Aranui Cruises has shown off the future of luxury cargo cruising in Tahiti, unveiling the look of its new ship, Aranui 5. Launching in 2016 with capacity for 260 passengers, the 125-metre long freighter will offer a range of accommodation options, from the operator’s first single staterooms to new premium and deluxe categories. More than half of the ship’s rooms will feature a private balcony, with the vessel also offering suites with king beds, a swimming pool with a whirlpool, a fitness room and a spa and four bars, including the popular Sky bar on the open deck.
The new ship will conduct 14-day roundtrip cruises from Papeete, delivering food, fuel and other staples to remote island ports including several places in the Marquesas, Takapoto and the stunning Rangiroa in the Tuamotus and beautiful Bora Bora in the Society Islands. While the ship is offloading, passengers disembark and enjoy a range of excursions.