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2019 VOYAGES

New Guinea DISCOVER THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

PAPUA NEW GUINEA WEST PAPUA SPICE ISLANDS & RAJA AMPAT


welcome to our 2019 season

Dancers at Tuam Island

The Land that Time Forgot New Guinea’s vast remoteness, hidden communities, and extensive coastline make it uniquely suited to small ship expedition cruising. With our in-house New Guinea experts and local guides, we have developed five unique expedition departures for 2019. One of these cruises has been specially curated to immerse you into the art and craft tradition of New Guinea, amongst the richest in the world. Come and join us as we make full use of the capabilities of our brand new ship, Coral Adventurer, to explore deep into New Guinea.


Frontier lands of papua new guinea

Dancers in Dregerhafen

12 NIGHTS IN THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary 12 nights BETWEEN cairns AND madang

› Enter the mouth of the Sepik River, one of the world’s great river systems, and visit the famous Sepik market for masks and carvings

DAY 1:

Cairns

DAY 2:

Coral Sea crossing

DAY 3:

Samarai & Sewa Bay

DAY 4:

Dei Dei Springs & Dobu Island

DAY 5:

Kuiawa, Trobriand Islands

DAY 6:

MacLaren Harbour & Tufi Fjords

› Ride on outrigger canoes with local guides

DAY 7:

Buna & Sanananda

› Visit WWII battle sites at Buna & Sanananda

DAY 8:

Morobe Harbour

DAY 9:

Lababia & Fly Islands

› Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei springs

› See Manam Motu, one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanos › Enjoy high-spirited welcomes, dances, and sing sings

DAY 10: Dregerhafen DAY 11:

› Enjoy snorkelling and diving on vibrant reefs, or kayak through rainforested fjords

Expedition Island Stop

DAY 12: Sepik River & Manam Island DAY 13: Madang

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE Manam Island

CORAL ADVENTURER

Sepik River Madang

Tolokiwa

DATE

DEPARTS

3l October 2019

Cairns

DEPARTURE TIMES

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Lababia

Dregerhafen Fly Islands Buna Tufi

Port Moresby

PACIFIC OCEAN Trobriand Islands Dobu Samarai

Cairns

CAIRNS: Boarding at 7.30am for 9.00am departure. Disembarks in Madang at 8.00am MADANG: Boarding at 3.00pm for 4.00pm departure. Disembarks in Cairns at 8.00am.

CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$15,840

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$13,740

n/a

Explorer Deck

$13,340

$20,010

Promenade Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Coral Deck

$11,290

$16,935

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). *Limited sole use occupancy available. Optional charter flight between Madang and Cairns at additional cost.

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CUSTOMS & CRAFTSMEN

THE ART OF THE MALUKUS AND NEW GUINEA

Kora Kora canoe carving at Banda Neira

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS › Enjoy a private onboard art exhibition in Madang and mingle with the artists › Receive expert guidance from guest art expert, collector and anthropologist Arthur Beau Palmer › Dine on Bandanese cuisine under the stars at historic Fort Belgica

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE CORAL ADVENTURER DATE

DEPARTS

08 October 2019

Darwin

20 October 2019

Vanimo

DAY 1:

Darwin

DAY 14: Sepik River

DAY 2:

Arafura Sea crossing

DAY 15: Madang

DAY 3:

Banda Neira

DAY 16: Dregerhafen

DAY 4:

Saparua Island

DAY 17: Buna and Sanananda

DAY 5:

Bacan Islands

DAY 18: Tufi

DAY 6:

Ternate

DAY 19: Kitava, Trobriand Islands

DAY 7:

Tobelo

DAY 20: Dei Dei and Dobu Island

DAY 8:

Halmahera Sea crossing

DAY 21: Samarai

DAY 9:

Roon island / Auri Island

DAY 22: Coral Sea crossing

DAY 11:

DAY 23: Cairns

Mamberamo River

DAY 12: Jayapura

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

$15,940

n/a

Bridge Deck Suite

Itinerary 12 10, or 22 nights - Darwin TO Vanimo TO Cairns

DAY 10: Kwatisore

DARWIN TO VANIMO - 12 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

12, 10 OR 22 NIGHTS DISCOVERING THE ART AND CRAFT TRADITIONS OF ANCIENT TRIBES

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$13,740

n/a

Explorer Deck

$13,340

$20,010

Promenade Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Coral Deck

$11,290

$16,935

DAY 13: Vanimo (Guests doing half-circle embark/ disembark)

