Sail aboard the world's smallest and most sophisticated expedition fleet to the globes most remote, most exotic, most thrilling and most rewarding destinations. All in French style and luxury.
from 1 May 2019 to 12 May 2019
12 days / 11 nights
Departure Port : Honiara, Guadalcanal
Arrival Port : Cairns
Ship: Le Lapeouse
The PONANT Expedition Team has created a 12-day expedition cruise aboard Le Lapérouse, discovering the natural marvels of Papua New Guinea. Departing from Honiara, set sail for an exceptional trip into the heart of remote regions of wild beauty. Your cruise will begin with a visit to the Solomon Islands. This archipelago of over 900 mostly volcanic islands remains a secret destination in the South Pacific. Its mountainous and often rugged landscapes are covered in lush, tropical vegetation. In addition to encounters with the locals, you will enjoy stunning white-sand beaches and will be able to swim and snorkel in its crystal-clear waters.
Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Papua New Guinea, a fascinating land that is home to no fewer than 700 ethnic groups within a very rich ecosystem. Your call at Tufi, to the south of the island, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your trip. Fall under the charm of this picturesque region, dubbed the “Scandinavia of the Tropics” due to its fjords, produced from volcanic activities. A unique and preserved setting, inhabited by Papuan tribes who will be proud to share their culture and art with you. Next, you will arrive in Australia and disembark in Cairns, a vibrant city handily located near both Australia’s own Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests.
What's Included in This Cruise:
Full board French inspired gourmet cuisine, free beverages including fine wines and spirits, included gratuities, all expedition zodiac landings, expedition lecture programs. Plus flight Brisbane to Honiara + Transfer Pacific and Oceania
Please contact us for all details, all suite types and fares.
Featured rate is in Euro per person double occupancy and subject to availability.