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Travel Pulse: "Untapped French Polynesia: The Austral Islands"


10/06/2022

Travel Pulse published an article about the cruise experience in the Austral islands

On May 1st, 2022, Travel Pulse published an article about the Aranui 5, written by Scott Laird. He is talking about his cruise experience on board the Aranui 5 to discover some the Austral Islands. Read the full article here.

Extract:

““Bienvenue a Raivavae,” said one as I stooped to accept one of the fragrant lei, made with tiaré gardenia blossoms, basil shoots, and local flora.

Raivavae (pronounced Rye-vah-vah-eh), is the third stop of our tour through French Polynesia’s Austral Islands onboard the combination cargo/passenger cruise ship Aranui 5, and the arrival scene has by now become familiar: troupes of musicians with ukulele and drums, children and dogs darting between everyone’s legs, ice-cold coconuts hacked open with machetes for refreshing drinks, stalls with local handicrafts staffed by smiling women in woven palm frond hats accented with intricate flower crowns.”


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