Sunday, 16 June 2013


Few areas in the world are as exotic and stunning as Papua New Guinea. The land's vibrant culture is still thriving and it's natural beauty makes the territory a truly untouched tropical paradise. Departing from Cairns, Queensland (Australia) 1st February, 2014, SeaDream II of the award-winning SeaDream Yacht Club, will set sail on an exclusive voyage led by a team of expedition experts. Visiting a virtually inaccessible part of the world, guests will travel on far-off traditional cruising routes and venture into areas rarely visited by outsiders.

"It is simply exhilarating to arrive on a secluded beach by Zodiac boat from SeaDream II and be warmly greeted by a civilization that has remained the same for thousands of years," shares Pamela Conover, CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club. "Visiting this unspoiled region with our collection of experts promises an unforgettable and rewarding experience."

Sailing from Australia's northwest coastal city of Cairns on 1st February and arriving in Bali (Benoa) on 15th February, 2014, ports of call and remote harbours include Alotau, Milne Bay; Kitava, Trobriand Islands; Tami Island; Sepik River and Watam Village; Jayapura; Banda Neira; Moluccas; Larantuka; and Komodo Island.

Calling the 112-guest mega-yacht SeaDream II home, guests will be transported by a fleet of nimble, go-anywhere Zodiacs, landing directly on the beaches of these coastal villages to begin exploration. An added bonus will be professional wildlife photographer Sue Flood being onboard, documenting the expedition and sharing tips for taking the perfect photo.

Highlights and shore excursion options include:
*          Introduction to Papua New Guinea culture in Alotau in the Milne Bay Province, meeting charming locals and touring the coast. Travellers will have the option to venture into the jungle to revisit a key World War II site. For those interested in natural history, guides will lead guests on hikes and bird watching tours from the beach.
*          Exploring the Trobriand Islands, one of the most culturally in tact destinations in Papa New Guinea. Guests landing ashore will experience colourful and powerful performances of young warriors and local maidens dancing directly on the beach before touring the gardens and thatched roof homes of the villagers. The day will conclude with a beachside barbecue in this unspoiled paradise.
*          Discovering the tiny islands of Tami, comprised of uplifted coral atolls less than a kilometre in length. Locals will greet guests with indigenous dances and tours of their villages, observing traditions dating back thousands of years.
*          Visiting the mighty Sepik River, the longest in Papua New Guinea, which is home to the villages of Watam and Kopar along its delta. Villagers will display local customs and dances, allowing a direct look back in time to a culture that measures its existence in thousands of years.

Fully-inclusive, voyage-only yachting fares lead in at £7,272 per person, based on double occupancy. SeaDream II will be sailing a series of 17 voyages in Asia starting October 2013 through to April 2014. Itineraries include Myanmar, Thailand, India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Northern Australia and Malaysia.  

About SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry's highest accolades for its two twin, casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 112 guests and a 95-person award-winning crew, "It's yachting, not cruising" concept defines not only the size of the vessels but also the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. SeaDream Yacht Club provides a yachting experience visiting small harbours and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on seven to 15-night voyages. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are available through SeaDream's fully-inclusive fare. 
How to book/further information:
Call free phone 0800 783 1373;   

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