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Marquesas Islands Cruise: Meet the Polynesian tikis of Hiva Oa
Hop aboard Aranui 5 and sail 1,500 km northeast of Tahiti, for a cruise to the Marquesas Islands: composed of 12 islands, of which only 6 are inhabited, you will discover a land of stories and legends, as incredible as they are inspiring.
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Marquesas Islands Cruise: Meet the Polynesian tikis of Hiva Oa
12/04/2021
Hop aboard Aranui 5 and sail 1,500 km northeast of Tahiti, for a cruise to the Marquesas Islands: composed of 12 islands, of which only 6 are inhabited, you will discover a land of stories and legends, as incredible as they are inspiring.

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Cruise to the Marquesas Islands: in the footsteps of the artists
09/04/2021
For two centuries the Marquesas have served as a refuge for writers, artists, explorers and adventurers. Beyond the fine sand of the beaches of Bora-Bora, a cruise to the Marquesas Islands offers a cultural immersion into the lives of Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin.
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Aranui 5: a cargo and cruise ship for an adventure cruise in the Marquesas
22/03/2021
Your cruise in the Marquesas Islands will have an exceptional flavour aboard this passenger/cargo ship, custom-built for your comfort. The Aranui experience is unique and is offered by Polynesians eager to show you their islands, marked by ancient traditions and authenticity.
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Singing and dancing: Two Polynesian traditions to discover on a cruise to the Marquesas Islands!
22/03/2021
During a cruise to the Marquesas Islands aboard Aranui 5, dive in to the heart of Polynesian traditions and take an intimate and authentic journey to explore the richness of the ancestral culture, in its still preserved spaces. Discover the songs and dances, enhanced and organised every year by the "Marquesas Arts Festival"!
Le Mana: Discover the Polynesian way of life on a cruise in the Marquesas Islands
22/03/2021
Mana is a "higher force prevalent in nature, inhabiting certain beings and certain things, to which it confers the power to dominate others by their great physical power, their almost supernatural gifts, both sacred and magical and which can be transmitted to another member of the clan". A concept strongly present on our ship Aranui 5, during cruises in the Marquesas Islands.
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Learn about the ancient art of tattooing with Aranui Cruises in Polynesia!
22/03/2021
Beyond a simple ornament, the Polynesian tattoo is one of the most beautiful riches of Polynesian culture. Today recognised all over the world, it fascinates and arouses curiosity. Step on board Aranui 5 for a cruise in French Polynesia, and discover an ancestral art, with an indelible memory that is considered among the most beautiful of its kind.