Melanesia Discovery Expedition
DURATION:11 Days/ 10 NightsREGION:Australia, New Zealand & PacificSHIP:True North
This 11-day discovery cruise (maiden voyage) aboard the luxurious True North offers a rare opportunity to explore the acclaimed Louisiade Archipelago - one of the great island arcs of the South Pacific stretching some 400 kilometres along the northern rim of the Coral Sea. Plus the mysterious Trobriand Islands, spectacular Bougainville and much, much more!
The archipelago’s reefs host a myriad of marine life to rival the Finding Nemo set for those who care to dive into its swimming-pool clear waters. The people of the Louisiades are Melanesian and are exceptionally welcoming to sea-borne visitors, paddling out to say hello and to trade their local produce and crafts for other items not readily available on the islands.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: True North Adventure Cruises
True North Adventure Cruises conducts adventure cruises all around the Australian coastline and, in the stunning waters of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Sea.
Cruises are activity based and specifically designed for the most discerning adventurer. Guests consistently remark “that’s the best holiday I have ever had”.
Carefully crafted itineraries allow guests opportunity to ‘experience the destination’ – daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, culture, picnics, nature, diving, exploring and much more!
The True North features the ultimate in comfort and style! Cabins are spacious and feature modern décor, large ensuites, satellite telephones and incabin entertainment.
Passenger numbers are limited (36) and a young Australian crew (20) provides personalised service. Multiple expedition vessels take guests away in small groups to experience wilderness ‘up close’ and, to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter.
Modern cuisine is also featured onboard the True North.
Your cruise price includes:
- Accommodation in selected room grade
- Superb fine dining
- Non-alcoholic refreshments
- Café-style tea and coffee
- All excursion boat activities
- Return charter flight from Cairns
Your cruise price does not include:
- Scenic helicopter flights
- Pre/post cruise flights or accommodation
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
- Items of a personal nature (communications and laundry expenses etc)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD
This itinerary is provided as example only. Prevailing weather and sea conditions and local arrangements may cause variation at the discretion of the Captain. Please note that the 2017 voyage is an inaugural voyage so changes to the itinerary may be made en route as exploration occurs.
Single travellers are able to request sole use of staterooms at an 80% single surcharge.