Embark on a voyage like no other
For more than 30 years, Aranui has been offering discerning travelers the adventure of a lifetime across the South Pacific and in 2019, the voyage is heading south to remote Pitcairn Island. Following in the footsteps of the famed Bounty mutineers, Aranui 5 is offering a special cruise to Pitcairn via some of the most beautiful and untouched islands across three Tahitian archipelagoes.
ESCAPE THE CROWDS
For an adventure you won't find in the average guide book, embark on a voyage across the South Pacific for Pitcairn Island.
Located in the dazzling blue waters between Tahiti and Easter Island, this tiny, far-flung island is thousands of miles from the nearest continent. Pitcairn is so isolated it’s only accessible by sea and with all the modern conveniences of a new freighter, Aranui 5 offers a stylish and comfortable new way to visit the island. Part of Britain’s smallest territory, Pitcairn is home to a population of just 50 people – the descendants of Pitcairn’s first European settlers, the HMS Bounty mutineers, and their accompanying band of Polynesians. Visitors to the isolated isle at the edge of the world mingle with these local families, gaining a unique insight into the island’s culture and storied history.
If you’re looking for an adventure that redefines what it means to get off the beaten tourist trail, this is the remote paradise you’ve been searching for.
ENJOY A DAY ON PITCAIRN
More than 200 years after the Bounty arrived, Aranui 5 is scheduled to make the cruise line’s maiden call to Pitcairn on January 14, 2019 and March 21, 2019
VISIT THE GRAVE OF MUTINEER JOHN ADAMS
HAND FEED THE ISLAND’S ONLY GALAPAGOS TORTOISE
BROWSE PITCAIRN’S LOCAL CURIO AND CRAFT MARKET
SEE THE BOUNTY CANNON AT PITCAIRN ISLAND MUSEUM
WALK TO CHRISTIAN’S CAVE, WHERE FLETCHER CHRISTIAN WATCHED FOR PASSING SHIPS
MEET THE DESCENDANTS OF THE BOUNTY MUTINEERS AND THEIR POLYNESIAN CONSORTS
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MUTINEERS
The tale of the mutiny of His Majesty’s Armed Vessel Bounty is one of the best known in history.
After the Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian cast adrift Commander Lieutenant William Bligh in the ship’s boat, the mutineers sailed the Bounty back to Tahiti then onwards to the Austral Islands, eventually seeking refuge on an uninhabited island, secure from the outside world. Pitcairn.
As part of their crew, they took with them six Polynesian men and twelve women, the beginnings of the current Pitcairn community.
Upon their arrival on January 17, 1790, the crew found Pitcairn to be an inaccessible and uninhabited place with fertile and warm conditions.
After removing their possessions and lugging everything up the aptly named Hill Of Difficulty, the Bounty was run ashore and set alight so that no trace of her would remain visible from the sea. A village was established on the lower plateau, situated above Bounty Bay, where the village of Adamstown still stands.
Although he lived in his isolated sanctuary only a few years, Fletcher Christian is fondly remembered as the founder and first leader of Pitcairn.
A 13 DAY UNIQUE ITINERARY
V1 • JANUARY 10th - 22nd, 2019 | V5 • March 21st - April 2nd, 2019
is also home to a sustainable fishing program.
with iridescent mother-of-pearl shell.
the mutineers at the curio market, visit the grave of the last surviving mutineer John Adams, learn about an earlier Polynesian civilisation and view artefacts from the Bounty at the Museum.
a barbeque in the village.