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Port of Alotau

Alotau, Papua New Guinea
+675 641 1266
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Not much of a port, but...

There were some stalls at the port, but the cultural center and Festival grounds was worth the stop... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
gonealot
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Our first port on our cruise

We loved New Guinea beginning with Alotau and the Culteral Festival. We were on the Sun Princess... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
ozpammy
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Sydney Australia
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“port area” (2 reviews)
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Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

There were some stalls at the port, but the cultural center and Festival grounds was worth the stop in the port. There was a lot of live performing going on..different styles of cultural dance and ceremonies. The warrior canoe demonstration was great. One thing you...More

Thank gonealot
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We loved New Guinea beginning with Alotau and the Culteral Festival. We were on the Sun Princess and this was our first of four ports in PNG. We booked an excursion with the ship and so glad we didn’t have to walk to town it...More

1  Thank ozpammy
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I guess our first glimpse of Alotau Port was not very inspiring. However, after disembarking the ship, our attitude changed somewhat. There was a warm welcome from local tourism volunteers, a small information booth was set up near the ship but had minimal literature and...More

2  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Recently visited this port on a cruise with P&O. We didn't book a trip from the ship. There are plenty of tour people waiting at the gate outside the terminal that are happy to negotiate a tour and price with you. We paid 25 Kina...More

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I can't imagine coming here on a cruise ship with 500 or more people. We stopped here with a small ship with 65 people on board to catch a flight back to Australia. We had lunch at the dockside Alotau International Hotel, which has nicely...More

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Alotau, the capital of Milne Bay Province, had particular relevance to my wife and me as our fathers were stationed in PNG during World War II. We arrived by cruise ship and, on disembarkation noted a tourist information booth set up inside the port area....More

3  Thank Jomax100
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Alotau is the first port day for this cruise. The township is typical of most poor South Pacific destinations. After reviewing the township on trip advisor we booked a day tour with Reef Mine Tours and were delighted we did so it is worth every...More

2  Thank 123kooti
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Alotau is an unattractive port, where our plane landed. It is a commercial port with large tankers, cruise ships and big box like stores where you can buy any essential you need for your trip. There is a store where you can buy Bagi(local shell...More

Thank mommadoc1
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A wonderful group of dancers portside when we arrived - great drumming, happy to join in with no idea of the words. Did wonder how hot the pavement was under all those bare feet?

Thank VeroniqueM68
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We made a stop at Alotau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), on a recent cruise around northern Australia. There is not really much by way of facilities at the port itself, but many of our fellow cruisers chose to walk into town and seemed to enjoy...More

1  Thank njcavalier
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194debrae
4 June 2018|
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Response from gonealot | Reviewed this property |
I am not positive, but I don’t so.
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austravlar
14 January 2018|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
“Battle of Milne Bay” Tour takes up about 2 hours. It’s a tour arranged by locals
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