A journey to the most remote islands in the world

This article is originated from the New York Post by Hana R Alberts. Standing on a boat, with impenetrably blue ocean in every direction as far as I can see, I’m 6,283 miles away from New York, 4,940 miles away from Santiago, 2,545 miles away from Auckland and 5,897 miles away from Tokyo. It’s the […]

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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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