VANIMO TO CAIRNS - 10 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$13,490

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$11,690

n/a

Explorer Deck

$11,390

$17,085

Promenade Deck

$10,490

$15,735

Coral Deck

$9,690

$14,535

Ternate South Halmahera

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Saparua SPICE ISLANDS

DARWIN TO CAIRNS - 22 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

Tobelo

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$27,540

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$23,440

n/a

Explorer Deck

$22,740

$34,110

Promenade Deck

$20,940

$31,410

Coral Deck

$19,340

$29,010

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) . *Limited sole use occupancy available.

Banda Neira

Auri Islands Mamberamo River Jayapura Vanimo Kwatisore WEST PAPUA

Sepik River

Madang Dregerhafen

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Buna Tufi Trobriand Islands Dobu Samarai Darwin

Cairns


Arthur Beau Palmer in Papua New Guinea

Wooden figure from the Sepik Region

ARTHUR BEAU PALMER - GUEST LECTURER This voyage will be hosted by guest lecturer Arthur Beau Palmer. One of the foremost experts in Papuan and Torres Strait art, Arthur began collecting in the 1960’s. During his long career as an anthropologist, ethnographer, bush pilot, and government advisor,

Arthur Beau Palmer travelled widely in the Spice Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Northern Australia. He now owns a well-established gallery in Brisbane specializing in high-end oceanic and tribal art.

ABOUT YOUR VOYAGE This inaugural themed expedition explores ‘material culture’, which is the relationship between the people and their craft. We uncover the history of traditional art, the influence of belief and societal needs, and study the contemporary works that we encounter along the way. Enjoy the unique opportunity to purchase your own pieces with the assistance of our expert guest lecturer, Arthur Beau Palmer, and observe the styles, techniques, and materials changng as we journey from the Maluku Islands through West Papua and into Papua New Guinea.

Enjoy experiences that bring our itinerary to life. To begin our voyage, we visit the dramatic Fort Belgica in Banda Neira. With a rich history and surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Maluku Islands, the Fort will be our venue for a special Bandanese dinner under the stars. As we travel into Papua New Guinea, you will see world-famous Sepik River carvings in Madang. Here we will host a private onboard art exhibition, wth local artists invited to participate and share their stories.

Dramatic 17th century Fort Belgica in Banda Neira, venue of our private dinner on the ramparts

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New Guinea circle

AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIER

Snorkelling with local canoes at Dobu Island

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS › Take in the history, and colours of the Spice Islands › Snorkel and dive amongst the excellent coral gardens of the spectacular Raja Ampat region › Discover New Guinea’s diverse cultures and landscapes › Visit WWII battle sites at Buna & Sanananda › Enjoy high-spirited welcomes, dances, and sing sings

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE CORAL ADVENTURER

12, 13 OR 25 NIGHTS IMMERSED IN THE CULTURES AND WILD LANDSCAPE OF THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIER Itinerary 12 13, or 25 nights - cairns TO wewak TO darwin DAY 1:

Cairns

DAY 14: Jayapura

DAY 2:

Coral Sea crossing

DAY 15: Mios Wundi

DAY 3:

Samarai

DAY 16: At Sea

DAY 4:

Dobu & Fergusson Island

DAY 17: Wayag

DAY 5:

Trobriand Islands

DAY 18: Kawe Island & Aljui Bay

DAY 6:

Tufi

DAY 19: Hidden Bay

DAY 7:

Buna & Sanananda

DAY 20: Yensawai & Yenwapnour

DAY 8:

Lababia & Fly Islands

DAY 21: Yenwapnour & Mesemta

DATE

DEPARTS

DAY 9:

Dregerhafen

DAY 22: Mesemta & Wagmab

25 November 2019

Cairns

7 December 2019

Wewak

DAY 10: Tuam Island

DAY 23: Banda & Spice Islands

DAY 11:

DAY 24: The Spice Islands

CAIRNS TO WEWAK - 12 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

$15,840

n/a

Bridge Deck Suite Bridge Deck Stateroom

$13,740

n/a

Explorer Deck

$13,340

$20,010

Promenade Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Coral Deck

$11,290

$16,935

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$17,140

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$14,840

n/a

Explorer Deck

$14,400

$21,600

Promenade Deck

$13,240

$19,860

Coral Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Historic Madang

DAY 12: Sepik River & Bien

DAY 25: Arafura Sea crossing

DAY 13: Wewak

DAY 26: Arrive Darwin

(Guests doing half-circle embark/ disembark) Note: Visits to Raja Ampat are subject to access approvals to protected marine parks. These access approvals may alter over time. If access to some areas is not possible, alternatives will be introduced to this itinerary.

