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  • We are proud to be one of the Winners in the Expedition: Four-star ship, five-star experience by the Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine. —– Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine unveils the Best-of-the-Best Luxury Cruise Awards winners  Australia’s first awards dedicated solely to luxury cruising  The Cruise Issue of Signature Luxury Travel & Style […] The post Aranui 5 in the Top List fo...

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  • We are proud to be chosen the Ship of the Month by Cruise Travel Magazine. Please subscribe to their magazine here for the full article. http://www.cruisetravelmag.com/ctravel_tableofcontents.php         The post Ship of the Month by Cruise Travel appeared first on aranui.

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  • The Aranui will dock in Nuku Hiva at Taiohae in the morning. You may take the Le Truck back to the town center and spend free time there. At noon, the ship will sail to Ua Pou, returning to our first stop in the Marquesas, Hakahau. This is your last chance to buy Marquesan crafts.

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  • We sail into Taiohae's spectacular bay, a giant volcanic amphitheater dominated by towering cliffs streaked with waterfalls. As the Aranui unloads, you can explore Taiohae, the tiny Administrative capital of the Marquesas. Taiohae Bay is where a 23-year-old sailor , He man Melville and a buddy jumped a whaling ship in 1842. We follow their escape route by jeep along steep, winding dirt mountain ro...

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  • Fakarava is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu. There is snorkeling and scuba diving for people of all levels. You can swim and snorkel in the translucent lagoon to watch the colourful ballet of tropical lagoon fish. The entire morning will be spent on shore. Lunch will be served on board while we set sail for the Marquesas.

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  • Fakarava is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu. There is snorkeling and scuba diving for people of all levels. You can swim and snorkel in the translucent lagoon to watch the colourful ballet of tropical lagoon fish. The entire morning will be spent on shore. Lunch will be served on board while we set sail for the Marquesas.

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  • This is the most lush and remote island of the Marquesan. It's also a center of Marquesan crafts. As our guides lead you through the village of Omoa, you'll see women hammering mulberry, banyan or breadfruit bark on logs. They dry it and then paint ancient Marquesan designs on their famous tapa cloth. Fatu Hiva is also well-known for its hand-painted pareus (sarongs) and monoi, a perfumed coconut ...

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  • We have plenty of time to explore Atuona, the second largest village in Marquesas. This is where Paul Gauguin lived and did some of his best work. You can visit the colonial store where Gauguin shopped and go into a replica of the Impressionist's infamous "House of Pleasure." As you walk up the hill to the cemetery, you'll have sweeping views of the harbor. Beneath a huge frangipani tree is a tomb...

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  • The Aranui will dock in Nuku Hiva at Taiohae in the morning. You may take the Le Truck back to the town center and spend free time there. At noon, the ship will sail to Ua Pou, returning to our first stop in the Marquesas, Hakahau. This is your last chance to buy Marquesan crafts.

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  • On lovely Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the world, we'll picnic on coral beach. Aranui passengers can swim and snorkel in a translucent lagoon. Excellent snorkeling and scuba diving are available for people of all levels. "Rangi" is an underwater jewel box with stunning colors of corals and clouds of tropical fishes. You'll have the opportunity to purchase black pearls from local black pearl.

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  • We'll visit a museum with exquisite replicas of Marquesan art. Some Aranui passengers will explore the island by four-wheel drive; others will ride the Marquesan horses. For three hours, we will explore the mountain landscape with heart-stopping views of the Pacific. The wild horses (brought from Chile in 1856) thrive here, outnumbering the islands 476 residents. We'll have a Marquesan lunch at lo...

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  • On this leaf-shaped island, the air is thick with fragrant scent of tiare, frangipani and history. In the tiny village of Vaitahu, Spanish explorers landed in 1595 and opened fire on a crowd of the curious islanders, killing about 200. When the first missionaries came in 1797, the generous local chief left his wife with missionary John Harris, with instruction that he treat her as his own wife. Ha...

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  • We are so proud to be highlighted on the National Geographic Traveller, The New Grand Tour – A Treasury of 19 Spectacular Places and Experiences by Andrew Nelson. The post Aranui is highlighted on National Geographic Traveller appeared first on aranui.

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  • Goto Slide 10 via this link. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/top-21-cruises-best-ships/ MARQUESAS Half cruise ship, half freighter, the Aranui 5 spotlights its friendly local crew on its 14-day voyage to this remote South Pacific archipelago. They share family stories while leading trips to ancient tiki sites and tropical gardens. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES D. MORGAN, GETTY IMAGES The pos...

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  • By Rosemary McClure. This is a LA Times Article http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-freighter-20170129-story.html No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.  It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in […] The post Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provid...

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  • The Aranui 5 (www.aranui.com) welcomes internationally acclaimed Chef Jean Soulard on voyage 3, sailing Feb. 16, 2017. While on board, Soulard will provide cooking demonstrations of his cookbook recipes as well as speak about the Quebecois gastronomy. A native of La Vendée, France, Soulard grew up with culinary inspiration all around him as his grandparents […] The post THE ARANUI 5 WELCOMES WORLD...

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