Deluxe Freighter Cruise from Tahiti

Aranui 5 Information Page

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The Aranui 5 is a deluxe freighter cruise departing from Tahiti to some of the most remote destinations around the South Pacific. Enjoy an adventure on this 254 passenger half cruise, half freight ship. Here are some links to provide you with more information on this unique trip.

Aranui FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a compilation of some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked by upcoming Aranui 5 guests. We’ve separated the questions into a few categories (Money, Health, Activities, Dining and General) to help you find them easier. We have also recorded video version filmed onboard the Aranui if you prefer to listen rather than read the answers.

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Weather

French Polynesia is located between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. It encompasses around 2.5 million sq km of ocean, and consists of 5 main archipelagos which are the Society, Marquesas, Gambier, Austral and Tuamotu Islands. The climate in each of these archipelagos is different and unique.

Brochure

Inside our brochure you will find a detailed itinerary full of exciting photos of the islands and people you will see and meet. With lush tropical rain forests and dolphins jumping around the boat in the crystal clear blue lagoons the Aranui is an incredible experience.

Aranui Group Booking

The Aranui welcomes up to 2 groups on each sailing. Please keep in mind however, that the Aranui 5 only accommodates a maximum of 250 passengers in total.

Travel Agents

If you are a travel agent working for an accredited travel agency, we can help you book your client on a South Pacific Vacation. We have specialists who have travelled throughout Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands and on the Aranui. We give you the inside scoop so you can give your customer the answers they need to make this an unforgettable vacation. 

Itinerary

Aranui 5 Itinerary

Join the Aranui 5 on its voyages through the South Pacific. Here you will have a chance to visit the exotic Marquesas Islands.

The Aranui departs from Tahiti then visits islands such as Fakarava, Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Huka, Rangiroa, Bora Bora and back to Papeete (itineraries may vary).

Aranui Cruise to Pitcairn Island

Far and Away Adventures has two voyage options to Pitcairn Island. We offer this 254 passenger freighter ship which sails once per year to Pitcairn Island, as well as a 12 passenger supply ship on one week voyages from the Gambier Islands. Visit our Gambier to Pitcairn page for more details.

Marquesas Festival

Prior to 1986, many people in the remote Marquesas Islands were worried that ancient traditions and cultures would be lost if a concentrated effort was not made to preserve them. From this concern, the cultural organization known as “Motu Haka o Te Fenua Enata” was established as they organized the first Art and Culture festival on the Marquesas Island of Ua Pou.
Ua Poe

Pre & Post Cruise Packages

  • Airport Assistance and Flower Lei Greeting
  • Transfers from the Airport to Hotel
  • 3 Nights Hotel (before and/or after your cruise)
  • Breakfasts Daily
  • Transfers from the Hotel to the Aranui Pier
  • Transfers from the Aranui Pier back to the Hotel
  • Transfers from the Hotel back to the Airport
  • A Shell Lei Farewell *Restrictions apply

Pitcairn Island

Far and Away Adventures has two voyage options to Pitcairn Island. We offer this 254 passenger freighter ship which sails once per year to Pitcairn Island, as well as a 12 passenger supply ship on one week voyages from the Gambier Islands. Visit our Gambier to Pitcairn page for more details.

Dates & Prices

US Dollar Prices

US dollar pricing applies to all residents of the United States, Canada and Asia. Aranui prices are per person based on double occupancy. Rates are valid on standard Marquesas sailings. Supplements apply on special itineraries. Rates include 3 meals with complimentary wine, guided excursions, picnic and meals onshore.

Euro Prices

Euro pricing applies on all bookings unless you are from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Asia or the United States. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include 3 meals with complimentary wine, guided excursions, picnic and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, fishing, horseback riding and helicopter tours are additional.

Australian Prices

Australian pricing applies to all residents of Australia. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include 3 meals with complimentary wine, guided excursions, picnic and meals on shore.

New Zealand Prices

New Zealand pricing applies to all residents of New Zealand. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include 3 meals with complimentary wine, guided excursions, picnic and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, fishing, horseback riding and helicopter tours are additional. New Zealand dollar prices include taxes.

Canadian Prices

Because we have an office in Canada, we allow you to pay for the Aranui in Canadian dollars. You may make payments in any of the following 4 ways.

Aranui Reservations

Aranui Terms and Conditions

CPTM Terms and Conditions of Contract BY ACCEPTANCE of this contract ticket, whether or not signed by him or on his behalf, or of passage on the vessel, each Passenger agrees that the terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein as part of the Passage Ticket Contract, shall govern the relationship between him and the Company and be binding in every possible contingency.

Passenger Information Form

The Aranui requires that all passengers fill out a passenger registration form. Please download, print and sign the Aranui Passenger Registration form. All sections must be filled out including Passport number & Expiry Date, Pre/Post cruise hotel, emergency contact, etc. A statement at the bottom of the form will also need to be signed which is similar to the below statement.

Blog - Aranui 5 (2016)

Aranui 5 Pitcairn Blog (2019)

We have been looking forward to this special Aranui 5 voyage for over a year. Not only have we been looking forward to the epic stop of our cruise to Pitcairn Island, but we have also been looking forward to stops in three other island groups. The Tuamotus, Gambier and Austral Islands. 

Pitcairn Aerial View-Pitcairn Island Cruise Adventure

Aranui 3 Blog (2010)

The Aranui requires that all passengers fill out a passenger registration form. Please download, print and sign the Aranui Passenger Registration form. All sections must be filled out including Passport number & Expiry Date, Pre/Post cruise hotel, emergency contact, etc. A statement at the bottom of the form will also need to be signed which is similar to the below statement.

In The News

The Aranui Cruising experience is extremely popular around the world for individuals who would like to experience a unique voyage to some of the most remote Pacific Islands. Here are just a few of the Aranui news articles being written about the Aranui in magazines and journals from around the world.

Aranui Drone Image
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Aranui Videos

Want to see what it is like on the Aranui 5? Check out these Aranui videos.

Cabins

Cabin Layout

The Aranui 5 is a ship unlike any other cruise ship. With half of the ship dedicated to cargo that is delivered monthly to the islands of the Marquesas, the other half accommodates up to 256 passengers.

Aranui 5 Premium Suite

Aranui Deck Plan

Here are the deck plans for the Aranui 5. To get the best choice of cabin please make your Aranui reservation 10 to 12 months in advance.

Aranui 360 degree Tour

ARANUI 5, 3D SHOWCASES Aranui Tour of the Ship
Aranui 5 Presidential Suite

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Contact Us

Far & Away Adventures is here to answer any questions you may have about travel, flights, hotels etc. Contact us today and and see for yourself.  For more information about trip and adventures checkout some of the great featured packages on the Far & Away Adventures home page!

Passenger Information Form

The Aranui requires that all passengers fill out a passenger registration form. Please download, print and sign the Aranui Passenger Registration form. All sections must be filled out including Passport number & Expiry Date, Pre/Post cruise hotel, emergency contact, etc. A statement at the bottom of the form will also need to be signed which is similar to the below statement.

Credit Card Payment

Far and Away Adventures accepts payments by Electronic funds transfer, Check, or Credit Card. To pay by credit card, please click on the “Pay Now” button below. Please note that there is a 2.5% surcharge for Aranui Cruise payments made by credit card (not on flights or land/hotel arrangements). Click here if you would like to review cruise prices.

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