WEWAK TO DARWIN - 13 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

CAIRNS TO DARWIN - 25 NIGHTS CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$30,690

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$26,590

n/a

Explorer Deck

$25,790

$38,685

Promenade Deck

$23,790

$35,685

Coral Deck

$21,940

$32,910

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) . *Limited sole use occupancy available.

PACIFIC OCEAN

Wayag Is Yensawai Misool Is

SPICE ISLANDS

Mios Wundi Jayapura

WEST PAPUA

Wewak Madang

Banda Neira

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Tuam Island Dregerhafen Buna Tufi

Trobriands Dobu

Samarai

Darwin

Cairns

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pioneers of papua new guinea

Visiting a village by outrigger canoe, MacLaren Harbour

AN AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXPEDITION

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary 12 nights BETWEEN cairns AND madang

› Enter the mouth of the Sepik River, one of the world’s great river systems, and visit the famous Sepik market for masks and carvings

DAY 1:

Madang

DAY 2:

Sepik River & Manam Island

DAY 3:

Expedition Island Stop

DAY 4:

Dregerhafen

DAY 5:

Lababia & Fly Islands

DAY 6:

Morobe Harbour

› Ride on outrigger canoes with local guides

DAY 7:

Buna & Sanananda

› Visit WWII battle sites at Buna & Sanananda

DAY 8:

MacLaren Harbour & Tufi Fjords

DAY 9:

Kuiawa, Trobriand Islands

› Hear the mythical and spiritual tales of the Dei Dei springs

› See Manam Motu, one of Papua New Guinea’s most active volcanos › Enjoy high-spirited welcomes, dances, and sing sings

DAY 10: Dei Dei Springs & Dobu Island DAY 11:

› Enjoy snorkelling and diving on vibrant reefs, or kayak through rainforested fjords

Samarai & Sewa Bay

DAY 12: Coral Sea crossing DAY 13: Cairns

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE Manam Island

CORAL ADVENTURER

Sepik River Madang

Tolokiwa

DATE

DEPARTS

12 November 2019

Madang

DEPARTURE TIMES

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Lababia

Dregerhafen Fly Islands Buna Tufi

Port Moresby

PACIFIC OCEAN Trobriand Islands Dobu Samarai

Cairns

CAIRNS: Boarding at 7.30am for 9.00am departure. Disembarks in Madang at 8.00am MADANG: Boarding at 3.00pm for 4.00pm departure. Disembarks in Cairns at 8.00am. CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$15,840

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$13,740

n/a

Explorer Deck

$13,340

$20,010

Promenade Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Coral Deck

$11,290

$16,935

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). *Limited sole use occupancy available. Optional charter flight between Madang and Cairns at additional cost.

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Spice islands & Raja ampat

View of Wajag Island from Mt. Pindito

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

DISCOVERING THE SPICE TRAIL & THE CORAL TRIANGLE

› Be welcomed to Banda Neira by the famous Kora Kora canoes gliding over the water

Itinerary 12 nights BETWEEN Darwin AND biak

› Explore Fort Belgica, a Dutch outpost built in 1611 › Snorkel and dive amongst the excellent coral garden at Wagmab Island

DAY 1:

Depart Darwin

DAY 2:

Arafura Sea crossing

DAY 3:

Banda Neira

DAY 4:

Spice Islands

› Discover Wayag’s ‘gumdrop’ islands and be rewarded by the view from Pindito Peak

DAY 5:

Raja Ampat - Wagmab & Mesemta

DAY 6:

Hidden Bay & Yenwaupnor Village

› Swim with the unforgettable Whale Sharks at Cenderawasih Bay

DAY 7:

South Gam Island & Aljui Bay

DAY 8:

Wayag Island

› Experience the local culture of the West Papuan people

DAY 9:

Amsterdam Island

DAY 10: At Sea Visits to Raja Ampat are subject to access approvals to protected marine parks. These access approvals may alter over time. If access to some areas is not possible, alternatives will be introduced to this itinerary.

