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Aranui Cruises

The Mixed Cargo Ship for your Polynesia Cruise


Aranui 5 is a custom-built, dual-purpose passenger/freighter ship designed to offer all of comforts of a cruise liner, while operating as a supply ship. Aranui 5 is classified as a small vessel, accommodating approximately 230 passengers in 103 cabins.

  3 meals per day included
  A bottle of wine between 4 during onboard lunches and dinners
  Scheduled Aranui shore excursions with a guide
  Guest Lecturers onboard to learn about the history, culture, art and archaeology of the destination

Your Aranui Cruise:

Aranui's most popular and frequent cruise is their 11 night Discover the Marquesas itinerary:
Papeete (Tahiti) - Fakarava - Nuku Hiva (Taiohae - Hatieu - Taipivai) - Ua Pou (Hakahau) - Ua Huka (Vaipaee - Hane - Hokatu) - Tahuata (Vaitahu) - Hiva Oa (Atuona) - Fatu Hiva (Omoa - Hanavave) - Rangiroa or Makatea - Bora Bora - Papeete (Tahiti)
Double Staterooms: from $8,729 per person*

Other Itineraries include:
Austral Islands 10 night cruise: Papeete (Tahiti) - Rurutu, Austral Islands - Raivavae, Austral Islands - Rapa, Austral Islands - Rimatara, Austral Islands - Tubuai, Austral Islands - Papeete (Tahiti)
Austral Islands 12 night cruise: Papeete (Tahiti) - Rurutu, Austral Islands - Rimatara, Austral Islands - Tubuai, Austral Islands - Rapa, Austral Islands - Raivavae, Austral Islands - Raiatea, Society islands - Bora Bora, Society islands - Papeete (Tahiti)

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For the latest availability and prices including specials, please contact Our Cruise Travel Advisors on 0800 400 498.

About Aranui

The custom built Aranui 5 is a dual purpose passenger / freighter designed to offer the comforts of cruise liner, described as a small ship accommodation with approx. 203 passengers in 103 cabins. There is one restaurant and lounge, 4 bars and an outdoor pool, a spa and gym and even at Tattoo studio. At the 6 inhabited islands of the Marquesas the Aranui unloads goods destined for those destinations and returns to Papeete with cargo of copra, lemons, fish and “noni“. While this is happening passengers experience the richness of the culture and the spectacular scenery.

Our Cruise Conditions:
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Additional conditions may apply. Images are indicative only and may vary for by Cruise Ship.

*Pricing is in NZD and based on the 31 May 2025 departure.  Pricing and availability is correct as of 28 February 2024.

Aranui requires an initial deposit at time of booking, deposit amount and conditions vary depending on the promotion and cabin booked.  Once deposited and paid in full cancellation fees will apply.

Other conditions may apply