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BIG SAVINGS: Aranui 5's 2025 French Polynesia

Posted by Andrew Castles on May 10, 2024

 

 

SECOND TRAVELLER SAVES 50% OR NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!

 

For over 30 years one of the most unique ways to experience the islands of Tahiti and beyond has been a cruise aboard the ‘half cargo / half passenger’ ships operated by Aranui Cruises. They have been taking avid adventurers on one of the most fascinating voyages anywhere on the planet and Aranui 5, the crown jewel in their pursuit of the ultimate passenger-freighter, will take you to far-flung corners of French Polynesia. Along the way, the ship will stop to resupply tiny communities living far from civilisation with everyday items such as new refrigerators, televisions and motor vehicles. 

For a limited time, you can save 50% off the normal second traveller fare OR single travellers pay no single supplement on 2025 cruises (excludes Voyages N°01,08 & 22). This offer is valid for new bookings made until June 21, 2024, across all cabin categories except dormitories, and applicable on the public fare excluding charges and taxes.

 

 

 

Throughout your Aranui 5 cruise, all your meals and scheduled excursions are included as you discover the magic that attracted Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel to this remote region. The ship’s gracious Polynesian staff and crew, many of whom are from the islands you will visit during the cruise, will welcome you as family and delight in introducing you to their centuries-old customs. Onboard, you will also enjoy getting to know knowledgeable lecturers and guides as they share the French Polynesian culture with you as you explore these captivating islands.

 

Check out Aranui 5’s 2025 schedule below. There’s a series of the ever-popular 12-day Marquesas Islands cruises on offer, plus three Discovery Cruises to the rarely-visited Austral Islands. 

 

Aranui 5's 2025 Cruise Schedules

The following departures are available with these special fares. All cruises depart from and return to Papeete.

 

See the Marquesas Islands Itinerary

See the Austral Islands Itinerary 

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  08 March 2025

Arrives: 19 March 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  22 March 2025

Arrives: 02 April 2025

 

13 Day Austral Islands Discovery Cruise

Departs:  05 April 2025

Arrives: 17 April 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  19 April 2025

Arrives: 30 April 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  03 May 2025

Arrives: 14 May 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  17 May 2025

Arrives: 28 May 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  14 June 2025

Arrives: 25 June 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  28 June 2025

Arrives: 09 July 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  12 July 2025

Arrives: 23 July 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  26 July 2025

Arrives: 06 August 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  09 August 2025

Arrives: 20 August 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  23 August 2025

Arrives: 03 September 2025

 

13 Day Austral Islands Discovery Cruise

Departs:  06 September 2025

Arrives: 18 September 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  20 September 2025

Arrives: 01 October 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  04 October 2025

Arrives: 15 October 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  18 October 2025

Arrives: 29 October 2025

 

13 Day Austral Islands Discovery Cruise

Departs:  01 November 2025

Arrives: 13 November 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  15 November 2025

Arrives: 26 November 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands

Departs:  29 November 2025

Arrives: 10 December 2025

 

12 Day Marquesas Islands – Marquesas Arts Festival

Departs:  15 December 2025

Arrives: 26 December 2025

 

 

 

 

2025 Special Fares for the 12-day Marquesas Islands Cruise

Save up to $7,408 per couple!

All prices are in Australian Dollars, and are per person, twin share, unless otherwise stated. These Special Fares are valid for new bookings only on 2025 cruises made between 01 May and 21 June 2024 or until sold out. 

 

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $15,490.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $8,028.00

 

ROYAL SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $12,278.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $6,422.00

 

PREMIUM SUITE 

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $11,250.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,909.00

 

JUNIOR SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $11,020.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,794.00

 

SUPERIOR DELUXE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $10,850.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,709.00

 

DELUXE 

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $10,064.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,316.00

 

STATEROOM 

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $8,181.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $4,374.00

 

OBSTRUCTED VIEW STATEROOM

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $7,799.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $4,183.00

 

 

 

 

2025 Special Fares for the 13-day Austral Islands Discovery Cruise

Save up to $7,818 per couple!

All prices are in Australian Dollars, and are per person, twin share, unless otherwise stated. These Special Fares are valid for new bookings only on 2025 cruises made between 01 May and 21 June 2024 or until sold out. 

