Cruise Traveller releases new exclusive Papua New Guinea package

Le Jacques Cartier
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Australian small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, is offering a new package for those Australians seeking an exotic adventure in Papua New Guinea.

    Home to crystal, tropical waters and chalk-white beaches, Papua New Guinea offers an exciting adventure close to home and away from mass tourism destinations. The cruise package, departing October 2025, is also a luxe, all-inclusive one with Ponant. For bookings made with Cruise Traveller by 31 August 2024, there will also be free return flights from Cairns. The deal also offers an extensive savings of $6,200 per pair and $12,055 for solo travellers.

    The package features a 10-night expedition cruise, round-trip from Cairns to seven pristine, remote, and rarely visited destinations in Papua New Guinea aboard Ponant’s 184-guest exploration ship, Le Jacques Cartier.

    The sleek and stylish ship boasts a refined and intimate, French-styled elegance, fine dining restaurants, plush lounges, theatre, spectacular infinity pool, an expert expedition team and personalised service. All staterooms offer a private balcony or terrace.

    The voyage itinerary takes guest to the jungles of Alotau, the crystal-clear fjords of Tufi Harbour, the traditional villages of the Tami Islands, the mountain-ringed village of Madang, and the turquoise waters of the uninhabited Lusancay Islands.

    It also includes a night’s hotel stay in Cairns before the cruise and complimentary return flights from Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne to Cairns.

    The voyage with Ponant includes guided, complimentary excursions on Zodiacs and ashore and also insights into the culture, history, flora and fauna of the region from an expert expedition team onboard. The cruise also includes the indulgence of a daily open bar onboard Le Jacques Cartier.

    The 11-night package from Cairns on 26 October 2025, is available from $9,895 per person, twin-share in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom. For solo travellers, fares in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom are from $12,795. All rates are subject to availability and are valid for bookings made by 31 August 2024.

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