Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Magic Of Papua New Guinea With Orion

Orion Expedition Cruises’ award-winning voyage to Papua New Guinea has two departures next year, providing the most rewarding and civilised way to see this fascinating part of the world. The itineraries commence and conclude in Cairns, Queensland, seamlessly incorporating a charter flight direct to or from the ship in Rabaul for boarding or disembarkation.

Bypassing the main towns, as Orion does, many villagers have only been exposed to the modern world through the workings of missionaries and occasional traders. Yet step ashore with members of the ship's specialist expedition team and you will be greeted with broad smiles and warm welcomes from gentle villagers – an eye-opening introduction to a way of life far removed from our Western world.

On these deluxe Orion voyages, guests encounter primitive tribal cultures (and perhaps purchase superb indigenous artwork and carvings), see unique flora and fauna and enjoy snorkelling and fishing in warm indigo and cobalt blue waters, home to some the world’s most prolific marine and coral life.

The 11-night Papua New Guinea Cultural Highlights voyage departs on March 16 and 17 and travels between Rabaul and Cairns, visiting the Sepik River, Watam Village, Madang, Tami Islands, Tufi, Kitava, Samarai and Kwato Island and Alotau. 

Book by November 30 and save £1,750 per person, with prices from £5,635, including 11 nights onboard Orion, all meals, entertainment and educational programmes, use of the ship’s sporting equipment and facilities, Zodiac excursions, port and handling charges, tender transfers, government fees and taxes and free charter flight between Rabaul and Cairns. 

For bookings, follow this link to the Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury adventure-cruise specialists.