Aranui 5

Looking for that one-of-a-kind remote French Polynesia cruise? The Aranui 5 offers a 14-day itinerary from Tahiti to the remote Islands of the Marquesas offering an off the beaten path soft adventure cruise experience.
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Onboard the working freighter the Aranui 5, you will discover the fascinating history, culture and scenic beauty of Tahiti and the remote Islands of Marquesas. See for yourself why this ruggedly beautiful archipelago has captured the hearts of many and inspired famous artists like Paul Gauguin.

This 14 Day cruise begins in Papeete and includes such stops to Hiva Oa the resting place of Paul Gauguin, Ua Pou an island with towering volcanic spires, snorkeling in Rangiroa enchanting coral reefs, and ending at the romantic Bora Bora.

Onboard you will be stopping and delivering supplies to isolated villages, providing travelers with rare encounters. Interact with Marquesans’ learning about their ancient culture or fish for pearls with a Tuamotu fisherman. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time on these islands, one thing is for sure, this cruise is unlike any other!

The Aranui 5 is a freighter carrier, however it was built and designed with plenty of passenger space and comfortable accommodations.  Offering two lounges, four bars, conference rooms, swimming pool, spa/massage room, gym and more.