The Marquesas with Aranui 5

Visited Countries: French Polynesia, Marquesas

Come explore the enchanting Marquesas Islands aboard the Aranui 5 !

Aranui 5 is a new custom-built in 2016, 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. With 8 different guest decks, the interior decor reflects the Polynesian heritage of her owners and crew. The ship features a restaurant where all the meals onboard are served in a casual setting; 2 lounges; 2 conference rooms, where guest lecturers will offer presentations on various topics related to the Marquesas; 4 bars, including the sky bar with sweeping panoramic views; an outdoor pool; a boutique; a massage room and a gym. Passenger accommodations range from premium exterior staterooms, more than 90 percent with a private balcony; to standard exterior staterooms with a picture window or porthole; to class C, shared dormitory style cabins with occupancy for 4 or 8. Redesigned and custom built with passenger comfort in mind, you will embark on a voyage of discovery following the paths of Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thor Heyerdahl and Jacques Brel. Our Polynesian staff and crew will welcome you to these exotic, captivating islands they call home.

The Aranui 5 continues its 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 our suites and deluxe staterooms. Watch the infinite colors 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.

day 1
TAHITI – TUAMOTU

Departure at 10am from the port of Tahiti and head towards the Tuamoutu Islands; which are made up of 70 coral Islands world renowned for their black pearls. (L/D)

day 2
TAKAPOTO (TUAMOTU)

Morning arrival in the small oval-shaped atoll of Takapoto located in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Enjoy a delicious picnic, swim and snorkel in the translucent lagoon among the colorful ballet of tropical fish. (B/L/D)

day 3
TUAMOTU – THE MARQUESAS

Sail towards the Marquesas, known as the land of men. Emerging from the Pacific Ocean, the archipelago is made up of 12 lush and breathtaking islands, of which only 6 are inhabited. (B/L/D)

day 4
NUKU HIVA

Visit the island of Nuku Hiva by exploring its Notre-Dame cathedral, its large craft market as well as its archeological sites, such as Mea’a Kamuihei with its petr glyphs and giant banyan trees. Typical diner in a local restaurant. (B/L/D)

day 5
UA POU

In the morning, you will dock at Hakahau wharf. Make a visit to the Town Hall where the antiques and traditional dresses used for the Arts Festival are on display. Enjoy a typical dinner at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will sail to Hakahetau bay. Proceed by canoe to a local artisanal center, where you will be able to find hats, jewelry, flower stones and vanilla. (B/L/D)

day 6
TAHUATA - HIVA OA

Sail towards the little island of Tahuata. Discover the Notre-Dame church of Baby Jesus; visit the tomb of Captain Halley and the quaint archeological museum. Be sure not to miss the local market where you will be able to find sculptures made of bone, dried bananas, Monoï oil, sandalwood and vanilla. Navigate to the well known island of Hiva Ona. Upon arrival, you will head to the cemetery and visit the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the island and make your own discoveries. (B/L/D)

day 7
HIVA OA

In the early morning you will make way to Puamau bay. Travel by canoe to reach the 4×4 that will take you to the most incredible archaeological site of “tikis”. Be sure the visit the tomb of the last Puamau tribe chief. Return to the cruise and head towards Tahuata. Enjoy a picnic lunch and free time to enjoy the white sand beaches, crystal clear water and a little snorkeling. (B/L/D)

day 8
FATU HIVA

First stop of the day: Omoa on the island of Fatu Hiva. This is the only remaining island in the Marquesas where the local people still fabricate the traditional bark based “tapa”. You will have the chance to buy painted tapas, wooden sculptures, and colorful sarongs at the local market. There will also be the opportunity to visit the Grellet family museum dedicated to Marquesan artistry. Enjoy lunch aboard as you sail towards the second stop of the day: Hanavave. Here you will be welcomed by local women villagers and offered fresh homemade cakes. They will perform traditional local dances and demonstrate the fabrication of Monoï oil.

