Duration
21 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
19 Feb 2020
Destination
Papua New Guinea
Go beyond the mainland on an Oceanic cruise aboard luxury liner Queen Elizabeth from Cunard. This 21 night Tasmania and Papua New Guineas itinerary offers destinations with a difference. Stray from the cruise congestion of the South Pacific to delight in the tropical havens of our next-door neighbours, from the untouched serenity of the Conflict Islands to the rainforests and reefs of Kiriwina Trobriand Islands. Sample squid and salted egg in the busy Rabual markets, before discovering cultural hubs closer to home in our capital cities.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Settle in the luxury of premium cruise ship Queen Elizabeth
  • Look out over Milne Bay from Alotau, significant in Australian and Papua New Guinean military history
  • Immerse in local culture in the Kiriwina Trobriand Islands
  • Use Cairns and Yorkey’s Knob as your launching point to explore the Great Barrier Reef

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
21 Night Cruise on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
All meals onboard
Daily activities
Sporting activities
Theatre performances
Film screenings
Guest speakers and insight programs

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 19 Feb 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Wed 19 Feb – Brisbane, Australia
  • Day 2: Thu 20 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 3: Fri 21 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 4: Sat 22 Feb – Alotau, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 5: Sun 23 Feb – Kiriwina Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 6: Mon 24 Feb – Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 7: Tue 25 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 8: Wed 26 Feb – Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
  • Day 9: Thu 27 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 10: Fri 28 Feb – Cairns, Australia
  • Day 11: Sat 29 Feb – At Sea
  • Day 12: Sun 01 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 13: Mon 02 Mar – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 14: Tue 03 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 15: Wed 04 Mar – Hobart, Australia
  • Day 16: Thu 05 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 17: Fri 06 Mar – Burnie, Australia
  • Day 18: Sat 07 Mar – Melbourne, Australia
  • Day 19: Sun 08 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 20: Mon 09 Mar – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 21: Tue 10 Mar – At Sea
  • Day 22: Wed 11 Mar – Brisbane, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 19 Feb 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages.

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Wed 19 Feb - Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Between heritage and modern architecture, you will find elegant Georgian buildings of native sandstone stand next to sleek glass towers. But Brisbane is also a superbly landscaped city with jacarandas, flame trees, and bougainvilleas thriving in its semi-tropical climate. Explore this laid-back city and come face to face with koalas, kangaroos and wombats.
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Thu 20 Feb - At Sea

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Fri 21 Feb - At Sea

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Sat 22 Feb - Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Papua New Guinea showcases extraordinary wildernesses, a land of tiny tree kangaroos and giant butterflies. Alotau lies on the southeastern tip of the island of New Guinea. Looking out onto Milne Bay, It roughly translates as ‘bay of views,’ and certainly lives up to its name.
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Sun 23 Feb - Kiriwina Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the afternoon Kiriwina is the largest of the Trobriand Islands. They’re found off Papua New Guinea’s east coast, with rainforest, coral reefs and caves to explore.
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Mon 24 Feb - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Arrives in the morning – Departs in the early evening Rabaul, with its dramatic backdrop of volcanoes, certainly epitomises this sense of nature untamed. with red lamps, joss sticks and fresh oranges; markets are heaped high with salted eggs, squid and every kind of medicinal root and herbal remedy imaginable; red-sailed junks and sampans ply the harbour.
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Tue 25 Feb - At Sea

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Wed 26 Feb - Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Found off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, this dusting of 21 islands is the perfect place to experience the sense of serenity and relaxation in a stunning natural beauty.
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Thu 27 Feb - At Sea

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Fri 28 Feb - Cairns, Australia

Arrives in the early morning The seaside resort of Yorkey’s Knob is your entrée to the city of Cairns, where the reef meets the rainforest. Its principal attraction is what lies around it: over 60 national parks from the wet tropical rain forests and lush tablelands filled with spectacular caves to the truly wild Cape York Peninsula, and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef.
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Sat 29 Feb - At Sea

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Sun 01 Mar - At Sea

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Mon 02 Mar - Sydney, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Australia’s oldest and largest city has something for everyone, enjoy the beautiful skyline of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city centre to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.
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Tue 03 Mar - At Sea

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Wed 04 Mar - Hobart, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Although some parts of the mountainous island of Tasmania are filled with impenetrable rain forests, others are foggy meadowlands that resemble the Yorkshire countryside. Hobart is perfect for a walking tour; many streets feature historic cottages and rows of antique shoppes. The city’s long-ago days as a penal colony are recalled in the handsome sandstone buildings constructed by convicts.
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Thu 05 Mar - At Sea

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Fri 06 Mar - Burnie, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Gateway to Northern Tasmania, Burnie is one of the best places to see Australia’s awe-inspiring animals in their natural habitat. The port spans from the Mersey River Valley to the edges of the dry Northern Midland plains on the northwest coast of Tasmania.
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Sat 07 Mar - Melbourne, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Melbourne is a charming city easy to explore; modern skyscrapers mingle comfortably with Victorian homes, plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. Flower gardens and graceful, tree-lined boulevards add a refined air to Melbourne. The city has something for everyone art, fashion, food, music you can do it all, or just enjoy a total tranquillity.
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Sun 08 Mar - At Sea

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Mon 09 Mar - Sydney, Australia

Arrives in the early morning – Departs in the early evening Australia’s oldest and largest city has something for everyone, enjoy the beautiful skyline of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city centre to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.
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Tue 10 Mar - At Sea

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Wed 11 Mar - Brisbane, Australia

Arrives in the morning After this amazing 22 day voyage, it’s time to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth. Extend a bit your escape exploring the beautiful city of Brisbane, whether you’re seeking for architecture, wildlife or simply enjoy the warm atmosphere of this city everything is possible.
The newest of the premium Cunard fleet, the Queen Elizabeth radiates a classic Hollywood glamour with a hint of art deco. The award-winning vessel offers elegance and ease, relaxation and excitement.
Dining
Eating on board the Queen Victoria is a gourmand’s dream. Expert sommeliers will help you pair fine wines with the polished and perfected menus on offer in the main dining room. Specialty delights await at the Verandah and the various venues inside Kings Court or the Lido, including Aztec’s Mexican favourites, Bamboo’s Asian creations, La Piazza’s Italian cuisine and American grill-inspired Smokehouse. Live out your foodie fantasies with Cunard’s famous Gin & Fizz experience, a bar specialising in premium gins, prosecco and champagne. Learn from wine experts on board with tastings, pairings and fine wine packages.
Entertainment
Dress to impress and dance the night away at one of Cunard’s famous themed gala balls. Enjoy live music in the lounges and venues across the ship, and be sure to see at least one West-End style show in the Royal Court Theatre. Make the most of fitness classes available such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, spin classes and even personal training sessions. At your own leisure, enjoy table tennis, paddle tennis, a nice swim, croquet on the deck or golf putting. For armchair enthusiasts, there is coverage of major sporting events in select bars and lounges. Unwind and treat yourself to the range of massages, hair styling and spa treatments on offer at the Royal Spa.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • 2 beds and shower (approx 152 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower and living area with ocean view window (from 180 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • 2 beds, shower, living area and balcony (from 228 sq. ft)
  • Room features:
    • 24-hour room service, direct-dial telephone
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolate
    • Satellite TV with multi-language film and music channels
    • Refrigerator, safe, hairdryer
    • Daily shipboard newspaper
    • Half a bottle of Bon Voyage wine, Fruit basket (on request)
    • 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets
 
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