Aranui re­veals AraMana

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ARANUI Cruises has re­leased fur­ther de­tails re­gard­ing its new ship, set to launch in mid 2022.

The up­date was de­liv­ered dur­ing a me­dia tour of the line’s Aranui 5 mixed freight and pas­sen­ger ves­sel in Syd­ney yes­ter­day, and in­cluded the name of the up­com­ing $100 mil­lion ship as AraMana, trans­lat­ing to “Path of the Poly­ne­sian Spirit” in the Tahi­tian lan­guage.

Aranui Cruises Re­gional Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Aus­tralia and New Zealand Lau­rent Wong said the new ves­sel would break new ground for the com­pany be­cause it is the first ship de­signed ex­clu­sively with cruis­ing in mind.

“There are some sim­i­lar­i­ties to

Aranui 5 in terms of the lay­out of the ship but AraMana is our first foray into leisure cruis­ing so the new ship will all be about com­fort and re­lax­ation,” he said.

Ameni­ties on board the 280-pas­sen­ger ves­sel will in­clude an ob­ser­va­tion lounge, a spa, dance floor, two restau­rants, a swim­ming pool, an am­phithe­atre, and 11 cabin categories.

AraMana will sail itin­er­ar­ies to French Poly­ne­sia’s Tuamotu, Gam­bier, So­ci­ety and Aus­tral Is­lands, and the Pit­cairn Is­lands.

Pic­tured: Aranui Cruises’ Lau­rent Wong, CEO Philippe Wong and Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­cas Eric Wong in Syd­ney yes­ter­day.

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