Aranui Cruises

Experience the unusual ancient culture, meet the proud Marquesans, and immerse yourself in the untouched places of the French Polynesia.
Aranui Cruises

Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime is a third generation maritime company that operates Aranui, a passenger and freighter vessel. Over the past 30 years, Aranui has helped revitalize the Marquesas culture and has largely contributed to the local economy of the islands by exposing them to over 45,000 passengers. Aranui put the islands on the map and created substantial interest for the region.

Experience Papeete, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Bora Bora, Fatu Hiva, Rangiroa and more with Aranui. You will be gratefully and enthusiastically received by locals. An expert Polynesian crew will welcome you on board. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, relax in the spa and learn about the Marquesas Islands. Furthermore, explore the library and the treasures of the onboard boutique or perfect your dance skills to the Polynesian rhythms and learn the Tahitian Waltz.

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14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 15.12.2018
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Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 27.11.2018
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Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 08.11.2018
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13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 February 2019 - November 2019
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13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 10.01.2019
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  Aranui Cruises
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 15.12.2018
p.p.from On Request
Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 27.11.2018
p.p.from On Request
Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 08.11.2018
p.p.from On Request
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 February 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 10.01.2019
p.p.from On Request
  Aranui Cruises
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 15.12.2018
p.p.from On Request
Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
Trip with Aranui Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 27.11.2018
p.p.from On Request
Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
Mesmerising cruise from Papeete, Tahiti with Aranui Cruises
13 Nights with the Aranui 5
 08.11.2018
p.p.from On Request
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 February 2019 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
13 day cruise on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
12 Nights with the Aranui 5
 10.01.2019
p.p.from On Request
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Teresa
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
Enjoy this twelve-night journey aboard the Aranui 5 embarking from and returning to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia! You'll get the most out of your island-hopping adventure with stops in Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands; Atuona, Hiva Oa; Bora Bora and much more!
Our advice:
When you're on Hiva Oa, be sure to observe the stone tiki and the numerous petroglyphs on the island!

  • Papeete, Tahiti - Papeete, Tahiti
  • Pacific,South Pacific
  • January 2019 - December 2019

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Harvey
14 day journey on board the Aranui 5 from Papeete, Tahiti
Start and end your 13-night journey in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia! Sailing on the Aranui 5, you will hop from island to island, including the islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago; Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou and Ua Huka of the Marquesa Islands and much more!
Our advice:
During your time in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, hang ten at Teahupo'o!

  • Papeete, Tahiti - Papeete, Tahiti
  • Pacific,South Pacific
  • 15.12.2018

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Ashley
13 day sail from Papeete, Tahiti
Aboard the Aranui 5, you will embarking on a twelve-night voyage from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia and return to the same destination! This cruise itinerary is jam-packed full of island adventures in Bora Bora, Tahiti, Hiva Oa, Fakarava and more.
Our advice:
On the Tuamotu Islands, don't forget to go diving in Fakarava. You'll be sure to get amazing underwater views!

  • Papeete, Tahiti - Papeete, Tahiti
  • Pacific,South Pacific
  • February 2019 - November 2019

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Aranui Cruises

Aranui 5
The Aranui 5 is a newly redesigned small vessel with a host of activities to enjoy while cruising on board. With a luxurious Sky bar you can relax and enjoy a drink under the stars with amazing views.
  •  2015
  •  125 m
  •  254
  •  8
  •  0 out of 5
Aranui Cruises

The company Polyn√©sienne de Transport Maritime was originally a company which carried out the transport of goods to the Marquesas Islands in the French-Polynesia region. The ship Aranui 5 is designed to transport goods as well as passengers comfortably. Thus the 14-day round trip gives very intimate insights into one of the most beautiful island systems in the world. The journey begins traditionally in Tahiti and leads over 800 nautical miles and 14 stops past island paradise as they could not be more remote. The islands to which the Aranui ship is the only link to the outside world include jewels such as Ua Pou and Nuku Hiva or Hiva Oa. Also, the center of the Marquesan culture in the South Seas, Fatu Hiva, will of course be visited. On board there is a family atmosphere and on land there are many opportunities for contact with the friendly island inhabitants. The Marquesas are famous for their craft products and the rare black pearl, which is the most important export product of the island group. Fans of lush flora and diving will get their money’s worth on the island tour. Especially Rangiroa is recommended for underwater adventurers. Here the largest atoll of the world is full of tropical fish and corals of all colors waiting for you.

Accommodation on Aranui ships.

The Aranui 5 carries about 300 passengers, some of which are cruisers and some travelers who use the ship as a ferry service. For this reason, there are suites of different standards and balcony cabins as well as multi-bed cabins in the hostel style. The larger cabins are all facing the outside of the ship and have balconies. Despite the remote route, the ships offer all the usual comforts such as bars, entertainment program and a swimming pool; They also have a doctor on board.

The South Seas – So far and so close

CPTM offers cruises in the search for the certain something in a trip, which is hard to be surpassed in beauty and uniqueness. The Marquesas Islands are one of the few areas in the world where tourists are a rarity. By the regular trips of the Aranui, which on the one hand can gently navigate through the shallow waters and narrow bays and on the other hand transports vital loads, this condition is maintained.

Call our cruise experts today for more information on this unique cruise options. Toll-Free 1300 887 590.