Dine with Lo­cals Dur­ing the Aranui Cruise

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Trav­ellers aboard the pas­sen­ger cruise and cargo freighter ves­sel, the Aranui 5, will have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the Mar­que­san Fes­ti­val on De­cem­ber 14, 2017 de­par­tures. Tak­ing place on the is­land of Tahu­ata, this au­then­tic cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion fea­tures live per­for­mances, dance, con­tests and hand­made crafts. For culi­nary fans, an ex­tra draw is the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a com­mu­nal meal with lo­cals and learn about rich Mar­que­san tra­di­tions. The 14-day Aranui 5 voy­age vis­its all six in­hab­ited is­lands in the Mar­que­sas (Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka and Tahu­ata) as well as Fakar­ava and Ran­giroa in the Tuamotu Ar­chi­pel­ago and Bora Bora in the So­ci­ety Is­lands. The cruise in­cludes three meals daily with com­pli­men­tary wine, guided ex­cur­sions, pic­nics and meals on shore, cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties and Poly­ne­sian en­ter­tain­ment. www.aranui.com

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