Aranui 3 Visits Bora Bora for the First Time in 2014

Aranui 3 Visits Bora Bora for the First Time in 2014

Tahiti’s ‘freighter to paradise’, Aranui 3, is adding a day stop in the stunning blue atoll of Bora Bora to its itinerary for 2014.

Known for its adventure cruises showcasing the rugged and undiscovered Marquesas Islands, the Aranui 3’s new stop will come into effect during two special 2014 voyages departing 5 April and 13 December 2014. The 13-night journey will weave through French Polynesia, taking in the main island of Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands, before dropping anchor in Bora Bora.

Both voyages will begin their journey in Papeete and wind their way around the dramatic landscape of the Marquesas Islands where guests will experience the islands’ strong local culture and explore the unspoilt nature: the black sand beaches and steep volcanic peaks blanketed with thick forests are a stark contrast to the traditional French Polynesian fringed atolls.

On the final day the Aranui 3 will moor up on the idyllic island of Bora Bora, where passengers will alight onto pristine, secluded white beaches to enjoy a picnic lunch. December’s Bora Bora visit coincides with Christmas Day, for the ultimate picture-perfect Christmas treat.

The cargo-cum-passenger ship Aranui 3 operates regular sailings between Tahiti and the Marquesas. Whilst the ship goes about its daily task of delivering supplies to the most remote archipelago in the world, passengers can relax on deck or take a dip in the ship’s pool whilst soaking in spectacular views before exploring at each stop. The vessel boasts 86 fully air conditioned cabins as well as the capacity to carry more than 2000 tons of freight.

From Euros 3756 (around £3215) per person on a full board basis including a selection of day excursions (flights extra). For more information go to

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