Papua New Guinea by Small Ship (Island Sky)

Papua New Guinea by Small Ship (Island Sky)

From NZD $12,390

Description

Papua New Guinea by Small Ship – 10 day Expedition Cruise aboard Island Sky.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Trip Name
Papua New Guinea by Small Ship (Island Sky)
Days
10
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 116  Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2010 / 2017 Sister ship to Hebridean Sky. Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging of conditions. Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. The Island Sky is scheduled for additional upgrades in 2017, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on the Promenade Deck. Services: World-Class Cuisine Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner Live Entertainment Complimentary Coffee/Tea station Voyage Photographer On-board MD and Facilities Dedicated Passenger Service Manager Pre-voyage hotel night Complimentary Expedition Jacket Facilities: Elevator serving all passenger decks Upgraded WIFI Internet Library with computers Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities DVD Movie Library Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on the Promenade Deck World-Class Cuisine: Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage. Accommodations: All Suites Feature: Exterior views Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds Sitting area with sofa and side chair Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player Telephone Independent temperature controls Mini-Bar Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries Hair dryer 220 square feet or more Sofa can be converted to bed for third person PLEASE NOTE - DECK PLANS CAN VARY.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Cairns, Rabaul, Embark Ship
Arrive in Cairns early this morning then join another flight to Rabul. On arrival, we’ll transfer you to the MS Island Sky. Enjoy welcome drinks and dinner as you dock here overnight.Stay: Eight Nights, MS Island Sky
Day 2 - Day 2 Duke of York Islands
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEBoard a Zodiac and explore the Duke of York Islands, whose surrounding waters were the site where the HMAS AE1, the first allied vessel, went missing in World War I. Weather permitting, discover Mioko Island.Spend the day on a Signature Experience.
Day 3 - Day 3 Garove Island
Spend the morning surrounded by the volcanic beauty of Garove Island, where outstanding swimming and snorkelling spots can be found. You might also like to explore the local village with a guide, including its community house. Later, return to your ship for lunch before spending the afternoon on board.
Day 4 - Day 4 Lababia Island
Arrive in Lababia, your entry to the Kamiali Wildlife Management Area. You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk or enjoy time in the local village for an insight into unique traditions, culture and daily life.
Day 5 - Day 5 Tufi
Arrive early morning in the fjordland of Papua New Guinea. Board a Zodiac to explore the fjords and visit the local villages. While here, your expedition team will scout the perfect location for you to snorkel
Day 6 - Day 6 Fergusson Island, Dobu Island
Head out on a Zodiac to land on Fergusson Island. From here, walk to the local hot springs and bubbling mud pools surrounded by lush vegetation. Later, back on board, cruise through the Dobu Passage over lunch. Board a Zodiac to explore or land on shore to meet the local villagers.
Day 7 - Day 7 Alotau
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Explore the town or head out with your expedition team to discover the surrounding rainforest.Arrive in Alotau and hear about the Battle of Milne Bay, which marked the first defeat of the Japanese on land during the Pacific War. Visit Turnbull Field Memorial, named after Squadron Leader Peter Turnbull, the Commanding Officer killed in action in the Battle of Milne Bay. You’ll also see where the locals congregate to sell their wares, offering a trove of local artefacts including Trobriand carvings. Later, choose your activity.
Day 8 - Day 8 Bonarua Island
Have your camera ready to capture the jagged peaks of the Owen Stanley Range come into view before arriving at the island of Bonarua in Milne Bay. Go ashore to see fishing and weaving demonstrations and wander through the village sampling local delicacies. Birdwatchers have the chance to trek into the thicket while the warm waters of the Coral Sea offer a final opportunity for a swim.
Day 9 - Day 9 Port Moresby
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEAlong the Kokoda Track, Stop at Bomana Cemetery, the resting ground of many soldiers along the way. You’ll visit McDonald’s Corner and see its unusual metal statue signifying the point where troops passed into the jungle. Later, arrive at Owers’ Corner, where Australian troops made their last stand during one of the most significant battles of World War II. Enjoy lunch on the spectacular ridge looking out across the Owen Stanley Range. From here, walk in the footsteps of those who served, with a short introductory trek along the Kokoda Track.Disembark in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital, and venture to the Kokoda Track, which is considered a great pilgrimage for Australians. Later check into your hotel for a farewell dinner this evening.Stay: The Stanley Hotel & Suites or similar
Day 10 - Day 10 Depart Port Moresby
After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
Day 11 - Please Note:
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $12,390Magellan Deck Standard Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $13,690Columbus Deck Superior Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $14,590Marco Polo Deck Premium Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $15,490Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $15,990Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $16,290Explorer Deck Owner's Balcony Suite
19-05-202128-05-2021NZD $18,590Explorer Deck Island Suite

Inclusions

    • Venture to the Kokoda Track, a great pilgrimage for Australians
    • Snorkel in the pristine waters of coral reefs
    • Embark on a privately chartered flight from Cairns to Rabaul

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