Located in the dazzling blue waters between Tahiti and Easter Island, this tiny, far-flung island is thousands of miles from the nearest continent. Pitcairn is so isolated it’s only accessible by sea and with all the modern conveniences of a new freighter, Aranui 5 offers a stylish and comfortable new way to visit the island. Part of Britain’s smallest territory, Pitcairn is home to a population of just 50 people – the descendants of Pitcairn’s first European settlers, the HMS Bounty mutineers, and their accompanying band of Polynesians. Visitors to the isolated isle at the edge of the world mingle with these local families, gaining a unique insight into the island’s culture and storied history.

If you’re looking for an adventure that redefines what it means to get off the beaten tourist trail, this is the remote paradise you’ve been searching for.

Please Note:

* Port Taxes and Charges vary depending on cabin type.

* Single supplement, child rates and triple & quad share cabins are available - please contact us for more details.

* Dormitory cabins can be mixed sex - You should be aware that you may be sharing with males and females in these dormitories.

Highlights


• Visit the grave of mutineer john adams

• Hand feed the island’s only galapagos tortoise

• Browse pitcairn’s local curio and craft market

• See the bounty cannon at pitcairn island museum

• Walk to christian’s cave, where fletcher christian watched for passing ships

• Meet the descendants of the bounty mutineers and their polynesian consorts

Papeete - Tahiti
Try your hand at traditional javelin throwing and handicrafts. Anaa is also home to a sustainable fishing program.
Enjoy this idyllic atoll with palm- fringed crystal-clear lagoons and a village visit to see local handicrafts.
The Gambiers were the cradle of Catholicism in Polynesia; visit the renovated St Michael’s catholic church where the altar is inlaid with iridescent mother-of-pearl shell.
Walk in the footsteps of the Bounty settlers from the landing at Bounty Bay to Adamstown and Christian’s Cave. Meet the descendants of the mutineers at the curio market, visit the grave of the last surviving mutineer John Adams, learn about an earlier Polynesian civilisation and view artefacts from the Bounty at the Museum.
Home to pristine lagoons that are perfect for black pearls, visit a pearl farm, do some sightseeing and enjoy a beach barbeque.
Visit a cave and agricultural centre and enjoy arts and crafts and a barbeque in the village.
After being welcomed by villagers, explore archaeological sites on an island circle tour before a swim at the beach.
Papeete – Tahiti
This itinerary may be modified due to technical, meteorological reasons or freight constraints.

Class C

$ 4675 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 Obstructed Twin

$ 7491 NZD pp
Stateroom Obstructed Twin
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. *** Staterooms of 4 persons (6) Exterior cabin (16,5sqm) with porthole; 1 bathroom with a shower; double bed (160*200 cm) + 2 berths, one above the other; desk; 1 flat screen TV; safe. Location: Lower Deck Capacity of 4 persons.

Stateroom Twin

$ 7884 NZD pp
Stateroom Twin
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. *** Staterooms of 4 persons (6) Exterior cabin (16,5sqm) with porthole; 1 bathroom with a shower; double bed (160*200 cm) + 2 berths, one above the other; desk; 1 flat screen TV; safe. Location: Lower Deck Capacity of 4 persons.

Deluxe Stateroom Twin

$ 9184 NZD pp
Deluxe Stateroom Twin
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 Twin

$ 9944 NZD pp
Superior Deluxe Twin
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 w/o Balcony Twin

$ 10419 NZD pp
Junior Suite w/o Balcony Twin
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 These 2 cabins are on Veranda Deck.

Premium Suite Twin

$ 11284 NZD pp
Premium Suite Twin
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. These suites are available on Pool Deck and Veranda Deck.

Royal Suite Obstructed

$ 11385 NZD pp
Royal Suite Obstructed
Obstructed view. 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. These suites are available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck.

Royal Suite Twin

$ 11900 NZD pp
Royal Suite Twin
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. These suites are available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck.

Presidential Suite Twin

$ 15159 NZD pp
Presidential Suite Twin
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.

Class C

$ 4675 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 Obstructed Twin

$ 7491 NZD pp
Stateroom Obstructed Twin
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. *** Staterooms of 4 persons (6) Exterior cabin (16,5sqm) with porthole; 1 bathroom with a shower; double bed (160*200 cm) + 2 berths, one above the other; desk; 1 flat screen TV; safe. Location: Lower Deck Capacity of 4 persons.

Stateroom Twin

$ 7884 NZD pp
Stateroom Twin
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. *** Staterooms of 4 persons (6) Exterior cabin (16,5sqm) with porthole; 1 bathroom with a shower; double bed (160*200 cm) + 2 berths, one above the other; desk; 1 flat screen TV; safe. Location: Lower Deck Capacity of 4 persons.

Deluxe Stateroom Twin

$ 9184 NZD pp
Deluxe Stateroom Twin
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 Twin

$ 9944 NZD pp
Superior Deluxe Twin
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 w/o Balcony Twin

$ 10419 NZD pp
Junior Suite w/o Balcony Twin
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 These 2 cabins are on Veranda Deck.

Premium Suite Twin

$ 11284 NZD pp
Premium Suite Twin
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. These suites are available on Pool Deck and Veranda Deck.

Royal Suite Obstructed

$ 11385 NZD pp
Royal Suite Obstructed
Obstructed view. 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. These suites are available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck.

Royal Suite Twin

$ 11900 NZD pp
Royal Suite Twin
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. These suites are available on Sun Deck, Pool Deck, Veranda Deck and Boat Deck.

Presidential Suite Twin

$ 15159 NZD pp
Presidential Suite Twin
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 Charges & Fuel Surcharge. From: 619 NZD 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

Inclusions


Includes all Aranui 5 planned shore excursions to remote villages, archaeological sites with lecturers on site, dance shows, hiking, picnics, restaurants, 4x4 sightseeing tours and 3 meals per day.
A complimentary glass of wine is only offered for scheduled “onboard lunches and dinners.
None

Exclusions


Travel insurance, Gratuities, Flights to and from Papeete, At some ports, other activities are available, including scuba diving and para-sailing,
shipboard purchases, liquor, gratuities, port taxes other than those specifically provided for, and other personal items.


None
Aranui 5
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$ 4675 NZD pp

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