Papua New Guinea by Small Ship - 10 day Expedition Cruise aboard Island Sky.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Highlights


• Venture to the Kokoda Track, a great pilgrimage for Australians

• Snorkel in the pristine waters of coral reefs

• Embark on a privately chartered flight from Cairns to Rabaul


Arrive in Cairns early this morning then join another flight to Rabul. On arrival, we’ll transfer you to the MS Island Sky. Enjoy welcome drinks and dinner as you dock here overnight. Stay: Eight Nights, MS Island Sky
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Board a Zodiac and explore the Duke of York Islands, whose surrounding waters were the site where the HMAS AE1, the first allied vessel, went missing in World War I. Weather permitting, discover Mioko Island. Spend the day on a Signature Experience.
Spend the morning surrounded by the volcanic beauty of Garove Island, where outstanding swimming and snorkelling spots can be found. You might also like to explore the local village with a guide, including its community house. Later, return to your ship for lunch before spending the afternoon on board.
Arrive in Lababia, your entry to the Kamiali Wildlife Management Area. You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk or enjoy time in the local village for an insight into unique traditions, culture and daily life.
Arrive early morning in the fjordland of Papua New Guinea. Board a Zodiac to explore the fjords and visit the local villages. While here, your expedition team will scout the perfect location for you to snorkel
Head out on a Zodiac to land on Fergusson Island. From here, walk to the local hot springs and bubbling mud pools surrounded by lush vegetation. Later, back on board, cruise through the Dobu Passage over lunch. Board a Zodiac to explore or land on shore to meet the local villagers.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ Explore the town or head out with your expedition team to discover the surrounding rainforest. Arrive in Alotau and hear about the Battle of Milne Bay, which marked the first defeat of the Japanese on land during the Pacific War. Visit Turnbull Field Memorial, named after Squadron Leader Peter Turnbull, the Commanding Officer killed in action in the Battle of Milne Bay. You’ll also see where the locals congregate to sell their wares, offering a trove of local artefacts including Trobriand carvings. Later, choose your activity.
Have your camera ready to capture the jagged peaks of the Owen Stanley Range come into view before arriving at the island of Bonarua in Milne Bay. Go ashore to see fishing and weaving demonstrations and wander through the village sampling local delicacies. Birdwatchers have the chance to trek into the thicket while the warm waters of the Coral Sea offer a final opportunity for a swim.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Along the Kokoda Track, Stop at Bomana Cemetery, the resting ground of many soldiers along the way. You’ll visit McDonald’s Corner and see its unusual metal statue signifying the point where troops passed into the jungle. Later, arrive at Owers’ Corner, where Australian troops made their last stand during one of the most significant battles of World War II. Enjoy lunch on the spectacular ridge looking out across the Owen Stanley Range. From here, walk in the footsteps of those who served, with a short introductory trek along the Kokoda Track. Disembark in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital, and venture to the Kokoda Track, which is considered a great pilgrimage for Australians. Later check into your hotel for a farewell dinner this evening. Stay: The Stanley Hotel & Suites or similar
After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Magellan Deck Standard Suite

$12,390 NZD pp
 Magellan Deck Standard Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Columbus Deck Superior Suite

$13,690 NZD pp
 Columbus Deck Superior Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Marco Polo Deck Premium Suite

$14,590 NZD pp
 Marco Polo Deck Premium Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies, whilst those on the Marco Polo Deck feature tinted, sliding glass doors allowing greatly enhanced viewing opportunities from your suite and quick access to the deck when a pod of whales or dolphins is spotted. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite

$15,490 NZD pp
 Marco Polo Deck Corner Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies, whilst those on the Marco Polo Deck feature tinted, sliding glass doors allowing greatly enhanced viewing opportunities from your suite and quick access to the deck when a pod of whales or dolphins is spotted. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite

$15,990 NZD pp
 Erikson Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Explorer Deck Owner's Balcony Suite

$16,290 NZD pp
 Explorer Deck Owner's Balcony Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin.

Explorer Deck Island Suite

$18,590 NZD pp
 Explorer Deck Island Suite
All suites feature a seating area and some have private balconies. The feeling of luxury is enhanced by the wood panelling and brass, which predominates throughout the vessel conveying the atmosphere of a private yacht. The passenger accommodation is arranged over five decks and all suites have outside views. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring marble-topped vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower, a large wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and stool and excellent storage. There is a mini-fridge, flat screen television with inbuilt DVD/ CD player and a telephone in each suite. Refillable water bottles, dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Other facilities include a programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted Molton Brown toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. The suites on each deck have their own colour theme. Soft hues and blended tones enhance the traditional maritime style making the passenger accommodation an inviting and relaxing place to be. The comfortable beds in each suite can be configured as either double or twin. The impressive Island Suite located on the Explorer Deck features an extra large balcony stretching the length of the suite. Additional features of this marvellous suite include complimentary minibar stocked with your preference of beverages and complimentary laundry.

Island Sky

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 116 

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2010 / 2017

Sister ship to Hebridean Sky. Island Sky and Hebridean Sky are truly sisters. Built in the same Italian Shipyard, both boast spacious, well-appointed suites, stylish common areas, and redundant core technology that allows them to operate smoothly, even under the most challenging of conditions. Both ships are all-suite, all-inclusive small expedition vessels with touches of elegance throughout. The Island Sky is scheduled for additional upgrades in 2017, including the addition of tinted sliding glass doors to all cabins on the Promenade Deck.

Services:

World-Class Cuisine

Complimentary Wine or Beer with Dinner

Live Entertainment

Complimentary Coffee/Tea station

Voyage Photographer

On-board MD and Facilities

Dedicated Passenger Service Manager

Pre-voyage hotel night

Complimentary Expedition Jacket

Facilities:

Elevator serving all passenger decks

Upgraded WIFI Internet

Library with computers

Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform

Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment

Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities

DVD Movie Library

Tinted sliding glass doors in all cabins on the Promenade Deck

World-Class Cuisine:

Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage.

Accommodations:

All Suites Feature:

Exterior views

Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds

Sitting area with sofa and side chair

Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player

Telephone

Independent temperature controls

Mini-Bar

Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries

Hair dryer

220 square feet or more

Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

PLEASE NOTE - DECK PLANS CAN VARY.

Cabin layout for Island Sky

Inclusions


Voyage on board in selected cabin category
Meals as per the itinerary
Airport transfers on the first and last day of the itinerary
Gratuities
Port charges
Selected beverages on board
Wi-fi on board (Subject to coverage)
Experiences in nine destinations
Locally inspired dining - a total of 26 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
One night luxury land accommodation
Eight nights on the small ship the MS Island Sky
Expert APT expedition leader and team
Specially chartered flight from Cairns to Rabaul is included in your tour.

Exclusions


International and domestic airfares unless otherwise stated
Travel insurance
Passport and visa costs where applicable
Meals and beverages ashore unless otherwise stated
Optional shore excursions where applicable
Gratuities for land guides
Any items of a personal nature
Island Sky
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