Alotau Cruises

Alotau Cultural Festival
Traditional Cooking Class
Snorkelling Discoveries

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Alotau, in Papua Guinea, is a magical town on the northern shores of Milne Bay, nestled by lush forest and verdant hills. On an MSC World Cruise, you’ll discover beaches of dark volcanic sand, a fascinating ancient culture, and some of the most distinct coral reef systems in the world.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting activities and things to see including:

• Alotau Cultural Festival
• Traditional Cooking Class
• Snorkelling Discoveries

Discover Papua New Guinea’s history and culture at the enchanting Alotau Festival. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll savour local treats, enjoy authentic cookery demonstrations, and watch dry-grass skirts moving to ancient rhythms. Learn about Kenu canoes and Kundu drums, used during gatherings and ceremonies. Or watch fearsome warriors dance in traditional dress before browsing stands of handcrafted souvenirs.

An exciting experience awaits you on an MSC Cruises excursion at the Masurina Lodge. Here, you’ll master the art of traditional clay-pot cooking — a culinary adventure for all food enthusiasts! Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before assisting the chef with the preparation of a tasty meal. Then, visit the World War II exhibition before eating your lunch, having a drink at the bar, or taking a swim in the pool.

The coral reefs of Papua New Guinea are thriving with mesmerising marine life! On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific, snorkelling over an amazing underwater paradise! Home to more than 600 varieties of corals and 2200 species of reef fish, PNG’s marine biodiversity is a thing of wonder. Spot sea horses, manta rays, turtles, gobies, clams, and even dolphins!

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    Papua New Guinea

    Discovering The Coral Triangle
    Discovering The Coral Triangle

    An MSC World Cruise will take you to Papua New Guinea, large parts of which are still unexplored, at the southern tip of the so-called Coral Triangle, the name given to all the land between Southeast Asia and Australia.

    Most of Papua New Guinea is mountainous and still covered by forests. Its largest city and the capital, Port Moresby, has just less than half a million inhabitants and half of the country’s population, just eight million people, is under 20 years old. In the inland regions there are communities that have no contact with modern civilisation and they rarely come into contact with the rest of the world. 
    The Papuan Peninsula extends towards Australia, remaining within the equatorial region, and is home to an impressive number of plant and animal species. Papua New Guinea is one of the few regions in the world where new species are still being discovered, despite the fact that the land is only protected by a few local national parks and reserves. 
    The natural wonders of this country include Tavurvur, an active stratovolcano on the shores of the Bismarck sea, the Trobriand Islands, Normanby Island with its marine protected areas, and the area of Cape Nelson, which has a unique topography similar to that of the Norwegian fjords.