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Explore the top-rated Papua New Guinea small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Samarai Island, Rabaul, Madang, Sepik River, and Fergusson Island, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Papua New Guinea small ship cruises start at $7,100 for a trip of 10 to 36 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Papua New Guinea small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$21,540
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Iconic Melanesia: New Guinea, Sepik River & the Solomon Islands

Bali to Brisbane - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Cruise in Sepik Rive
  • Witness the traditional communities
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about Papua's history
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to explore Indonesia's diverse cultural tapestry and picturesque tropical islands. Explore the entirety of this island nation's eastern half—Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. See areas that few outsiders have ever had the opportunity to …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$7,125
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Forgotten Islands of Papua New Guinea

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • See Ataliklikun Bay's Fire Dance
  • Explore Jacquinot Bay
  • Visit Laughlan atoll
  • Discover Kuiawa Island
Starts / Ends:
Kavieng / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin a 12-night trip from Cairns to distant Papua New Guinea islands that have witnessed millennia of history, from unspoiled villages to World War 2 battlegrounds. At Ataliklikun Bay, see the Baining Fire Dance on the first cruise ship to visit the village. Rabaul was the WW2 base for 110,000 …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$13,700
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South Pacific Expedition: Cairns to Lautoka

2022 - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Experience a Melanesian welcome
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Witness Vanuatu’s traditions
  • Swim at Sawa-i-Lau
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Both humongous and humbling, Melanesia has been topping wanderlust wish lists for years. Join a team of onboard experts aboard Silver Explorer and explore this lesser known region. Leaving Cairns, venture to hot springs and view birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea, exploring the island’s …
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Relax in the magnificent beaches of Fiji
$7,300
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Fiji to Bali

17 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Enjoy Dili's fine beaches
  • Explore Espiritu Santo's sceneries
  • Visit the historical Guadalcanal
  • Take a stroll along Samarai Island
  • Admire the mosaic façade
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a westward voyage deep into the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the “Sugar City” Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region — and sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and …
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Tropical Island and Underwater Paradise for Divers
$18,370
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New Guinea Circumnavigation: Cairns to Darwin

Cairns to Darwin - 36 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Indulge in a Bandanese feast
  • Climb the Mt Pindito
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Encounter the Asmat warriors
Starts / Ends:
Samarai Island / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be one of a special few to join the Coral Adventurer on a full circumnavigation voyage around New Guinea. This one-off voyage is packed with highlights. Sailing in comfort aboard the brand-new Coral Adventurer, experience many diverse cultures from the Spice Islands to the Sepik River, marvel at …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$22,600
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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

Bali to Brisbane - 20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Relax on stunning beaches
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about the region's history
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to discover Indonesia’s rich tapestry of cultures and lush tropical islands. Experience the thrill of spotting rare Komodo dragons in the wild; snorkel and dive at pristine coral reefs of the Moluccas, Raja Ampat and WestPapua; take part in exuberant …
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Beach villa on pristine water
$18,000
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Lautoka to Cairns - Door to Door

18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Swim and snorkel in Yasawa
  • Dive on a 30-meter tower
  • Relax on Champagne beach
  • See the underground nature
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on its 18-day voyage and experience the highlights of Melanesia; the true gems of the region. Starting in Lautoka,Silver Explorerwill sail through Melanesia via Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This voyage will lead you from underwater wonders to blue lagoons …
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New Zealand landscape
$10,680
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Grand Pacific Odyssey

New Zealand to Japan - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Cruise across New Britain Trench
  • Visit Heritage Site Norfolk Island
  • Snorkel to the wreck of WWII plane
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Yokohama
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 29-day Grand Pacific Odyssey voyage aboard Heritage Adventurer, set sail on a true adventure as we explore reef-fringed tropical islands, visit historic monuments, and discover lost civilizations and amazing wildlife encounters. This Pacific island vacation allows you to explore remote …
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$11,295
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

18 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Pegunungan Nature Reserve
  • Swim at Cenderawasih Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Denpasar / Madang
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A true expedition voyage in every sense, our inaugural journey will explore Indonesia's rarely visited and little known biodiverse-rich jungle-capped volcanic islands scattered across pristine pellucid waters well beyond traditional tourist routes. Joinacclaimed author, scientist and explorer …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$10,695
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Exploring Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Uncover the region's hidden gems
  • Snorkel with abundant marine life
  • Kayak along colorful coral reefs
  • See rare bird species
  • Delve into Melanesian culture
Starts / Ends:
Port Moresby / Port Vila, Efate
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a kaleidoscope of cultures as you travel through Vanuatu, home to more than 100 indigenous languages. With more than 80 livable islands, inhabitants have fiercely protected their customs and languages. This 17-day trip incorporates several of these cultures and languages. On Tetepare …
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Boisa Island, Papua New Guinea
$21,250
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Through the Islands and the Atolls of Micronesia

Manila to Kavieng - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Snorkel across the Coron region
  • Visit Kinabalu National Park
  • Look out for unique wildlife
  • Take a guided city tour of Kuching
Starts / Ends:
Manila / Papua New Guinea
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Lubang Island and see Onoda Cave where Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda hid for 29 years, believing incorrectly that WWII was still raging. Snorkel and dive on Apo Reef whose coral reefs teeming with over 280 species of tropical fish. Swim, kayak and snorkel the picturesque waterways of …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$11,810
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Tropical Odyssey: North-East Australia and Indonesia

16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Laperouse
  • Discover the Asmat region
  • Learn about local culture
  • Explore the Malukus
  • Visit the Komodo National Park
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Benoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 16-day tropical expedition voyage onboard the Le Laperouse between north-eastern Australia and Indonesia to discover its spectacular natural scenery. Lizard Island, nestled in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is the first port of call on your cruise. The next day, sail …
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Beautiful wild coast of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$7,100
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Papua's Whale Sharks and Birds of Paradise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Swim under Kitikiti waterfall
  • Explore the maze of karst islands
  • View birds of paradise in nature
  • Enjoy the isolated Ceram Sea
Starts / Ends:
Sorong / Triton Bay
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Raja Ampat, a globally renowned biodiversity hotspot,one of the world's most breathtaking destinations to cruise. This special itinerary celebrates Alfred Russel Wallace, a renowned scientist who was one of the first to express worry over the environmental consequences of human …
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