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Chairman’s Cruise - New Guinea Odyssey

Cairns - Darwin

Dates:
22/4/2020
to  8/5/2020

17
days
16
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$14,820

Covid-19 - Given the Covid-19 coronavirus health crisis, this cruise is cancelled. If you are affected, you will be contacted in the coming weeks by our team or by your travel agent to answer your questions and offer to reschedule your cruise.

Join Sarina Bratton AM, Asia Pacific Chairman, for an extraordinary adventure along the north coast of the island of New Guinea. A brand-new 17-day expedition cruise brimming with cultural encounters and spectacular landscapes from Cairns to Darwin aboard Le Lapérouse.

Join us for a pre-cruise cocktail party on the 21st April in Cairns, before setting sail for Papua New Guinea, the world’s second largest island home to no fewer than 1,200 ethnic groups.

Your call at Tufi will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your voyage. Dubbed the “Scandinavia of the Tropics”, you will be charmed by the picturesque vista of Fiords and lush mangrove forests where you will be welcomed by Papuan tribes keen to share their culture and art with you.

In the village of Kopar, situated at the mouth of the Sepik River, you will be welcomed with cultural performances and will witness life in a traditional village.

As you voyage across Western New Guinea you will experience the spectacular Cenderawasih Bay, with an unforgettable opportunity to swim with whale sharks.

Further west, spend time in the Bird’s Head Seascape at the heart of the famous Coral Triangle.

Before disembarking in Darwin, you will experience the ‘Spice Islands’ – the Moluccas, visiting the charming Banda Neira, offering rich colonial history.


Your itinerary

A voyage to discover the natural and cultural riches of Papua New Guinea. Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team. A pre-cruise cocktail reception in Cairns on 21 April. Opportunity to view...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked


      

Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Pre/Post & Overlands
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.