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New Guinea Odyssey

Cairns - Darwin

Dates:
6/11/2025
to  22/11/2025

17
days
16
nights on board
Starting from*
€9,190
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

This 17-day PONANT expedition cruise aboard Le Jacques-Cartier will take you to explore the wonders and ancestral tribes of Papua New Guinea.

You will board your ship in Cairns and Le Jacques-Cartier will sail for Papua New Guinea, a fascinating land that is home to no fewer than 700 ethnic groups within a highly diverse yet mainly unexplored ecosystem. Sail to Alotau, in Milne Bay province, and discover a rich history shaped by pearl farmers, miners and missionaries.

Your call at Tufi will be one of the highlights of your voyage. Dubbed the Scandinavia of the Tropics, you will undoubtedly fall under the charm of this picturesque region, with its deep ‘fjords’ known locally as ‘rias’, which were formed through volcanic activity. In this unique setting, local Papuan tribes will share their customs, beliefs and artwork with you.

You will then head north along the coast to Madang, nicknamed ‘the most beautiful city in the South Pacific’. Within this stunning province exists great geographical diversity and 170 different languages are spoken there.

In the village of Kopar, situated at the mouth of the Sepik River, you will be welcomed with cultural performances and witness life in a traditional village.

As you voyage across Western New Guinea you will experience Cenderawasih Bay, with an unforgettable opportunity to swim with whale sharks and in the spectacular Kitikiti Waterfall, surrounded by lush nature.

You will then sail to the heart of Triton Bay. Located within a protected marine environment in the middle of the Coral Triangle, you will enjoy an unforgettable zodiac cruise through the spectacular rainforest-capped karst islands.

Before ending your cruise in Darwin, you will set the course for the Kei Islands, located in the Maluku Islands. These hidden gems surrounded by unbelievably blue water boast some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in Indonesia.

The wildlife encounters described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Ref : EX061125


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Discover the mysteries of Papua New Guinea, the land of a thousand cultures. Zodiac outings and shore visits with your expedition team. Visit the remote Tami islands. Experience traditional ceremonies of the...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

From €9,190 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From €10,190 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From €10,690 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From €11,290 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From €15,680 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From €15,680 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From €15,680 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From €15,680 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From €21,170 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From €22,280 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From €23,370 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From €23,370 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From €25,670 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From €35,700 per person



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Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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