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Coral Adventurer

Guinea Circle 13 Day Cruise

The brand new 120 passenger ship, Coral Adventurer launches in 2019 and is built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety in the Southern Hemisphere. Contemporary in style throughout the vessel, she has plenty of public areas for guests to relax including the stylish main lounge and Bridge Deck Bar and also the Navigator lounge in the bridge giving guests a vantage point of ship operations. There is a lecture lounge with multimedia capabilities for daily expedition briefings and expert presentations and a small library featuring destinations and wildlife. The modern cabins all feature an en-suite bathroom; the majority have a private balcony.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Cairns.

Day 1: Cairns

You are welcomed on board the Coral Adventurer by your friendly crew this morning. As the ship departs Darwin enjoy the Captain's Welcome Drinks before sitting down to the first of many delicious dinner.

Day 2: At Sea

Spend the day at sea as the ship sails towards Samarai.

Day 3: Samarai

Arrive at the island of Samarai, rich in history and declared a National Historical Heritage Island. A colonial capital and provincial government headquarters until 1968, Samarai is now a historical highlight of Milne Bay, with the ruins of the old town providing photo opportunities.

Day 4: Dobu and Fergusson Island

Explore the Dobu and Fergusson Islands where you can join the expedition staff on a walk to Dei Dei Hot Springs, where the people share their mythical and spiritual tales of these hot water and mud springs. Learn of the history of the Kula Ring at Dobu Island and meet the local primary school children, who will welcome you with a traditional dance performance. Snorkel the bubbling Springs Reef.

Day 5: Trobriand Islands

Historically known as the ‘Islands of Love’, the Trobriands offer a glimpse of traditional culture largely unspoiled by outside influence. In the morning visit the island of Kuiawa to witness a traditional Trobriand dance performed by the colourfully costumed locals. Visit the local market and enjoy a swim off the adjacent island beach.

Day 6: Maclaren Harbour

Today local guides will paddle you on traditional canoes at Maclaren Harbour to their village in the rainforest, where you will be welcomed with dances, demonstrations and traditional crafts. Discover the scenic beauty of the rarely visited Maclaren Harbour. Over lunch soak up spectacular views as the ship cruises close to the towering cliffs before entering Tufi Fjord. Enjoy a leisurely swim and snorkel over colourful fringing reefs or visit the nearby resort for a relaxing time.

Day 7: Buna and Sanananda

The Battle of Buna saw some of the fiercest fighting between American, Australian and Japanese forces during the final stages of WW2. Walk through the jungle with the local villagers and discover the fascinating history. After lunch, visit beautiful Sanananda to visit the War Museum, which the villagers have built to honour both sides. You have the opportunity to meet the local village people and enjoy their lovely gardens.

Day 8: Fly Island and Lababia

Awaken early and travel ashore for a morning of water activities at Fly Island, which has very colourful coral reefs. Enjoy snorkelling, diving or glass bottom boat tours. Later, visit the picturesque village of Lababia, gateway to one of the most important conservation areas in PNG, and enjoy welcome ceremonies and local dances. You may also paddle on local outriggers and enjoy a village walk and market.

Day 9: Dregerhafen

Today you will visit Dregerhafen in the Finschhafen district of Morobe, famous for Tami bowls and timber paddles. Visit the village of Gingala for a high spirited Papua New Guinea welcome. The markets will be open and there will be a chance to walk through the village with the locals. After lunch enjoy snorkelling, diving, glass bottom boat tours and kayaking in the waters of the lagoon. Finish the day with drinks on the sundeck and our famous BBQ.

Day 10: Tuam

Today you can attend a presentation from the guest lecturer as the ship sails towards the remote island of Tuam in the Siassi group. Tuam features two well- known and successful dance groups who will perform as we wander through the village. Along the way peruse the market stalls. Enjoy a guided walk with the locals and finish the day with water activities in the crystal clear water.

Day 11: Madang

Today you can explore Madang, which sits on the peninsula surrounded by a number of picturesque islands and is famed for it’s waterfront setting and colonial history. Discover the surrounding area on your Madang tour and after lunch visit the markets where there is the opportunity to purchase a large selection of artefacts from the region.

Day 12: Sepik River

At first light the Coral Discoverer enters into the mighty Sepik River. Your penultimate destination is the remote village of Bien where the locals are famous for their arts and crafts. A true Sepik welcome awaits us as you step ashore! Here you may purchase unique hand carvings the Sepik region is known for. As the ship departs from the great Sepik River, sail past the active volcano at Manam Island as you enjoy the Captains Farewell drinks.

Day 13: Wewak

The ship arrives in Wewak early morning where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Wewak.

Includes

  • 12 Nights' accommodation on board the Coral Adventurer
  • All meals, chef prepared on board
  • 24 hour coffee station and a selection of teas
  • Showcase wines, selected beers, juices and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Daily lectures
  • Briefings, slide/film presentations, and other group activities
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

Excludes

  • International flights and transfers
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Gratuities
  • Visas
  • Laundry
  • Telephone and internet services
  • Personal insurance and expenses
 

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