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New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak)

Discover Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s last great frontiers. Experience magical and rarely visited islands aboard our flagship, Coral Discoverer and enjoy a voyage rich in culture, history and natural beauty. This is the land of the unexpected, a place of stark contrasts where fearsome frowns quickly become welcoming smiles.

Please Note: 25 November 2019 Departure is 13 days long, 20 October 2019 Departure is 11 days long.
20 October, 2019 to 30 October, 2019 (reverse) Make a booking request for New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak), departing on 20 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Coral Deck Stateroom £ 5525 GBP pp
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom £ 5979 GBP pp
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom £ 6495 GBP pp
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom £ 6665 GBP pp
Our two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Suite £ 7689 GBP pp
Our two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 8 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.
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Coral Deck Stateroom Sole £ 8285 GBP pp
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole £ 8969 GBP pp
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole £ 9739 GBP pp
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
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25 November, 2019 to 07 December, 2019 Make a booking request for New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak), departing on 25 November, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Coral Deck Stateroom £ 6435 GBP pp
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom £ 6979 GBP pp
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom £ 7605 GBP pp
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom £ 7835 GBP pp
Our two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Suite £ 9029 GBP pp
Our two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 8 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.
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Coral Deck Stateroom Sole £ 9655 GBP pp
Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom Sole £ 10465 GBP pp
Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom Sole £ 11409 GBP pp
Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck.
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New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak) itinerary:

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Day 1: Cairns
Board Coral Discoverer at 10:00am for an 11:00am departure > leave Cairns behind as we begin our voyage towards Papua New Guinea > take the opportunity to explore your new home and meet your fellow passengers > enjoy the view at this evenings sunset drinks before sitting down to the first of many delicious dinners
Day 2: At Sea
Pass through the Great Barrier Reef, continue northeast along the stunning North Queensland coastline> spend the day at leisure as you get to know your travelling companions > join our Expedition Leader and knowledgeable Guest Lecturers in the Lounge for presentations and briefings on Papua New Guinea, ahead of our arrival into Samarai/Alotau
Day 3: Samarai/Alotau
Wake up to the scenery of the China Strait as we approach our first Papua New Guinea landfall – Samarai / Alotau > our experienced Guest Lecturers will interpret the traditional welcome dances prior to leading us on a tour of historic Alotau, the ‘Bay of Views’ > cruise Milne Bay and learn of the World War II military history of this region before the Captain’s welcome aboard drinks
Day 4: Dobu and Fergusson Islands
Join our Expedition Staff on a walk to the Dei Dei Hot Springs, where the people share their mythical and spiritual tales of these hot water and mud springs > learn of the history of the Kula Ring where Dobu Island was a pivotal link between the north and south Kula trade routes > meet the local primary school children, who will welcome us with a traditional dance performance > snorkel the bubbling springs reef
Day 5: Trobriand Islands and Kuiawa
Historically known as the ‘Islands of Love’, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional culture largely unspoiled by outside influence > on the island of Kuiawa witness traditional Trobriand dance performed by the colourfully costumed locals > sail to Kitava to meet the local villagers
Day 6: Maclaren Harbour and Tufi Fjords
Local guides will paddles us on traditional canoes at Maclaren Harbour to their village in the rainforest > be welcomed with traditional dances and garden markets > discover the scenic beauty of the rarely visited Tufi Fjords > featuring 25 individual canyons with sheer basalt cliffs, these are the only fjords in Papua New Guinea and offer a wealth of sightseeing opportunities > soak up spectacular views as we cruise close to the towering cliffs before boarding Xplorer to travel ashore> enjoy a leisurely swim and snorkel over colourful fringing reefs
Day 7: Buna and Sanananda
The Battle of Buna, saw some of the fiercest fighting during the final stages of WW11 > walk through the jungle to honour the past at the World War II monument > stopover at Sanananda to visit the War Museum > meet the local village people and enjoy their lovely gardens
Day 8: Fly Islands and Lababia
Awaken early and travel ashore for a morning of water activities at Fly Island, which has some of the best coral reefs in all of Papua New Guinea > snorkel, SCUBA dive, glass bottom boat tours and kayaking > visit the picturesque village of Lababia, gateway to one of the most important conservation areas in PNG – the Kamiali Wildlife Management Area > paddle on local outriggers and enjoy a village walk and markets
Day 9 & 10: Dregerhafen and Tuam
Today we visit Dregerhafen, famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles > head ashore to Tuam in the Siassi group of islands, which offer a mix of both mainland and Bismarck Archipelago cultures > peruse prized trinkets and decorations which include dog’s teeth, spondyllus shells and wonderful balsa wood and sago bark headdresses > witness the locals perform their traditional welcome dances and savour the warm village hospitality
Day 11: Historic Madang
Explore Madang, which sits on the peninsula surrounded by a number of picturesque islands and is famed for its diving, with excellent visibility and many World War II wrecks > discover the town, including the markets where there is the opportunity to purchase a large selection of artefacts from the Sepik region
Day 12: Sepik River & Bien Village
Enter the mouth of the mighty Sepik River – one of the world’s great river systems > only aboard Coral Discoverer with her shallow draught, will you cruise well up into the middle Sepik region, renowned for its unique artefacts We will also visit the remote village of Bien where the locals are amongst the greatest primitive artists on earth > take the opportunity to purchase unique hand carvings > enjoy the views as we depart from the great Sepik River > sail past the active volcano at Manam Island as we enjoy the Captains Farewell drinks
Day 13: Wewak
Early this morning we arrive in the picturesque port city of Wewak, where we farewell our new found friends.
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. The itinerary includes the possibility of interaction with wild animals and this interaction is subject to the presence of this wildlife on the day.

