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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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Swimming in the crystal blue waters of Papua New Guinea.

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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Papua New Guinea is a revelation of exquisite wild beauty and exotic cultural wealth. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers through regions seldom visited as you join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this 13-day incredible journey. Small local communities are keen to share their rich …
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Locals greeting the zodiac

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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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
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
This award-winning journey reveals the extraordinary diversity of Melanesia and its people. Idyllic islands and isolated villages offer unique time-honored traditions and ceremonies including hypnotic drumming, melodic bamboo panpipes, and elaborately-costumed dancers. Myriad natural wonders …
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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
Activities: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join the crew of the Spirit of Enderby on this amazing 18-day cruise to Papua New Guinea via Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Melanesia and the Solomon Islands. This expedition incorporates many of the key birding areas in the South West Pacific, cruising from New Zealand and following the path of …
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Locals paddle a traditional canoe at sunset

Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Koror

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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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
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 18-day voyage aboard L'Austral ona one- of-a- kind cruise to the heart of the Asian archipelagos.From Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, discover the Solomon Islands, a true tropical Eden, then head for Papua New Guinea, the last refuge of numerous Papuan tribes.Set a course for Malaysia …
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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
Activities: Adventure Options, Beach Time, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
This stunning 17-day voyage offers an exotic blend of culture and nature, showcasing the incredible diversity of enigmatic Indonesia. Excellent snorkeling and diving are highlights of this voyage, offering visits to the Bunaken National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site, and three full days …
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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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