 

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $16,204.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $8,386.00

 

ROYAL SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $12,838.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $6,703.00

 

PREMIUM SUITE 

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $11,764.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $6,166.00

 

JUNIOR SUITE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $11,306.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,937.00

 

SUPERIOR DELUXE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $11,052.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,810.00

 

DELUXE

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $10,249.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $5,408.00

 

STATEROOM

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $8,619.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $4,594.00

 

OBSTRUCTED VIEW STATEROOM

Twin-share (1st passenger) / Single traveller - $8,214.00

Twin-share (2nd passenger) - $4,392.00

 

To book your 2025 Aranui Cruises French Polynesia cruise call the expert team at Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80 or email [email protected]

 

 

Read the Review: Marilyn & Bob  have just returned from their 12-day Marquesas Islands cruise aboard Aranui 5, read their review.

 

 

Antarctic Earlybirds & More With Swan Hellenic

Posted by Andrew Castles on May 03, 2024

 

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Our polar expedition partner Swan Hellenic has just released their 2025/26 Antarctica season with 20% discounts off regular brochure fares on selected cruises when you book your expedition to the White Continent before 30 June 2024.

With a name synonymous with luxury cruising dating back almost eighty years, Swan Hellenic now focuses on expedition and cultural cruising, with one of the newest fleets in the field. Launched in 2022 and 2023 respectively, Swan Hellenic’s newbuilds SH Vega and SH Diana are both rated to Polar Class 5 and have been specially designed to maximise the expedition experience while also providing 5-star luxury surrounds in a boutique environment.

 

 

While Swan Hellenic’s fleet is deployed on a year-round schedule to all corners of the globe, including the Arctic, Africa and the Mediterannean, Antarctica remains the drawcard for many travellers, and with great savings on offer now is the ideal time to secure your place.

 

Swan Hellenic 'In Shackleton's Footsteps' Expedition

 

Perhaps the highlight Antarctic cruise available as part of Swan Hellenic’s 2025/26 Earlybird Savings is the 18-day, all-encompassing ‘In Shackleton’s Footsteps’ expedition cruise which combines the three ‘jewels in the crown’; Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. There’s two departures on offer aboard the flagship SH Diana, 19 January 2026 (from $22,380pp) and the more intimate SH Vega on 06 February 2026 (from $25,180pp). 

Expeditioners joining this voyage will follow in the wake of one of history’s greatest explorers on this extraordinary cruise. They will be able to experience the incredible endless icy wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, just as Ernest Shackleton and his crew would have done as they commenced their quest to cross the ice to the South Pole. 

See the 'In Shackleton's Footsteps' Itinerary and pricing

 

SH Diana - 19 January to 05 February 2026

SH Vega - 06 to 23 February 2026

 

 

There will also be the opportunity to step ashore on Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men would survive two Antarctic winters. Along the way, there will be the chance to observe penguins, seals, whales and seabirds that, unlike Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, have no issues thriving in this formidable environment. 

Before crossing the infamous Drake Passage back to Ushuaia, SH Diana will stop at the Falkland Islands, allowing travellers to discover a haven for a host of endemic birdlife, and meet the proud, resilient locals.

 

 

 

 

Other Swan Hellenic 2025/26 Antarctica Earlybird Cruises

 

In addition to the ‘In Shackleton’s Footsteps’ expedition, Earlybird Savings are also available on the following cruises:

 

10 Day Antarctica Peninsula Discovery

Various dates from $11,880 per person, twin share

 

SH Diana - See Itinerary & Pricing

SH Vega - See Itinerary & Pricing

 

12 Day Weddell Sea Discovery

Two departure dates in January 2025 from $14,480 per person, twin share

 

SH Diana - See Itinerary & Pricing

SH Vega - See Itinerary & Pricing

 

All prices are in Australian Dollars in an Oceanview Stateroom. Please enquire with our team for 20% savings on other cabin and suite types.

 

 

Swan Hellenic’s Expedition Fleet

 

Swan Hellenic Cruises operates a fleet of two modern expedition ships, both launched since 2021. SH Vega accommodates just 152 expeditioners in a range of suites and cabins, will the slightly larger SH Diana maxes out at 192 travellers. Both boutique ships feature the same distinctive comfort and Scandi-design interiors, extensive deck space and dedicated expedition facilities, including a dedicated presentation and lecture theatre, and an expedition mud room. 

Both ships also offer three dining venues from which to choose – the Swan Restaurant, Club Lounge and Pool Bar & Grill, and there’s also a state-of-the-art gym, spa, panoramic sauna, club room and swimming pool.

