The Aranui 5 will be slightly wider and taller (22m x 125m) with two more decks (9 in total), additional public spaces, more suites (31), superior and deluxe staterooms (29), and a total of 103 cabins. It will have a cruising speed of 15 knots, about the same as the Aranui 3, so that it can safely navigate the smaller harbours of the Marquesas Islands.
The Suites are furnished with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, and can sleep 2 or 3 people. Staterooms are available for single, double or quadruple occupancy. Some suites and deluxe cabins will have twin bed options, while some standard cabins will have queen beds. Private bathrooms with showers are included in each guest room. There will be berths for 24 passengers in the Class C dormitory, and these four rooms will each have a bathroom and shower. There is also space on deck for 45 local passengers.
Public areas include a reception, restaurant, a Sky bar, dancing room, 2 conference rooms, lounges, a library, video and computer room, boutique, swimming pool with whirlpool, fitness room, 1 massage room and Spa. The decor features Marquesan designs, Paul Gauguin prints and original paintings by Erhard Lux, a German artist who lives part-time in Moorea. The Aranui 5 has air conditioning in all passenger areas and indoor public spaces.
The Aranui 5 will follow the same 14-day itinerary as the Aranui 3. A stopover will also be made in Bora Bora (after Rangiroa) on the return trip. The cruise includes three meals with complementary wine for on-board lunches and dinners, guided excursions, picnics and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, horseback riding and fishing are an additional charge.