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Matador Network : “8 dreamy experiences in French Polynesia, from paddling a va'a to diving with eagle ray”


02/07/2021

Matador Network released an article including the Aranui cruises

On June 22nd 2021, the Aranui has been featured in an article by the Matador Network, written by the journalist Suzie Dundas. The journalist includes the Aranui cruises in her top 8 dreamy experiences in French Polynesia and recommends to take the cargo ship to discover the Marquesas Islands, the most remote and least populated archipelago in the country.

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Extract:

“Tourism isn’t a huge draw in the Marquesas — yet. So if you’re going to go there, your options are limited. You could fly to some of the islands, but if you have the time, consider hitching a ride on the Aranui 5, a half-supply-half-cruise ship that travels from Tahiti to the islands on regular supply runs. While the crew unloads the boat, guests get to visit sites like Puamau (home of the country’s largest tikis) and the Kamuihei archaeological site, where you may be lucky enough to catch a traditional pig dance. Fares for luxurious rooms aren’t cheap, but dorm rooms start at $3,400 for the entire 13 day trip, including all activities and food. Nearly all the crew are Tahitian, and while meals on board are European and American cuisine, lunches on the islands are at tiny neighborhood restaurants.”


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