No ho­tels. Just one 5-star float­ing base camp.

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Front Page -

NEXT APRIL, a Zo­diac-stacked ex­pe­di­tion ves­sel of mod­est size (but lux­u­ri­ous ap­point­ment) will voy­age where few folk can travel.

She’ll slice del­i­cately through liq­uid turquoise off the north coast of PNG and West Pa­pua, vil­lage-and-is­land hop­ping her way across a breath­tak­ingly re­mote marine wilder­ness, and she’ll cross the Equa­tor to visit re­mote Mapia Atoll. Then, over the Bird’s Head to Raja Am­pat, Earth’s paradise of co­ral reef bio­di­ver­sity.

MV Orion will show a priv­i­leged few what Na­ture dishes up to those not fear­ful of ven­tur­ing off the beaten track. (She’ll show too what Serge Densereau dishes up … Bathers’ Pavilion’s renowned chef de­signs her menus.)

And she’ll show you … peo­ple. You’ll step day af­ter day from your in­vig­o­rat­ing in­flat­able into com­mu­ni­ties with pure, unspoilt cul­tures. Your penul­ti­mate land­fall on rarely vis­ited Yam­dena Is­land, Maluku, will seal the ex­pe­ri­ence. 11 nights from $8,070pp twin share* Guar­an­teed un­til 30 Novem­ber only

For de­tails on all ex­pe­di­tions get the richly il­lus­trated, 68-page 2013 brochure.

See your travel agent, call our PNG Spe­cial­ists on 1300 361 012 or down­load the e-brochure from our web­site.

*Fares are per per­son twin share in Aus­tralian Dol­lars. Fares are based on Cat­e­gory A state­room in­clud­ing best sav­ings avail­able. Sav­ings vary by cat­e­gory type and sail­ing date and are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity. Fares are cor­rect at time of print.

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