DAY 11:

Cenderawasih Bay & Kwatisore Village

DAY 12: Cenderawasih Bay & Mamboor Island DAY 13: Biak REVERSE ITINERARY: Biak to Darwin

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE Wayag Is

CORAL ADVENTURER DATE

DEPARTS

21 December 2019

Darwin

2 January 2020

Biak

Amsterdam Is

Gam Is Yensawai

Biak Misool Is

DEPARTURE TIMES

Mamboor Is Kwatisore

DARWIN: Boarding at 3.30pm for 5.00pm departure. Disembarks in Biak at 8.00am

Banda Neira

BIAK: Boarding at 4.30pm for 6.00pm departure. Disembarks in Darwin at 8.30am. CORAL ADVENTURER

Cenderawasih Bay

WEST PAPUA

BANDA SEA

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$15,840

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$13,740

n/a

Explorer Deck

$13,340

$20,010

Promenade Deck

$12,240

$18,360

Coral Deck

$11,290

$16,935

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). *Limited sole use occupancy available. Charter flight available at additional cost.

ARAFURA SEA

TIMOR SEA

Darwin


wildlife & warriors: west papua

CORAL ADVENTURER’S MAIDEN VOYAGES IN THE TRAIL OF TASMAN

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Itinerary 10 nights darwin TO DARWIN DAY 1:

Depart Darwin

DAY 2:

Saumlaki & Sangliat Dol

DAY 3:

Aru East Island (if time permits)

DAY 4:

Agats

DAY 5:

Lorentz National Park

DAY 6:

Triton Bay

DAY 7:

Triton Bay

DAY 8:

Fakfak Regency - Arguni Island & Kokas

DAY 9:

Kei Island

› Visit Sangliat Dol with its ancient megalithic stone stairs and ship structures › Experience local culture, including traditional dances, hand crafts, and fresh local food › View ancient rock art at Kei Island and Andamata region › Cruise the emerald water and limestone formations of Triton Bay while looking for hornbills, rainbow lorikeets, egrets, and helmeted friarbirds › Be welcomed to Lorentz National Park by an armada of canoes, rowed by Asmat warriors › Hear tales of Abel Tasman’s early explorations as you follow in the path of maritime history

DAY 10: Crossing the Arafura Sea DAY 11:

Arrive Darwin

FARES & SAILING SCHEDULE CORAL ADVENTURER

INDONESIA

WEST PAPUA Fakfak

Agats Aru East Sangliat Dol

Darwin AUSTRALIA

DEPARTS

13 May 2019

Darwin

DEPARTURE TIMES

Triton Bay

Kei Island

DATE

DARWIN: Boarding at 7.00am for 8.00am departure. Disembarks in Darwin at 11.00am CORAL ADVENTURER

TWIN SHARE

SOLE USE*

Bridge Deck Suite

$13,490

n/a

Bridge Deck Stateroom

$11,690

n/a

Explorer Deck

$11,390

$17,085

Promenade Deck

$10,490

$15,735

Coral Deck

$9,690

$14,535

Prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). *Limited sole use occupancy available.

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Coral Adventurer

Coral Adventurer is designed to operate voyages to remote areas in comfort and with minimal environmental impact. At 93 metres long, she is small enough to remain intimate while featuring many advanced capabilities. These include diesel-electric propulsion to maximise energy efficiency and active stabilisers to dampen sea motion. With a 4.3 metre draft and 360o azipod thrusters, she can squeeze into shallow bays and inlets that larger ships cannot. Coral Adventurer carries 120 guests in 60 all outside, all ensuite staterooms. Flying the Australian flag and home-ported in Cairns, she features plenty of open public space, expedition lounge, panoramic bar, and our trademark open bridge, along with some new innovations. > Dual Xplorer tenders, each carrying 60 guests in comfort > 32 staterooms with private balconies, including two suites of 56 sqm > Research room for ongoing environmental and art programmes > Communal wine-tasting table and professional wine cellar > Passenger elevator and gymnasium

