Papua New Guinea Exploration Cruise

14
Nights
2020
Feb 17
From
$4995
Queen
Elizabeth
Including accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

This stunning route reveals Papua New Guinea’s volcanoes, rich jungle, local customs and WW2 legacy. Sailing roundtrip from Sydney, you’ll also visit Brisbane and Cairns near The Great Barrier Reef. Also included are special activities for members of the group. We hope that you can join us! Visiting Brisbane, Cairns, Australia; Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabaul, Conict Islands, Papua New Guinea

Tour highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of Brisbane, Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabaul, Conflict Islands and Cairns
  • Top Town Lookout - see the connection between Alotau and the original provincial capital, Samarai
  • Cameron Secondary School, the provinces first established high school in 1967
  • Wander through the bustling markets as our local guide points out the many varieties of fresh local produce and crafts available
  • Battle of Milne Bay history
  • Visit the war memorial and see the graves of the many Australians who died in the conflict - Rabaul
  • Conflict Islands - one of the most remote locations of the Coral Sea
  • A spectacular trip on the Skyrail cableway - Cairns
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Queen Elizabeth
Papua New Guinea Exploration Cruise Map

Includes

  • Travel on Queen Elizabeth in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Elizabeth
  • Private group activities on board Queen Elizabeth
  • Sightseeing tours of Brisbane, Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabaul, Conflict Islands and Cairns
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Elizabeth
  • Cruise taxes
  • Onboard gratuities

Fantastic value!

The cruise represents amazing value. There are no extras, everything is included in the one great price. Port and handling and gratuities, normally expensive extras, are included in the price.

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. There will be group activities most days. The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Queen Elizabeth Deck plans

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Elizabeth continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. The great traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, the casino, theatres, the cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on the Queen Elizabeth is an exceptional experience to be savoured and remembered!

Clothing on board Queen Elizabeth

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. Nights at sea are classified as formal for dress purposes and nights in port are classified as informal. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required in the main restaurants. On informal nights, a jacket and tie is required for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. Casual nights require a collared shirt for gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.

Day 1 Monday 17 February, 2020 Embarkation – Depart Sydney
This afternoon, board Queen Elizabeth for this fantastic cruise to exotic Papua New Guinea. Be up on deck as we depart Sydney Harbour and sail out through Sydney Heads.

Day 2 Tuesday 18 February, 2020 At sea
Our first day at sea. A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This evening join us for welcome drinks to celebrate the beginning of our fabulous cruise.

Day 3 Wednesday 19 February, 2020 Brisbane, Australia
This morning we have a sightseeing tour of Brisbane. We will visit the area along the Brisbane River, which has been very attractively developed. On our tour we will see City Hall, the Treasury building and Parliament House. There will be time to explore the city at leisure.

Day 4 Thursday 20 February, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the many facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Scattergories with prizes for the winners.

Day 5 Friday 21 February, 2020 At sea
Another day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. This afternoon we have a fun session of Bingo.

Day 6 Saturday 22 February, 2020 Alotau, Papua New Guinea
This morning we arrive in Alotau, PNG, which is home to beautiful capes, coves and beaches. Alotau and the coastal strip either side played a pivotal role in the WWII Battle of Milne Bay and there are several memorials and relics. We begin our guided tour at the Top Town Lookout, and discover the connection between Alotau and the original provincial capital, Samarai. During our tour, we will find out how the Battle of Milne Bay changed the world as they knew it and why the whole town was moved to Alotau. Next, we visit Cameron Secondary School, the provinces first established high school in 1967. Receive a warm welcome from the students and have the chance to chat with them for an authentic insight into daily life. Heading back towards the town centre and the main market we will have time to wander through the bustling markets as our local guide points out the many varieties of fresh local produce and crafts available.

Day 7 Sunday 23 February, 2020 Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
We arrive in Kiriwina this morning, the largest of the Trobriand Islands. Kiriwina is home to the tiny district capital of Losuia and an airstrip. We will have a morning tour of the local area visiting the local church and the market. Kiriwina is relatively flat, with a rim of low hills (uplifted coral reefs) along the eastern shore. The central plain is intensely cultivated, since most villagers are subsistence farmers who rely on their crops of yam, sweet potato, taro and cassava.

