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Rethink how you define cruises, because exploring Papua New Guinea like this will give you a whole new perspective on travel. Aboard your luxurious ocean liner, you'll find that this tropical paradise pairs well with other South Pacific destinations, like Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands. Your cruise will take you on an exciting tour of the Guinean islands, where you will have chances to spend time getting to know different native ethnic groups, like the Melanesian community, and their customs and traditions; snorkel or dive along the vibrant reefs; and see some haunting relics of World War II. Bird lovers will be in their glories among the exotic birds that flit about, and nature enthusiasts will delight in the unparalleled endemic wildlife that can be seen on the nature-focused cruises.
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Papua New Guinea Explorer

13 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Explore remote atolls and islands
  • Walk through prehistoric rainforest
  • Snorkel and kayak in the reefs
  • Discover rich culture and history
  • Tour WWII sites and relics
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby for a 13-day journey into the fascinating world of Papua New Guinea. Uncover the unique history, cultures, and biodiversity of this remote region through visit to local communities, walks through the rain forest, and snorkeling excursions.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Dobu Island, Jacquinot Bay, Kamiali Wildlife Management Area, Kokopo, Louisiade Archipelago, Madang, Rabaul, Trobriand Islands, Tuam Island, Tufi, Wako
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Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Witness a Trobriand dance
  • Explore the Tufi Fjords
  • Snorkel & scuba dive Fly Island
  • Cruise the Sepik region
Explore a land covered with a thick tropical jungle and razor-sharp mountains on this 13-day expedition for the most intrepid explorers. Board the Coral Discoverer and reach into the heart and soul of Papua New Guinea, and see your expectations of this remarkable country and its people soar.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alotau, Buna, Cairns, Dobu Island, Fergusson Island, Lababia, Madang, Manam, Rabaul, Sepik River, Tuam Island, Tufi Fjords
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Locals of Papua New Guinea dressed in traditional headdress.

Melanesia Discoverer

14 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Uncover the region's hidden gems
  • Snorkel with abundant marine life
  • Kayak along colorful coral reefs
  • See rare bird species
  • Delve into Melanesian culture
Discover remote islands, traditional cultures, and unparalleled biodiversity on this 14-day cruise aboard the Spirit of Enderby. The turquoise waters surrounding the Solomon Islands provide ample opportunity to marvel at the unique and colorful marine life. The friendly people of Melanesia welcome you into their communities.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Bougainville, Choiseul Island, Honiara, Kavieng, Madang, Manus, Mussa Island, New Georgia Islands, Nissan Island, Rabaul, Santa Isabel Island, Sepik River
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Afternoon activities and dance at Kitava

Faces of Melanesia

15 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Discover Melanesia's diversity
  • Visit idyllic islands and isolated
  • Snorkel or dive over pristine coral
  • Search for striking endemic birds
Introducing the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its fascinating people, this 15-day award-winning journey to these idyllic islands features incredible bird-watching opportunities, elaborate local traditions and ceremonies, snorkeling over pristine coral reefs, and the option to explore Papua New Guinea.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Places: Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Ambrym Island, Dobu Island, Laughlin Islands, Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Port Moresby, Port Vila, Efate, Solomon Islands, Trobriand Islands, Utupua Island
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South West Pacific Odyssey

18 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Enderby
  • Discover exotic wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim off remote beaches
  • Observe adapting flora and fauna
  • Immerse yourself in local life
  • Gain knowledge from local guides
Embark on the Spirit of Enderby on this 18-day cruise to Papua New Guinea! Renowned for the opportunities to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world, this Western Pacific Odyssey is a 'must do' for any birder.
Activities: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Anuta Island, Coral Sea, Hauraki Gulf, Honiara, Kolombangara Island, New Caledonia, New Ireland, Norfolk Island, Rabaul, Santa Ana Island, Santa Isabel Island, Tasman Sea, Tauranga
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Sunrise over Mount Kinabalu

Between Papua & Indonesia

18 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Raja Ampat, a UNESCO site
  • Visit ethnic villages and peoples
  • Enjoy Sandakan's orangutans
  • Venture out daily via Zodiac dinghy
Join this 18-day voyage aboard L'Austral on a one-of-a-kind cruise to the heart of the Asian archipelagos from Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bunaken National Marine Park, Honiara, Jayapura, Kennedy Island, Kota Kinabalu, Mbike Island, Port Vila, Efate, Rabaul, Raja Ampat, Sandakan, Santa Ana Island, Sepik River
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Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages

17 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Snorkel or dive Raja Ampat
  • Spend two days in the Asmat
  • Tour West Papua's coastline
  • Search for resident birds and wildl
  • Visit historical Ternate Island
From Bunaken National Marine Park—where you can snorkel and dive with rainbow-hued tropical fish—to the Raja Ampat archipelago—home to the world’s richest variety of marine life—this is an incredibly immersive 17-day exploration of Indonesia. Venture by Zodiac to remote beaches and visit tucked-away fishing villages.
Activities: Adventure Options, Beach Time, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Agats, Aiduma Island, Asmat Villages, Brisbane, Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Mommon Peninsula, Port Moresby, Raja Ampat, Singapore, Ternate Island, Thursday Island
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Top Places to Visit on a Papua New Guinea Cruise

In the middle of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea is a seemingly enchanted land brimming with rainforests, tropical islands, and some of the most vibrant biodiversity in the world. Your trip will highlight the stunning nature and indigenous Melanesian cultures.
  • MadangWith a variety of activities, this port town serves as the starting point for several cruises and showcases the local artists’ traditional style, and also offers some world class diving opportunities.
  • Sepik RiverAlong this major waterway, you will encounter all manner of wildlife and even have a chance to meet people in a local indigenous community and learn about their way of life.
  • The Islands of PNGDiscover the Ring of Fire for yourself, as you visit these volcanic islands and enjoy snorkeling, zodiac excursions, hiking, bird watching, and other activities on a truly beautiful environment.
  • JayapuraIn this busy town in West Papua, you will learn about General Douglas MacArthur’s WWII campaign in the Pacific and have a chance to check out or perhaps buy the distinct handiwork of the local artists, like their famous bark paintings.
  • Hidden BayAmong many other similar islands and coves, you will have a chance to explore this remote tropical bay on a glass-bottomed boat from which you will see the colorful coral reefs below.
  • Solomon IslandsLike many other Pacific Islands, the Solomon Islands hosted essential bases during World War II, remnants of which can still be seen today in the midst of their magnificent natural setting.
  • Native communities Throughout Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands, you will visit indigenous communities and witness or take part in their rituals and traditions.

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