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Get festive in the Marquesas with Aranui Cruises

Get festive in the Marquesas with Aranui Cruises

Tahitian freighter cruise line Aranui Cruises will include a call to the spectacular Marquesas Festival in its final voyage of the year.

Held every two years in the far-flung Marquesas Islands, the northernmost of Tahiti’s five archipelagoes, the event alternates between a mini festival and the main arts festival.

The 2017 mini festival will be a four-day extravaganza of Polynesian music and dance from 18 to 21 December 2017, at Tahuata, the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands.

To coincide with the biennial event, Aranui Cruises’ modern freighter ship Aranui 5 will make an extended visit to Tahuata on 20 December allowing guests to participate in a community feast and enjoy the cultural festivities well into the night.

The festival was created to keep the Marquesan culture alive and showcases the vibrant traditions of the remote island group with visitors treated to rhythmical dances, powerful drum performances, games and contests of strength and skill, as well as chanting, sculpting and tattoo demonstrations.

Departing on 14 December 2017 the, Marquesas Festival cruise is priced from $8670* twin share for a premium suite and $7970* per person twin share for a superior deluxe room, both featuring a balcony.

Aranui 5 features a restaurant, two conference rooms, lounges, a library, a boutique, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a spa and four bars including the popular Sky Bar.