Aranui Cruises has launched its 2020 program with savings of up to $1,900 per couple on select cruises.
The cruise line is discounting Aranui 5’s first two voyages of the year, departing on 6 and 22 February, 2020, with ocean view staterooms starting from $6,030* per person twin share (savings of $1,200 per couple) and royal suites available from $8,970* (savings of $1,900 per couple).
A senior’s discount is also available for guests aged over 60 on the 10 September, 2020, departure with similar savings on offer across all cabin categories.
Aranui Cruises’ 125-metre long mixed cargo and passenger vessel Aranui 5 is one of the few remaining cargo cruise experiences in the world and in 2020, the ship will offer 20 scheduled cruises around French Polynesia, mostly consisting of its regular 13-day roundtrip voyage from Papeete to Hiva Oa, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Tahuata, and Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas; Bora Bora in the Society Islands; and Rangiroa and Fakarava in the Tuamotus.
While guests disembark and enjoy a range of complimentary guided excursions including hikes, 4WD tours, local feasts and visits to archaeological sites, Aranui’s Polynesian crew unload cargo, with the vessel acting as a lifeline to the remote island ports it visits.
Aranui Cruises Regional Representative Australia New Zealand Laurent Wong said the cruise line has been offering a unique cargo-passenger experience for more than 30 years and was proud to take international visitors to some of the most beautiful and remote corners of French Polynesia.
“Our regular roundtrip voyage to the Marquesas and Tuamotus is still the best way to access some of the most culturally-rich islands in French Polynesia, all while enjoying an authentic Polynesian experience onboard our special cargo cruise ship Aranui 5,” Wong said.
“To celebrate the launch of our 2020 program, we’re offering a few discounted cruises to pack even more value into our already great value cruise fare, which includes more than $2,000 worth of guided shore excursions, a weekly laundry service, three meals per day, complimentary French wine with onboard lunches and dinners, and calls to nine Tahitian islands including a fabulous picnic on a secluded island in Bora Bora’s blue lagoon.”
Wong said the 2020 program would also feature an encore cruise to Pitcairn Island but it was expected to sell out quickly.
There are no cruises in January 2020 as Aranui 5 will be in dry dock.
Aranui 5 features a restaurant, two conference rooms, lounges, a library, a boutique, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa and four bars including the popular Sky bar.
* Prices subject to availability, conditions apply.
For more information, visit www.aranuicruises.com.au
#### A previous version of this article referred to a 17 December 2020 sailing to Makatea in the Tuamoto Atoll. This has since been recalled ####