Aranui reveals AraMana
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.