The opportunity to cruise through the islands and along the north coast of Papua New Guinea should never be refused. This region is almost totally untouched by modern society and you will see and visit places you could not imagine existed. There a three companies that offer cruises to this magnificent region. These cruises can include sightseeing, visits to fantastic islands and coral atolls, diving, kayaking, meals and transfers and luxury accommodation. Most depart from Cairns and return Cairns in Australia.
Orion Expeditions operate one of the most luxurious cruise ships operating anywhere in the world. She is probably more of a mega yacht than a cruise liner. An 11 night cruise from Cairns to Rabaul takes in visits to Samarai, Milne Bay, Deboyne lagoon, Kitava Island in the Trobriands, Pomio, Lamassa and Lambom in New Britain and then terminating in Rabaul. Only fifty couples can join the cruise and they are serviced by a crew of 75. North Star Cruises have a seven night cruise that departs form Cairns and includes Alotau, Tufi, Rabaul and Kaviang in the far north of Papua New Guinea. The cruise ship True North carries only 36 passengers so you will have a very personal experience. True north carries its own tender vessels and an air conditioned helicopter so you can explore totally inaccessible regions of this beautiful country.
Coral Sea cruises have a superb 10 night cruise from Cairns that includes visits to Alotau, the D’Entrecarteaux group of islands, the Trobriand and Luscany Islands, Tami and Tuam Islands, Madang, the Sepic region, Aris, Crown and Witu Islands and then on to Rabaul.
All of these cruises will enable you to enjoy one of the worlds most pristine and unspoilt regions in comfort and safety. A cruise to the north coast and islands region of Papua New Guinea is like a journey back in time.