Embrace your inner artiste with Aranui
A cruise on Aranui 5 invites guests to walk in the footsteps of great artists and authors, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Melville and Paul Gauguin, while exploring some of the most alluring and far-flung islands in the world.
The 125-metre mixed cargo and passenger vessel, Aranui 5, makes a regular 3,800-kilometre roundtrip voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia. Guests disembark on complimentary shore excursions, while the ship’s crew delivers supplies to the remote island communities.
On the 13-day voyage, guests call at nine French Polynesian islands including the six inhabited Marquesas Islands: Hiva Oa, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Tahuata and Fatu Hiva.
During a visit to the town of Atuona on Hiva Oa, guests become immersed in the lives of French artist, Paul Gauguin, and Belgian singer and poet, Jacques Brel, during visits to their museums, hilltop grave sites and Gauguin’s famed ‘house of pleasure’, a replica of his home.
The cruise also calls at Nuka Hiva, where Herman Melville jumped ship in the 1840s. While he’s most famous for Moby Dick, he also wrote a novel called Typee based on his time living on the island.
Aranui Cruises is offering savings from $1,200 per couple on the first two Marquesas voyages of 2020, departing on 1 and 22 February, with discounted ocean-view staterooms starting from $6,030* per person twin share. A 10% seniors’ discount is also available on the voyage departing 10 September 2020.
Packed with value, an Aranui 5 cruise includes shore excursions such as hikes, 4WD tours, visits to archaeological sites and local feasts, a weekly laundry service, three meals per day and complimentary French wine with onboard lunches and dinners.
Aranui 5 features a restaurant, two conference rooms, lounges, a library, a boutique, swimming pool, gym, spa and four bars, including the popular Sky Bar.
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