Aranui Offers Discounts on Tahiti Trip of a Lifetime
4 April 2017, 1:02PM
MG Media Communications
Aranui Cruises is offering discounted cruises in 2018 with savings of up to NZ$1000 on four select voyages.
The Tahitian adventure cruise line is providing a 10 per cent discount across all cabin categories on Aranui 5’s January 13, March 29 and June 12, 2018, departures, with seniors also able to take advantage of a 10 per cent discount on the October 2 voyage.
Discounted premium suites are priced from NZ$8950* per person twin share, a saving of $960. While a royal suite is available from $9425* per person twin share on the discounted voyages, a saving of $1010.
Aranui’s Regional Representative Australia New Zealand Laurent Wong said Aranui 5 has been such a hit since its 2015 launch that the cruise line has increased its departures to 19 a year.
“The Australian and New Zealand market alone has doubled within the last two years due to Aranui 5’s popularity with local holidaymakers,” Mr Wong said.
During its 14-day roundtrip cruises from Papeete, the 125-metre long mixed cargo and passenger vessel dispenses cargo while guests disembark and explore nine islands across three striking and distinct French Polynesian archipelagoes. Guests can enjoy Bora Bora and its famed blue lagoon; the chance to walk in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Melville and Paul Gauguin on Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva and Hiva Oa in the far-flung Marquesas; and the picturesque Tuamotu ports of Rangiroa and Fakarava.
Mr Wong said the discounted itineraries offered a great value way to experience Tahiti.
“In addition to offering all the mod cons of a new freighter, Aranui 5’s cruise fare includes a couple of thousand dollars’ worth of added value such as shore excursions in the 17 scheduled ports of call, a twice weekly laundry service, all main meals and a complimentary glass of wine with onboard lunches and dinners.
“As a working ship, Aranui 5 also offers a money-can’t-buy seafaring adventure as it dispenses a lifeline of food, fuel and other staples to some of the most naturally beautiful and untouched islands in the world, all from the comfort of a modern cruise freighter.”
Aranui 5 features a restaurant, two conference rooms, lounges, a library, a computer room, a boutique, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a spa and four bars including the popular Sky bar.