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P&O cruise to Alotau, Kitava, Kirivita and Conflict Islands

I just returned from the Pacific Eden cruise from Cairns to the above Islands in PNG and return to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maxine F
Sydney, Australia
Cruise stop - pretty island(s)

Arrived on the Aria & tendered to the small island. A big thing for the locals who were there to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I just returned from the Pacific Eden cruise from Cairns to the above Islands in PNG and return to Cairns. These natives have only been exposed to whites for the last 5 years.. They were delightful and welcoming and were very happy to chat to...More

Thank Maxine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on the Aria & tendered to the small island. A big thing for the locals who were there to sell their homemade wares. Snorkelled on the larger island which was OK - took a bit of getting to the pretty reef (over a sea...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited Kiriwina Island on our Golden Princess cruise. Leaving the ship early, we found like 3 local guides offering their service. The guy we asked to show us around took us to the villages, introduced to the chief who showed us his yam-house en...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon first arrival via tender boat from the Pacific Eden we were created by many locals. Many lined the beach selling gorgeous wood carvings and other souvenirs. Snorkeling from the beach was great, plenty of fish life. Would definitely recommend a visit if you have...More

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

My friends family and I did the P&O Papua New Guinea cruise. Kitava was included in the of the stops. Beautiful Island. Once arrived on the island there is a long line of locals with various hand crafted sovineers. It was a beautiful place to...More

4  Thank Sophie T
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Going ashore accredited guides were waiting for us, you do not have to use them. Ruth our guide took us into the jungle, past the school, where the teacher had the kids dancing.She then took us past a corrugated Iron church, which all the villages...More

6  Thank Gary C
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We took the Christmas cruise with P&O through PNG stopping at Kitava on Christmas day. walking onto the beach there is a very long line of locals selling their handicrafts, don't pay the asking price negotiate.... afternoon is the best time to buy as this...More

2  Thank John_Hawke
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We stopped there for the day on the Pacific Aria as part of their PNG cruise Feb 2017. We found it to be a wonderful port and the villagers very friendly. However due to the shortage of Kina on the ship we had to trade...More

6  Thank Bowsider
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This was our 2nd visit our 1st November 2013 and a was really pleased to see it had not changed much. We took the 5 Kina boat trip over to the island for snorkelling. We had Lobster 30 Kina and beer and soft drinks were...More

5  Thank Kath P
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Kitava Island is a jewel. The island was lovely and the people so warm and welcoming. We walked through the market place and enjoyed seeing the many items made from local woods. The products were well-polished and very reasonable. Wish I had more room in...More

3  Thank Janice P
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July 6, 2017|
Response from Janice P | Reviewed this property |
We were in New Guinea in December s it is hard for me to tell you about the weather at this time of year. We did a tour of Ribaul which included the volcano. Impressive. If your ship offers a tour to the Festival, be sure... More