Aranui Cruises

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  • Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime, ocean side, Motu Uta

Welcome to Aranui Cruises

The Aranui 5, both a cargo ship and a cruise ship, sails from Tahiti to the Marquesas, through the Tuamotus and the Society Islands for 12 days.

Designed to offer all the comforts of a cruise ship, while operating as a supply ship, the Aranui 5 is classified as a small ship, accommodating 230 passengers with a total of 103 cabins.


An adventure trip off the beaten track. An opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture. A way to discover the heart and soul of an ancient era. All this describes the Aranui experience. As French Polynesia’s longest-running cruise line, Aranui Cruises has been fulfilling wishes for 35 years and showing travelers the enchanting Marquesas Islands on the “voyage of a lifetime.”

The ship, the Aranui 5, is special in every way. This mixed cargo and passenger vessel, which entered service in 2015, combines the modern comforts and amenities of a cruise ship by taking its passengers to some of the most remote parts of Polynesia and providing cargo to small communities so far from civilization. The Aranui is deliberately designed for only 230 passengers. This ensures that fellow travelers from around the world can get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

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