Marquesas Islands Cruise
Why Join This Cruise:
A unique way to experience the Marquesas Islands of the South Pacific. Travelling onboard a small and comfortable working freighter, which is the lifeline for these small and far flung communities
Visitors here are rare and enthusiastically welcomed with traditional pacific island hospitality, making this a perfect place to unwind and live life at the relaxed Polynesian pace of life
Covering 800 miles over fourteen days with daily stops, discover the intoxicating beauty of these lush and untouched islands. Includes ample opportunity to swim and snorkel in these marine rich waters
Cruise French Polynesia and the Marquesas Islands, including six inhabited islands which are so remote that the Aranui III is their lifeline to the outside world, bringing supplies and picking up copra, dried coconut and noni fruit. There will be 14 stops, so you will have plenty of time to explore. Little has changed in these untouched islands, which have few roads or cars. Visitors are rare and very much welcomed by the friendly Polynesians. Visit mysterious jungle ruins, where you will see the largest tiki gods outside Easter Island, along with sacred ritual sites and enigmatic petroglyphs of birds, fish and sacred turtles carved on boulders. Retrace the escape route of Herman Melville who jumped his whaling ship here in 1842 a decade before he wrote Moby Dick. Well suited for those who like to travel at a leisurely pace to a tropical destination that is beyond the ordinary.