Enchanting Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia 2021

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£2240

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• Enjoy one of the most fascinating voyages anywhere on the planet • Visit remote islands rich in culture, history and scenic beauty • Be introduced to Polynesian paradise and the centuries-old customs and way-of-life that so enthralled early explorers like James Cook

Capacity: 254
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Come explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands aboard the latest incarnation of our famed ships. Setting sail in the Winter of 2015, the new Aranui 5 represents the crowning jewel of a 30 year long pursuit of the ultimate passenger freighter.

Redesigned and custom built with passenger comfort in mind, you will embark on a voyage of discovery following the paths of Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel. Our Polynesian staff and crew will welcome you to these exotic, captivating islands they call home.

The Aranui 5 continues our relaxed, friendly tradition with space to meet new friends in the bars and lounge or while relaxing on the deck or by the pool, as the islands seem to float by. If you are looking for privacy or romance, retreat to your balcony in our suites and deluxe staterooms. Watch the infinite colors of the sunset play in the sky and sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific.

After a 3 course dinner, let the lively Aranui Band introduce you to Polynesian rhythms and teach you to swivel your hips to the infectious beat of the Tamure or the Tahitian Waltz.

In these remote islands, our arrival is always met with great enthusiasm as we provide an essential link to the outside world. Copra, citrus fruit, fish and barrels of Noni are loaded and destined for Papeete.

Watching the Aranui’s muscular crew perform their tasks like a tightly choreographed ballet is part of the attraction and charm of the voyage. Descendants of the greatest navigators of all time, the ancient Polynesians who settled these islands they called “The Land of Men”, you will get to know our lively and talented sailors as they assist you from ship to shore, on and off our whale boats and tenders.Join us as the new Aranui 5 continues to offer adventure voyaging at its best, with full amenities, seafaring stability, warm hospitality and a lifetime of unforgettable memories.

All meals are included in the price of voyage. Meals are served in the dining room in an informal setting. Depending on the number of passengers, there will be on or two seatings. There is buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus will vary depending on what fresh ingredients are available. Complimentary wine is provided at both lunch and dinner.

For shore excursions, we will provide either a picnic lunch or a delicious meal at a local restaurant.

Please Note:

  • Port Taxes and Charges vary depending on cabin type.

  • Single supplement, child rates and triple & quad share cabins are available - please contact us for more details.

  • Dormitory cabins can be mixed sex - You should be aware that you may be sharing with males and females in these dormitories.

  • Voyage departing during Christmas & New Year will attract a 10% increase in tariff to all onboard accommodation with an extra day added to the cruise duration (14 day special itinerary - Marquesas Arts Festival).

• Enjoy one of the most fascinating voyages anywhere on the planet • Visit remote islands rich in culture, history and scenic beauty • Be introduced to Polynesian paradise and the centuries-old customs and way-of-life that so enthralled early explorers like James Cook

16 December, 2021 to 28 December, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Premium Suite
£ 5409 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Premium Suite
Exterior cabin (18 sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) glass sliding doors; semi private day room with decorative screen 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.
Deluxe
£ 4405 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Deluxe
Exterior cabin (13sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) 1 bathroom with a shower make up table; desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) safe; under counter refrigerator hair dryer These cabins are available on Sky Bar Deck, Sun Deck and Pool Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.
Stateroom. From
£ 3595 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Stateroom. From
Stateroom of 2 persons (32) Exterior cabin (11sqm) with porthole 1 bathroom with a shower double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) desk 1 flat screen TV safe Includes 6 connecting cabins on Main and Lower Decks These cabins are available on Boat Deck, Main Deck and Lower Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.
Superior Deluxe
£ 4769 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Superior Deluxe
Exterior cabin (14,5sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer These cabins are available on Sky Bar Deck, Sun Deck, Upper Deck and Main Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.
Junior Suite
£ 4995 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Junior Suite
Exterior cabin (18sqm) without balcony with 2 windows that cannot be opened 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer
Royal Suite. From
£ 5459 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Royal Suite. From
Exterior cabin (22 sqm) with private outdoor balcony (9,5sqm) glass sliding doors a day room a semi-private bedroom with decorative screen wardrobe; one bathroom with a shower make up table 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer This cabin is available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck. Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.
Presidential Suite
£ 7269 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Presidential Suite
Exterior cabin (41 sqm) with glass sliding doors with private outdoor balcony (12 sqm) living room; day room mini bar bedroom walk-in closet 2 bathrooms with a shower make up table desk 2 flat screen TV safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed This cabin is available on Sky Bar Deck. Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.
Class C
£ 2245 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Class C
Dormitory style composed of: 4 units of 4 occupants (12,5sqm) with porthole 4 bunk beds 1 private bathroom with shower wardrobe sitting area Children below 15 not accepted Location: Upper Deck Capacity of 4 persons in each unit. Class C – 8 Pax 1 unit of 8 occupants (26,5sqm); with porthole 8 bunk beds 2 private bathrooms with shower wardrobe sitting area Children below 15 not accepted Location: Upper Deck Capacity of 8 persons.
21 May, 2022 to 01 June, 2022
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Royal Suite
£ 5485 GBP pp (+ Port Fees £178 GBP pp)
Royal Suite
Exterior cabin (22 sqm) with private outdoor balcony (9,5sqm) glass sliding doors a day room a semi-private bedroom with decorative screen wardrobe; one bathroom with a shower make up table 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer This cabin is available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck. Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.
show reverse itinerary
Day 1 Papeete
Day 2 Fakarava
Day 3 At sea
Day 4 Nuku Hiva (Taiohae)
Day 5 Ua Pou (Hakahau)
Day 6 Hiva Oa (Atuona) Tahuata (Kokuu)
Day 7 Fatu Hiva (Omoa Hanavave)
Day 8 Hiva Oa (Puamau) Tahuata (Vaitahu)
Day 9 Ua Huka (Vaipaee)
Day 10 At sea
Day 11 Rangiroa (Otohu)
Day 12 Bora Bora (Vaitape)
Day 13 Papeete
Please Note:

This itinerary may be modified due to technical or meteorological reasons or freight constraints. In the case of bad weather, disembarkment may not be possible for safety reasons.

Aranui 5

Aranui 5 is a new custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia on a 14 day all-inclusive cruise. Designed to offer all of the comforts of a cruise liner, while operating as a supply ship, Aranui 5 is classified as a small vessel, accommodating approximately 254 passengers and 103 cabins.

With 8 different guest decks, the interior decor reflects the Polynesian heritage of her owners and crew.  The ship features a restaurant where all the meals onboard are served in a casual setting; 2 lounges; 2 conference rooms, where guest lecturers will offer presentations on various topics related to the Marquesas; 4 bars, including the Sky Bar with sweeping panoramic views; an outdoor pool; a boutique; a massage room and a gym.

Passenger accommodations range from Premium exterior staterooms, more than 90 percent with a private balcony; to Standard exterior staterooms with a picture window or porthole; to Class C, shared dormitory style cabins with occupancy for 4 or 8. Aranui 5’s registry is France and thus sails under French pavilion.  As such, she operates under the strictest building and safety guidelines, including the requirements of international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations and the French Coast Guard (CCS).

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