Papua New Guinea

Cruise to Papua New Guinea & the South Pacific

One of the final frontiers of the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea is one of the most exciting places to cruise to. There are sunken warships to find, beautiful cultural celebrations to enjoy and abundant marine life to see. Papua New Guinea is truly like no place on earth.

There are a range of shore tours available to suit every taste, interest and fitness level. Visit beautiful remote beaches, paddle a traditional canoe, witness fascinating rituals and shop for local handicrafts. Our pick of Papua New Guinea? That would have to be the Conflict Islands, where P&O pioneered ports are still as untouched as when we first visited.

Why you’ll love a P&O cruise to the South Pacific

At P&O we’ve spent a lifetime exploring and discovering the South Pacific. We’ve been cruising there for over 86 years - so long we’re practically locals. Choose from a great range of departures from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland ranging from 6 - 16 nights. The South Pacific Islands are a marvel of natural and cultural wonders, right in our backyard - and we can’t wait to take you there.

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Visiting Ports


Capital of Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Alotau is steeped in history, rich in culture and blessed with natural beauty. With an amazing range of sights and shore tours to be enjoyed, you’ll love the relaxed, easy going atmosphere of this idyllic place.

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Kiriwina Island

Discover amazing culture and stunning natural surrounds on Kiriwina Island, a unique experience not to be missed. Here, one of the world’s most intact island cultures lives on one of the world’s most untouched islands. Be among the select few who are lucky enough to experience them both.

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Kitava & Kavieng, Trobriand Islands

Found in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Kitava is a small, pretty island off the main Trobriand Island of Kiriwina. Here life remains as it was thousands of years ago with very little influence from the outside world. Visit stunning white sand beaches lined with shady trees, as well as a fascinating sand atoll - a circular coral reef - at Nuratu Island. This truly is a slice of heaven.

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Found right on Papua New Guinea's northeastern tip, this province - blessed with natural beauty but plagued with an unlucky history - has literally risen from the ashes. There is much to be learned from and appreciated by visiting this special place.

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Papua New Guinea

As seen in the New York Times 52 places to go in 2015.