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redlilly 110 posts

The thing to remember about that ship is, it’s not just a cruise ship, it’s part container shipper, part cruise liner.

It moves cargo between the islands, and has cabins at the rear, it’s a unique ship.

Hi – thank-you, we are aware. I previously did a similar boat trip down the Amazon, though in much more basic conditions, sleeping in a hammock for 10 days straight with no phone signal to speak of – my poor mother (!). Some people were in cabins. I really enjoyed/appreciated the fact that you were arriving in to tiny small communities in the middle of no where with their life line. In every village we arrived in to along the River, it was like Santa was turning up, it was such a celebration – and certainly made me appreciate the most basic things that we can sometimes take for granted. The boat I was on had everything from motorbikes, generators, grain, Havianas, watermelons, beer to nappies and clothes.

Do you have any experience of travelling on the Aranui 5? Really keen to hear from personal, or anecdotal experiences.

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