Cairns & the Best of Papua New Guinea

7 Night Cruise + Flights + 3 BONUS Nights & Incl. $2000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-87257

from $... per person
Book by November 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit from $299*pp
  • 7 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • 3 BONUS Nights in Cairns incl breafkast daily
  • BONUS Day Tour to the Great Barrier Reef
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 7 Night cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea onboard Pacific Explorer in an interior cabin
  • Return economy flights to Cairns
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • 3 BONUS Nights accommodation at the Novotel Resort Cairns with breakfast daily
  • BONUS Day Tour to the Great Barrier Reef
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings

General Sail Date Information

Set sail on Saturday, November 27, 2021

Alternate Date 19 November 2021 * – This departure is an 8 night itinerary – surcharges apply & itinerary will vary

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to an Outside Cabin from only $199 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $299 per person
Upgrade to a Mini Suite from only $949 per person

Day 1: Cairns, Australia

Enjoy one of the finest locations in North Queensland, a city surrounded by lush rain forest, crystal clear waters and beautiful coral of the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re tempted for an adrenaline rush then spend some time on a crocodile spotting adventure!

Day 2-3: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 4: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabual was built on mangrove swampland by the Germans in the late 1800's. The island has a coloured past with it's presence in World War II which can be learnt in a 3 hour tour. It is also home to incredible wildlife such as tiny tree kangaroos and giant butterflies.

Day 5: Kiriwinia Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Experience the beautiful Kiriwinia Island! Known for its south pacific culture, remote villages and local cricket matches, you will experience an idyllic tropical island with aqua blue clear waters.

Day 6: Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea

Conflict Islands is one of the most peaceful place on the planet! Lap it up on a stand-up paddle board or kayak while exploring the world’s most biodiverse reef systems. Or you can take a tour of the Turtle Nursery to interact with adorable baby turtle hatchlings which you can hand-feed a specialised turtle formula.

Day 7: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 8: Cairns, Australia

Enjoy one of the finest locations in North Queensland, a city surrounded by lush rain forest, crystal clear waters and beautiful coral of the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re tempted for an adrenaline rush then spend some time on a crocodile spotting adventure!

Formerly the Dawn Princess, this ship was renovated in 2017 and renamed the Pacific Explorer. On board, guests will find 11 decks filled with thrilling water slides, a water park and unique adventure activities like zip lining, rock climbing and the ‘walk the plank’ experience. For something more relaxing, verse your friends in an afternoon game of barefoot bowls. For exciting nightlife, be sure to visit the The Bonded Store & Archie Rose distillery, Black Circus for exclusive dinner and show packages or sing along in the Blue Room with live music every night.

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Choose from 12 dining options which are all included in the cruise fare, there are 3 stylish a la carte restaurants and 9 eateries on board. The Salt Grill by celebrity chef Luke Mangan is not his only foray into food with P&O, try out one of his delicious burgers at Luke’s or visit the new 400 Gradi pizzeria, operated by award-wining Melbourne pizza chef Johnny Di Francesco who won the Best Pizza in the World award in 2014! There is also an on board spa and an adults only area on the deck, ideal for couples and groups of friends to relax and unwind between ports. No matter your preference, Pacific Explorer is guaranteed to be a good time.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 27 November 2021

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • Relax and unwind in Carins during your pre cruise stay
  • Enjoy a bucket list trip to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the untouched islands of Paua New Guinea
  • Cruise onboard the much loved Pacific Explorer

Highlights

Cruise Line: P&O Cruises
Ship: Pacific Explorer
Departs: Cairns, Australia
Countries Visited: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Sail Date:
27 November 2021

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