South Pacific Tahiti Freigher Cruise
The 13 night round trip voyages of the ARANUI out of Papeete to the Marquesas and Tuamotu Islands are possibly the most unusual voyages that a passenger-carrying cargo ship of this generation makes. Since 1984, the previous two Aranuis have been taking passengers on this journey to these enchanting Polynesian islands which are accessible by few other means. She sails approximately 16 voyages a year. In the summer of 2010 she saw her first total solar eclipse. DATES AND DETAILS
The 386-foot Aranui III carryies up to 200 passengers per trip. All passenger cabins are outside with private facilities. 63 cabins are standard Category A cabins with twin lower beds. The Suites and Deluxe A cabins have a queen-sized bed, small refrigerator, and bathtub. Additionally, most of the suites have a private balcony. There are also two dormitory-style areas that are co-ed. Both rooms are inside, and outside each room are public bathrooms.
The name "Aranui" means "the great highway" in Maori. The passenger areas include comfortable air-conditioned cabins, dining room, two lounges, library, outdoor swimming pool, covered outdoor bar and grill area, and spacious outdoor deck with chairs.
Unlike most passenger-carrying freighter routes of today, this unusual itinerary has only two days at sea. Also, with the exception of a few sightseeing options, the majority of the shore excursion activities are provided to passengers at no additional charge.
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