Silversea Luxury Cruises To AGATS (Asmat)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Agats, Papua New Guinea
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Agats, Papua New Guinea
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Agats, Papua New Guinea

Travel into the depths of Papua New Guinea. The island – the second largest island in the world after Greenland – is home to hidden valleys and rugged, often inaccessible terrain and is still unchartered territory for travel enthusiasts. The country is divided into two halves – belonging to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea itself and is fascinating melting pot of language (the island speaks 250 different languages, plus an at least number of dialects), wildlife and natural beauty. The Asmat region is also home to the Asmat tribe. View more

Due to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the region, the Asmat were still practising headhunting and cannibalism as late as the 1970s. This way of life began to change when Catholic missionaries established a post in Agats, the capital of the region. Over time, the missionaries were able to convince the Asmat to give up their stone age culture. The homes, longhouses, shops, schools and religious centres of Agats are all located along elevated wooden and concrete boardwalks in the heart of a dense mangrove jungle. The Asmat Museum is a must-see. Here it is possible to pour over exceptional examples of the Asmat’s renowned and vibrant woodcarving traditions. The woodcarvings embody the Asmat’s ancestors in the afterlife and are thus treated as powerful, sacred objects. Expect to see elaborate displays of ancestor poles, drums, body masks, shields, daggers, and skulls, for perhaps the most mind expanding and authentic travel experience you are ever likely to see.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.