Hopping on a freighter evokes a romantic image of escape, but you can actually book journeys on many different freighters. These days, they are mostly container vessels rather than bulk cargo handlers. Freighters often spend less time in port and have fewer passenger amenities and activities, but they offer unique opportunities to travel the globe in relative comfort with just a handful of fellow passengers.
The Aranui is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that operates between Tahiti and the Marquesas.
It offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations for about two hundred passengers. Passengers will be able to sunbathe on deck, swim in the pool, or enjoy exotic tropical drinks while the Aranui winds her way among the islands of the Marquesas.
The vessel operates under the French flag, and her crew are all Polynesian, primarily Marquesans. Additional vessel particulars are available.