day 9
UA HUKA - NUKU HIVA

By morning light, you will be docked in the narrow bay of Vaipaee. Visit a local museum, a citrus plantation and the wood sculpting specialists at the local market. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch set off on foot (about 20 min) towards a small beach where you can swim and relax. The return trip to the ship will be done by canoe. Upon arrival, the Aranui will navigate towards Taiohae on Nuku Hiva Island. Enjoy a special evening with appetizers, buffet and a Polynesian dance and music show. (B/L/D)

day 10
SAILING

Full day of sailing back towards Tuamotu (B/L/S)

day 11
RANGIROA – BORA BORA

Spend the day enjoying the beautiful beaches of Rangiora and don’t miss the opportunity to visit a pearl farm. In the late afternoon, navigate towards Bora Bora.

day 12
BORA BORA

One of the most romantic of the Polynesian islands, home to one of the world’s most famous lagoons, with its shades of sapphire, jade and turquoise, you’re sure to be blown away. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach. Optional excursions ($) will be offered if you wish to explore Bora Bora further. (B/L/D)

day 13
BORA BORA - TAHITI

Dock back in Tahiti at 9am, disembark. (B)

Departure Dates

Price per person, $CDN, based on 2 people/room Prices subject to change
Dates Airline Lowest Price Notes Regular Price Details
From 10 to 22 jan. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 10 to 22 jan. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 10 to 22 jan. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 10 to 22 jan. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 26 jan. to 07 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 26 jan. to 07 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 26 jan. to 07 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 26 jan. to 07 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 14 to 26 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 14 to 26 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 14 to 26 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 14 to 26 feb. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 02 to 14 mar. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 02 to 14 mar. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 02 to 14 mar. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 02 to 14 mar. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 21 mar. to 02 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 21 mar. to 02 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 21 mar. to 02 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 21 mar. to 02 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 06 to 18 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 06 to 18 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 06 to 18 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 06 to 18 avr. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 27 avr. to 09 may 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 27 avr. to 09 may 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 27 avr. to 09 may 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 27 avr. to 09 may 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 16 to 28 may 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 16 to 28 may 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 16 to 28 may 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 16 to 28 may 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 01 to 13 june 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 01 to 13 june 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 01 to 13 june 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 01 to 13 june 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 20 june to 02 july 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 20 june to 02 july 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 20 june to 02 july 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 20 june to 02 july 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 06 to 18 july 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 06 to 18 july 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 06 to 18 july 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 06 to 18 july 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 25 july to 06 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 25 july to 06 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 25 july to 06 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 25 july to 06 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 10 to 22 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 10 to 22 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 10 to 22 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 10 to 22 aug. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 29 aug. to 10 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 29 aug. to 10 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 29 aug. to 10 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 29 aug. to 10 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 14 to 26 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 14 to 26 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 14 to 26 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 14 to 26 sept. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 03 to 15 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 03 to 15 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 03 to 15 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 03 to 15 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 19 to 31 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 19 to 31 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 19 to 31 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 19 to 31 oct. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 07 to 19 nov. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 07 to 19 nov. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 07 to 19 nov. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 07 to 19 nov. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 23 nov. to 05 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 23 nov. to 05 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 23 nov. to 05 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 23 nov. to 05 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details
From 14 to 27 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 6599 $

Standard cabin, without balcony (40)

6599 $ View details
From 14 to 27 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 7899 $

Deluxe cabin, with balcony (7)

7899 $ View details
From 14 to 27 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 8599 $

Superior deluxe cabin, with balcony (24)

8599 $ View details
From 14 to 27 dec. 2019 croisière seulement 9399 $

Premium suite, with balcony (20)

9399 $ View details

Minimum 2 persons

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES :

  • 12 nights cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • full board (12 breakfasts, 12 lunchs, 12 dinners) with wine during meals
  • bilingual service on board
  • excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • port taxes

DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • international flights
  • roundtrip transfers from the airport in Tahiti to the port
  • beverages,  except for wine served with meals
  • tips
  • optional excursions reservable and payable locally