Aranui is treating passengers aboard its vessel Aranui 3’s final voyage to increased savings as they traverse the islands of Tahiti next year. After more than a decade sailing the South Pacific, the iconic cruise freighter will retired in late 2015.
The ship’s departure on 6 June has packages now available from $8299 per person including return airfares from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, and four nights’ accommodation at the stunning Manava Suite Tahiti. During the 14-day roundtrip from Papeete, the ship will visit Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka in the Marquesas, Takapoto and Rangiroa in the Tuamotus and the famed Society Island
of Bora Bora.
Its 29 August departure is also discounted for travellers aged over 60 years old, with packages priced from $8299.
Aranui 3 accommodates 200 passengers in air-conditioned cabins, with suites and various deluxe and standard twin room offerings. In 2015, Bora Bora will be added to all of its itineraries, and guests will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach as well as optional activities such as a lagoon excursion, manta ray experience or a helicopter ride. When Aranui 3 retires, the 256-passenger Aranui 5 will commence services to take over.