Give A Piece Of Paradise This Holiday Season With An Exotic Aranui 5 Cruise

The Aranui 5Those looking to give an extraordinary gift this holiday season can surprise a loved one with an adventure through the virtually untouched Marquesas islands aboard the Aranui 5, French Polynesia’s passenger-freighter vessel.

Guests can celebrate the season with a shipboard credit of $300 per person on Aranui 5’s 2017 voyages four through six: March 7, March 25 and April 13, 2017 for new bookings made by Jan. 31, 2017. The credit is redeemable for onboard purchases at the boutique, bars, spa as well as a fishing excursion, and valid only on the voyage of travel.

For additional savings, Aranui offers a pre-summer special 10% discount for the June 8, 2017 departure. Seniors will also receive a 10% discount for the Sept. 30, 2017 cruise.

On this bucket-list journey, passengers enjoy a 14-day authentic vacation experience to some of most spectacular islands in the world, including Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, Bora Bora in the Society Islands, as well as Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata and Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands.

The Aranui 5 is perfect for adventurous travelers, offering full immersion in Polynesian culture and shore experiences such as 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.

Travelers booking a stay aboard the Aranui 5 can choose from eight cabin categories – Presidential Suite, Royal Suite, Premium Suite, Junior Suite (with or without a balcony), Superior Deluxe, Deluxe, Stateroom and Class C – each providing diverse room configurations.

Prices for an Aranui 5 vacation (not including the 10% discount) start at $2,920 per person (plus $248 port tax, cruise tax and tourism tax). The all-inclusive cruise includes three meals daily with complimentary wine for onboard lunches and dinners, guided excursions as outlined in the itinerary, picnics and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, horseback riding and fishing are available for an additional charge.

(Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime – Aranui)