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SeaDream II ventures into the rarely visited world of Papua New Guinea in 2014

Few areas in the world are as exotic and stunning as Papua New Guinea and in Febrary 2014 SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream II will ve venturing into areas rarely visited by outsiders.

The land’s vibrant culture is still thriving and it’s natural beauty makes the territory a truly untouched tropical paradise.

Departing from Cairns, Queensland (Australia) 1 February, 2014, SeaDream II will set sail on the exclusive voyage led by a team of expedition experts to a virtually inaccessible part of the world.

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SeaDream II will be visiting a virtually inaccessible part of the world

“It is simply exhilarating to arrive on a secluded beach by Zodiac boat from SeaDream II and be warmly greeted by a civilization that has remained the same for thousands of years,” says Pamela Conover, the CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club.

“Visiting this unspoiled region with our collection of experts promises an unforgettable and rewarding experience.”

Sailing from Cairns on 1 February and arriving in Bali (Benoa) on the 15th, ports of call and remote harbours include Alotau, Milne Bay; Kitava, Trobriand Islands; Tami Island; Sepik River and Watam Village; Jayapura; Banda Neira; Moluccas; Larantuka; and Komodo Island.

Guests will be transported by a fleet of nimble, go-anywhere Zodiacs, landing directly on the beaches of these coastal villages to begin exploration. An added bonus will be professional wildlife photographer Sue Flood being onboard, documenting the expedition and sharing tips for taking the perfect photo.

Highlights and shore excursion options

  • Introduction to Papua New Guinea culture in Alotau in the Milne Bay Province, meeting charming locals and touring the coast. Travellers will have the option to venture into the jungle to revisit a key World War II site. For those interested in natural history, guides will lead guests on hikes and bird watching tours from the beach
  • Exploring the Trobriand Islands, one of the most culturally in tact destinations in Papa New Guinea. Guests landing ashore will experience colourful and powerful performances of young warriors and local maidens dancing directly on the beach before touring the gardens and thatched roof homes of the villagers. The day will conclude with a beachside barbecue in this unspoiled paradise.
  • Discovering the tiny islands of Tami, comprised of uplifted coral atolls less than a kilometre in length. Locals will greet guests with indigenous dances and tours of their villages, observing traditions dating back thousands of years.
  • Visiting the mighty Sepik River, the longest in Papua New Guinea, which is home to the villages of Watam and Kopar along its delta. Villagers will display local customs and dances, allowing a direct look back in time to a culture that measures its existence in thousands of years.
  • Fully-inclusive, voyage-only yachting fares lead in at £7,272 per person, based on double occupancy.

    SeaDream II will be sailing a series of 17 voyages in Asia starting October 2013 through to April 2014. Itineraries include Myanmar, Thailand, India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Northern Australia and Malaysia.

    Posted on 11th June 2013 at 11:05 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Seadream Yacht Club |

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