P&O Cruises Australia
is offering six dedicated cruises to the colourful, cultural and tropical
paradise of Papua New Guinea in its latest program release, calling at Alotau,
Kitava Island, Rabaul, Kiriwina Island and the Conflict Islands.
One of the highlights is a
new 11-night round-trip voyage to one of the most remote locations in the Coral
Sea, the fascinating Conflict Islands.
The exclusive itinerary on
board Pacific Aria departs Sydney Harbour mid-November 2019 and calls at the
picturesque group of 21 islands which surround a bright blue lagoon and are home
to one of the world's most biodiverse reef systems.
In 2016 P&O became the
first cruise line in the world to offer calls to the Conflict Islands, bringing
the pristine white sand beaches, World War II history, lush flora and exotic
animals of Papua New Guinea within reach of more Australian holidaymakers.
The latest program sees five
10-night New Guinea Island Encounter cruises departing Brisbane with an option
for families to take advantage of the two Papua New Guinea cruises taking place
during the school holidays. Fares start from $1139* per person quad share
departing Brisbane on September 19, 2019.
The cruise line's latest
brochure also features an exotic line-up of six new one-way cruises to or from
Singapore including an 18-night Australia & Southeast Asia Discovery cruise
departing Adelaide in March 2019 and calling at Port Kelang, Langkawi and Penang
in Malaysia and Phuket in Thailand.
P&O Cruises President
Sture Myrmell said the new program offered an exciting selection of unique
longer cruises to Asia and Papua New Guinea combined with the extremely popular
shorter getaways, themed cruises and voyages to the South Pacific Islands
enjoyed by guests all year round.
"In our latest program we
continue to offer cruises from more Australian home ports than any other cruise
line in the market with round trip itineraries from Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland," Mr Myrmell said.
"During this season we have
scheduled dry docks for Pacific Explorer and Pacific Dawn in Singapore which
has provided an opportunity to offer a choice of new cruises of 13-nights or
more to the Far East.
"The Conflict Islands
continue to prove extremely popular two years on from our first voyage and we're
pleased to offer this stunning corner of the world up to guests with a new
itinerary from Sydney.
"Each year we aim to
provide unique shore experiences at the destinations we visit. From traditional
cooking classes in Alotau, the capital of Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay Province
to discovering the ancient volcano in Rabaul on Papua New Guinea's north-eastern
tip – there is something for everyone to enjoy in Papua New Guinea," he said.
The new 2019-20 program
will deliver 136 cruises in total including 64 SeaBreak cruises of 2, 3 and 4-nights
in duration departing Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Fares start from $569*
quad share for a three-night comedy cruise on Pacific Explorer from Sydney on November
Other highlights include
seven P&O Main Event cruises themed around the Australian Open, Christmas
and New Year plus a new 4-night Australia Day cruise from Brisbane departing January
Meanwhile, P&O will
offer 38 cruises to the popular South Pacific Islands between 7-12 nights from
Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Fares start from $711* quad share for a
seven-night cruise from Brisbane leaving November 1, 2019.
For more information visit
pocruises.com.au, call 13 24 94 or see a licensed travel agent.
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