Papua New Guinea – A Superyacht Destination Waiting to Happen

As writers, we specialise in travel aboard superyachts and very small boutique cruise liners.

Having just returned from a trip in which we sailed around Cape Horn in Via Australis we are looking now for similar ships on which to report.

One such might be True North Australia’s  luxury adventure-cruise ship.

Purpose-built she sails deep into the heart of the wilderness, visiting areas that larger ships cannot access.

Guests are privy to only the highest quality experiences courtesy of her on-board biologist and a team of naturalists, a ship’s helicopter and six dedicated expedition boats

In fact, a knowledgeable crew of 20 tend to the every-need of just 36 guests.

The season of cruises this year in Papua New Guinea is selling fast and it is easy to see why

There is only one way to experience the mysterious world PNG has to offer and that’s on board the superyacht sized ship. From culture and village life, to remarkable fishing and diving expeditions, True North guests are privy to some of this magical region’s most extraordinary experiences.

Each year the True North explores this remote land in November and December with itineraries ranging from five to twelve nights.

Operated by North Star Cruises, she first visited the wilds of PNG in 2005 and since then has continued to foster and build on relationships with the local people in some of the most remote parts of the country. It’s these relationships that allow guests to visit communities that have remained largely unchanged by the pressures of the modern world – making the voyage experience so special.

Exceptional food and wine are also at the heart of a True North experience. The ship’s modern Australian cuisine is supplemented with locally sourced ingredients and complemented by a good selection of Western Australian wines. Cabins are spacious and modern; there is a panoramic lower deck dining room, an alfresco bar and an observation lounge.

Cruising in Papua New Guinea offers life changing experiences for all – from the well-travelled aficionado, to the first-time cruiser eager to experience something different. Daily activities include:

  • Scenic walks
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Picnics
  • Cultural events
  • Flights in the ship’s helicopter