Posted March 23rd, 2013, 02:36 PM
Hi; I have a friend who's considering the Aranui cruise. He's been on Caribbean cruises and says he's sensitive to 'rocky seas'. Can anyone give insight to the sea conditions as the Aranui 3 travels between Tahiti and the Marquesas?
Sorry to respond so late, but I made the sailing in 2011 and had a great time, but we did have some rough days. I wrote about it in my blog: http://www.captainmcd.com/id38.html
If someone is sensative to motion, I would recommend a cabin on the lower decks. Our trip was a lot rougher than what I have experienced on a regular cruise ship, it is more like a real freighter.
Love ships and the sea. Graduated from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1965 and have been sailing since then, currently hold an Unlimited Master's License with the U.S.C.G. with STCW-95 endorsements, also endorsed by Panama, Malta, St.Vincent who now have larger merchant fleets than the United States. I am now semi-retired but work as a relief for Mercy Ships.