Coral Expeditions launches Circumnavigation of New Guinea
Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering expedition cruise line, continues the innovative direction of their exploration program with the launch of a new 35-night Circumnavigation of New Guinea, one of the world’s most remote cultural and natural destinations, in 2020.
The third in a suite of unique and pioneering circumnavigation voyages in 2020, this extraordinary journey onboard the brand new 120 passenger Coral Adventurer will allow guests to completely immerse themselves in the diverse cultures and natural beauty of New Guinea.
The New Guinea circumnavigation will feature visits to iconic locations such as Raja Ampat and the Gumdrop Islands, the Spice Islands, The Sepik & Mamberamo Rivers, Dei Dei Hot Springs on Fergusson Island, the Fly Islands and Tufi Fjords. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter the fierce Asmat warriors at Agats and witness their famous carvings.
“Our circumnavigation itineraries are the truest form of exploration,” says Mark Fifield, Group General Manager of Coral Expeditions. “With the sophisticated expedition capabilities of the Coral Adventurer, we are able to bring guests up close to the region’s natural habitats and hidden communities in comfort and safety.”
A highlight during this voyage will be visiting the two mightiest rivers of New Guinea. Fifield continues: “We will enter the mighty Sepik, the longest river on the island, to visit the remote villages of Bien or Kopar, known for their arts and crafts. Our visit to the primeval areas of the Mamberamo River, regarded as the Amazon of the East, is an expedition highlight, with the potential to visit local warrior tribes and enjoy the wilderness surroundings.”
“New Guinea is filled with hidden treasures, the likes of which feature on only the worldliest explorer’s bucket lists. For instance, we will spend two mornings searching for and swimming with the beautiful Whale Sharks at Cenderawasih Bay. This region is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to swim with these majestic animals.”
Pricing for the Circumnavigation of New Guinea starts at $25,150 per person twin share. Available as a full 35-night circumnavigation, or in a limited number as half segments Darwin to Madang and Madang to Darwin. Guests who book direct or via travel partners by June 30 will receive a 10% early bird offer.
For bookings and further information on this itinerary, please www.coralexpeditions.com or phone 1800 079 545.