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Save up to £1,270 per person on South Pacific Voyage: Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands 2024

Valid for travel 17 - 30 October 2024

Valid for travel 17-30 October 2024. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.

75% off the single supplement for South Pacific Cruise: Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands

Valid for travel 17 - 30 October 2024

Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with early booking discount, but not combinable with any other offers. Valid on stateroom categories 1-3 only. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.



Passenger capacity is 184 but limited to 148 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

13 nights

Price guide

From £15,150

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type



South Pacific Cruise: Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands 2024

Cruise for 12 nights on an exclusively chartered A&K expedition revealing the hidden gems of the South Pacific

Embark on thrilling Zodiac excursions with your expedition team

Encounter spectacular marine life as you dive or snorkel some of the world’s most vibrant reefs

Uncover the natural and cultural riches of Papua New Guinea, the island of a thousand languages

Go ashore in remote island villages to explore the traditions of diverse Indigenous peoples

Visit historic sites that shaped the outcome of World War II

Soak in the sun with opportunities for beach breaks and relaxation


  • An exclusively chartered, all-Inclusive voyage led by A&K’s expedition team 
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers 
  • Private balcony with every onboard accommodation and butler service with every suite 
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3 and ship occupancy limited to 80 per cent 
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries 
  • 24-Hour room service and breakfast in bed on board 
  • Zodiac and shore excursions led by A&K expert naturalist Driver-guides 
  • Available aquatic activities, such as snorkel 
  • Enrichment programme, lectures, and presentations 
  • Traveller’s Valet®  
  • Laundry service on board 
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes 
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels 
  • Onboard service from an English-speaking staff, Including an accredited physician 
  • 24/7 A&K on-call support 


Cabin Per person from Special offer price
Classic stateroom £16,420  £15,150
Deluxe stateroom £18,540  £17,270
Prestige stateroom £20,230  £18,960
Deluxe suite £25,735 £24,465
Privilege suite £27,850  £26,580 
Prestige two-room suite £33,780  £32,510 
Grand deluxe suite £38,860  £37,590
Owners suite £41,400  £40,130


Single supplement from £11,175

Departure dates

The departure date for this cruise is 17 October 2024 


This departure is aboard Le Laperouse

Journey details

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.

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South Pacific Cruise: Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands 2024


Arrive in Cairns and meet your fellow guests. Later, board your luxurious small ship and embark. Enjoy a welcome reception on board this evening.  

At Sea

Cruise north toward Papua New Guinea as your enrichment programme begins with engaging presentations by the expedition team.  

Milne Bay

Today, cruise into Milne Bay and come ashore in the Papua New Guinea port of Alotau. Once ashore, you might explore traditional village life, learn about the legacy of the war canoe or visit the Milne Bay War Memorial.  

Fergusson & Dobu Island

Your captain charts a course for Fergusson Island, a stunning enclave of mountains, rainforests and geysers. Here, you might venture into the rainforest in search of exotic bird species and remote hot springs. Alternatively, swim before heading back to the ship. Then, cruise to Dobu, a remote island renowned for its vibrant Indigenous culture. You may choose to come ashore and visit a local village, or snorkel or dive. 

Cape Nelson

Cruise to Cape Nelson and come ashore amid the fjord lands surrounding the port of Tufi. Here, you might explore local indigenous traditions, enjoy some birdwatching, relax on the beach, or dive or snorkel the reefs.  

Tami Islands

Today, explore the Tami Islands, a small group of coral atolls surrounded by reefs and cays. The largest island is renowned for a crystal-clear lagoon abundant with marine life and stunning coral formations. Here, you may choose to dive or snorkel amid Spanish dancer jellyfish, blue sea star and pelagic fish. Alternatively, explore the flora, fauna and colourful birds that call this island paradise home.  

Trobiand Islands

Cruise to the Trobriand Islands, a remote bastion of traditional indigenous culture. You might choose to come ashore on Kuiawa Island, where you visit a local primary school and learn about traditional dancing, woodcarving and gardening. Or, you might opt to snorkel or dive amid surgeonfish, rabbitfish, clownfish, damselfish and snapper, as well as table, bran and leather corals. 

At sea

Sail east toward the Solomon Islands today, taking the opportunity to enjoy the amenities, enrichment lectures and conversations with your expedition team.  

Ghizo & Njari Islands

Our exploration of the Solomon Islands begins in Gizo, the historic port town of Ghizo Island. Once ashore, you may choose to visit the markets and learn about its woodcarving tradition. You may also take advantage of the island’s world-class snorkelling and diving. Cruise to Njari, an uninhabited island renowned for its spectacular diving. Here, you can opt to dive into an underwater realm of coral gardens, blacktip reef shark, damselfish and octopus.  

Russell Islands

Sail southeastward to the Russell Islands of Pavuvu and Mbanika, two islands that served as Allied bases during World War II. When these bases were abandoned in 1945, much of the military machinery was dumped into the sea. Snorkel and explore with your expedition team, or opt for a local village visit revealing the island’s cultural traditions, natural wonders and rich war history. 

Roderick Bay

Sail into Roderick Bay, a tropical postcard framed by sandy island beaches. Go ashore to learn about the local Indigenous culture; take in the wreck of the World Discoverer, a ship that beached here in 2001; or snorkel or dive the bay’s stunning reefs.  

Rennell Island

Today, explore one of the world’s largest raised coral atolls and home to Lake Tegano, a former lagoon that now harbours a wealth of endemic species. Go ashore in search of the island’s exotic birds, snakes, snails and crabs; hike the cliffs surrounding the UNESCO listed Lake Tegano; or snorkel the vibrant reefs of Kangava Bay.  


Disembark in Honiara, the main port of Guadalcanal, an island that witnessed one of the most decisive battles of World War II. Once ashore, tour historic military sites such as Henderson Field. Then, catch a charter flight back to Cairns, where you transfer to the Crystalbrook Riley hotel.  

Depart Cairns

This morning, continue on your post-tour extension or transfer to the airport and return home.  

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