Silversea Luxury Cruises To ALOTAU

ALOTAU

Alotau is the provincial capital of the Milne Bay Province located in the southeast bay of Papua New Guinea. The town and surrounding area has been an important staging ground during World War II and we will see remains and memorials dating back or referring to the war. On a tour of the town, visitors will appreciate lovely vistas of the bay and experience the markets, which are frequented not only by locals, but also by islanders selling their products or looking for produce to take back into Milne Bay. View more

Alotau is an important port facility for the islands and attracts many vendors of handicrafts from different islands.

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SINGAPORE To CAIRNS
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    Jan 04 2022
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    15 Days
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    Silver Shadow
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CAIRNS To SINGAPORE
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    Apr 20 2022
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CAIRNS To LAUTOKA
  • Departure
    Sep 24 2022
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    16 Days
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    Silver Explorer
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BALI To SYDNEY
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    Dec 21 2022
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CAIRNS To SINGAPORE
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    Feb 12 2023
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Excursions in ALOTAU

Cultural Extravaganza

Papua New Guinea is a very-low-income country with very basic infrastructure, and vastly different to the western culture mentality. Local conditions may be challenging; therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. Coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. We thank you for your understanding.

For a truly authentic Papua New Guinean experience visit rural Ahioma and meet the locals.


Depart the pier for a short scenic drive east along the picturesque coastline to Dodobana village, where you will be welcomed with a traditional welcome ceremony and experience the true Melanesian hospitality. Learn about traditional family activities such as cultural performances, traditional weaving techniques used for baskets and accessories. Take a walk through a traditional garden and observe traditional clay pot cooking the way their ancestors have been cooking for centuries


Next, take a short drive to the small seaside village of Gehi Gehi and learn traditional and modern ways of catching and smoking fish. Time permitting, take a quick swim in the warm tropical waters. Enjoy demonstrations of the many uses of the coconut palm in every day village life before returning to the pier.

Scenic & Historical Experience

Papua New Guinea is a very-low-income country with very basic infrastructure, and vastly different to the western culture mentality. Local conditions may be challenging; therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. Coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. We thank you for your understanding.

Explore Alotau town, the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea.

Depart the pier and start your excursion with a scenic drive to the hill tops, stopping at the Top Town look out for lovely panoramic views of the bay. Learn about the Alotau Town history and significance of the Battle of Milne Bay in the world history.

Next, continue to a local secondary school for a guided tour and enjoy interaction with local children. Get an insight of a local life and watch some of the cultural demonstrations featuring traditional activities such as arts, crafts and face painting.

On the way back to the pier, visit the town centre and take a stroll through a local food market where your guide will introduce you to a huge variety of fresh local produce and crafts.

Village & Nature Encounter

Papua New Guinea is a very-low-income country with very basic infrastructure, and vastly different to the western culture mentality. Local conditions may be challenging; therefore, we urge flexibility and understanding as we visit unique and somewhat remote destinations. Coaches, guides, hotels, restaurants, equipment, and services are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. We thank you for your understanding.

Discover what Papua New Guinea village life is like during this half-day excursion where you will taste traditional food and learn about world largest palm oil plantation and war canoes.

Depart the pier and drive into the heart of Huhu, the centre of the historic cannibalistic hinterland and the home of war canoes. As you journey through the region, hear about the history and culture of Tawala. Pass through one of the world's largest Palm Oil Plantations, spanning endless hectares, and learn about the plant itself.

Next, continue to Bibiko village, where you can see how western culture has influenced on a traditional way of life, and taste local dishes from clay pots, taro, banana, cassava and leafy green vegetables. Learn about war canoes and why this tradition has been so important to village life.

On your way back to the pier stop at Milne Bay War Memorial, constructed by Australian soldiers, and learn about the battle and its significant part during World War II.

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.