Tuamotu, Gambier & Pitcairn Cruise

Tuamotu, Gambier & Pitcairn Cruise

From NZD $5,074


Following in the footsteps of the famed Bounty mutineers, Aranui 5 is offering a special cruise to Pitcairn via some of the most beautiful and untouched islands across three Tahitian archipelagos.

Please Note:

* Port Taxes and Charges vary depending on cabin type.

* Single supplement, child rates and triple & quad share cabins are available – please contact us for more details.

* Dormitory cabins can be mixed sex – You should be aware that you may be sharing with males and females in these dormitories.

Trip Name
Tuamotu, Gambier & Pitcairn Cruise
Vessel Type: Passenger ship Length: 126 m Passenger Capacity: 260 Speed: 15 knots The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas. It offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for about two hundred passengers. Passengers will be able to sunbathe on deck, swim in the pool, or enjoy exotic tropical drinks while the Aranui wends her way among the islands of the Marquesas. Accommodations classes are Suites, Deluxe, Standard and C Class. The vessel operates under the French flag, and her crew are all Polynesian, primarily Marquesans. The name “Aranui” means “The Great Highway” in Maori, another great Polynesian culture. The first Aranui was purchased from a New Zealand ship owner in 1959. CPTM kept her original name, because it suited her. Serving as a link between the remote Marquesas and the rest of the world, she truly was a “Great Highway” on which cargo and passengers traveled. The original Aranui was too small to meet the needs of the islands as trade increased. CPTM therefore retired her, and purchased a new vessel, which was also named the Aranui. The second Aranui was originally built as a freighter for the Baltic trades, with unusually thick hull plates because of floating ice often found in that area. She was modified in Germany in 1990. After only a few years in service, it too was getting too small again to meet the islands growing trade needs as well as the increase in passenger travel. CPTM decided this time to built a new vessel in 2000, which was named the Aranui III. The Aranui III was built in Romania as a freighter and passenger vessel. Because of the number of passengers the vessel can carry, she was reclassifed as a passenger vessel. Thus, meeting the strict requirements of international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations and many safety features including life boats and lifte rafts and fire safety systems. The vessel is French registry, and crewed primarily by Marquesans. They are extremely skillfull and very hospitable. It is often their custom to give an impromptu concert in the evenings, both for their own and our passengers pleasure. The ship features a small boutique where various sundries, clothing and souvenirs are available. There are washing machines and dryers aboard, but dry cleaning is not available. There is also 2 bars and video room, which has a television, VCR and a small collection of videotapes. She also has a swimming pool and sunbathing space. The electrical current in the cabins is 220 volt 50 cycle AC, using French-style plugs. If you have any small appliances, please make sure you have voltage converters and plug adapters needed to use the ship’s standard power. The vessel accepts traveler’s checks and credit cards for on-board purchases. We regret that we cannot honor personal checks. Lock boxes are available on board for passenger convenience. However, we do not accept custody or responsibility for passenger valuables or money. Facilities: * 1 dining room * 2 spacious lounges & 2 conference rooms * 4 bars including 1 panoramic bar (Skybar) * 1 fitness room * 1 outside swimming pool * 1 shop * 1 massage room * 2 lifts


Day 1 - Day 1 Papeete
Day 2 - Day 2 Anaa – Tuamotu
Day 3 - Day 3 Hikueru – Tuamotu
Day 4 - Day 4 At Sea
Day 5 - Day 5 Rikitea - Gambier
Day 6 - Day 6 Oneo island - Pitcairn
Day 7 - Days 7 - 8 Adamstown - Pitcairn
Day 8 - Day 9 Aukena – Gambier
Day 9 - Day 10 At Sea
Day 10 - Day 11 Amanu – Tuamotu
Day 11 - Day 12 At Sea
Day 12 - Day 13 Papeete
Day 13 - Please Note:
This itinerary may be modified due to technical or meteorological reasons. In the case of bad weather, disembarkment maynot be possible for safety reasons.Please note that the Aranui will not transport any freight during this Tuamotu- Gambier- Pitcairn voyage.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $5,074Class C
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $8,130Stateroom. From
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $9,968Deluxe
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $10,792Superior Deluxe
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $11,308Junior Suite
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $12,246Premium Suite
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $12,356Royal Suite. From
09-01-202121-01-2021NZD $16,452Presidential Suite


    • Visit Anaa & Hikueru
    • Discover Rikitea, Oneo island & Adamstown
    • Explore Aukena & Amanu