Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea (Coral Adventurer)

Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea (Coral Adventurer)

From AUD $11,290

Description

Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on board Coral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their traditional way of life for generations.

Papua New Guinea is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon and guests will discover magnificent scenery ranging from colourful coral atolls to volcanic mountains, pristine wilderness areas and mighty rivers. The country’s secret forest nurture over 3,000 varieties of unusual orchids, 700 species of birds including the brilliantly coloured birds of paradise. This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns quickly become welcoming smiles.

Trip Name
Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea (Coral Adventurer)
Days
13
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship Length: 93.4 meters Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms) Built: 2017 Our brand new ship is built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. A culmination of two years of design and three decades of passion for expedition cruising – Coral Expeditions is proud to invite you to experience the Coral Adventurer. BIGGER IS NOT BETTER At a time when cruise ships get larger and glitzier, we remain stubbornly compact and intimate. Our ships are designed to take you to unspoilt destinations not accessible to large ships.  We want you to have the luxury of space, dine with whom you please, or find your quiet corner on deck.  So we have limited the Coral Adventurer to 60 spacious cabins.  This preserves the intimate atmosphere we are known for without sacrificing the stability and comfort of a true ocean going vessel. BUILT FOR DISCOVERY The Coral Adventurer features our trademark dual ‘Xplorer’ tenders cradled on a hydraulic platform slung off the back of the ship, enabling our guests to go ashore in comfort and ease.  The shallow draft of the ship enables us to go closer to shore than larger ships. Together with our renowned expedition team, our new ship will offer the most advanced expedition capabilities of any small ship afloat. BUILT FOR COMFORT With active stabilisers dampening sea motion, mostly balcony cabins, and interiors designed with the colours and textures of tropical Queensland, the Coral Adventurer is a comfortable ship.  She features promenade decks, generous communal areas that accommodate all guests, a passenger elevator, and an open kitchen where you can observe our chefs whip up small batch cuisine from locally sourced ingredients. BUILT FOR PERSONAL SERVICE The Coral Adventurer will continue our proud tradition of Australian flagged vessels with friendly and professional Australian crew.  Our onboard atmosphere remains refreshingly informal and intimate.  Take your seat at our bridge lounge, chat with the captain at your leisure or accompany our chefs on a market tour. Food and wine features * Single seating dining area with communal ‘wine table’ finished with Australian stone; serving buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners * Showcase galley visible to guests for fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian produce * Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks with 180 degree views * Curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds. Guest comfort * All outside guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have private balcony * Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion * Gym equipped with elliptical trainers and treadmills * Passenger elevator * Wi-Fi available in all guest areas

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY I: CAIRNS > MADANG
Catch our early morning charter flight to Madang to set sail at 11am. spend the afternoon relaxing as you are welcomed on board Coral Discoverer. Join our expedition staff as they introduce you tot he journey and the many experiences you will enjoy.
Day 2 - DAY 2: SEPIK RIVER & SEPIK VILLAGE
The ship will arrive at the Sepik at first light, and an early morning rise will reward you with stunning views. our first stop will be at the village of Bien, and the locals will greet you with canoes and dancing performances. The Sepik market, famous for its masks and carvings, will be open.
Day 3 - DAY 3: MANAM VOLCANO & BAGABAG ISLAND
The Manam volcano, known locally as Manam Motu, is one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanoes. As the ship sits close to the leeward side of the island, enjoy a drink while the sun sets. You may see smoke rising from the volcano. A visit to Bagabag Island offers the chance to snorkel, dive, or visit Bagabag Island.
Day 4 - DAY 4: DREGERHAFEN AND TUAM ISLAND
At the beautiful anchorage of Dregerhafen, you will enjoy a high-spirited Papua New Guinea welcome, and explore the market which is famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles. There are many WWII artifacts in this area. Enjoy more traditional dancing at Tuam Island, as well as snorkeling off the beach.
Day 5 - DAY 5: LABABIA & FLY ISLANDS
In the morning, during a relaxing visit to the village, you can enjoy singing and dancing performances or join a local guide around the village. Board an outrigger to explore up the local river, and experience snorkelling or diving at the Biangatu Island reef in the Fly Islands.
Day 6 - DAY 6: MOROBE HARBOUR
Enter Morobe Harbour early in the morning and cruise in the Xplorer to view the stunning forest from the Mou River. Receive an Oro Province welcome and enjoy exploring the village with local guides. At high tide you may be able to travel into a stunning bay to another village.
Day 7 - DAY 7: BUNA & SANANANDA
We land at Buna beach, home to some of the toughest fighting in the Pacific campaign. We will visit the areas where Allied forces clashed with Japanese forces In Sanananda, see the local monuments and war museum. This museum is located at the far end of the Kokoda Track.
Day 8 - DAY 8: MACLAREN HARBOUR & TUFI FJORDS
Arrive in MacLaren Harbour and enter the Tufi Fjord where local outriggers will be waiting to paddle you up the creek under the rainforest canopy. Watch and learn the local way of life, while the village elders perform a traditional sing sing wearing their feather head-dresses. Enjoy snorkelling or diving on the reef, or kayak the steep edges of nearby fjords.
Day 9 - DAY 9: TROBRIANDS
Historically known as the ‘islands of love’, the Trobiands offer a glimpse of traditional cultures largely unspoiled by outside influence. Be greeted at the small island Kuiawa with a Trobiand welcome. The island of Kitava is famous for its yam houses. Visit local markets or enjoy water activities.
Day 10 - DAY 10: DEI DEI SPRINGS & DOBU ISLAND
Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei hot water and mud springs. Learn he history of the Kula Ring and the role of Dobu Island in the north and south Kula trade routes. Snorkel the bubbling springs reef.
Day 11 - DAY 11: ALOTAU
Wake up to the scenery of the China Strait as we approach Alotau. Our experienced guest lecturers will interpret the traditional welcome dances prior to leading us on a tour of historic Alotau and a cruise of Milne Bay.
Day 12 - DAY 12: AT SEA
Cruise across the Coral Sea, enjoy presentations by our guest lecturers including an expedition recap. This evening join your fellow travellers for the Captain’s farewell drinks.
Day 13 - DAY 13: CAIRNS
Disembark in Cairns at 8am
Day 14 - Please Note:
This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $11,290Coral Deck Stateroom
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $12,240Promenade Deck Stateroom
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $13,340Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $13,740Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $15,840Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $16,935Coral Deck Stateroom Sole
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $18,360Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole
31-10-201912-11-2019AUD $20,010Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $13,340Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $13,740Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $15,840Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $16,935Coral Deck Stateroom Sole
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $18,360Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $20,010Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $11,290Coral Deck Stateroom
12-11-201924-11-2019AUD $12,240Promenade Deck Stateroom

Inclusions

    • Enter the mouth of the Sepik River, one of the world’s great river systems, and visit the famous Sepik market for masks and carvings.
    • See Manam Motu, one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanos
    • Enjoy high-spirited welcomes, dances, and sing sings
    • Ride on outrigger canoes with local guides
    • Visit WWII battle sites at Buna & Sanananda
    • Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei springs
    • Enjoy snorkelling and diving on vibrant reefs, or kayak through rainforested fjords

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