14 Day Tahiti and Marquesas Cruise on the Aranui 5

An Aranui Tahiti cruise will immerse you in authentic Polynesian culture. You’ll go off the beaten path, to the remote Marquesas Islands. In these remote islands, your arrival will be met with great enthusiasm as Aranui provides an essential link to the outside world. Eagerly awaited goods—from sugar to treats to a new truck—create a holiday atmosphere. Copra, citrus fruit, and fresh fish are loaded while in port, destined for Papeete on the return voyage. Shared adventures create an immediate bond with a multinational group of passengers. Whether on board over drinks or dinner, or onshore admiring the arts and crafts, you’ll connect in meaningful ways to create friendships of a lifetime!

Specials

  • $300 per person shipboard credit on March 7, March 25 and April 13 sailings
  • 10% discount on June 8 sailing
  • 10% senior discount on September 17 sailing

Aranui 5 Tahiti Cruise Highlights
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  • Aranui Cruise - Takapoto located in the Tuamotu ArchipelagoTuamotu Archipelago – Takapoto

    A short walk through the Takapoto village brings you to a white sand beach.  On this little paradise, enjoy a delicious barbecue picnic, swim,  and snorkel in the translucent lagoon among the colorful ballet of tropical fish.  Arts & crafts will be available at the beach.

  • Aranui Cruise taipvai_valleyNuku Hiva (Taiohae-Hatiheu-Taipivai)

    You’ll want to be on deck to fully appreciate the arrival into Taiohae’s spectacular bay, a giant volcanic amphitheater dominated by towering cliffs streaked with waterfalls. Taiohae Bay is where 23-year-old Herman Melville and his buddy jumped a whaling ship in 1842. Follow their escape route by 4-wheel drive along steep, winding dirt mountain roads to the village of Hatiheu to visit the archaeological site of Kamuihei.

  • Aranui Cruise Nuku_HivaFatu Hiva

    This is the most lush and remote island of the Marquesas and may only be accessed by sea. In the tranquil village of Omoa, you will see women pounding mulberry, banyan or breadfruit tree bark on logs. The bark is then dried and used as a canvas where the locals will paint ancient Marquesan designs. Fatu Hiva is also well-known for its hand-painted pareos (sarongs) and monoi, coconut oil infused with  Tiare Tahiti blossoms, vanilla, and sandalwood.

  •  Aranui cruise Puauma ancient tiki siteHiva Oa (Puamau)

    In Puamau, you’ll experience the most incredible archaeological site for “tikis” (ancient, human- like religious stone sculptures) outside of Easter Island.  Our knowledgeable guides will tell you the stories of these haunting statues of ancient times. Surrounded by beautifully lush grounds, the site is overwhelming and has a lot of what Polynesians call “mana” (spiritual power).

  • Aranui cruise RangiroaTuamotu Islands – Rangiroa

    Arriving into French Polynesia’s largest atoll, you may spot playful dolphins greeting the ship as we enter Tiputa Pass, one of Rangiroa’s two channels. Snorkeling and scuba diving (Rangiroa is rated as one of the best locations in the world) excursions are available. The Tuamotu atolls, with their pristine environment and pure waters, also offer the ideal conditions for pearl farming.

  • Aranui cruise bora_boraSociety Islands – Bora Bora

    In this picture-perfect island paradise, you will enjoy a day at the beach as well as a delicious picnic on a private motu islet surrounded by crystalline waters. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of excursions at an additional cost: circle island tour by boat or bus, helicopter flight, 4WD off-road tour and one of the most popular for the bravest: shark and ray feeding!

International flights are priced in Economy Class. Business Class and First Class seating is available at a supplement (please ask your Tahiti Specialist).

Some international flight arrivals may require an additional first or last night stay in Papeete. Please add between $ 150 per person (Airport Motel, Standard Room) and $ 169 per person (Hotel Tahiti Nui, Standard Room) including round trip transfer.

Please note: Prices are in USD, 'from' per person based on the lowest available package rate and strictly subject to availability and can change without notice prior to booking. Packages are based on availability in a specific booking class on Air Tahiti Nui. Please note additional supplements may apply if this booking class is not available. Final package pricing to be confirmed at the time of booking. Black out dates, minimum stay requirements, seasonal surcharges, currency exchange fluctuations, and other restrictions may apply. Rates based on double occupancy, unless specifically noted. Single or extra person (triple) supplements apply. Price of upgrades is per person and for the entire length of the package. Package pricing excludes local city tax of 150XPF-200XPF per person per day (approx $1.60-$2.00) which is paid locally to your resort upon check-out.