Discover the fascinating history, culture and scenic beauty of Tahiti’s remote Marquesas Islands with the working freighter, Aranui 5. This ruggedly beautiful archipelago has inspired many artists including Paul Gauguin and they remain uncommercialised and naturally stunning. The 13 night voyage begins in Papeete, heading for the Marquesas Islands and returning via Bora Bora. This is a unique voyage where you can experience life onboard a freighter ship as the crew deliver essential supplies to isolated villages providing an essential link to the outside world. Watching the dexterity of the crew as they unload food, electrical goods and even cars is simply fascinating!
Whilst the Aranui 5 is a freighter, the Aranui 5 has been purpose-built for this destination and provides plenty of passenger space and spacious and comfortable accommodations. With two lounges, four bars, conference rooms, swimming pool, massage room, gym and more, the Aranui 5 takes freighter cruising to a whole new level
Let the magic of the Marquesas captivate you - this truly is a cruise of a lifetime!
Your Aranui 5 Tahiti cruise package suits those looking for soft adventure and is fully inclusive of:
- return economy class airfares ex Sydney/Melbourne or Brisbane to Papeete
- transfer from Papeete airport to accommodation
- pre/post cruise accommodation
- transfer from accommodation to wharf
- 13 night Aranui 5 freighter cruise ex Papeete
- all meals on board including glass of wine with lunch and dinner
- shore excursions throughout
17 night packages from AUD$8899* (Senior Special) per person twin share ex Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Includes $500pp saving - available on selected voyages only (see below). * Conditions Apply
The SENIORS SPECIALS (Voyages 2/3/4/6/7/8/10) offer a $500pp discount ($1,000 per Twin Share/$500 per Single) on the Ocean View Stateroom cabin price. The discount does not apply to the cruise taxes, nor airfare, accommodation or transfer costs. The Seniors Special discount applies to those 60 years and over only. Please contact us for non-Seniors pricing or pricing on other cabin types.
Additional pre/post nights may be required in Tahiti so depending on your voyage, your package may be 16, 17, 18 or 19 nights. The above special is based on the 18 night package. Please refer to the following:
Saturday sailings - 17 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 4 nights pre/post accommodation
Tuesday sailings - 18 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 5 nights pre/post accommodation
Thursday sailings - 19 night package - 13 Night cruise plus 6 nights pre/post accommodation
In 2019, the Aranui 5 cruise becomes a 12 night voyage and there will be no Tuesday sailing. The schedule for 2019 is as follows:
Saturday sailings - 17 night package - 12 night cruise plus 5 nights pre/post accommodation
Thursday sailings - 16 night package - 12 night cruise plus 4 nights pre/post accommodation
Should you wish to extend your stay and add a stop in Moorea or one of the other islands, we are most happy to assist. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
It is essential to book well in advance for this cruise as with limited capacity, the voyages sell out months in advance.