Bridge Deck Bar

Lift

W/Cs Lounge

601

603

Expedition Room

Cairns Suite

The Bridge

Lobby

602

604

Darwin Suite

Captain’s Cabin

Observation Lounge

BRIDGE DECK 527

525

523

521

519

517

515

513

Gym

511

Lift

509

507

503 505 501

Lobby

528

526

524

522

520

518

516

514

512

510

502 506 504 508

CORAL ADVENTURER DECK PLAN

EXPLORER DECK

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY SUITE • 55.8sqm • Private Balcony

Gift Shop Dining Room

BRIDGE DECK BALCONY STATEROOM • 21.4sqm • Private Balcony

Reception

Lift

CORAL DECK STATEROOM • 17sqm • Porthole windows

411

413

409

407

405

403

401

Lobby Galley

416

414

412

410

408

406 402 404

PROMENADE DECK

EXPLORER DECK BALCONY STATEROOM • 21.4sqm • Private Balcony PROMENADE DECK STATEROOM • 17sqm • Picture windows

415

W/Cs

Lift

Xplorer Boarding

311

309

307

305

303

301

Lobby

312

310

308

306

304

302

CORAL DECK


the expedition experience

For over 30 years, Coral Expeditions has had one purpose – taking small groups of like-minded explorers to the most remote parts of the world with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality. Our small ship expeditions get you closer to ancient cultures and remote destinations. With a strong focus on visiting places not often touched by tourists, our shore excursions promote local interaction and learning. The small group size ensures that our shore excursions are comfortable and enjoyable, but also have minimal impact on the communities and environments that we visit. Most activities are suitable for all fitness levels; when a higher than normal level of fitness is required for an excursion, your Expedition Leader will advise you accordingly. However, to fully enjoy these expeditions, a moderate level of fitness and mobility is advised. You can expect one or two shore or in-sea activities

OUR EXPEDITION TEAM Expedition Leaders and Guest Lecturers who are experts in the region accompany every voyage. They provide specialist commentary on the culture, geology, conservation, and history of the area and introduce you to its unique plants and wildlife. On all our New Guinea voyages, our Expedition Team will accompany you on shore excursions and provide expert commentary. They will host onboard presentations and briefings,

Tourism doesn’t have to come at a cost to the environment. As one of the pioneers of environmentally sensitive cruising on the Great Barrier Reef, we remain firmly committed to promoting sustainability and minimising environmental impact while sharing our incredible destinations with travellers from around the world. Eco Certification is the assurance that our cruises are backed by a strong, managed committment to sustainable practices.

INCLUSIONS

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

PLEASE NOTE

› All excursions and sightseeing

These are expedition itineraries covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition team will make changes to the daily schedule when necessary to maximise guest experience. These itineraries are indicative some variation may occur due to weather conditions, safety, or local community requirements.

› Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels

› Pre and post flights, accommodation & travel insurance

› Kayaking and snorkelling

› Any entry visas

› Daily lectures and briefings

› Alcoholic beverages outside of lunch and dinner service

› All meals, chef-prepared on board › Showcase wines, selected beers, juices, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service

› Telephone and internet services › Laundry

› 24 hour coffee and selection of teas

› Charter flights

› All entrance fees to National and Marine Parks and Ports

› Scuba Diving

› Port taxes and government charges imposed by government authorities More detailed itineraries can be viewed on our website, along with answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about travelling in New Guinea

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Tropical underwater worlds: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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Our reservations team is motivated solely to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

WE KNOW:

Our knowledge of our ships and itineraries ensure you get the best advice.

WE COMMIT:

You will not get a better price elsewhere.

we get you closer to: > THE KIMBERLEY > TASMANIA > CAPE YORK & ARNHEM LAND > THE GREAT BARRIER REEF > NEW ZEALAND > ISLANDS OF INDONESIA > THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Contact us today or speak with your travel agent. Online

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Coral Expeditions New Guinea 2019 brochure  

Our New Guinea voyages aboard Coral Adventurer explore further than ever in 2019.

Coral Expeditions New Guinea 2019 brochure  

Our New Guinea voyages aboard Coral Adventurer explore further than ever in 2019.