Day 8 Monday 24 February, 2020 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Rabaul is a township located on the edge of a flooded caldera, which is part of a large volcano. It was the base for the Japanese in Papua New Guinea during WW2. We will have a half-day sightseeing tour in this interesting little port. We will visit the war memorial and see the graves of the many Australians who died in the conflict.

Day 9 Tuesday 25 February, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps indulge yourself with a visit to the Cunard Health Club and Spa.

Day 10 Wednesday 26 February, 2020 Conflict Islands, PNG
The Conflict Islands sit about 80 kilometres from the nearest point in Papua New Guinea and are one of the most remote locations of the Coral Sea. Due to their isolation they are home to one of the world’s most biodiverse reef systems. We will enjoy a walking tour of the area and learn about the fascinating history of the islands including the Battle of the Coral Sea that once raged overhead. There will be time to enjoy the spectacular beaches and crystal clear water.

Day 11 Thursday 27 February, 2020 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a fun game of Trivia with prizes for the winners.

Day 12 Friday 28 February, 2020 Cairns, Australia
Today we arrive in Cairns, famous for the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Cairns. Also, enjoy a spectacular trip on the Skyrail cableway (travel in cable cars, above the canopy of the rainforest) before visiting Kuranda Market, in the hinterland near Cairns.

Day 13 Saturday 29 February, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the many facilities of the ship. This afternoon we have a fun session of Bingo.

Day 14 Sunday 1 March, 2020 At sea
Our final day at sea to enjoy the many facilities of the ship.

Day 15 Monday 2 March, 2020 Disembarkation – Sydney
Tour members arrive back in Sydney. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
IE Inside Forward/Aft 4,5,6,8 $4,995 $7,790
ID Inside Aft 5,6,7 $5,175 $8,010
GC Inside Midships 1 $5,350 $8,210
FB Obstructed Oceanview Midships 4 $5,495 $8,560
EC Oceanview Midships/Aft 1 $5,895 $9,250
EB Oceanview Midships 1 $5,995 $9,435
BE Balcony Forward/Aft 4,5,6,7,8 $6,795 $10,810
BD Balcony Aft 5,6,7 $6,895 $10,980
BB Balcony Midships 5,6,7,8 $7,250 $11,590
P1 Princess Suite Midships 7,8 $12,750 $23,840
Q4 Queens Suite Midships 7 $15,995 $30,250
Included port and handling charges & taxes $620 $988
Included cruise gratuities $250 $250

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

    • Travel on Queen Elizabeth in the selected cabin category
    • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Elizabeth
    • Private group activities on board Queen Elizabeth
    • Sightseeing tours of Brisbane, Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabaul, Conflict Islands and Cairns
    • Cruise management by Travelrite International
    • Port and handling charges on Queen Elizabeth
    • Cruise taxes
    • Onboard gratuities

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    • Airfares to and from Sydney
    • Travel insurance
    • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately.
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Drinks on board

    Availability

    All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    TOUR OPERATOR:
    Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Elizabeth is operated by Cunard and the Queen Elizabeth cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Cunard brochure 2020. All passengers must complete a Travelrite International booking form.

    DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
    A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Cunard online check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Queen Elizabeth cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards.

    CANCELLATION CHARGES:

    Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
    Over 90 days Loss of deposit
    90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
    60 days or less 100% of full fare
    Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

    REFUNDS:
    The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

    TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
    All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa will be required for PNG. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE:
    Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

    MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
    The cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with the cruise, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the cruise, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any cruise and/or make such changes in the cruise as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Queen Elizabeth cruise passage contract with Cunard, detailed on their website. If you do not have access to the Cunard terms please contact Travelrite International and we will send details to you..

    HOW TO BOOK:
    Bookings can be made by completing a Booking Form and sending it with a deposit of $1000 per person to:

    Travelrite International Pty Ltd
    423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

    Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
    Fax: (03) 9836 8068

    Further information can be obtained by telephoning
    Toll Free: 1800 630 343
    Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au

    ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
    Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It is a Platinum Cunard Inner Circle member and the largest marketer of Cunard Line cruises in the Asia-Pacific region. It has two fully accredited (ATAS A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major cruise lines and airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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