Every now and then an exceptional, not-to-be-missed opportunity presents itself.  This voyage  is a combination of Tahiti’s stunning Tuamoto and Gambier Islands with the rare opportunity to visit remote Pitcairn Island, home of just 50 people.  Departing from Papeete, you'll experience parts of Tahiti that are off the typical tourist beaten track.  Enjoy the spectacular scenery of lush islands, fringed with white sand beaches and enjoy the welcoming Tahitian hospitality.  Then it's off to Pitcairn Island, an intriguing community with an incredible history and absolutely fascinating lifestyle.  Pitcairn Island is only accessible by ship with supply ships visiting once a month and taking very limited passengers so this opportunity to visit with Aranui Cruises is very rare.


The Aranui 5 is custom built to combine delivering freight with cruise ship, however please note that this voyage does not involve delivering freight and is cruise only.  With pool, bars, restaurant and more, the Aranui 5 is a unique cruising experience where guests will get to know the friendly crew and see an amazing, remote part of the world.


Your 16 night fly/cruise special includes:


  • Return economy class airfares from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Papeete
  • Transfer from Papeete Airport to hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation pre-cruise at Manava Suite Resort, Papeete
  • Transfer from hotel to wharf
  • 12 night cruise onboard Aranui 5 
  • All meals onboard the Aranui 5
  • Shore excursions
  • Transfer from wharf to hotel
  • 1 night accommodation post-cruise at Manava Suite Resort Papeete
  • Transfer from hotel to airport



Cruise Category
  • Freighter
  • Purpose Built
  • Soft Adventure
  • All meals
  • Pool &/or Spa
  • Shore Excursions
  • Solo Traveller Friendly

Includes complimentary chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from your nearest international airport (within 35km)

Trip itinerary

1 - 08 Jan 2019
Australia to Papeete
Fly SYD/MEL/BNE to Papeete
Arrive day prior
2 - 08 Jan 2019
At leisure
3 - 09 Jan 2019
At leisure
4 - 10 Jan 2019
Embark Aranui 5 for 10am departure
5 - 11Jan 2019
Anaa - Tuamoto Islands
6 - 12 Jan 2019
Amanu - Tuamoto Islands
7 - 13 Jan 2019
At Sea
8 - 14 Jan 2019
Rikitea - Gambier Islands
9 - 15 Jan 2019
Bounty Bay - Pitcairn Island
10 - 16 Jan 2019
Adamstown - Pitcairn Island

Technical Details

  • Tonnage 3200
  • Built Date 2015
  • Capacity 256
  • Length 126M

Cruise Category

  • Freighter Style
  • Purpose Built Vessel

Aranui 5

Aranui Cruises' Aranui 5 is totally unique being designed and purpose-built as a mixed passenger and freighter cruise ship operating between Tahiti and the Marquesas. Elegantly appointed with a distinctly Tahitian decor, the Aranui 5 offers two lounges, four bars, conference rooms, swimming pool, massage room, gym and more, taking freighter cruising to a whole new level.