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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed going to Alotau, the drums the dancing and singing was more than I expected, it was something I hadn't experienced before. I did find the souvenirs much too expensive to buy, $40 for a 'China Made' ... Read More
I thoroughly enjoyed going to Alotau, the drums the dancing and singing was more than I expected, it was something I hadn't experienced before. I did find the souvenirs much too expensive to buy, $40 for a 'China Made' t-shirt, is too much. Sarongs were $25 not too bad, but other Islands I have been to they have been either $5, or $10, so a big difference. Wooden souvenirs I did not ask about, as I don't like dealing with Customs back home! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2015
We did our own thing and loved it. Was the first time we uncounted beatle nut. All the natives from a very young age seem to chew on it. The locals put on great free shows for the ship at the wharf and near the town area proper. Town is an ... Read More
We did our own thing and loved it. Was the first time we uncounted beatle nut. All the natives from a very young age seem to chew on it. The locals put on great free shows for the ship at the wharf and near the town area proper. Town is an easy walk. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2015
Way too expensive and saw nil war memorabilia. Half the cost would be fine
Way too expensive and saw nil war memorabilia. Half the cost would be fine Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2016
It's a beach area where you can swim & snorkel. Ship anchors and you are tendered in. Has markets, very colourful.
It's a beach area where you can swim & snorkel. Ship anchors and you are tendered in. Has markets, very colourful. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
Great tour, great itinerary, good vehicle and driver, but 9 squashed into an 8 seater vehicle in the very hot and humid PNG conditions, on roads that arent the safest.
Great tour, great itinerary, good vehicle and driver, but 9 squashed into an 8 seater vehicle in the very hot and humid PNG conditions, on roads that arent the safest. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
We did a half day tour and visited a little school where the children danced for us. The school itself was very poor with little Govt assistance, we gave them books etc to help out The children were wonderful. The we visited a village ... Read More
We did a half day tour and visited a little school where the children danced for us. The school itself was very poor with little Govt assistance, we gave them books etc to help out The children were wonderful. The we visited a village where a lady cooked for us and wer saw some of their native craft. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2016
Crammed into three buses with jump seats in use - entertained for 3 hours while the Coral Discoverer was prepared for new guests.
Crammed into three buses with jump seats in use - entertained for 3 hours while the Coral Discoverer was prepared for new guests. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2016
As PNG is a 3rd world country, this port is certainly nothing special. We got off the ship for an hour or so to see the WW2 memorial.
As PNG is a 3rd world country, this port is certainly nothing special. We got off the ship for an hour or so to see the WW2 memorial. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
This port is very much like Fiji would have been during the 60's. Not a lot to see or buy from the locals. I donated money instead to a Pentecostal church (it was Sunday) that was rocking its socks off with God, and to a stand that ... Read More
This port is very much like Fiji would have been during the 60's. Not a lot to see or buy from the locals. I donated money instead to a Pentecostal church (it was Sunday) that was rocking its socks off with God, and to a stand that was all about the disabled in Alotau. We then paid $15 each to sit and watch native dancers, and bought lunch and drinks there as well. Spent over $100 in their community without buying junky stuff to bring home. Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
Just walked around here and were adopted by 7 yr old Nata. Went to supermarket and market. Also had a bite to eat at International Hotel. People very friendly and helpful. There is at least one bank with an ATM. CHeaper to get Kina here ... Read More
Just walked around here and were adopted by 7 yr old Nata. Went to supermarket and market. Also had a bite to eat at International Hotel. People very friendly and helpful. There is at least one bank with an ATM. CHeaper to get Kina here than on ship. Quite safe to walk from ship to town. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
Very Poor location of PNG. Port was dirty, hot, uneven walkways, and not a very pleasant place to visit. Given a choice, I will stay on the ship if returning to this port.
Very Poor location of PNG. Port was dirty, hot, uneven walkways, and not a very pleasant place to visit. Given a choice, I will stay on the ship if returning to this port. Read Less

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