SEADREAM YACHT CLUB REVEALS DETAILS ON 2014 EXPEDITION

TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA

MIAMI, June 6, 2013 – Few areas in the world are as exotic and stunning as Papua New Guinea. The land’s vibrant culture is still thriving and its natural beauty makes the territory a true untouched tropical paradise. Embarking from Cairns, Queensland (Australia) Feb. 1, 2014, SeaDream II of the award-winning SeaDream Yacht Club, will set sail on an exclusive voyage led by a team of expedition experts. Visiting a virtually inaccessible part of the world, guests will travel far off traditional cruising routes and venture into areas rarely visited by outsiders.   

“It is simply exhilarating to arrive on a secluded beach by Zodiac boat from SeaDream II and be warmly greeted by a civilization that has remained the same for thousands of years,” shares Pamela Conover, CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club. “Visiting this unspoiled region with our collection of experts promises an unforgettable and rewarding experience.”

Sailing from Australia’s northwest coastal city of Cairns on Feb. 1 and arriving in Bali (Benoa) on Feb. 15, 2014, ports of call and remote harbors include Alotau, Milne Bay; Kitava, Trobriand Islands; Tami Island; Sepik River and Watam Village; Jayapura; Banda Neira; Moluccas; Larantuka; and Komodo Island. 

Calling the 112-guest mega-yacht SeaDream II home, guests will be transported by a fleet of nimble, go-anywhere Zodiacs, landing directly on the beaches of these coastal villages to begin exploration. An added bonus will be professional wildlife photographer Sue Flood onboard, documenting the expedition and sharing tips for taking the perfect shot.

Highlights and shore excursion options include:

  • Introduction to Papua New Guinea culture in Alotau in the Milne Bay Province, meeting charming locals and touring the coast. Travelers will have the option to venture into the jungle to revisit a key World War II site. For those interested in natural history, guides will lead guests on hikes and bird watching tours from the beach.
  • Exploring the Trobriand Islands, one of the most culturally intact destinations in Papua New Guinea. Guests landing ashore will experience colorful and powerful performances of young warriors and local maidens dancing directly on the beach before touring the gardens and thatched roof homes of the villagers. The day will conclude with a beachside barbecue in this unspoiled paradise.    
  • Discovering the tiny islands of Tami, comprised of uplifted coral atolls less than a kilometer in length. Locals will greet guests with indigenous dances and tours of their villages, observing traditions dating back thousands of years.
  • Visiting the mighty Sepik River, the longest in Papua New Guinea, which is home to the villages of Watam and Kopar along its delta. Villagers will display local customs and dances, allowing a direct look back in time to a culture that measures its existence in thousands of years.

Fully inclusive yachting fares begin at $9,999, based on double occupancy. The SeaDream II will be sailing a series of 17 voyages in Asia starting Oct. 2013 through April 2014. Itineraries include Myanmar, Thailand, India, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Northern Australia and Malaysia.  For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at 1-800-707-4911 or visit www.seadream.com.

About SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two twin, casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 112 guests and a 95-person award-winning crew, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” defines not only the size of the vessels, but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. SeaDream Yacht Club provides a yachting experience visiting small harbors and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on seven to 15-day voyages. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are available through SeaDream’s fully-inclusive fare. For more information, visit www.seadream.com or call 1-800-707-4911.

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