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Cruises to Rabaul

4 Reviews
Rabaul (Photo:Grey82/Shutterstock)

About Rabaul

Rabaul is an enthralling port for many reasons. There is copious war history from both world wars and a big angry volcano that has a habit of burying the old town under a thick layer of ash every few years. Once the capital of East New Britain, the administrative centre has now moved to Kokopo, the location of a new airport.

Kokopo is often used as a turnaround port or for expedition vessels, due to the availability of air links and the all-weather tarmac strip.

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Silver Shadow
Silver Shadow (Photo: Silversea)

21 Night
World CruiseDetails

273 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jan 23, 2023
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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

11 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

1,014 Reviews
Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jan 26, 2023
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)

18 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

580 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 10, 2024
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)

28 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

580 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 10, 2024
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10 Night
South Pacific CruiseDetails

1,014 Reviews
Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Dec 18, 2023
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17 Night
Expedition CruiseDetails

83 Reviews
Leaving:Lautoka
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Apr 26, 2023
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21 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

580 Reviews
Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 7, 2024
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39 Night
World CruiseDetails

273 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jan 23, 2023
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126 Night
126 Night Round World CruiseDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Trieste
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 6, 2024
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21 Night
Expedition CruiseDetails

54 Reviews
Leaving:Darwin
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Sep 11, 2024
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114 Night
114 Night Round World CruiseDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 13, 2024
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31 Night
Transpacific CruiseDetails

580 Reviews
Leaving:Melbourne
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Mar 7, 2024
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16 Night
Expedition CruiseDetails

83 Reviews
Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Sep 30, 2023
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114 Night
114 Night Round World CruiseDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 12, 2024
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116 Night
116 Night Round World CruiseDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 11, 2024
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More about Rabaul

Why go to Rabaul?

Pros:

War history buffs will find some interesting relics in Rabaul, which can be seen via organized tour or independently

Cons:

There's an active volcano here, which is almost always a threat to the town

Bottom Line:

Whether you're exploring the remains of a Japanese bomber or watching fire dancers, you're up for cultural experience

Rabaul Cruise Port Facilities?

Most times ships will dock at the wharf in the old town of Rabaul, where passengers may be confronted with the devastation caused by several volcanoes, the last of which almost finished off the town in 1994. The nearby market has been partly restored, and many of the WWII-era buildings are still in place, as they were designed to withstand the fierce Allied bombing while the town was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45.


Rabaul Cruise Reviews
Walked around the town and markets, had a chat with a couple of the local kids who wanted to practice their English.Read More
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Marchfly
Full day tour in a comfortable air conditioned bus, so many stops and we saw everything from Yamamoto's Bunker to the War Cemetery, which was stunning, and the volcanic tour. 13 highlights. Thanks!Read More
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MaJoeJoe
Best tour of whole trip. Ellie the local tour guide was informative, friendly, funny and very caring. Viewed Volcano Observatory, Yamamotos Bunker, Betty Bomber, Japanese Peace Memorial, Bitapaka War Cemetary, KokopRead More
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