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Aranui Adventure
Aranui 5
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9 Aranui Adventure Aranui 5 Cruise Reviews

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Flying Coyote

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Chance of a lifetime


We chose this cruise for 2 reasons: the exotic ports it was calling on AND the unusual design of the ship- 1/2 Cargo and 1/2 Cruise ship. The food, was always flavorful. Everyone receives the same entree. ...
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Sail Date February 2020

ilikeanswers avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A comfortable freighter cruise with a focus on culture.

The Aranui ships are not like your normal cruise ship. They take passangers and have cruise like atmosphere but half the ship is a working freighter delivering goods, supplies and some locals between the islands and ...
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Sail Date June 2018

coastcashier avatar


8 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

Over priced and food terrible

The price was considerable compared to the value. The food was always cold with only one choice smothered in French creamy Sauces. Plaster was the only offering six days in a row. Eggs were not available every ...
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Sail Date June 2019

HamiltonLovebirds avatar


10 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Polynesian Heaven

Aranui 5-February 14-26, 2019. Papeete was a bustling hub of activity. The night before our Aranui 5 cruise, we lodged at the Hotel Tiare Tahiti on the Main Street (Boulevard Pomare) facing the harbour: ...
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Sail Date February 2019

rwcorne avatar


3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Go to the Marquesas, perhaps not on the ARANUI 5

Interesting concept of a combo freighter/cruise ship sailing to beautiful and remote Pacific islands. Unfortunately, the sevice and execution was lacking. Food: The food was okay but, except for two of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019

w-w-s avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A perfect ending to a round-the-world trip

I read about the Aranui 3 many years ago and had been intrigued by the Marquesas islands ever since. I generally hate cruises, but I was on a freighter cruise before and liked the experience. Also the Marquesas ...
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Sail Date June 2018

AirmanMike avatar


1 Review Written

38 Helpful Votes

Not your everyday cruise - a VERY unique experience

I had been to the Marquesas Islands on a sailboat in 2002 and wanted to share this unique part of the world with my wife. This cruise was an amazing two week trip and cultural immersion of French Polynesia and ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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Catherine Cole

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Marquesas and Society Islands cruise.

I choose the cruise because of the small number of passengers and the destinations. This ship was not like a large cruise ship, no bingo and mostly all passengers embarked at the new island every day. Plus the ...
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Sail Date April 2017

cruisefun27 avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Trying something new-Aranui 5

We had been to the South Pacific 4 times before. We love the blue water and the friendly people. My husband wanted to go back again, but I wanted to do something different. So when we saw to ad for the Aranui 5 we ...
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Sail Date June 2016

Aranui 5 Ratings

Public Rooms3.54.2
Fitness Recreation2.03.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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