My Experience by Wendy Evans

   http://www.havepension-willtravel.com – Ten-minute video of a fantastic two-week journey on the Aranui 5, a modern cargo/passenger boat that sails to the six main islands of the Marquesas Islands as well as visits to the Tuamotu and Society islands. The background music in this video is mostly from Marquesan artists. The first song is […]

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Special Jacques Brel Cruise

In 1975, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director Jacques Brel, dropped anchor in Atuona Bay at the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas archipelago. Looking to withdraw from public life following a cancer diagnosis, he had embarked on a sailing trip around the world. As the painter Paul Gauguin had done nearly 80 years […]

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Aranui 5 in the Top List for Signature Luxury Travel Australia’s “Four-Star Ship, Five-Star Experience”

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 […]

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21 Best Cruises in the World by National Geographic

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

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Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

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 […]

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THE ARANUI 5 WELCOMES WORLD RENOWNED FRENCH CHEF, JEAN SOULARD

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 […]

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