Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas
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Freighter Lite cruise: Half cargo, half cruise ship

Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

A crewman pulls a line on Hiva Oa, one of the Marquesas Islands. The Aranui 5 is a half cargo, half cruise ship.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

The Aranui 5 unloads passengers and cargo via tender boats on the island of Hiva Oa as it tours the Marquesas Islands.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

A morning exercise class aboard the Aranui 5 ship during the cruise in the Marquesas.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

A suite on the Aranui 5 ship.

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Often meal time would include entertainment from the ships crew aboard the Aranui 5 ship.
Often meal time would include entertainment from the ships crew aboard the Aranui 5 ship. (Daniel A. Anderson / Zumapress.com)
Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

As the tender that brings ship passengers to shore pulls in, local girls sing a traditional song of greeting to the passengers in the Marquesas Islands.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

On Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world, an Aranui 5 passenger uses binoculars to look at the birds and the Aranui 5 ship, background, before the translucent lagoon.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

On Ua Pou, a local girl, left, runs into the ocean as she and her friend play in the gentle waves as the Aranui 5 unloads its cargo, background.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

On the island of Fatu Hiva, in the the village of Omoa, handmade dyed cloth is for sale to tourists visiting the Marquesas Islands aboard the Aranui 5 ship.

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A local Hiva Oa Island family plays in a natural ocean pool as the Aranui 5 ship anchors, background. Hiva Oa is part of the Marquesas chain of Islands.
A local Hiva Oa Island family plays in a natural ocean pool as the Aranui 5 ship anchors, background. Hiva Oa is part of the Marquesas chain of Islands. (Daniel A. Anderson / Zumapress.com)
Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

Aboard the Aranui 5.

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Half cruise ship, half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

People on the Aranui 5 participate in a dance lesson at sunset during a tour of the Marquesas Islands.

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Half Cruise ship half cargo:The Aranui 5 visits the Marquesas

A festive dinner on the pool deck of the Aranui 5 during the cruise.

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Alaska, Inside Passage

Ferry boat MV Malaspina heads north through the Inside Passage on an overcast day. 

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Alaska, Inside Passage

A look at the Alaskan coast from the MV Malaspina. 

 (Rosemary McClure)
The ferry boat Malaspina, named after a glacier, is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The ferry boat Malaspina, named after a glacier, is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System. (Rosemary McClure)
Lofoten Archipelago, Norway

Lofoten Archipelago, Norway

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Norway

Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Express) ship sailing to Nordkapp (North Cape), Finnmark county, Norway.

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Norway

Hurtigruten passes Trondheim, Norway.

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Hamnoy, Lofoten Islands
Hamnoy, Lofoten Islands (Dave Moorhouse / Getty Images/Moment RM)
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