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Explore Papua New Guinea on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Alotau, Sepik River, Madang, Fergusson Island, and Rabaul, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Papua New Guinea 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 small ship cruises to Papua New Guinea start at $6,520 for a trip of 10 to 99 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Papua New Guinea and our team of Papua New Guinea travel experts 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 - 19 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Cruise in Sepik Rive
  • Witness the traditional communities
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about Papua's history
Starts/ Ends in:
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
$9,940
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Forgotten Islands of Papua New Guinea

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • See Ataliklikun Bay
  • Visit Jacquinot Bay
  • Visit Laughl;an Atoll
  • Explore Kuiawa Island
Starts/ Ends in:
Kavieng / Cairns
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In 1606, Willem Janszoon in Duyfken, sailed from Banda, through the Kai and Aru Islands, then along the south coast of what is now West Papua, on his voyage to be the first European to sail to the “Southland” In 1623, Carstenszoon did the same in the ships Arnhem and Pera. Coral Adventurer, on …
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Sunrise in Papua New Guinea Highlands
$11,070
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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 in:
Cairns / Lautoka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
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
$18,305
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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 in:
Samarai Island / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, 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
$19,480
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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 in:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, 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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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,690
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New Guinea Odyssey

Darwin - Cairns - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover Papua New Guinea
  • Visit the Tami islands
  • Watch the Asaro Mudmen
  • Swim and snorkel on beaches
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Darwin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 17-day journey takes you to the world's second-biggest island, a fascinating region home to over 1,200 ethnic groups. Allow yourself to be fascinated by the stunning vistas of the Fiords and lush mangrove forests where you can meet Papuan tribes eager to share their culture and art with …
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New Zealand landscape
$10,680
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Western Pacific Odyssey: New Zealand to Japan

29 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Sail through Hauraki Gulf
  • Cruise across New Britain Trench
  • Discover albatrosses
  • Spend five days in Solomon Islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Auckland / Yokohama
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
First offered in 2007, the "WPO" is known as a "must do" expedition for any birder because of the opportunities this voyage provides to see some of the rarest pelagic seabirds in the world. The area is also rich in marine mammal life. And if you tire of the wildlife viewing, you …
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$8,250
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Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea

15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Raja Ampat
  • Lookout for the endemic birds
  • Explore Pegunungan Nature Reserve
  • Swim at Cenderawasih Marine Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Manado / Madang
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, 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
$9,445
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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 in:
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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Papua New Guinea snorkeling
$6,520
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Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea

11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Discover New Guinea's mysteries
  • Visit the Trobriand islands
  • Swim near dazzling coral reefs
  • Encounter local people & culture
Starts/ Ends in:
Cairns / Honiara
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Melanesia's natural and cultural wonders onboard Le Soléal is a thrilling tropical adventure. Sail north to Alotau in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province and learn about the WWII memorial, Japanese and American battlegrounds, pearlers, miners, and missionaries. Next up …
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Beach villa on pristine water
$17,400
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Lautoka to Cairns

17 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 Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Explorer on its 17-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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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 in:
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 in:
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 in:
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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Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour, South Africa
$192,598
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142-Day Extraordinary Discoveries

142 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Sojourn
  • See Fiji's islands
  • Swim and snorkel in Vanuatu
  • Enjoy Sydney's landmarks
  • Know batik fabric decoration
Starts/ Ends in:
Miami / Barcelona
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
More than 60 ports in 32 countries are visited on this 142-day journey from Miami to Barcelona. Overnight stays in 10 cities and late-night stays in 16 ports are included in the voyage, allowing visitors to spend more time in each location. In addition to crossing two oceans, the Seabourn Sojourn …
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Moorea, French Polynesia
$39,999
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A World of Islands

66 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Odyssey
  • Enjoy Maui's white-sand beaches
  • Explore Rangiroa's coral atolls
  • Kayak & snorkel on Conflict Island
  • Tour Cairns, home to Barrier Reef
Starts/ Ends in:
Seattle / Sydney
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On Seabourn Odyssey's new 66-day Grand Pacific Voyage, take in the calm waters and diverse Pacific Islands.Discover Washington State's Seattle, a beautiful, thriving city with plentiful parks, waterfront walks, museums, and cultural attractions. Learn about Vancouver's First Nations …
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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$24,999
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Worlds Of The South Pacific

40 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Odyssey
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Trek along stunning coastal cliffs
  • Swim and snorkel
  • Visit the locals
Starts/ Ends in:
Papeete / Sydney
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a 40-day voyage through French Polynesia, one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Volcanic activity has shaped French Polynesia's spectacular collection of islands and mountain peaks. Explore the splendor of Papeete Island, including its rich culture and beautiful beaches. …
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