Asia / Pacific Pacific Islands Cruise

Frontier Lands of New Guinea

Travel from Australia aboard the 120-guest Coral Adventurer to the remote sights and sounds of the rarely visited New Guinea. Experience some of the world’s most striking and intact cultural regions as they emerge into the 21st century and venture into the most remote corners of Papua New Guinea on a series of distinct departures with trip lengths to suit a range of travel needs.

The main, comprehensive 36-day expedition runs round-trip from Darwin, Australia, to explore the entire coastline of Papua New Guinea as well as the stunningly beautiful Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and the history-rich Spice Islands. Highlights include sailing past an active volcano, opportunities to collect regional hand-carved artifacts, snorkeling and scuba diving (added cost) through coral reefs, zipping through gumdrop karst islands aboard a Zodiac, indulging in a Bandanese feast under the stars, climbing Mt Pindito, swimming with majestic whale sharks and encountering the Asmat warriors at Agats.

Throughout the expedition guests discover the very best that nature has to offer, with the brilliantly colored bird-of-paradise, the world’s most diverse coral reefs and unique and powerful villages that have maintained traditional lifestyles throughout years of colonial exploration. This 36-day route can be split into two shorter itineraries for travelers with less time, to experience portions of this unique expedition cruise.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Pacific Island cruises.