Aranui Marquesas Vacations
Travelers looking to explore a virtually untouched part of the world can embark on French Polynesia’s one-of-a-kind cruise, the Aranui 5. On this bucket-list journey, passengers enjoy a 14-day, all-inclusive vacation to some of the most spectacular islands in the world including the Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago and Society Islands.
From the moment of embarkation, passengers are immersed in Polynesian culture with on-board and offshore activities that combine with mesmerizing scenery to create an unforgettable soft-adventure experience. Shore experiences include awe-inspiring hikes, visits to sacred ritual sites, encounters with local artisans, a visit to French artist Paul Gauguin’s grave, snorkeling in the translucent waters of the atolls, on-island picnics and restaurant lunches featuring local food, a visit to a pearl farm and more.
The dual-purpose Aranui, meaning “the great highway” in the Maori language, serves as a lifeline to the inhabitants of the Marquesas Islands, bringing supplies to each principal village and several remote valleys. During the voyage, travelers have the opportunity to interact with locals to learn about their heritage and experience their unique way of life.
The cruise includes three meals daily with complimentary wine for on-board lunches and dinners, guided excursions, picnics and meals on shore. Travelers sailing on the Aranui 5 can select from eight different cabin categories, specially designed with added space for passengers’ comfort and pleasure. Public areas on the Aranui 5 include a reception area, casual restaurant, four bars – including the Sky Bar with sweeping panoramic views – two conference rooms, two lounges, library, boutique, outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and spa.
For more information or to book an Aranui vacation, call 800-972-7268 or visit www.aranui.com.