 

 

To find out more about Swan Hellenic’s 2025/26 Antarctica Earlybirds and how you can save  20% off brochure fares when you book by 30 June 2024, contact the knowledgeable team at Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80.

 

Please note that Earlybird prices are subject to availability and limited to new bookings only made after 01 May 2024 until withdrawn or sold out.

 

 

 

Last Minute European Cruise Deals 2024

 

If you're travelling to Europe this northern summer and would like to try out the Swan Hellenic experience for yourself, we've got a number of last minute cruise deals with incredible pricing. Call our team today on 1800 90 20 80 to discover the full list of dates and itineraries, here's just a selection of what we have on offer. Cabins are sure to sell quickly at these great prices so act fast!

 

High Arctic of Svalbard - 10 Nights - 10 to 20 July 2024

SH Diana - from $7,735 per person, twin share (normally $10,980pp)

Discover the rarely visited High Arctic. Sail from Tromsø through the wilderness of Bear Island, and explore the icy landscapes of the Svalbard archipelago. Marvel at the Monacobreen Glacier, listen to Alkefjellet’s bird cliff, and take in Svingeldalen’s vistas. Cruise around Cape Lee and Dolerittneset before venturing to Koefoedodden on Hopen Island. Then stop at the village of Skarsvåg before heading to Alta, 'the city of the Northern Lights'.

 

Iceland in Depth - 8 Nights - 10 to 18 August 2024

SH Vega - from $4,948 per person, twin share (normally $10,380pp)

Experience the wild and fantastic landscapes of Iceland. Circumnavigate the geologically active island and see the puffin capital of the world! Discover fjords, spectacular waterfalls and never-ending volcanic scenery. Visit Iceland’s oldest houses and meet locals who are proud of their traditional heritage. Hike to thundering waterfalls, duck under the spray of spouting hot geysers, and trek across remote locations where only arctic foxes live.

 

Canadian Arctic & Northern Lights - 15 Nights - 25 September to 10 October 2024

SH Vega - from $6,952 per person, twin share (normally $15,480pp)

Visit parts of the legendary ice-filled route that challenged great explorers on this epic Northern Canadian Discovery voyage. Sail from Greenland through the iceberg capital of the world, and gaze in awe at the straits and fjords crammed with huge icebergs. Watch out for caribou and polar bears on the northern Canadian coast, and you’ll get the chance to hear the stories of the indigenous Inuit people, and discover whaling sites in Newfoundland.

 

 

Big Savings on Fiji Expedition Cruises

Posted by Andrew Castles on January 31, 2024

 

 

BOOK YOUR CALEDONIAN SKY FIJI CRUISE BY 30 JUNE 2024 FOR HUGE SAVINGS!

 

See list of cruise dates & itineraries

 

For a limited time, you can save up to $9,876 per couple when you join Caledonian Sky on seven night Fiji cruises departing until 31 March 2025!

Available across a range of itineraries, from the classic 7-night Mamanuca & Yasawa cruise, through to discovery expeditions including Remote North, Southern Lau, Ultimate Lau and Kadavu, these special offers are available when you book by 30 June 2024

 

Special prices on 7-night cruises are as follows (per person, twin share in Australian Dollars):

 

Standard Suite Forward

Normally: $7,693 per person

Now: $4,396 per person

 

Standard Suite

Normally: $8,043 per person

Now: $4,596 per person

 

Superior Suite

Normally: $9,093 per person

Now: $5,196 per person

 

Premium Suite

Normally: $9,443 per person

Now: $5,396 per person

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Normally: $10,493 per person

Now: $5,996 per person

 

Premium Balcony Suite

Normally: $10,843 per person

Now: $6,196 per person

 

Owner's Corner Balcony Suite

Normally: $11,522 per person

Now: $6,584 per person

 

 

 

 

Discover Fiji in Style aboard Caledonian Sky

 

The islands of Fiji are ideally suited to small-ship expedition cruising, and November 2023 marked a new era of luxury cruise experiences never before seen in Fiji when Captain Cook Cruises Fiji announced that the 110-passenger MS Caledonian Sky would be joining their fleet.

In addition to Captain Cook’s classic, ever-popular, 3, 4 & 7 night Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands cruises, the new ship allows an expanded focus on Discovery Cruises, which take travellers to far-flung and rarely-visited locations throughout the Fijian archipelago, such as the Lau group and Kadavu. Perhaps most exciting of all however, is the announcement that Caledonian Sky will undertake a series of 14-night Tongan and Samoan expeditions from Nadi. These new expeditions will showcase colourful reefs, pristine beaches, authentic island and cultural visits, and the opportunity to swim with whales during the whale migration in Tonga.

