Upcoming Events

Every year the Arenui runs a number of special cruises, focused on specific creatures or skills. If you're keen on Underwater Photography, Marine Megafauna, Marine Biology, Pygmy Seahorses or Nudibranchs, then we have a trip that's perfect for you!

  • - Underwater Photography trips March 2015 with Matt Meier; December 2015 and 2016 with William Tan; April 2016 with Rod Klein
  • - The Queen of Mantas (of the Marine Megafauna Foundation) Dr Andrea Marshall is onboard twice in July 2016 and twice in February 2017
  • - Join Marine Biologist and TV celebrity Monty Halls to explore Komodo in July 2015 or Raja Ampat in November 2016
  • - If it's Pygmy Seahorses you love, join Dr Richard Smith for a Raja Ampat trip in February 2016
  • - Or for a special cruise on Nudibranchs, look out for the special trip with Vanessa Knutson in May 2016 trip

We're also planning other special cruises in 2017 and we're hoping to add more to the 2016 schedule, so keep checking the website for details.

It might seem a long way ahead, but with just 16 guests on our luxury vessel, places are limited and all of our cruise dates are filling up quickly. So if you're interested in any of these special cruises, please get in touch as soon as possible - as spaces are in high demand (and some may already be sold out). Or drop us an email if you have suggestions for other specialties you'd like to see on our annual line-up!

NB: Please be aware that should there be any unexpected changes to the special guests' availability then an alternative photographer/biologist will be arranged. For booking agents, please be aware that commission on special cruises is capped.

Andrea in Komodo and Raja

Meet the mantas and other megafauna of Indonesia on our 8 or 11-night “Special MEGAFAUNA Cruises” with Dr Andrea Marshall

- 2016 KOMODO 8N CRUISE: Embark Bali, 6 July 2016 - Disembark Labuanbajo, 14 July 2016
- 2016 KOMODO FOCUS 11N CRUISE: Embark Labuanbajo, 16 July 2016 - Disembark Bima, 27 July 2016
- 2017 RAJA AMPAT 11N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 1 February 2017 - Disembark Sorong, 12 February 2017
- 2017 RAJA AMPAT 11N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 14 February 2017 - Disembark Sorong, 25 February 2017

Matthew in Raja

Discover the photographic potential of West Papua on our 13 night “Special PHOTO Cruise” with Matt Meier

- 2015 RAJA AMPAT & TRITON BAY 13N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 18 March 2015 - Disembark Sorong, 31 March 2015

Monty in Komodo and Raja

Explore the fascinating underwater world of Indonesia on our 11-night “Special MARINE BIOLOGIST Cruises” with Monty Halls

- 2015 GRAND KOMODO 11N CRUISE: Embark Bali, 1 July 2015 - Disembark Bali, 12 July 2015
- 2016 RAJA AMPAT 11N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 12 November 2016 - Disembark Sorong, 23 November 2016

Richard in Raja

Seek out the camouflaged pygmy seahorses of Indonesia on our 11 night “Special PYGMY SEAHORSE Cruise” with Dr Richard Smith

- 2016 RAJA AMPAT 11N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 5 February 2016 - Disembark Sorong, 16 February 2016

Rod in Alor

Get the most out of Alor's photo opportunities on our 11 night “Special PHOTO Cruise” with Rod Klein

- 2016 ALOR 11N CRUISE: Embark Maumere, 29 April 2016 - Disembark Maumere, 10 May 2016

Vanessa in Komodo

Go ‘critter-hunting’ for the nudibranchs of Indonesia on our 8 night “Special NUDIBRANCH Cruise” with Vanessa Knutson

- 2016 KOMODO 8N CRUISE: Embark Labuanbajo, 27 May 2016 - Disembark Bali, 4 June 2016

William in Raja

Appreciate the beauty of Indonesia through your camera lens on our 11 or 12 night “Special PHOTO Cruises” with William Tan

- 2015 RAJA AMPAT 11N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 11 December 2015 - Disembark Sorong, 22 December 2015
- 2016 RAJA AMPAT 12N CRUISE: Embark Sorong, 21 December 2016 - Disembark Sorong, 2 January 2017

Mark joined us in Alor

TRIP ENDED: 11 night “Special PHOTO Cruise” with Mark Strickland

- 2014 ALOR 11N CRUISE: Embark Maumere, 22 April 2014 - Disembark Maumere, 3 May 2014

Dive Komodo & Raja with Andrea Marshall
Andrea Marshall
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Dive Raja Ampat with Matt Meier
Matt Meier
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Dive Komodo and Raja Ampat with Monty Halls
Monty Halls
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Dive Raja Ampat with Richard Smith
Richard Smith
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Dive Alor with Rod Klein
Dive Komodo with Vanessa Knutson
Vanessa Knutson
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Dive Raja Ampat with William Tan
William Tan
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Dive Alor with Mark Strickland
Mark Strickland
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More to Explore in Indonesia - New Special Cruise Coming Soon!
More to Explore in Indonesia - New Special Cruise Coming Soon!