The Ship

With eight guest decks, this ship offers a unique Polynesian decor. Onboard, you’ll find a restaurant for casual dining, a lounge, two conference rooms where guest lecturers will share insights about the Marquesas, three bars, and a Sky Bar with breathtaking panoramic views. To top it off, there’s an outdoor swimming pool, a boutique, a spa, a gym, and a tattoo studio at sea.

Meet The People

Embark on an adventure and experience the heart and soul of Polynesia with Aranui Cruises. For over 30 years, the original cruise company in French Polynesia has been taking avid adventurers to the enchanting Marquesas Islands. Aranui 5, a custom-built passenger-freighter launched in 2015, is a unique vessel that combines modern cruise ship comforts with a cargo service to remote areas. It acts as a lifeline for tiny communities far removed from civilization. With a maximum capacity of only 230 passengers, this boutique vessel provides an intimate and casual setting for guests to explore French Polynesia while immersing themselves in the local culture and taking the road less travelled.