 

 

The name Caledonian Sky might be familiar to expedition cruising aficionados, the ship having previously operated for Noble Caledonia and Australia’s APT in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  She is tailor-made for the adventurous traveller, offering sophisticated surrounds and spacious suites, with a capacity of just 110 passengers. Travellers will be able to dine al fresco or in the dining room. There are two elegant lounges to choose from as well as a panoramic Sky Deck. 

All suites offer ocean views or balconies and are spread over four decks. Features include a sitting room area and en suite bathroom. There’s also walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, a mini-fridge, flatscreen television, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating, bottled water, dressing gowns and slippers.

 

 

With the introduction of Caledonian Sky, Captain Cook Cruises is also ramping up the expedition experience. In addition to the ten inflatable Zodicas that allow access to even the most remote villages and islands, Caledonian Sky is equipped with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and a Padi SCUBA diving department.

There;s also an expanded team of marine biologists and cultural experts onboard all cruises, providing personalised guiding and lectures to enhance the expedition experience. They will provide you with a deeper experience and understanding of the cultures of Fiji and the Pacific as well as its rich marine life and ecosystems. 

 

 

Caledonian Sky Fiji Itineraries

Choose from a number of small ship itineraries throughout Fiji.

For those short of time, 3 , 4 & 7 night expeditions depart Nadi for the Yasawa & Mamanuca Island groups, while longer Discovery cruises visit Fiji’s Remote North and the rarely-visited Lau & Kadavu island groups.

 

 

JUST RELEASED & SPECIAL OFFER
Caledonian Sky Tonga & Samoa Itineraries

 

Itineraries for the new 14-night Tonga and Samoa expedition cruises have just been released, and to celebrate we have some incredible savings on these 14-night expeditions, when you book by 30 June 2024.

 

14 Nights Fiji & Tonga aboard Caledonian Sky

See the Itinerary

 

Fiji to Tonga

Departs Nadi: 17 August 2024

Arrives Tongatapu: 31 August 2024

 

Tonga to Fiji

Departs Tongatapu: 31 August 2024

Arrives Nadi: 14 September 2024

 

14 Nights Fiji & Samoa aboard Caledonian Sky

See the Itinerary

 

Fiji to Samoa

Departs Nadi: 08 March 2025

Arrives Apia: 22 March 2025

 

Samoa to Fiji

Departs Apia: 22 March 2025

Arrives Nadi: 05 April 2025

 

 

 

 

Special prices on these 14-night cruises are as follows (per person, twin share in Australian Dollars):

 

Standard Suite Forward

Normally: $15,386 per person

Now: $8,792 per person

 

Standard Suite

Normally: $16,086 per person

Now: $9,192 per person

 

Superior Suite

Normally: $18,186 per person

Now: $10,392 per person

 

Premium Suite

Normally: $18,886 per person

Now: $10,792 per person

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Normally: $20,986 per person

Now: $11,992 per person

 

Premium Balcony Suite

Normally: $21,686 per person

Now: $12,392 per person

 

Owner's Corner Balcony Suite

Normally: $23,044 per person

Now: $13,168 per person

 

All cruise fares include:


*All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with complimentary house beer, wine and soft drinks served during lunch and dinner *Expedition team of Marine Biologists, cultural experts and Ocean Ambassador program. *Guided island, village, school and shore excursions. *Snorkelling (equipment provided), kayaking and SUP,  *Kava (Yaqona) ceremony and tropical Lovo feast *Transfers from the ship to most Nadi/Denarau hotels and *Complimentary 24hr tea/coffee/filtered water.

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Caledonian Sky’s range of itineraries, or to book your expedition, call the team at Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80 or email us.

 

See more about Caledonian Sky

 

 

Special offer Terms & Conditions: Valid for new bookings only made with Expedition Cruise Specialists between 31 January and 30 June 2024. Special applies to most departures until 31 March 2025, with limited cabins available at these prices on each departure. The discount is not combinable with any other saving or promotion. Cruise prices are cruise only and do not included flights and hotels.

