Aranui Set For Cruise Expansion with Newbuilding Project

This article was originated from the Cruise Industry News. Aranui will add a second ship into service as early as 2022, according to local media reports, as the luxury cargo/passenger line looks to expand its cruise operation. Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime (CPTM), which operates the Aranui 5 in French Polynesia, has reportedly ordered the […]

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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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