The Aranui 5 continues our 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.

Highlights


• Visit Aitutaki, Rarotonga & Rurutu

• Discover Rapa & Raivave

• Enjoy Anaa

This itinerary may be modified due to technical or meteorological reasons. In the case of bad weather, disembarkment may not be possible for safety reasons. Please note that the Aranui will not transport any freight during this Australs-Cook islands voyage.

Class C

$ 4863 NZD pp
Class C
Dormitory style composed of: 4 units of 4 occupants (12,5sqm) with porthole 4 bunk beds 1 private bathroom with shower wardrobe sitting area Children below 15 not accepted Location: Upper Deck Capacity of 4 persons in each unit. Class C – 8 Pax 1 unit of 8 occupants (26,5sqm); with porthole 8 bunk beds 2 private bathrooms with shower wardrobe sitting area Children below 15 not accepted Location: Upper Deck Capacity of 8 persons.

Stateroom. From

$ 7792 NZD pp
Stateroom. From
Stateroom of 2 persons (32) Exterior cabin (11sqm) with porthole 1 bathroom with a shower double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) desk 1 flat screen TV safe Includes 6 connecting cabins on Main and Lower Decks These cabins are available on Boat Deck, Main Deck and Lower Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.

Deluxe

$ 9552 NZD pp
Deluxe
Exterior cabin (13sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) 1 bathroom with a shower make up table; desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) safe; under counter refrigerator hair dryer These cabins are available on Sky Bar Deck, Sun Deck and Pool Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.

Superior Deluxe

$ 10342 NZD pp
Superior Deluxe
Exterior cabin (14,5sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer These cabins are available on Sky Bar Deck, Sun Deck, Upper Deck and Main Deck. Capacity of 2 persons.

Junior Suite

$ 10837 NZD pp
Junior Suite
Exterior cabin (18sqm) without balcony with 2 windows that cannot be opened 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer

Premium Suite

$ 11736 NZD pp
Premium Suite
Exterior cabin (18 sqm) with private outdoor balcony (4sqm) glass sliding doors; semi private day room with decorative screen 1 bathroom with a shower make up table desk wardrobe flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.

Royal Suite. From

$ 11841 NZD pp
Royal Suite. From
Exterior cabin (22 sqm) with private outdoor balcony (9,5sqm) glass sliding doors a day room a semi-private bedroom with decorative screen wardrobe; one bathroom with a shower make up table 1 flat screen TV double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer This cabin is available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck. Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.

Presidential Suite

$ 15767 NZD pp
Presidential Suite
Exterior cabin (41 sqm) with glass sliding doors with private outdoor balcony (12 sqm) living room; day room mini bar bedroom walk-in closet 2 bathrooms with a shower make up table desk 2 flat screen TV safe under counter refrigerator hair dryer double bed (180*200 cm) or 2 twin beds (90*200 cm) sofa bed This cabin is available on Sky Bar Deck. Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.

Additional charges:

Port Taxes: USD pp

Aranui 5

Vessel Type: Passenger ship

Length: 126 m

Passenger Capacity: 260

Speed: 15 knots

The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas.

It offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for about two hundred passengers. Passengers will be able to sunbathe on deck, swim in the pool, or enjoy exotic tropical drinks while the Aranui wends her way among the islands of the Marquesas.

Accommodations classes are Suites, Deluxe, Standard and C Class.

The vessel operates under the French flag, and her crew are all Polynesian, primarily Marquesans.

The name “Aranui” means “The Great Highway” in Maori, another great Polynesian culture. The first Aranui was purchased from a New Zealand ship owner in 1959. CPTM kept her original name, because it suited her. Serving as a link between the remote Marquesas and the rest of the world, she truly was a “Great Highway” on which cargo and passengers traveled. The original Aranui was too small to meet the needs of the islands as trade increased. CPTM therefore retired her, and purchased a new vessel, which was also named the Aranui.

The second Aranui was originally built as a freighter for the Baltic trades, with unusually thick hull plates because of floating ice often found in that area. She was modified in Germany in 1990. After only a few years in service, it too was getting too small again to meet the islands growing trade needs as well as the increase in passenger travel. CPTM decided this time to built a new vessel in 2000, which was named the Aranui III.

The Aranui III was built in Romania as a freighter and passenger vessel. Because of the number of passengers the vessel can carry, she was reclassifed as a passenger vessel. Thus, meeting the strict requirements of international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations and many safety features including life boats and lifte rafts and fire safety systems.

The vessel is French registry, and crewed primarily by Marquesans. They are extremely skillfull and very hospitable. It is often their custom to give an impromptu concert in the evenings, both for their own and our passengers pleasure.

The ship features a small boutique where various sundries, clothing and souvenirs are available. There are washing machines and dryers aboard, but dry cleaning is not available. There is also 2 bars and video room, which has a television, VCR and a small collection of videotapes. She also has a swimming pool and sunbathing space.

The electrical current in the cabins is 220 volt 50 cycle AC, using French-style plugs. If you have any small appliances, please make sure you have voltage converters and plug adapters needed to use the ship’s standard power. The vessel accepts traveler’s checks and credit cards for on-board purchases. We regret that we cannot honor personal checks. Lock boxes are available on board for passenger convenience. However, we do not accept custody or responsibility for passenger valuables or money.

Facilities:

* 1 dining room

* 2 spacious lounges & 2 conference rooms

* 4 bars including 1 panoramic bar (Skybar)

* 1 fitness room

* 1 outside swimming pool

* 1 shop

* 1 massage room

* 2 lifts

Cabin layout for Aranui 5
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