Adventure Cruise with Aranui Cruises

Papeete and the Marquesas to French Polynesia

Come and explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands on the trip of a lifetime. For more than 30 years, Aranui Cruises ships have been taking avid adventurers on one of the most fascinating voyages anywhere on the planet. Aranui 5 is the ultimate passenger-freighter and it will take you to far-flung corners of French Polynesia where it will resupply tiny communities living far from civilization. Home to unspoiled beauty, warm and hospitable people and a vibrant culture, the Marquesas are ancient and majestic islands.


During your 13-day cruise to the Marquesas, this modern and comfortable vessel will be your home as you discover the magic that attracted Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel to this remote region. Gracious staff and crew will welcome you as family and delight in introducing you to their centuries-old customs. They are joined by knowledgeable, multilingual lecturers and guides who will share the French Polynesian culture with you as you explore these captivating islands.


Accommodating just 230 passengers, Aranui 5 offers the same relaxed and friendly atmosphere as her predecessors. Meet new friends at the bar, and relax on the deck, or by the pool as the islands float by. If you seek privacy, retreat to your balcony in a suite or deluxe stateroom. Every evening presents a new opportunity to watch the infinite colours of the sunset dance in the sky and reflect in the sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific. After a three-course dinner, the lively Aranui Band will introduce you to Polynesian rhythms and teach you to swivel your hips to the infectious beat of the Tamure.


o Meet/greet and transfer to your hotel with early check-in
o 2 nights in a Mountain View room at the Tahiti Nui Hotel 3-star in Papeete
o Transfer from hotel to the cruise ship terminal
o 11 nights aboard the Aranui in a regular standard stateroom
o Services of expedition staff including lectures, briefings, and other activities
o Group transfers during the cruise
o 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners with complimentary wine (1 bottle for every 4 guests)
o Guided shore excursions
o Landing fees and port taxes
o English and French speaking guides aboard the cruise and at the Marquesas
o Transfer from the cruise ship terminal to your hotel
o Transfer from hotel to airport
o PROMOTION 1: Reserve your spot for 2022 before Dec. 31, 2021, and receive $250 USD onboard credit per person*
o PROMOTION 2: Reserve your spot for 2023 before Dec. 31, 2021, and receive 15% OFF on cruise portion**

Level of support:

Self Guided

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13 nights

From $7,089* p.p.


o 2022: Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 1, Apr 22
o 2023: Jan 20, Feb 3, Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 30, May 5, May 19, Jun 2, June 16

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2022 starting price is $7,089. 2023 starting price is $7,299. Starting prices are per person, in double occupancy, based on a regular standard stateroom, land only. NOT INCLUDED: International and domestic flights, optional excursions, tips to hotel and cruise personnel, guides and drivers, beverages, tourist tax in Papeete. *PROMO 1: $250 USD Shipboard credit per person will be applied to the onboard account. Booking period: November 1st to December 31st, 2021. Travel period: June 3rd to August 24th, 2022. Applicable on all cabin categories except Class C. The Onboard credit has no cash value, is not redeemable for cash, not transferable and will expire if not used. **PROMO 2: Applies to new bookings for 2023 made before Dec. 31, 2021. All offers are subject to Merit Travel standard Terms of Service. Additional terms and conditions may apply. As to images: © Lionel Gouverneur / Tahiti Tourism.

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