FAQ

We have assembled answers to commonly asked questions on this page. Please note that because some of the information can be quite extensive, details about the Aranui's facilities, for example, are located on a separate web page which can be reached by following the link.

Facilities aboard the Aranui, including electrical current, telephones, the ship's boutique, and other information.

Meal

All meals are included in the price of voyage. Meals are served in the Aranui's dining room in an informal setting. Depending on the number of passengers, there will be on or two seatings. There is buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus will vary depending on what fresh ingredients are available. Complimentary wine is provided at both lunch and dinner.

For shore excursions, we will provide either a picnic lunch or a delicious meal at a local restaurant.

Please let us know at the time of booking, or no later than three weeks in advance of the sailing date if you need a special, medically prescribed diet.

Clothing

Recommended clothing, luggage and sundries.

Shore Visits and Excursions

Information about excursions and activities available on your voyage.

Weather

The weather in the area is generally divided between the dry season, from March to October, and the wet season, from September to February. You can expect some rain even in the dry season, so we recommend you bring a poncho or other raingear for shore excursions. Temperatures during both seasons will average in the 80's during the day, and 60's-70's in the evening. Temperatures are given in Fahrenheit.

Cancellations

There will be a fee of $75.00 if you cancel after we confirm your reservation, but more than 60 days before the voyage you have reserved is scheduled to depart. If you cancel between 60 to 45 days prior to departure of the voyage you are booked on, the cancellation fee will be one third of the cost of the ticket. If you cancel between 44 and 30 days before departure, two thirds of the ticket price will be retained by the company. If you cancel less than 30 days before departure, the entire ticket price will be retained.

Travel Insurance

Because of the cancellation penalties noted above, we strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance. Your travel agent will be able to advise you on such insurance.

Terms and Conditions of Carriage

The detailed terms and conditions of your passenger ticket. They are part of the ticket, control our mutual obligations and, of course, are required by our lawyers and insurance company.