New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak) reverse itinerary:

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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. The itinerary includes the possibility of interaction with wild animals and this interaction is subject to the presence of this wildlife on the day.
Day 13: Wewak *
Early this morning we arrive in the picturesque port city of Wewak, where we farewell our new found friends.
Day 12: Sepik River & Bien Village *
Enter the mouth of the mighty Sepik River – one of the world’s great river systems > only aboard Coral Discoverer with her shallow draught, will you cruise well up into the middle Sepik region, renowned for its unique artefacts We will also visit the remote village of Bien where the locals are amongst the greatest primitive artists on earth > take the opportunity to purchase unique hand carvings > enjoy the views as we depart from the great Sepik River > sail past the active volcano at Manam Island as we enjoy the Captains Farewell drinks
Day 11: Historic Madang *
Explore Madang, which sits on the peninsula surrounded by a number of picturesque islands and is famed for its diving, with excellent visibility and many World War II wrecks > discover the town, including the markets where there is the opportunity to purchase a large selection of artefacts from the Sepik region
Day 9 & 10: Dregerhafen and Tuam *
Today we visit Dregerhafen, famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles > head ashore to Tuam in the Siassi group of islands, which offer a mix of both mainland and Bismarck Archipelago cultures > peruse prized trinkets and decorations which include dog’s teeth, spondyllus shells and wonderful balsa wood and sago bark headdresses > witness the locals perform their traditional welcome dances and savour the warm village hospitality
Day 8: Fly Islands and Lababia *
Awaken early and travel ashore for a morning of water activities at Fly Island, which has some of the best coral reefs in all of Papua New Guinea > snorkel, SCUBA dive, glass bottom boat tours and kayaking > visit the picturesque village of Lababia, gateway to one of the most important conservation areas in PNG – the Kamiali Wildlife Management Area > paddle on local outriggers and enjoy a village walk and markets
Day 7: Buna and Sanananda *
The Battle of Buna, saw some of the fiercest fighting during the final stages of WW11 > walk through the jungle to honour the past at the World War II monument > stopover at Sanananda to visit the War Museum > meet the local village people and enjoy their lovely gardens
Day 6: Maclaren Harbour and Tufi Fjords *
Local guides will paddles us on traditional canoes at Maclaren Harbour to their village in the rainforest > be welcomed with traditional dances and garden markets > discover the scenic beauty of the rarely visited Tufi Fjords > featuring 25 individual canyons with sheer basalt cliffs, these are the only fjords in Papua New Guinea and offer a wealth of sightseeing opportunities > soak up spectacular views as we cruise close to the towering cliffs before boarding Xplorer to travel ashore> enjoy a leisurely swim and snorkel over colourful fringing reefs
Day 5: Trobriand Islands and Kuiawa *
Historically known as the ‘Islands of Love’, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional culture largely unspoiled by outside influence > on the island of Kuiawa witness traditional Trobriand dance performed by the colourfully costumed locals > sail to Kitava to meet the local villagers
Day 4: Dobu and Fergusson Islands *
Join our Expedition Staff on a walk to the Dei Dei Hot Springs, where the people share their mythical and spiritual tales of these hot water and mud springs > learn of the history of the Kula Ring where Dobu Island was a pivotal link between the north and south Kula trade routes > meet the local primary school children, who will welcome us with a traditional dance performance > snorkel the bubbling springs reef
Day 3: Samarai/Alotau *
Wake up to the scenery of the China Strait as we approach our first Papua New Guinea landfall – Samarai / Alotau > our experienced Guest Lecturers will interpret the traditional welcome dances prior to leading us on a tour of historic Alotau, the ‘Bay of Views’ > cruise Milne Bay and learn of the World War II military history of this region before the Captain’s welcome aboard drinks
Day 2: At Sea *
Pass through the Great Barrier Reef, continue northeast along the stunning North Queensland coastline> spend the day at leisure as you get to know your travelling companions > join our Expedition Leader and knowledgeable Guest Lecturers in the Lounge for presentations and briefings on Papua New Guinea, ahead of our arrival into Samarai/Alotau
Day 1: Cairns *
Board Coral Discoverer at 10:00am for an 11:00am departure > leave Cairns behind as we begin our voyage towards Papua New Guinea > take the opportunity to explore your new home and meet your fellow passengers > enjoy the view at this evenings sunset drinks before sitting down to the first of many delicious dinners
* = Indicative
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Coral Adventurer, the ship servicing New Guinea Circle (Cairns to Wewak)

Coral Adventurer

Vessel Type: Expedition Ship

Length: 93.4 meters

Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms)

Launching in 2018, nd making her maiden voyage in 2019, Coaral Adventurer has been designed and 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.

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 Coral Adventurer has just 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 the 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 a renowned expedition team, this 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 a proud tradition of Australian flagged vessels with friendly and professional Australian crew.  The 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 the 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

Cabin layout for Coral Adventurer
• Cruise Milne Bay and learn of the World War II military history of this region

• Walk to the Dei Dei Hot Springs, where the people share their mythical and spiritual tales of these hot water and mud springs

• Learn how the Trobriand Islands became the ‘Islands of Love’
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