CPTM - MV Aranui 5
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Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime ~ (CPTM)
MV Aranui 5 ~ News Update
CPTM has advised
that the popular MV Aranui 3 will continue all her voyages for the 2015 season
is what many call a mixed passenger-cargo ship that operates between the
capital of Tahiti being
rendering of the new MV Aranui 5 sailing past one of the exotic
Note: Images on this page are renderings of the
ship and her interiors and they were kindly provided by; and are © Aranui
Introducing MV Aranui 5:
The MV Aranui 5
offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for 254 passengers in
remarkable comfort, for this is certainly not a traditional cargo ship that
just has some passenger accommodations, but this ship is more of an upmarket
passenger ship that just happens to carry cargo and mail to the many
Above & below: the spacious Reception Lobby
She has a spacious
Reception Lobby, two fine Lounges and four Bars as well as the Panoramic Bar,
known as the Skybar. Then there are the two Conference Rooms for lectures on
the cultures and history on the
Located far forward and just under the Bridge is the spectacular Sky Bar and Lounge
This is one of the two Lounges located aft of the ship, with one of the four other Bars on board
This is one of the two Conference Rooms than may also be used for Buffets
Of course there is the Main Dining Room, a Shop, the Gym, Massage Room at the Spa and the aft Swimming Pool and to reach all the ships decks, there are two lifts!
Above & below: here are two views of the Dining Room
This image provides an excellent view of her staggered aft decks and pool on Pool Deck
CPTM’s and Aranui’s Background:
The first Aranui
was purchased from a
The second Aranui
was originally built as a freighter for the Baltic trades, with unusually thick
hull plates because of floating ice often found in that area. She was modified
The Aranui 3 was specifically built to be a passenger-cargo ship and because of the number of passengers she could carry, she was reclassified as a passenger ships. Thus, meeting the strict requirements of international SOLAS or “Safety of Life at Sea” regulations and many safety features including life boats and life rafts and fire safety systems, etc,.
Day 13 the Aranui call into this remarkable
on day 14 she returns to
The ship is of French registry and she is crewed primarily by Marquesans. They are extremely skilful and well know to be very hospitable. It is often their custom to give an impromptu concert in the evenings, both for their own and our passenger’s pleasure and enjoyment.
Length: 126m. Breadth: 22m. Draught: 5.20m. Dead weight: 3 200 tons, Cruising speed: 15 knots, using two Propellers. Capacity is 254 passengers berthed in 103 suites, staterooms and other cabins. The ship operates under the French flag, and her crew are all-Polynesian, primarily Marquesans.
The Aranui 5 will offer a range of accommodation options, from the operator’s very first ever-single staterooms to their new premium and deluxe categories.
As the company has revealed from recent renderings of the ship’s interior’s, it reveals that the cabins are more spacious and styled in a natural colour palette, there are Polynesian flourishes including Marquesan-inspired décor, Paul Gauguin prints and original paintings by Erhard Lux who is a German artist who lives part-time in Moorea.
The Cruise Line has announced that the demand for balcony cabins has been felt, and thus on the Aranui 5 there are 60 suites and deluxe staterooms, that is over half of the ship’s rooms that will feature a private balcony, in fact some five times more than it was on the Aranui 3.
This fine new ship offers Presidential Suite, a Royal Suite, Premium Suites and Junior Suites, but there are also Superior Deluxe and Deluxe Staterooms as well as a standard Stateroom. Then there is “Class C” a special category, which has always been available, offering 5 small well planned and comfortable Dormitories for a younger market.
Here we see a Premium Suite, and all suites (except for 2) having a private balcony
32 Suites - from 18 sqm to 41 sqm (194 sq. ft to 441 sq. ft) + balcony from 4 sqm (accept 2 suites without balcony). Capacity of 2 or 3 adults.
31 Deluxe - from 13 sqm to 19 sqm (140 sq. ft to 205 sq. ft) + balcony of 4 sqm. Capacity of 2 persons.
40 Staterooms with porthole:
32 Staterooms with 1 king bed or 2 twin beds - 11 sqm (118 sq. ft) Capacity of 2 persons.
2 staterooms, single - 9.5 sqm (102 sq. ft) - capacity of 1 person.
6 staterooms with 4 twin beds - 16.5 sqm (178 sq. ft) - Capacity of 4 persons.
5 Dormitories with porthole:
4 dormitories 4 persons in each - 12.5 sqm (135 sq. ft) Capacity of 4 persons in each.
1 dormitory - 26.5 sqm (285 sq. ft) Capacity of 8 persons.
5, 14-day round-trip cruises from
Here we see the Aranui 5 in
Aranui 5 - 2016/17 *Cruise Schedule:
Day 3: At Sea.
Day 4: Nuku Hiva (Taiohae-Hatiheu-Taipivai).
Day 5: Ua Pou (Hakahau-Hakahetau).
Day 6: Tahuata (Vaitahu)
Day 7: Fatu Hiva (Omoa-Hanavave).
Day 9: Ua Huka (Vaipaee-Hane-Hokatu).
Day 10: Nuku Hiva (Taiohae) & Ua Pou (Hakahau).
Day 11: At Sea.
Day 12: Rangiroa, (
Day 13: Bora Bora (
*Changes may occur pending weather or other circumstances.
But this seldom happens and passengers will be advised at the earliest possible!
I can assure you that a voyage on the MV Aranui 5, will be the ultimate Cruise Experience
And it will be one you will not easily forget, the truth is, like so many you may even want to do it again!
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