Discovery Voyage: Cook Islands & Australs
DURATION:13 Days/ 12 NightsREGION:Australia, New Zealand & PacificSHIP:Aranui 5
NEW DISCOVERY VOYAGE FOR 2021 - BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Join the unique Aranui 5 on her maiden Discovery Voyage from Papeete to the Cook Islands (Rarotonga and Aitutaki) via the rarely-visited Austral Islands. While we have
an outline of the expected itinerary, being a Discovery Voyage many of the smaller details will be organised along the way. Please note that freight service will not be a feature of this voyage. Book early to secure your place on this inaugural voyage as it is sure to sell out very quickly.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime
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.
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.
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.
Your cruise price includes:
- Accommodation in selected room grade aboard Aranui 5
- All meals including glass of wine at lunch and dinner onboard
- All port charges/taxes
- Shore excursions to remote villages, archaeological sites with lecturers on site, dance shows, hiking, picnics, restaurants, 4x4 sightseeing tours as described in the itinerary
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is introducing a global sulphur cap in 2020, requiring all ships to use fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). In line with this regulation, Aranui Cruises will switch to low-sulphur fuel from January 1, 2020. To help cover the cost and transition, a surcharge of AUD$190 per person is included in our published fares.
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights and pre- and post- cruise accommodations
- Alcoholic and premium non alcoholic beverages onboard
- Travel Insurance (SAVE 20% - when purchased with your expedition cruise)
- Items of a personal nature (ie communications and laundry expenses)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD
The Itinerary is a guide only and subject to change without notice subject to weather or sea conditions or any other event affecting the operation of the vessel.
By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept both Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Aranui Cruises' terms and conditions.
Single travellers are accommodated on this cruise at a 100% single surcharge.