Reef Prince’s 2025 Kimberley Cruise Schedule Released

Posted by Andrew Castles on December 08, 2023

 

 

Expedition Cruise Specialists has released Reef Prince’s 2025 cruising schedules, including an expanded Kimberley Cruise season, expeditions to Western Australia’s rarely-visited Montebello Islands and a 13-day WA Coastal Cruise between Geraldton and Broome via World Heritage-listed Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef.

 

Reef Prince offers an Intimate and Stylish Experience

 

Limited to just 36 travellers on each expedition, Reef Prince offers an unforgettable ‘small ship’ Kimberley cruising experience. Reef Prince’s 2025 Kimberley itinerary operates over eleven nights between Broome and Darwin and vice versa, with all the highlights included, such as King George Falls, Montgomery Reef, the Lacepede Islands, King Cascades and Horizontal Falls. You’ll also discover several secret swimming, fishing and Aboriginal art sites that Reef Prince’s expedition crew like to keep close to their chests!

When you step aboard Reef Prince you’ll experience a laid back and relaxed Kimberley cruising experience. The Aussie crew provide unobtrusive yet professional service, and meals in the light and airy dining room constantly receive the very highest of praise. Menus aim to make use of the best local produce, supplemented by freshly caught seafood – if you manage to ‘land a barra’ during a fishing expedition there’s no doubt your efforts will be lauded over dinner!

 

 

 

 

Read what our travellers say about their Reef Prince Kimberley Cruise

 

Don’t just take our word for it – find out what some of our most recent travellers have reported back following their Reef Prince Kimberley cruise:

 

Just a quick note to thank you for your professionalism in getting us on the cruise of a lifetime. There are no words to describe how happy David & I are. We had the best time. Reef Prince was just magical. From the captain to staff there was nothing we could fault. The food was to die for. We were so looked after from day 1. Paul tour guide was just fantastic. What an asset to that boat. Thank you again. Will be certainly recommending this to everybody.

Shirley & David – QLD

 

Wow, what a sensational adventure, way surpassed my expectations and they were high to start with. The staff were amazing, Paul the cruise director was a wealth of knowledge and passionately shared all his knowledge and expertise. All the other staff so friendly, helpful, understanding and knew what you wanted before you even asked. The itinerary and day excursions were interesting, exciting, fun, adventurous and planned to perfection, truly they were incredible. The food, OMG the food, well GiGi the French chef was extraordinary, every dinner was like eating in a top fine dining restaurant, the lunches so fresh and delicious. Truly every meal was scrumptious. The boat was always clean and well maintained, my cabin was great, and the boat has many areas to go and chill out without being around all the other passengers. The lounge area has great views from sitting down so it was perfect. I have to say thank you for helping us choose the bestest cruise in the Kimberley.

Lisa – NSW

 

Our entire trip was magical, including the amazing Kimberley cruise. We were so fortunate to have perfect weather and, yes, the waterfalls were spectacular as was all the scenery! Paul was an excellent guide (he spoke very highly of you!) and it absolutely met, if not exceeded, all our expectations. We loved everywhere we went.

Donna - USA

 

 

 

 

2025 Reef Prince Kimberley Schedules & Prices

 

Reef Prince’s Kimberley Cruising schedule for 2025 has just been released, and we encourage you to book early to secure your preferred cabin type on your preferred cruise date.

 

Broome to Darwin – 2025

Click here to see the Reef Prince Broome to Darwin Itinerary

 

20 March –31 March

17 April – 28 April

12 May – 23 May

07 June – 18 June

03 July – 14 July

29 July – 09 August

24 August – 04 September

19 September – 30 September

 

Darwin to Broome – 2025

Click here to see the Reef Prince Darwin to Broome Itinerary

 

03 April – 14 April

30 April – 10 May

25 May – 05 June

20 June – 01 July

16 July – 27 July 

11 August – 22 August

06 September – 17 September

02 October – 13 October

 

 

 

 

2025 Reef Prince Kimberley Cruise Fares

 

Click here to see the Reef Prince Cabin descriptions

 

State Class: $19,595 per person
Class 1: $17,595 per person
Class 2: $16,595 per person
Class 3: $15,595 per person
Class 4: $14,595 per person

Please note all prices are per person, twin share in Australian Dollars.

 

Single travellers might like to note that they can secure sole use of Class 2, 3 or 4 cabins with just a 20% single supplement!

