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11-night Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Soleal
Destination:
Honiara/Cairns
Departure Date:
10/21/2022
Length:
11
Offer ID:
1421585
from
$6240

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Honiara
10/21/2022
10/21/2022

Known as the "Happy Isles," the Solomons are one of the best-kept secrets in the Pacific. These are islands of great natural beauty from jungle-clad peaks and active volcanoes to dashing waterfalls, misty rainforests, turquoise lagoons, and brilliant coral reefs. The islands' variety of cultures and customs is also striking. In Honiara, backstreet quonset huts and an occasional, rusty wreckage provide grim reminders of World War II; over 25,000 Japanese and American soldiers were killed or wounded on Guadalcanal. Honiara has been the capital of the Solomon Islands since Tulagi was devastated during World War II.

At Sea
10/22/2022
10/22/2022

No information currently available.

Bougainville
10/23/2022
10/23/2022

No information currently available.

Bougainville
10/24/2022
10/24/2022

No information currently available.

Rabaul
10/25/2022
10/25/2022

Rabaul and it's Harbor is to the New Guinea islands as the Metro is to Paris. Tokua airport is the gateway to the islands region. Rabaul is surrounded by friendly native villages and the local dialect is called Kuanua and its people are called Tolai's.

At Sea
10/26/2022
10/26/2022

No information currently available.

Madang
10/27/2022
10/27/2022

Madang is a port on the northeastern coast of New Guinea lying on Astrolabe Bay near the mouth of the Gogol River. It is the centre for a large timber industry based on the Gogol forest about 25 miles (40 km) inland. Nearby is an island studded lagoon, coral reefs and a rainforest with fruit bats. Abandoned by the Germans in 1899 because of the prevalence of malaria, it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. Kalibobo lighthouse at the harbour entrance commemorates the New Guinea coast watchers who aided the Allies during WW2.

Tami Island
10/28/2022
10/28/2022



Located off of the southeast coast of Papua New Guinea’s Huon Peninsula, the Tami Islands consist of a group of four coral atolls.  The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are famous for their bowls, figurines and ceremonial masks; all elaborately carved out of wood.  Reefs surrounding the islands contain a stunning array of marine life such as Blue Sea Stars, jellyfish and many schools of various fish species.   With their sandy white beaches, top notch snorkeling spots and friendly islanders, the Tami Islands are an excellent choice for a vacation from urban life.



 

Tufi
10/29/2022
10/29/2022



Located on a tropical fjord of Cape Nelson, Papua New Guinea.  With around 30 different dive sites, teeming with coral and schools of fish, Tufi is an extremely popular destination for divers and snorkelers alike.  Not only will divers admire the diverse marine life, but they can also experience the thrill of searching for various World War II wreckages.   Some visitors may want to explore the surrounding areas topside by canoe, kayak or on a trekking expedition.  It is here that they will discover stunning waterfalls cascading from the highest cliffs, secluded beaches as well as a plethora of tropical bird species that call Tufi home.   


 



 

Samarai Island
10/30/2022
10/30/2022

Samarai Island is located in the China Strait located in Milne Bay, the easternmost inlet on the coast of Papua New Guinea, and gives good access to coral reefs and diving. The Bay has plantations on its south and west shores while the north shore is steep and rugged.

Kwato Island
10/30/2022
10/30/2022

No information currently available.

Deka Deka Island
10/30/2022
10/30/2022

Deka Deka Island is a pristine tropical island paradise in Papua New Guinea. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities, with snorkeling and scuba diving a favorite due to the incredible under-sea life there is to explore in the surrounding coral reef of Deka Deka Island. A white sand beach gives easy entrance for swimming and kayaking in the beautiful waters surrounding this small island.

At Sea
10/31/2022
10/31/2022

No information currently available.

Cairns
11/1/2022
11/1/2022

Cairns is the sunny garden city where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Wet Tropics Rainforest, mountains and the gulf savannah not too far away. The city's water front boasts a world class marina and wharf used by visiting cruise liners, yachts and tour vessels. Cairns is situated in the Northern end of Tropical Queensland Australia. It's a modern city with a good location to explore some of Australia's vast array of flora and fauna. With a magnificent Casino, Cairns is alive with more activities than a visitor will ever have time for. The principal attraction is the over 60 national parks from the wet tropical rain forests and lush tablelands to the truly wild Cape York Peninsula and the Great Barrier Reef.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/21/2022
Number of Nights
11
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 11-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • And more...
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1421585

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