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New Guinea Island Encounter - Oh Ship Sale

$1pp deposits, FREE upgrade & onboard spending money!

Sunday, 28th October 2018
Pacific Jewel
P&O Cruises
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Type Rate
IB - Inside Cabin
OF - Outside Cabin
BD - Outside with Balcony

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 13th December 2017 to 13th February 2018.

Special Inclusions

- 10 night cruise onboard Pacific Jewel
- Main meals & entertainment onboard
- Port charges & taxes

- Pay only $1pp to secure your cruise
- FREE room upgrade
- Book an inside/oceanview stateroom & receive AU$100 onboard credit OR book a balcony stateroom & receive AU$200 onboard credit

Special Conditions

Fares are cruise only, per person in NZD based on the best available fares at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Sale ends 13 Feb 2018, unless sold out prior and is valid on select sailings. Fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. DEPOSITS: are non-refundable. Pay $1pp deposit upfront (for all passengers) followed by the remainder of the standard deposit amount to be paid as follows – for cruises departing between 21 May 2018 and 31 Jul 2018 the additional deposit is due 95 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 01 Aug and 31 Oct 2018 the additional deposit is due 150 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 01 Nov 2018 and 31 Jan 2019 the additional deposit is due 180 days prior to departure. Final payment for your cruise is due 75 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 1 March and 20 May 2018 the $1 deposit is applicable if the date of booking is greater than 75 days before departure; final payment is then due 75 days before departure. Full payment is required for sailings booked within 75 days of departure. The additional deposit charged will be the remainder of the standard adult deposit for all passengers, including children. For bookings departing prior to 1 Mar 2018 $1 deposit does not apply, and full payment is required at time of booking. ONBOARD SPENDING MONEY is per room. Amount varies by room type and itinerary duration as specified. Onboard Spending Money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. FREE ROOM UPGRADE offer is based on the price difference between the lead interior to lead oceanview for all ships except Pacific Explorer. Pacific Explorer free upgrade from Oceanview to Balcony room. Upgrades are subject to availability of rooms in the higher grade. Further conditions apply, check at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Travel agents may charge additional fees.

Cruise Description

10 Night Cruise sailing from Brisbane roundtrip aboard Pacific Jewel.

Want to get off the beaten track? Take our most jam-packed Papua New Guinea holiday and sample all the highlights of this remote region in just 7 nights.

Witness the Alotau Festival and Sing Sing, a P&O-exclusive local display of canoes, warriors, powerful music and dance. As a matrilineal society, women make the rules in the Trobriand Islands. Try your hand at Trobriand cricket on Kiriwina Island – where the unconventional rules include an unlimited number of players, dancing and whistleblowing. On Kitava Island, unspoiled beaches and sparkling tropical waters teeming with fish and coral are ready for exploring. Visit new destination Conflict Islands - possibly the most peaceful place in the world.

Highlights of this cruise:

Brisbane is the capital and most populated city in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated at a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kms from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The city itself is very hilly; the CBD is only 2.2km and is easy to walk on foot.

Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.

Other attractions in Brisbane include galleries, wildlife parks, museums, markets and adventures. Visitors can relax at beautiful beaches and explore the river, bay, parklands, forests and mountains. There are festivals and events galore too.

Alotau is the capital of the Milne Bay Province, which lies at the most south-eastern tip of PNG. It is a very scenic town on the north shore of Milne Bay. It is a quiet, friendly provincial town, and operates successfully as a scuba diving base.

Ecotourism is being developed here focusing on the rainforest, trekking, bird watching, bat caving, fishing, diving, snorkelling, war sites, surfing and cultural sites of interest. The province has the richest marine biodiversity in the world, which is why so many divers come to the area. There are orchids, marsupials, birds of paradise, mountains, islands, rainforest, waterfalls, hot springs and skull caves as well as a fascinating local history.

Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea. The town was the provincial capital and most important settlement in the province until it was destroyed in 1994 by falling ash of a volcanic eruption. After the eruption the capital was moved to Kokopo, about 20 kilometres away. Rabaul is continually threatened by volcanic activity due to being built on the edge of Rabaul caldera, a flooded caldera of a large volcano.

Rabaul lies on the Gazelle Peninsula and vies with Madang for the title of the most beautiful town in Papua New Guinea. Spread out around the rim of Simpson Harbour, Rabaul is a well laid out town with all facilities within walking distance. It has a busy market, selling fresh produce, local cigars and betel nut, is located on the main road from Tokua Airport near Supabake Bakery. At the waterfront are boats for travel to the outer islands or for a spot of fishing.

As a tourist destination Rabaul is popular for SCUBA diving, snorkelling sites and its spectacular harbour. Visitors will find a treasure trove of World War 2 relics, tunnels and caverns to explore within driving distance of Rabaul.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
28/10/18 Brisbane, QLD, Australia 04:00 PM
29/10/18 At sea - -
30/10/18 At sea - -
31/10/18 Alotau, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
01/11/18 Kitava Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
02/11/18 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
03/11/18 Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea 09:00 AM 05:00 PM
04/11/18 Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
05/11/18 At sea - -
06/11/18 At sea - -
07/11/18 Brisbane, QLD, Australia 08:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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