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Aranui 5 Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great vacation to the Marquesas

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ljshome
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
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We read about this half freighter/half cruiser about 20 years ago for the first time and always said we would do it one day. Well, when our Wind Spirit cruise in the South Pacific was cancelled, we were looking for another alternative and this was it!

Wow, what an experience. This ship takes everything from baby food to cars to these remote islands every two weeks or so. The Marquesas are located about 1400 miles northeast of Tahiti and there are 6 inhabited islands. Some have only 500-600 people. They are "younger" islands and are very dramatic looking, rising directly out of the sea. The northern three were experiencing drought and were dry. Southern three were green and all of them were hot and humid, but beautiful.

The ship was comfortable, we had a deluxe cabin which was small, but did have a small balcony. Meals were delicious, three courses with good wine at lunch and dinner.

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