IN­TRIGU­ING VOY­AGES

Ex­otic places to go, in­ter­est­ing peo­ple to meet

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - BEST FOR 2019 | CRUISE ITINERARIES - BRAD CROUCH

Pa­pua New Guinea hol­i­day that ven­tures off the beaten track with a unique cruise itin­er­ary,” he said.

“Guests can wit­ness the Alotau fes­ti­val and Sing Sing, and try their arm at Tro­briand cricket on Kiri­wina Is­land where the rules al­low an un­lim­ited num­ber of play­ers, danc­ing and whistle­blow­ing. All of this topped with a visit to the breath­tak­ing Con­flict Is­lands.”

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PRO­NOUNCE THIS

Test your spelling while see­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary sights on an APT trip from Longyear­byen in Spits­ber­gen to Kanger­lus­suaq in Green­land.

The 15-day voy­age in July calls at re­mote Jan Mayen is­land en route to CHART THE USA ex­plore Green­land with calls at Isika­jia, Scoresby Sound, Rode Fjord, It­to­qqor­toormiit, the Blos­seville Coast, Am­mas­sa­lik, Nansen Har­bour, Skjoldun­gen Fjord, Prince Chris­tian Sound, Narsaq, Nuuk, Evigheds­fjord and dis­em­bark­ing in Kanger­lus­suaq.

APT’s Mladen Vu­kic says: “From ex­plor­ing re­mote vil­lages to see­ing in­cred­i­ble wildlife to cruis­ing ice­berg-filled bays in your Zo­diac, this ex­pe­di­tion cruise aboard a lux­ury small ship along Green­land’s east coast is sure to leave you speech­less.” APTOURING.COM.AU

COOL RUN­NINGS

Savour the white wilder­ness of Antarc­tica on an 11-night Hel­loworld pack­age sail­ing roundtrip from Ushuaia on the tip of South Amer­ica de­part­ing Oc­to­ber 30, 2019. The pack­age in­clud­ing one night-pre­cruise ac­com­mo­da­tion in Ushuaia sail­ing on Aurora Ex­pe­di­tions’ Greg Mor­timer will cross the Drake Pas­sage then visit – de­pend­ing on con­di­tions – Aitcho, Robert or De­cep­tion is­lands in the South Shet­lands, Ger­lache Strait, Le­maire Chan­nel, Par­adise or Neko har­bours, the Mel­chior Is­lands or his­toric Port Lock­roy.

Hel­loworld’s Cassie Lee said: “With 15 Zo­di­acs on board you will have no trou­ble get­ting up close to the en­vi­ron­ment and its in­hab­i­tants – ac­com­mo­dat­ing a max­i­mum of 100 pas­sen­gers on board, this is an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed.” HEL­LOWORLD.COM.AU

SPLEN­DID DE­BUT

Be aboard Car­ni­val Splen­dor when the ship ar­rives in her new home port of Syd­ney af­ter a 15-day trip de­part­ing Sin­ga­pore on Novem­ber 25, 2019 with calls at Bali (Benoa), Ko­modo, Dar­win, Air­lie Beach and More­ton Is­land.

Car­ni­val spokes­woman Jen­nifer Van­dekreeke says: “A lucky few will be on Car­ni­val Splen­dor’s in­au­gu­ral voy­age from Sin­ga­pore to Syd­ney and they’ll be the first to try out the ex­pan­sive spa, fresh new restau­rants and bars and the water­park cus­tomde­signed for Aus­tralia.” CAR­NI­VAL.COM.AU

TSAR GRAND VOY­AGE

Ex­plore Rus­sia’s two great­est cities and in­trigu­ing stops in be­tween on

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A chance to trace US his­tory on a Scenic cruise is among a slew of fan­tas­tic new voy­ages ex­plor­ing some of the most fas­ci­nat­ing and beau­ti­ful cor­ners of the world.

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