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Travel and Stays in the Marquesas Islands: A Unique Adventure

For adventurers seeking a cruise beyond the ordinary to a place of untold beauty surrounded by the genuine hospitality of a Pacific Island nation that is passionate about sharing its rich and ancient culture, a trip aboard Aranui 5 to the remote Marquesas islands archipelago in French Polynesia, is truly a journey of a lifetime.    …

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Aranui's ship in the Marquesas Islands

Travel and Stays in the Marquesas Islands: A Unique Adventure

For adventurers seeking a cruise beyond the ordinary to a place of untold beauty surrounded by the genuine hospitality of a Pacific Island nation that is passionate about sharing its rich and ancient culture, a trip aboard Aranui 5 to the remote Marquesas islands archipelago in French Polynesia, is truly a journey of a lifetime. …

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The village of Atuona, cradle of the culture of the Marquesas Islands

The village of Atuona, cradle of the culture of the Marquesas Islands

Explore Atuona, a hidden gem in the heart of Hiva Oa. This unique village, a living museum, preserves and perpetuates the rich Marquesan culture. Here, the “paepae”, traditional dry-stone houses, are a living testimony to the craft expertise of the Marquesans of the past, and the ancient art of tatau (tattooing) is still very much …

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The Polynesian Tiki, a significant cultural symbol

Polynesia, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, is known for its rich culture and tradition. One of Polynesia’s iconic cultural symbols is the tiki, a sculpture or statue found in many different styles on the various Polynesian islands. The tiki has a long and interesting history and still plays an important role in …

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Rangiroa

Discover Rangiroa, a hidden gem of French Polynesia

Rangiroa, the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest in the world, is located in the Tuamotu archipelago, and is definitely a dream destination. Thanks to the Aranui 5 cruise, travellers can discover this paradise island with its white sand beaches and multicoloured coral gardens. Its lagoon is an invitation to discover a …

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Adventure cruise: Discover the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia

Expedition cruises with Aranui offer adventure-seeking passengers a unique experience to discover the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia by the sea. The ship offers an authentic expedition to the mythical archipelago of the Marquesas, which it supplies with goods, but also to destinations such as the Tuamotu Islands, the Society Islands, the Cook Islands, …

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moorea island cruise

Moorea : one of the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia

Moorea – An ideal addition to your Aranui cruise  Blue lagoons, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches – Moorea, “yellow lizard” in Tahitian, is a small paradise island in French Polynesia. Moorea is an ideal addition to your Aranui cruise, as it is the island most easily accessible from the port of Papeete (30 …

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marquesas islands arts festival

Discover the Marquesas Islands Arts Festival on a special cruise aboard Aranui 5 

Save 400 euros per person this summer during your cruise in Polynesia and discover the festival of the Marquesas Islands. The Marquesas Islands Arts Festival is taking place on the French Polynesian island of Fatu Hiva from July 7 to 10, 2022. Passengers travelling aboard Aranui 5, the part cargo, part cruise ship on their …

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Maori tatoo

Māori tattoo : History and origins of an ancestral Polynesian art

The origins of the Māori tattoo The word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word Tatau, which means ‘to strike’ or ‘to hit’. Their precise origins are unknown, but Māori tattoos can be found all across the Polynesian Triangle, with examples ranging from the Cook Islands and French Polynesia (with the exclusion of numerous islands …

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Pitcairn Island

From Tahiti to the Pitcairn Islands a cruise that makes people talk

Don’t just take our word for it…  we were delighted to see that the voyages aboard Aranui 5 from Tahiti to Pitcairn is Conde Nast Traveller’s number one favourite in-the-know trip to plan for 2022. Read all about it here: https://www.cntraveller.com/gallery/best-trips There are two planned 12-day voyages in 2022 to the far-flung British outpost of Pitcairn, calling …

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See Aranui 5 on new UK TV travel series ‘Martin Clunes: Islands of the Pacific’

In a new travel documentary series for UK television the British actor Martin Clunes embarks on an epic 10,000-mile adventure in search of the real Pacific. In the first episode of the three-part series, which was broadcast on 13 January, Martin sails aboard Aranui 5 for a voyage to the enchanting Marquesas Islands. On board he meets …

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Pitcairn Islands: all about the Bounty mutiny

Aboard the Aranui, in the heart of a cruise in French Polynesia, relive the adventures of the Bounty rebels, by approaching the mythical Pitcairn Island. This islet, one and a half miles long and one mile wide, is steeped in history and is still home to the descendants of the sailors of the famous ship, an object of fascination for decades…