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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

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Witness a Trobriand dance
  • Explore the Tufi Fjords
  • Snorkel & scuba dive Fly Island
  • Cruise the Sepik region
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is, in the truest sense, one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical and rarely-visited lands than aboard the state-of-the-art small ship Coral Discoverer. Board in Cairns for an outstanding 13-day …
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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Uncover the hidden gems of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. From the culturally rich arterial of the Sepik River, sail north across the Bismarck Sea to the remote shores of Manus and Mussau Islands. Manus has the lowest density of people in all New Guinea with its people still living a …
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Colourful children of Papua New Guinea

West Papua - Wewak to Darwin

14 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Observe the art of local villagers
  • Cruise on a longboat
  • Swim in tropical clear waters
  • Snorkel and dive on Aljui Bay
Activities: Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day cruise through West Papua explores the crystal-clear waters and colorful coral gardens of the Spice Islands and Raja Ampat. Swim, snorkel and dive surrounded by a vast array of marine wildlife, paddle a kayak through the stunning surround of the Mesemta Channel, and come face to face …
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Locals paddle a traditional canoe at sunset

Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Palau

15 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Snorkel or dive almost daily
  • See the Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon
  • Meet with friendly locals
  • Search for island endemics
  • Tour Nan Madol
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Snorkel or dive nearly every day as you discover the western corner of Micronesia—this region boasts more than 1,300 species of fish. Meet friendly locals, who greet you with traditional dances, and search for island endemics and a multitude of seabirds. Tour Pohnpei's famed …
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From Australia to Indonesia

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Triton's Bay wildlife
  • Discover Wakatobi National Park
  • Enjoy the incredible Alor Islands
  • Visit famous Komodo Island
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 12-day expedition cruise for a unique experience through Indonesia's wild lands. Board the comfortable and luxurious L'Austral in Darwin, Australia. Sail in the Celebes Sea and visit some of the most incredible islands in the world with their picture-postcard settings. Finish your …
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Corals, Carvings and Cloves

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Discoverer
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • See an Asmat canoe flotilla
  • Immerse yourself in Asmat culture
  • See the traditional Pasola fight
Activities: Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this voyage from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Papua, the Banda Islands, and the Lesser Sunda Islands, see a variety of corals and fish and have an outstanding cultural experience. Each village or island visited has a different approach to culture and traditions and you can see …
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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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