Crossings – Albatros Expeditions Antarctica Voyages At 20% Off

by Kevin Griffin

Three stories this week, two involving reductions on smaller ships – 10% off on Aranui 5 to the South Pacific and 20% off on Albatros Expeditions to Antarctica. And Cunard plans two special late season Transatlantic crossings by the Queen Mary 2 from from Southampton to New York and back either side of Christmas.

THIS WEEK’S STORY

Aranui 5 Polynesian Paradise Voyage At 10% Off

“Take the road less travelled and discover the Aranui 5 experience.”
As the oldest cruise company in French Polynesia (est.1984), Aranui Cruises has been introducing the enchanting Marquesas Islands to avid international visitors and adventurers for thirty-seven years now.

Their specially-built Aranui 5 is unique in every way. The custom-built, dual-purpose passenger-freighter ship was launched in 2015 and combines the comfort and modern conveniences of a cruise ship with providing vital public service to remote areas and supplying communities far cut off from civilisation.

The Aranui 5

The Aranui 5

The mixed cargo-passenger ship accommodates just 254 passengers and 103 crew and the atmosphere on board is relaxed and casual. The 103 beautifully-appointed cabins have been designed with your comfort and well-being in mind, and range from a presidential suite and premium staterooms to standard staterooms, as well as shared dormitory style cabins with occupancy of 4 or 8.

From its inception to the present day, the concept of Aranui cruises has remained the same: a traditional, authentic offering by Polynesians. So in that spirit, nearly all of the lively and talented crew members are local Polynesians,hailing from the various islands of the five archipelagos.

They will be delighted to introduce you to their mythical, mystical and rich history,culture and customs – whether on or off shore. Guests can enjoy an array of fascinating lectures,excursions and activities – from fishing, horse-back riding, diving (some of the best diving can be found in French Polynesia) to delicious French and Polynesian cuisine.

For on board relaxation, there is plenty to choose from as well restaurants, bars, spa, outdoor swimming pool, shop, library and the ship’s own band makes for great entertainment as well – The Aranui Band will introduce you to Polynesian music, songs and dance. And should you wish to bring back with you a permanent, traditional souvenir,a licensed Marquesan tattoo artist will provide a personalised design for you.

The covered area of the port of Papetoai on the island of Moorea that includes arts and crafts exhibits, activities, and information on shore excursions and transportation

The covered area of the port of Papetoai on the island of Moorea that includes arts and crafts exhibits, activities, and information on shore excursions and transportation

So take advantage of the current 10% special offer discount (Europe) and book a unique adventure on the Aranui 5 to the picture perfect Islands with stunning white sandy beaches, lagoons and breathtaking scenery, where a warm welcome awaits all.

VOYAGE DATES :
1) Voyage Nr 2- 22 Jan -02 Feb 2022 – Marquesas Cruise.
2) Voyage Nr.3 – 05 -16 Feb.2022 – Marquesas Cruise.
3) Voyage Nr.4 – 19 Feb -02 March 2022 – Marquesas Cruise.
4) Voyage Nr.6 – 19-30 March 2022 – Marquesas Cruise.
5) Voyage Nr.7 – 02 -13 April 2022 – Marquesas Cruise.
6) Voyage Nr.8 – 15-21 April 2022 – Society Islands Cruise.
7) Voyage Nr.9 -23 April – 04 th May 2022 – Marquesas Cruise.

The 10% discount is applicable on all cabin categories – except the dormitories. The Aranui 5 is registry is France and it sails under the French pavilion.

Cunard Line To Run Two Late Season Transatlantic Crossings

The Queen Mary 2 will sail between Southampton and New York before Christmas and back after the New Year.

QM2 at Quebec City

QM2 at Quebec City

Fares are as follows:

Southampton (13.12.210 to New York (22.12.21), 9 nights
Inside Category 1BH – £1,229 per person for two, £2,121 solo
Inside Category 1CH – £1,219 per person for two, £2,103 solo
Inside Category 1EH – £1,189 per person for two, £2,081 solo
Inside Category 1FH – £1,149 per person for two, £1,981 solo
Fares are fly/cruise, deduct £200 for flight credit. Fare includes $55 per person on board spending allowance

New York (3.01.22) to Southampton (12.01.22), 9 nights
Balcony, Various – £1,659 to £1,999 per person for two, £2,858 to 3,446 solo
Outside Category EF4 – £1,444 per person for two, £2,156 solo
Inside Category 1F4 – £1,249 per person for two, £2,156 solo
Fares are fly/cruise, deduct £200 for flight credit. Fare includes $55 per person on board spending allowance.
For reservations please call +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or UK Freephone 0800 526 313.

Albatros Expeditions Antarctica Voyages At 20% Off

Ocean Victory (March 2021)

Ocean Victory (March 2021)

Albatros Expeditions still have some limited spaces available on the departures with their brand-new Ocean Victory: @ 20% off. 2021/22.

The Ocean Victory comfortably accommodates 186 passengers.

17 November 2021 -South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula – 9 Nights from $6.450
10 December 2021 -South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula – 9 Nights from $6.450
19 December 2021 – Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula – 18 Nights from $11.250
21 February 2022 – South Shetland and Antarctic Peninsula – 9 Nights from $7.450
2 March 2022 – Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula – 18 Nights from $11.250

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands

Fares are per person in double occupancy – triple occupant also available. For details,please contact The Cruise People in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or on our US & Canada toll free line at 1-800-516-6950, or email us at PassageEnquiry@outlook.com and we’ll be happy to assist you further.

Please note that Albatros Expeditions requires full vaccinations of all guests,staff and crew, with no exceptions, in line with IAATO recommendations. Other Albatros expedition cruises are available in the Arctic, South America and Europe.

(Kevin Griffin is managing director of The Cruise People Ltd in London, England. For further information concerning cruises mentioned in this article readers can visit his blog)

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