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New Guinea Island Encounter Cruise - X153

Departure: Friday, November 19, 2021
Nights: 8 nights
Departs: Cairns
Returns: Cairns
Return Trip
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Duration
8
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
5
Ports
Countries Visted
2
Countries
  • Itinerary

    New Guinea Island Encounter Cruise - X153

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, November 19, 2021 Cairns, Australia Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

    2 Saturday, November 20, 2021 At Sea
    3 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea

    Milne Bay is home to almost five hundred islands, ranging from typical tropical islands and atolls through to huge volcanic and continental islands. It is situated at the easternmost inlet on the coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, and gives good access to coral reefs and diving. With no roads connecting it to the rest of the world, it truly is a quiet piece of paradise. It has some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world, and is fast becoming an established mecca for divers, as well as a destination for game and sports fishermen. Read more about Milne Bay (Alotau), Papua New Guinea

    4 Monday, November 22, 2021 At Sea
    5 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

    Rabaul is a town on the Gazelle Peninsula in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea. A busy commercial centre, it is situated on Simpson Harbour, a sheltered inlet of Blanche Bay. Almost the entire old town of Rabaul is buried under volcanic ash, the result of a volcanic eruption in 1994, and one is in awe of the scenery, which resembles an alien prehistoric landscape. Mt Tavurvur is still active and makes for a very interesting trekking tour. Read more about Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

    6 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

    The Trobriand Islands (aka the Kiriwina Islands) are an archipelago of coral atolls off the E coast of Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province. Most of the 12,000 indigenous inhabitants live on the main island Kiriwina, the location of the government station, Losuia. Other major islands are Kaileuna, Vakuta, and Kitava. The archipelago is an important tropical rainforest eco-region in need of conservation. Read more about Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

    7 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea

    The Conflict Islands form an atoll in the Coral Sea, 115 km east of the eastern-most tip of Papua New Guinea, in the province of Milne Bay. Nineteen islands enclose a pear-shaped lagoon roughly 10 km by 22 km, plus two small islets in the lagoon. The Islands are owned freehold by international entrepreneur Ian Gowrie-Smith. Want to buy an island as a private resort? Read more about Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea

    8 Friday, November 26, 2021 At Sea
    9 Saturday, November 27, 2021 Cairns, Australia 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Cairns, Australia

    Whether you're snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef or exploring the luscious Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is a great base for you to start your tropical north Queensland adventure. The Cairns esplanade is the main hub with a host of lovely cafes and restaurants, waterfront boardwalks and also a swimming lagoon. A perfect meeting spot if you're catching up with family or friends. Head out on a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef which departs from Cairns. Read more about Cairns, Australia

  • Ship

    Pacific Explorer Overview

    Pacific Explorer

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    Pacific Explorer was one of many firsts for the P&O fleet. She was completely transformed in 2017 from her former life as Dawn Princess (sister ship to Sea & Sun Princess), with a multi-million dollar refurbishment, she was brought across to enhance the P&O experience. Her fresh, modern look has been thoughtfully designed to bring exciting new venues, high-class entertainment and sought after attractions. Measuring at 77,441 GT, Pacific Explorer carries 1,998 passengers with plenty of quad share cabin options for families. Bringing the best of Australian way of life to the seas is what P&O pride themselves on. Whether the kids are chasing the sun filled days at the water park or the adults want their own sanctuary to enjoy some cocktails, there is something for everyone on the Pacific Explorer. Zoom down the Disco Diver or Super Slider waterslides as often as you like, make a splash in the interactive water parks or choose your thrill with the P&O Edge Adventure park. Be spoilt for choice with twelve different dining options included in your fare, with P&O bringing the popular ‘The Pantry’ restaurant aboard. Enjoy the innovative and fun of bars as well as the variety of incredible stage shows at night. Celebrate a special occasion with something extra special in one of the specialty dining restaurants; Celebrity chef Luke Mangan has two restaurants onboard or there’s the award-winning pizza in 400 Gradi just to name a couple.

  • Cabins

    Pacific Explorer Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    IF, IE, ID, IC, IB, IA

    Average Cabin Size – 13.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Wake up with your loved ones! Equipped with everything you need, it's the prefect sanctuary after a full day of adventure on deck and ashore. Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    OG, OF, OE, OD, OV, OI

    Average Cabin Size – 14.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Oceanview rooms feature a window or porthole so you won’t miss a single ocean view. It's nice to know there’s a cosy, clean sanctuary with your name on it, equipped with everything you need. Twin rooms feature twin beds which can convert into a queen bed. Quad rooms feature two lower and two upper (bunk) beds. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Balcony

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    BA, BE, BD, BC, BB

    Average Cabin Size – 16.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 2.6 m2

    Open your doors and let the outside in! Make the most of your time at sea with your own private Balcony Room, it’s the best way to enjoy all the comfort of our onboard rooms and all the beauty of living on the ocean. Twin single beds that convert into a queen bed. Some rooms can accommodate up to 3-4 adults / children.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    PT, SA, MB, M5, MA

    Average Cabin Size – 45.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.4 m2

    If you're looking for a whole new level of luxury the exclusive penthouse room is for you. Our new Penthouses feature a large spa bath, spacious sitting area, separate dining area, private balcony and floor to ceiling windows. Twin beds that convert into a queen-size bed plus a double sofa bed. Some rooms can accommodate up to 4 adults / children.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Pacific Explorer

    Legend

    • Obstructed View
    • Public toilet
    • Queen bed not convertible to two twin beds
    • Third berth available
    • Third or Fourth berth available
    • Two lower beds not convertible to queen; shower facilities only
    • Wheelchair accessible
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    New Guinea Island Encounter Cruise - X153

    Cruiseline: P&O Cruises Australia Ship: Pacific Explorer Departure: Friday, November 19, 2021 Nights: 8 nights Departs: Cairns Returns: Cairns

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