Papua New Guinea Discovery- 10 nights in April 2014

This cruise from Brisbane is a unique opportunity to see a country that flies under the tourist radar- Papua New Guinea. This port-packed cruise from Brisbane visits Townsville and a variety of ports in the beautiful southeast asian country.

The trip from Brisbane to Papua New Guinea takes 2 sea days, and the first port of call is Kitava in the Trobriand Islands. Watersports are a favourite here, and visitors can experience the local culture and distinctive Trobriand architecture.  The next stop is in the same group of islands, at Kiriwina Island which is the largest and most populous.

Alotau is the first mainland stop, and the capital of the Milne Bay province. It is rich in history from WWII, and is where Japan lost their first land battle. Nearby is the fourth port stop, Milne Bay and the Kawanasausau Strait which offer great scuba diving opportunities and some remote island communities. Before returning to Australian waters, the ship stops at the white-sand resort of Doini Island, with stunning beaches and teeming tropical fish.

Beautiful Papua New Guinea
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Before disembarkation in Brisbane, there is a final port call at Townsville in tropical northern Queensland. Palm trees line the beaches here and inland are beautiful rainforests.

Operator: P&O
Vessel: Pacific Dawn
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Kitava, Kiriwina Island, Alotau, Milne Bay and Kawanasausau, Doinin Island, Townsville
Sailing Dates: Wednesday 2nd April 2014- Saturday 12th April 2014

Cruise Itinerary

Length of cruise: 10 nights

Day 1: Brisbane, departing Wed 2 April 14:00
Day 2-3: At sea
Day 4: Kitava, Sat 5 Apr 08:00- 18:00
Day 5: Kiriwina, Sun 6 Apr 08:00- 18:00
Day 6: Alotau, Mon 7 Apr 08:00- 16:00
Day 7: Doini Island, Tues 8 Apr 08:00- 17:00
Day 8: At sea
Day 9: Townsville, Thurs 10 Apr 08:00- 16:00
Day 10: At sea
Day 11: Brisbane, arriving Sat 12 Apr 08:00

About the Pacific Dawn

The Pacific Dawn holds it down for P&O in Brisbane year-round. She was designed by acclaimed architect Renzo Piano, and has recently been refurbished to better serve fun-loving and relaxed Australian cruisers. The Waterfront main restaurant and Plantations buffet pump our great food for diners, and there is a specialty restaurant called Salt Grill with menus designed by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. There's also a Grill for super casual dining by the pool! Entertainment covers all of the P&O favourites, with all kinds of classes and organised activities, broadway-style shows, bars and lounges, a casino, pools and sports facilities, the gym and spa.

 Aboard the Pacific Dawn
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