Cruises to Rabaul

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About Cruising to 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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New Guinea Immersion

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South Pacific Cruise

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New Guinea, West Papua & Indonesia Exploration

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South Pacific Cruise

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Coral Triangle Volcanos & Great Barrier Reef

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Coral Triangle Great Barrier Reef & Far East

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Far East Holiday & Coral Triangle Collector

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118 Night Round World Cruise

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South Pacific Cruise

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127 Night Round World Cruise

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30 Night
Cultural Exploration Of The Pacific Islands

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Transpacific Cruise

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South Pacific Cruise

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116 Night Round World Cruise

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More about Rabaul

Why Cruise 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
We spent 2 days in Rabaul. At the port we were greeted by locals singing. On the first day I did the ship's Volcanic Tour. We left in a long line of mini-buses through the town to the old town and airport which isRead More
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