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Old April 10th, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by thebutlerdidit View Post
... I have never forgotten the Aranui brochure. I purged it in a cleaning fit about 5 months ago and I miss it and want a new one.
You can download the current brochure from the aranui website - aranui dot com

I'm going in June for the Solar Eclipse, but the trip itself sounds wonderful!
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Old January 4th, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Here's it's 2012. Any more recent reports on cruises on the Aranui 3?
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Old January 4th, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Smile Newer Aranui 3 Threads

NukeTim, here is a link to the latest thread about the Aranui cruise: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...=864344&page=6

I made the trip back in July and thought it was wonderful. John
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Old July 20th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I'm curious for reports from those who have booked the dormitory-type accommodations instead of the private staterooms. I've heard that they are similar to the accommodations in hostels.
"The older we get, the better we were."

1) 1980 Cunard QE2 - TA Southhampton - NYC
2) 1993 Cunard Crown Jewel - Bermuda & Caribbean
3) 1996 Carnival Sensation - Caribbean
4) 2001 Nabila Queen Nabila - Nile River
5) 2004 RCI Grandeur of the Seas - Reposition New Orleans to Baltimore
6) 2006 Celebrity Galaxy - Caribbean & Panama Canal
7) 2007 Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
8) 2007 NCL Pride of Aloha - Hawaii
9) 2008 NCL Norwegian Star - Alaska
10) 2008 Victoria Empress - Yangtse River
11) 2009 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Reposition Valpariaso to Los Angeles
12) 2010 RCI Voyager of the Seas - Barcelona TA to Galveston
13 & 14) 2011 RCI Mariner of the Seas - Rome Holy Land/Mediterranean B2B Rome TA to Galveston
15) 2012 Vodohod (through Gate 1 Travel) MS Lenin - Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise
16) 2012 Carnival Elation - NOLA & Caribbean
17) 2013 Princess Crown Princess - Western Caribbean out of Galveston
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20) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Baltic - Harwich to St. Petersburg to Harwich
21) 2013 RCI Brilliance of the Seas - Harwich TA to Boston

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2014 Carnival Legend - Tampa-Panama Canal-Los Angeles B2B Los Angeles-Tahiti/Fiji Islands-Sydney
2015 Celebrity Infinity - Antarctica from Buenos Aires

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Aranui 3 - 14-Day French Polynesia & Marquesas Islands
MCC Rickmers - 130-Day Around the World Freighter Cruise
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Hi Tika,

We stayed in the dorm rooms. Aranui 2
It's set up like a pullman train with an upper and lower berth with a curtain you can pull closed for privacy.
The showers and toilets are shared, women's and men's separate.
I don't remember who many berths there were in our dorm, but there were only about 10 pax. there so we had our choice of location, not assigned berths.
We were perfectly happy and this is one trip I would repeat.
Enjoy your trip and please post here when you return.
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