For the first time, Aranui Cruises is waiving the single supplement on a range of 2015 voyages, offering more solo travellers the chance to embark on the adventure of a lifetime across the islands of Tahiti.
The freighter cruise line has removed the standard 50 per cent single supplement fee – a saving of about AUD $2700 – on six voyages from April to August including the 30th anniversary cruise on April 25, which will also feature a special dinner show, fireworks display, giveaways and an onboard credit of 15,000 Polynesian Francs per person (approx. AUD $175).
Packages start from AUD $10,199 per person in a standard cabin including return economy airfares from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne with Air Tahiti Nui, luxury car transfers to the nearest international airport, four nights’ accommodation at Manava Suite Tahiti with continental breakfast, taxes and all transfers in Tahiti.
The cruise line’s current freighter Aranui 3 cruises to three stunning French Polynesian archipelagoes – the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands. Fares include transport, meals, accommodation and tours making it a great value way to see Tahiti.
In 2015, Aranui’s 14-day roundtrip cruises from Papeete will visit Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka in the Marquesas, Takapoto and Rangiroa in the Tuamotus and the famed Society Island of Bora Bora.
Aranui 3 accommodates 200 passengers in air-conditioned cabins including suites with private balconies and deluxe and standard twin rooms.
Aranui’s Regional Representative Australia New Zealand Laurent Wong said the cruise line had decided to waive its single supplement for the first time after being overwhelmed with requests from solo travellers who wanted to experience the cruise.
“We know there are a lot of people out there who want to explore the beautiful, untouched islands of Tahiti but not everyone has a plus-one to travel with so, we’re delighted to be able to supplement solo travellers across six cruises, making it more affordable for them to experience the ultimate South Pacific adventure in 2015.” Mr Wong said.
The freighter line dispenses a lifeline of food, fuel and other staples to remote island ports while passengers disembark and explore lush Garden of Eden landscapes on a range of complimentary excursions including hikes and 4WD tours. Throughout the journey, guests enjoy the comforts of a cruise ship, from a spacious sundeck to a freshwater swimming pool, a gym and a library.
In late 2015, the 256-passenger Aranui 5 is set to replace Aranui 3 which has been in service for more than a decade. (There will not be an Aranui 4 as the number is considered bad luck by the third generation Tahitian-Chinese family who own the cruise company.)
Click for more information on Aranui