Travel deals: Hop aboard a Polynesian cargo cruiser and save 15 per cent

French Polynesian cargo cruiser the Aranui has an early bird 15 per cent discount on some sailings in its new 2023 schedule, calling in at 26 islands, including some of the most remote on earth.

Its 12-day round-trip cruise from Papeete delivering freight to the isolated Marquesas Islands, for instance, is from $6483 a person twin-share, instead of $7561.

All cruises come complete with shore excursions such as hikes, four-wheel drive tours, visits to archaeological sites and local feasts, a laundry service, three meals a day and complimentary French wine with lunches and dinners.

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