New Guinea Island Encounter

17 - 27 Aug 2022

Departing Brisbane, Disembark Brisbane

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A whole new world

Want to get off the beaten track? Take our most jam-packed Papua New Guinea holiday and sample all the highlights of this remote region.

Witness the Alotau Festival and Sing Sing, a P&O-exclusive local display of canoes, warriors, powerful music and dance. As a matrilineal society, women make the rules in the Trobriand Islands. Try your hand at Trobriand cricket on Kiriwina Island – where the unconventional rules include an unlimited number of players, dancing and whistleblowing. On Kitava Island, unspoiled beaches and sparkling tropical waters teeming with fish and coral are ready for exploring. Visit new destination Conflict Islands - possibly the most peaceful place in the world.


Brisbane , Alotau , Kiriwina Island , Rabaul , Conflict Islands , Brisbane

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Things to do on board

Best Family Experience

Keep the young & young at heart entertained!


Rooms to suit every type of traveller


From cutting-edge stage shows to entire ship parties, there’s something for everyone!

Restaurants & Dining

We've got a unique dining experience to suit all tastebuds

Where you'll go

Day 1


17 Aug, Departing 3PM

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Days 2 & 3

Sea Days

18 & 19 Aug

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Day 4


20 Aug, 8AM - 6PM

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Day 5

Kiriwina Island

21 Aug, 7AM - 4PM

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Day 6


22 Aug, 9AM - 10PM

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Day 7

Sea Day

23 Aug

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Day 8

Conflict Islands

24 Aug, 8AM - 5PM

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Days 9 & 10

Sea Days

25 & 26 Aug

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Day 11


27 Aug, Arriving 6AM

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"It's so easy to do so many things of an evening as they are all available and all in close vicinity. I can have dinner, drinks, see a show and go dancing all in one night!"

By Gillian

Pacific Encounter

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