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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2011 Marquesas Festival of Arts

Memories from the 2011 Marquesas Festival of Arts. This beautiful gathering is intense and brings together the population from all the Marquesas Islands but also our cousins from Easter Island. Celebrated every 4 years, the next one will take place in Hiva Oa in December 2015. The Aranui's itinerary has been slightly modified to allow […]

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The Aranui Experience Turns 30

On Nov. 22, 1984, some 30 years ago, the freighter Aranui began taking on passengers for its 14-day circuit out of Papeete to the northern Tahitian archipelagos of French Polynesia. The Aranui 3, the third incarnation of the ship, still runs its far-ranging 14-day circuit of a far ranging region of islands that has captured […]

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