SAN MATEO, CA (August 15, 2016) – Travelers looking for a unique vacation experience can take advantage of the 10% savings on the June 8 – 21, 2017 sailing aboard the Aranui 5, the one-of-a-kind cruise to the exotic Marquesas Islands. In addition, seniors can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on the Sep 30 – Oct 13, 2017 voyage.
Aranui 5 Hiva Oa_Puamau_Rani.JPGOn this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, passengers board the ship in Papeete, Tahiti for a 14-day complete vacation experience sailing 800 miles north to some of most spectacular islands in the world, including Takapoto 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 voyage includes offshore 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.
Prices for an Aranui 5 vacation (not including the 10% discount) start at $2,920 per person and do not include port tax, cruise tax and tourism tax, which is $248. 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.
The ship features 103 cabins specially designed with added space for passengers' comfort and pleasure, featuring additional common spaces to unwind with an interior decor reflecting the Polynesian heritage and more suites and deluxe staterooms with a balcony.
Travelers booking a stay aboard the Aranui 5 will be able to choose from eight different cabin categories with accommodations ranging from Premium exterior staterooms (more than 90 percent with a private balcony) and Standard exterior staterooms with a picture window or porthole to Class C shared dormitory style cabins with occupancy for four to eight people. Room categories are 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.
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 full-service spa. The ship also features air conditioning in all passenger areas and indoor public spaces as well as two elevators onboard.
Featuring a primarily Polynesian crew composed of sailors from the Marquesas and Tahitian Islands, and with expert lecturers and guides, the Aranui 5 provides a unique spin on hospitality which combines with mesmerizing scenery to create an unforgettable soft-adventure and cultural experience.