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New Guinea Odyssey

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Balcony
Sold Out
Suite
$44,403
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
17 Days
 Cruise Starts
Cairns
 Cruise Finishes
Darwin
17 Day New Guinea Odyssey Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Australia Papua New Guinea Indonesia
Cruise Line:
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Ship
Departures
Passengers
184
Crew
112
Launched
2018
Cruise Code
CNSDRW16.2

Overview

This Ponant 17-day brand-new expedition cruise aboard Le Lapérouse will take you to discover the wonders and ancestral tribes of Papua New Guinea. You will board your ship in Cairns and Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Papua New Guinea, a fascinating land that is home to no fewer than 700 ethnic groups within a highly diverse yet mainly unexplored, ecosystem.

Your call at Tufi, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your voyage. You will fall under the charm of this picturesque region, dubbed the "Scandinavia of the Tropics" with its deep fiords formed through...read more volcanic activity. In this unique setting the local Papuan tribes will share their customs, beliefs and artwork with you.

You will then head north along the coast to Madang, nicknamed "the most beautiful city in the South Pacific". Within this attractive province with great geographical diversity, 170 different languages are spoken. Its festival showcases this richness through the diverse array of 'Sing-Sings" performed by the many cultural groups of the province. They include the mysterious Asaro Mudmen, who re-enact a warrior episode from their history wearing masks of mud, their bodies coated in clay. In the village of Kopar, situated at the mouth of the Sepik River, you will be welcomed with cultural performances and witness life in a traditional village.

As you voyage across Western New Guinea you will experience Cenderawasih Bay, with an unforgettable opportunity to swim with whalesharks and the spectacular KitikitiWaterfall, surrounded by lush nature. You will then set sail towards the KeiIslands, located in the MalukuIslands. These hidden gems, surrounded by incredibly blue water, are home of some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches of Indonesia.

Before ending your cruise in Darwin, you will sail to the heart of TritonBay. Located within a protected marine environment in the middle of the Coral Triangle, you will enjoy an unforgettable Zodiac® cruise through the spectacular rainforest capped karst islands. The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

1 Cairns
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18:00
2 At Sea
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3 Alotau
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4 Tufi
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5 Tami Islands
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6 Madang
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7 Kopar
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8 Jayapura, Papua
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9 At Sea
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10 Cenderawasih Bay
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11 Cenderawasih Bay
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12 At Sea
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13 Kitikiti Waterfall, Mommon
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14 Triton Bay, West Papua
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15 Kei Islands, Maluku Islands
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16 At Sea
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17 Darwin
08:00
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Laperouse

Le Lapérouse
Le Lapérouse

Named after the French explorer, Le Lapérouse offers luxury expeditions to the corners of the earth. Read more

Expedition Comfort
Expedition Comfort

Enjoy 24 hour room service and luxury amenities in your ocean facing accommodation. Read more

Infinity Pool Days
Infinity Pool Days

Watch the ocean pass by from the infinity pool and bask in warmth of the solarium. Read more

Inside The Blue Eye
Inside The Blue Eye

Have a multi-sensory experience as you sip a cocktail in the chic underwater lounge. Read more

The Adjustable Marina
The Adjustable Marina

A sundeck on sea days or a water sports platform, the innovative marina adds more to life onboard. Read more

Relaxed Dining Settings
Relaxed Dining Settings

Dine inside or out in the main restaurant where French gastronomy and service will impress. Read more

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Availability Click on the cabin prices below to view upgrades and cabin details

Tuesday 19 Mar 2024
Thursday 04 Apr 2024
Ship Le Laperouse
Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$44,403View Cabins
Tuesday 19 Mar 2024
Thursday 04 Apr 2024
Ship Le Laperouse
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SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$37,199View Cabins
Tuesday 19 Mar 2024
Thursday 04 Apr 2024
Ship Le Laperouse
Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$87,627View Cabins
Special Offers
Early Booking Bonus - Booking early allows you to save up to 30% off the brochure fare. Conditions apply.
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Ponant.

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