Aranui Sailing French Polynesian Island

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Travel Insurance
How do we travel during the tour?
How much time do we spend sailing and ashore?
What are the meals like?
What about weather?
When is payment due?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

The Aranui III can carry a maximum of 200 passengers. To explore such a region with just a small number of fellow passengers from all over the world is a real luxury and will help to make your voyage of discovery and adventure a truly unforgettable experience. You will be joined by other international passengers of various ages. There will not be an ElderTreks escort on-board. You will be well-cared for by the crew of the Aranui III.

 

What is included in the tour price?

In addition to your cabin, your voyage includes: all meals, on-board guest lecturers, guided shore excursions, use of the ships swimming pool, library, lounges and gym. Horseback riding, scuba diving and helicopter flights are not included but may be purchased on-board at an additional cost.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

Airfare, transfers between the ship and airport, tourism tax, cruise tax, port fee, baggage, cancellation and medical insurance (which is strongly recommended) excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as ship board purchases, liquor, laundry, telecommunication charges, gratuities and optional excursion (horseback riding, scuba diving, helicopter flights.)

 

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel insurance is not included in the cost of the program. We strongly recommend that you purchase a fully inclusive policy that will cover for cancellation, any possible medical emergency, and possible evacuation. ElderTreks offers a fully comprehensive policy to insure you fully, please call for details.

 

How do we travel during the tour?

We sail aboard the Aranui III, a custom built 386 ft long passenger cargo ship. The Aranui III maintains the warmth and intimacy of the old Aranui, with a high staff to passenger ratio. Unlike larger boats, it’s easy to meet fellow guests.

The spacious cabins are tastefully designed with windows, queen or twin beds, bathrooms with showers, personal safes, mini bars and are fully air conditioned. Deluxe cabins and suites are larger and feature additional amenities with picture windows. The suites have balconies with your own private panorama (except suites J & H). The large dining room offers views as well as varied menus.

On board time passes quickly, with two charming bars, two lounges, swimming pool, library and well equipped gym. There is a full program of activities and guest lecturers to enhance your sailing experience.

 

How much time do we spend sailing and ashore?

Every voyage is different, even though the destinations are the same. Visits ashore are limited to the time required by cargo operators and port restrictions. Port time may range from just a few hours to a day or more. Shore excursions may be available at some ports of call. It’s up to you how much time you spend on the ship. You may spend your entire stay relaxing in the comfort of the ship, or every minute enjoying outdoor activities, visiting historical sites and stunning vistas.

 

What are the meals like?

Meals are served in an informal, family-styled setting in our dining facilities. Depending upon the number of passengers booked per voyage, there may be two seatings per meal scheduled. Dressing for dinner means a pareo (wrap around sarong skirt) or shorts, sandals and a hibiscus blossom behind the ear!

 

What about weather?

The Polynesian Islands have warm tropical temperatures all year round. Winter season is from March to October and temperatures are in the high 70’s. Summer is from November to March and temperatures are the 80’s with increased humidity and periodic rains.

 

When is payment due?

A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking with your final payment being due 120 days prior to departure. Deposits can be made by check and/or credit card. Final payment can be made by check or credit card. Cancellations received 150 days prior to departure are subject to a $750 administration fee. Cancellations received 150 – 91 days before departure are subject to 50% non refundable. For cancellations received 90 – 0 days before departure, all monies will be forfeited. For these reasons you are strongly encouraged to obtain trip cancellation insurance. Cancellation information is outlined in the Terms & Conditions section of your brochure.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over en route, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office or your travel agent for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to those who have booked on the tour.

 

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