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Voyage to remote Solomons and Papua New Guinea 

if you like to rove mildly off the beaten track without the accompanying mishaps and lack of comfort, then Cruise Traveller has a very seductive cruise on offer exploring some of our less visited Pacific neighbours

A rarely offered expedition voyage this October deep into the heart of remote, tropical islands in The Solomons and Papua New Guinea has been packaged with savings of A$4090 per person – and a bonus flight credit – for bookings made by April 30, 2024. Savings of A$4090 per person – plus bonus flight credit

Cruise Traveller’s special, 11-night ‘Pacific and Papua’ fly/cruise package features a culturally immersive expedition voyage to exotic and seldom-visited destinations across Melanesia aboard the luxurious, Ponant exploration ship, Le Laperouse.

Ideal for adventurous and seasoned travellers seeking new horizons, the journey begins with an included flight from Brisbane to Honiara in the Solomon Islands on October 29, 2024, with guests then boarding the 184-guest Le Laperouse for an exciting, 11-night journey across the Coral Sea to Cairns. 

Sleek and stylish, Le Laperouse offers a refined and intimate, yacht-like elegance, fine dining restaurants, plush lounges, theatre, pool, an expert team of naturalists and personalised service. All staterooms feature a private balcony or terrace.

The itinerary takes in four idyllic destinations within the Solomon Islands noted for their traditional villages and customs, white, palm-lined beaches, and crystalline waters – Roderick Bay and the islands of  Malaita, Njari and Ghizo.

The itinerary then takes modern-day explorers westwards to six, rarely frequented ports in Papua New Guinea – the islands of Kiriwina, Lusancay, Dobu and Fergusson, as well as Tufi Harbour and Alotau on PNG’s mainland .

These untouched places boast beautiful, palm-lined beaches, stunning coral atolls, crystal-clear fjords, tropical jungle, isolated, authentic villages and sapphire lagoons on which local tribes host outrigger canoe rides for guests.

Welcome dances will greet guests at many places and the cruise includes guided, complimentary excursions on Zodiacs and ashore and also insights into the culture, history, flora and fauna of each destination with the ship’s expert expedition team.

There will also be opportunities for snorkelling and for those qualified, diving with an instructor.

Adding to the luxury indulgence is a daily open bar onboard Le Laperouse. The voyage ends in Cairns. 

Including the flight from Brisbane to Honiara, onboard beverages and excursions, the 11-night ‘Pacific and Papua’ cruise package from October 29, 2024, is available from A$13,990 per person, twin-share, in a Prestige Balcony stateroom – a saving of A$4090 per person. 

A bonus A$400 per person air credit is also available to spend with Cruise Traveller on flights to Brisbane and home from Cairns.

The savings and air bonus are valid for bookings made by April 30, 2024.
To book, CLICK HERE or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777.

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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