Introducing the Aranui 5, which we have nicknamed the mullet vessel. It’s half cargo vessel, half cruise ship. The business is up the front, whilst the party is in the back.
Referred to as the “freighter to paradise” we’d love to jump about this unique vessel.
The Aranui 5 is a brand new vessel, slightly larger than it’s predecessor, the Aranui 3. These clever vessels were custom built to deliver cargo and cruise passengers to the remote South Pacific. Do you want to know more about this vessel? Here’s some important stats:
- Length: 126 m.
- Breadth: 22 m.
- Draught: 5,20 m.
- Dead weight: 3 200 tons
- Cruising speed: 15 knots
- Propellers: 2
- Capacity: 254 passengers – 103 cabins
14 day voyages depart from Tahiti and steam to the Marquesas and Bora Bora, with various stop overs on the way.
The facilities include:
- 1 dining room
- 2 spacious lounges & 2 conference rooms
- 4 bars including 1 panoramic bar (Skybar)
- 1 fitness room
- 1 outside swimming pool
- 1 shop
- 1 massage room
- 2 lifts
The vessel can also carry around 2000 tonnes of freight.
Want to know more about this dual purpose vessel? Head over to the Aranui website.
Would you love to cruise on this vessel? How about traveling on a dedicated cargo ship?