Aranui offers ultimate Valentine’s treat in 2019
Forget red roses, chocolates and candlelit dinners, for the ultimate Valentine’s treat Aranui Cruises is offering a 13-day voyage around the Islands of Tahiti on February 14, 2019.
Cruising roundtrip from Papeete on Valentine’s Day and calling at nine French Polynesian islands across Tahiti’s three striking and distinct northern archipelagoes, Aranui Regional Representative Australia New Zealand Laurent Wong said it could be the world’s most romantic cruise itinerary.
“The combination of cruising, French Polynesia and Valentine’s Day is all coming together to form the ultimate romantic getaway on Aranui 5 in 2019. While there is already something very romantic about voyaging across the South Pacific, when you add in a visit to arguably the world’s most romantic destination – Bora Bora – with the chance to walk in the footsteps of romanticised artists and authors including Paul Gauguin and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the opportunity to indulge in a Robinson Crusoe fantasy amid the untouched white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of dreamy Tuamotu atolls, the passion stakes go into overdrive,” Mr Wong said.
For more than 30 years, Aranui has been the only cruise line regularly sailing the virtually untouched Marquesas Islands and just as “the land of men” enchanted some of the world’s most intriguing minds over the centuries, Mr Wong said the Aranui experience had always been popular among romantics celebrating wedding anniversaries and the odd honeymoon.
Further bolstering the romantic notions of an Aranui Cruises voyage, the 125-metre long mixed cargo and passenger vessel, Aranui 5, is one of the few which combines a passenger experience with a cargo service, with the vessel acting as a lifeline to the remote island ports it visits on its regular roundtrip voyages from Tahiti’s capital Papeete.
During its 13-day voyage in 2019, Aranui 5 will dispense cargo at 15 scheduled ports of call while guests disembark and explore a range of complimentary excursions including hikes, 4WD tours, local feasts and visits to archaeological sites at Hiva Oa, Nuka Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Tahuata, and Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas; the Tuamotu ports of Rangiroa and Fakarava, and Bora Bora in the Society Islands.
A 10 per cent earlybird discount is currently available across all cabin categories on the special Valentine’s Day departure with discounted ocean view Staterooms starting from $5750* per person twin share.
Packed with value, an Aranui 5 cruise includes shore excursions, a weekly laundry service, three meals per day and complimentary French wine with onboard lunches and dinners. Aranui 5 features a restaurant, two conference rooms, lounges, a library, a boutique, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a spa and four bars including the popular Sky bar.
For more information visit www.aranuicruises.com.au or call 03 9449 3778.
*Subject to availability, conditions apply