 

Your cruise price includes:

·       Accommodation in selected room grade for 11 nights

·       Transfer from CBD hotels to Reef Prince

·       Cruise transportation to your post-cruise hotel or Airport

·       All meals on board

·       Fast boat ride through the Horizontal Waterfalls

·       Facilities, port & handling charges

·       Excursions and tender transfers as described in the itinerary

·       Government Fees & Taxes.

Please note that Aboriginal Native Title Fees are additional to the fare - allow approximately $300 per person.

 

 

 

 

As mentioned earlier, if you’re after one of the most popular State Class or Class 1 cabins it does pay to reserve your place early to secure your preferred cruise date. You can lock in your Kimberley cruise with a 20% deposit within seven days of booking, with final payment not due until 60 days prior to your cruise date.

So, what are you waiting for? Call the expert team at Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80 or email us to reserve your Kimberley cruising holiday of a lifetime! And don’t forget to ask us about our ‘Booking Bonus’ accommodation deals when you book your 2025 Kimberley cruise.

 

Click here to find out more about M/V Reef Prince

 

Rather travel in 2024? We still have space available aboard Reef Prince across most 2024 dates. Call our team on 1800 90 20 80 for availability and prices.

 

Big Savings on Aranui 5 Discovery Cruises

Posted by Andrew Castles on November 11, 2023

 

 

Call Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80 to take advantage of these big savings!

 

For a limited time, you can save thousands when you join the unique Aranui 5 on her 2024 Discovery Cruises to both Pitcairn Island and the Austral Island group. When you book either of these expeditions by 30 November 2023, there’s savings of 50% for the second traveller in a twin share cabin, or solo travellers can cruise in their own cabin without having to pay a single supplement!

Departing from Papeete, these discovery cruises are designed to reach the furthest corners of French Polynesia and the South Pacific. For example, if you’re considering the Austral Islands Discovery Cruise, Aranui 5 offers the only way to visit all five inhabited Austral islands as Rapa Iti is only accessible by sea. Aranui 5 is the only cruise ship currently permitted to visit this remote island, located more than 1,200 kilometres south of Tahiti.

These great offers are available when you book through Expedition Cruise Specialists before 30 November 2023, or until sold out. These deals are sure to be popular so don’t delay in securing your place!

 

 

 

Pitcairn & Gambier – In the Footsteps of the Bounty Mutineers!

11 Days Papeete to Papeete

 

A twin-share Stateroom is priced from AUD $14,134 for two guests, a saving of more than $4,000 per couple.

Single travellers can secure their own Stateroom from $9,234, a saving of around $6,000 per traveller.

 

Eligible Departure Dates:

17 February 2024

 

See the Pitcairn Island Itinerary

 

 

This special cruise will head south to Pitcairn Island via the Gambier Islands. Following in the footsteps of the famous Bounty Mutineers, the Aranui 5 will take you to the most beautiful and unspoiled islands of the region, via three Polynesian archipelagos.

 

 

 

Austral Islands Discovery Cruise

11 Days Papeete to Papeete

 

A twin-share Stateroom is priced from AUD $13,038 for two guests, a saving of around $4,000 per couple.

Single travellers can secure their own Stateroom from $8,502, a saving of around $4,000 per traveller.

 

Eligible Departure Dates:

30 March 2024

02 November 2024

 

See the Austral Islands tinerary

 

 

Discovered by Europeans in the 18th Century, the Austral islands are located 600 km south of Tahiti. Off the beaten track, the Australs are an untouched and mysterious land where white sand clashes with the intense blue of the lagoons. Breathtaking landscapes, from sheer mountains to valleys, these islands are famous for their farming activities. The Austral islands will certainly offer a memorable and unique experience and there’s no better way to discover them than aboard the unique Aranui 5.

 

 

 

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Aranui 5 is a unique, custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails from Tahiti and throughout the South Pacific. 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.

Redesigned and custom built with passenger comfort in mind, you will embark the Aranui 5 on a voyage of discovery following the paths of Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel. The Polynesian staff and crew will welcome you to these exotic, captivating islands they call home.

The Aranui 5 continues a 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 suites and deluxe staterooms. Watch the infinite colours of the sunset play in the sky and sea as another day draws to a close in the South Pacific.

 

Read Marilyn & Bob’s review from aboard Aranui 5

 

 

 

 

To take advantage of these fantastic special offers contact the expert team at Expedition Cruise Specialists today on 1800 90 20 80.  

 

 

Images courtesy of Aranui Cruises and Lionel Gouverneur.