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Island Escape Cruises

Croisière unique sur l'Aranui 3 en Polynésie française
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These are intimate voyages through French Polynesia's Leeward Islands. With only 24 fellow passengers we share an experience outside the usual tourist clichés, where your senses are loaded with colour, emotion and simple pleasures. Sample the romance of dinner under the stars, the discovery of stunning beauty whilst paddling a kayak on the lagoon, swimming with turtles, wander exquisite beaches or simply relax on deck while enjoying cocktails as the tropical sun slowly merges with the sea ... welcome to our tropical paradise.

The Vessel

Croisière fabuleuse sur l'Aranui 3 en Polynésie française
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The 'ISLAND PASSAGE’ is a 140 foot luxury ship that was purpose designed to explore tropical locations. With just 24 guests you discover a perfect environment to experience Tahiti. Large en-suite cabins, fine linen, ever changing selection of South Pacific toiletries, natural soaps and shampoos, nightly turndown service, fresh flowers and a debonaire crew to serve your every need.Onboard we carry 3 motor boats for exploring the lagoons and trips ashore, double and single kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear, reef shoes and for those wishing to catch a fresh fish for the table a wide selection of fishing gear. 

Meals    Relaxation, exceptional food and fine wines are an essential part of your cruise. Fresh air not only clears your mind, it makes you hungry. Simply put, every meal has to be magnificent. Local seafood, maybe even some that you caught yourself is featured daily. You'll enjoy other gourmet delicacies and artisan foods produced locally. The best lamb, poultry and beef, fresh produce selected from local markets, award winning cheeses and all presented by chefs with a strong European flair.

Our on-board wine cellar is brimming with a selection of award winning French, Australian and New Zealand wines. This is constantly updated with releases plus a collection that is personally selected from our favourite vineyards.  Breakfast and lunch are usually served on the aft deck Terrace, so that you won't miss a minute of any of the beautiful scenery. Dinner is served in he Anchorage Restaurant, or if you wish, alfresco dining on the Terrace under the stars.

Ship statistics

  • Year built: 2006
  • Passenger Capacity: 24
  • Cabins: 2 bridge Suites, 4 Ocean Suites, 6 Staterooms
  • Cruise itinerary: Leeward and Society Islands