Aranui 5 - Authentic Marquesas Islands Cruise Package

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Included in your package

Return Economy Class Airfares with Air Tahiti Nui
11-night cruise on-board the Aranui 5
6 nights at Te Moana Tahiti Resort - 4* (3 nights pre cruise / 3 nights post cruise)
3 meals per day aboard the Aranui 5
English Speaking Guides
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Roadmap of your stay

Return Economy Class Airfares with Air Tahiti Nui ex Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne

11-night cruise on-board the Aranui 5 in an "Obstructed" Stateroom

6 nights at Te Moana Tahiti Resort in a Ocean View Studio- 4* (3 nights pre cruise / 3 nights post cruise)

SATURDAY DEPARTURES (Please see exact departure dates below)

Return Shared Transfers Tahiti International Airport to Te Moana Tahiti Resort

Return Shared Transfers Te Moana Tahiti Resort to Papeete Aranui 5 Cruise Terminal

3 meals per day aboard the Aranui 5

Daily breakfast at Te Moana Tahiti Resort

Wine during onboard lunches and dinners

All Aranui 5 planned Shore Excursions

English Speaking Guides

All Port Charges/Taxes

What you can expect

Enjoy a hassle-free experience before and after your cruise on the Aranui 5 with pre and post-accommodation at the charming Te Moana Tahiti Resort in Tahiti. Aranui 5 is a dual-purpose passenger and working freighter that makes a regular 3800 kilometre round-trip voyage from Tahiti to the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands in French Polynesia. On the 13-day, all- inclusive cruise, passengers visit nine islands and discover why the likes of artist Paul Gauguin, novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and Herman Melville, and musician Jacques Brel were so captivated by this enchanting part of the world. 

The once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes nine French Polynesian islands where guests have the chance to take 4WD adventures through winding mountain tracks, hike to sacred ritual sites, visit villages and churches and immerse in the local culture.

While passengers relax aboard the custom-built ship, its muscular and proficient sailors take control of the freight. With skilful precision, Aranui 5’s sailors and crew unload and load cargo at remote docks to an audience of waiting villagers. Food, fishing equipment, building materials and vehicles are replaced with a bounty of island produce including limes, coconuts, copra (dried coconut), fruit and fish, for the return journey to Tahiti.

Islands included

2024 and 2025 Departure Dates

2024 Saturday Departures

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 03 Feb 2024
  • 02, 16 Mar 2024
  • 13 Apr 2024
  • 04, 18 May 2024
  • 01, 15, 29 Jun 2024
  • 17, 31 Aug 2024
  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 05, 19 Oct 2024
  • 16, 30 Nov 2024
  • 16 Dec 2024

2025 Saturday Departures

  • 22 Feb 2025
  • 08, 22 Mar 2025
  • 19 Apr 2025
  • 03, 17, 31 May 2025
  • 14, 28 Jun 2025
  • 12, 26 Jul 2025
  • 09, 23 Aug 2025
  • 20 Sep 2025
  • 04,18 Oct 2025
  • 15, 29 Nov 2024
  • 15 Dec 2024

Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.

This itinerary may be modified due to technicalor meteorological reasonsor freight constraints.In the case of bad weather, disembarkment maynot be possible for safety reasons.

*Conditions Apply. Travel dates as indicated. Package prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Airfares based on Air Tahiti Nui Sale fare and must be purchased as part of a package. Airfares and taxes are subject to change at any time without notice. Holiday package prices are per person, include services as detailed in the package and are based on a maximum of 2 people travelling together in accommodation on a twin share basis. Single supplement surcharges apply. Accommodation as mentioned above, subject to availability – similar standard accommodation will be found if unavailable. The mentioned travel times are approximate and may vary with traffic and weather. Prices are current at time of publication; however, they are subject to currency fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All package prices are in Australian Dollars. To see our full terms & conditions visit HERE.

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