MELANESIAN DISCOVERER PO Box 707, Madang 511 Madang Province Contact: 852 2766 Facsimile: 852 3543
Exploration cruises of the Sepik River and Trobriand Islands 24 twin and double lower cabins, all with private bathrooms. The cabins have large picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery, ample storage space, telephone, music system and a colour television for in-house movies and daily event programmes. The restaurant converts into a lecture theatre and limited à la carte and buffet meals are available. The main observation lounge is on the bridge deck, which has a cocktail bar, piano and luxurious seating for up to 50 passengers. The ship is air-conditioned with individual temperature controls, international telex, telephone and facsimile services.
SEPIK SPIRIT PO Box 371, Mt Hagen 281 Western Highlands Province Contact: Mr Bob Bates Telephone: 542 1438 Facsimile: 542 2470 EMail: 100253.3337@Compuserve.com
Expeditionary cruises down the Karawari River to the main Sepik River and on to Timbunke, East Sepik Province. Specifically built with shallow hull to visit areas inaccessible to larger boats. Offers tours and village experiences and opportunity to purchase carvings from village people. Three night or six night cruises depart weekly.
Accommodates 18 passengers in 9 deluxe twin-bedrooms each with private bath. Air-conditioned with dining room, lounge bar, video and covered observatory deck.