Australia’s premier luxury adventure cruise ship is setting sail for unspoilt areas in Papua New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago departing this December. Exclusive True North sailings offer guests the unique opportunity to discover pristine and rarely visited destinations that larger ships cannot access. Departing on 3 December, the nine-night “Adventures in Paradise” itinerary includes a voyage from the Bismarck Sea to the beautiful Louisiades, featuring flights in the ship’s helicopter over the active volcano at Rabaul and the opportunity to visit the stirring Isurava Memorial on the Kokoda Track. Prices start at AU$13,595pp and includes return charter flights from Cairns.
Following this, the True North’s “Archipelago Adventure” is a shorter duration five-night adventure that focusses on the Louisiade Archipelago. The Louisiade Archipelago stretches some 400km along the northern rim of the Coral Sea – a wonderland of hundreds of islands, lagoons and extensive barrier reefs. This remote area is home to the seafaring Dobu people and boasts some of the best diving, snorkelling and fishing to be found in Papua New Guinea.
Guests on both cruises will have the opportunity to see the wreck of a Japanese Zero at Deboyne lagoon and to swim with manta rays at Losai Island. Sport fishermen can expect to tangle with sailfish, Spanish mackerel and giant dog-tooth tuna whilst postcard-perfect beaches and islands will inspire the inner photographer. www.northstarcruises.com.au