Discovery Voyage: Cook & Society Islands
DURATION:9 Days/ 8 NightsREGION:Australia, New Zealand & PacificSHIP:Aranui 5
SINGLE 2023 VOYAGE - BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Join the unique Aranui 5 on a 9-day Discovery Voyage from Papeete to the Cook Islands (Rarotonga and Aitutaki). Ancient stories tell of the migration of Polynesians from the Society Islands and even as far as the Marquesas to Rarotonga. Bora Bora, the high island; is one of the best-known islands of French Polynesia. If the spectacular landscapes of the white sandy
beaches and the beautiful blue and green lagoons will seduce you,the different degrees of development, the different dialects and customs from one island to another will offer you a whole range of Polynesian culture, from the old to the new.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.
Operated by: Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime
Aranui 5 is a unique, custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter that sails from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia on a 12-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 three-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
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)