Sunday 7 June 2009

Magical Melanesia - Cruise International - destinations, port guides and cruise reviews

Papua New Guinea is a wild, untamed land full of sorcery, magic and bizarre rites and practices. Some tribes are yet to see their first white face. Take this scene, add the luxurious expedition ship MV Orion, and you too will fall under the spell. WORDS AND PICTURES: RODERICK EIME

Dobu Island, part of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands
Dobu Island, part of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands
Fergusson Island, a prehistoric landscape of boiling lakes and the site of the famous Dei Dei hot springs, is just one of the numerous excursions we enjoyed during the expedition ship MV Orion's 11-night "Highland Cultures" cruise along the "spine" of Papua New Guinea's mainland. Located between the tropical north coast of Australia and the Indonesian archipelago, Papua New Guinea, or PNG as it's known, is a mysterious, mountainous land of tropical landscapes and amazing coastal scenery.

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