Zegrahm Expeditions with Jann Porter – Papua New Guinea Cultural Connections from 6 to 13 September 2020 and Melanesia, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu from 12 to 27 September 2020

In 2020, Zegrahm Expeditions will be celebrating 30 years in expedition travel and to commemorate this milestone in their history, they’ll be celebrating with four Signature Voyages that embody the spirit of exploration and expedition travel. When their founders started the company in 1990, they were committed to crafting innovative and industry-leading itineraries for curious explorers and their original mission remains Zegrahm’s core focus three decades later.

I’ve travelled with a number of their expedition staff over the years and they’re excellent. The trip they all rave about is Papua New Guinea and the Melanesia Islands and Zegrahm is definitely the leader in these areas.

As this is one of the Signature Voyages to celebrate their 30 years, they will have 3 of their founding members on the cruise as well as a phenomenal expedition team including Brad Climpson and Rich Pagen who a few of us have travelled with. I’ve decided it’s too good an opportunity to miss so I’ll be hosting a group of Cruise Options clients to celebrate our 21st birthday.

With an expedition team of 13, Zegrahm can meet the expectations of a cross section of clients giving you the opportunity to be very active or to explore at a more leisurely pace. There will be a lot of options every day including short, medium and long walks; opportunities to visit villages on a daily basis accompanied by knowledgeable lecturers; birding walks and hikes; snorkelling from anchored out boats daily; often two islands a day with options to do a lot at each place.

Papua New Guinea, Cultural Connections from 6 to 13 September 2020 is offered as an optional

Pre-Voyage Extension and limited to 17 guests.

From spectacular lowland rainforests on the coastal plains to 15,000-foot-high peaks, Papua New Guinea is rightly called “the land of the unexpected.” Explore the fascinating culture and villages along the Karawari River, and the spectacular flora, fauna, and unique culture of the highlands.

This is a fabulous trip and adds another dimension to the diverse cultures in Melanesia that we won’t see on the cruise.  The price is $8 480 per person sharing and $9 980 for single occupancy.

Melanesia, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu from 12 to 27 September 2020 aboard the Island Sky.

Stretching from New Guinea to Fiji, Melanesia encompasses thousands of islands and a rich variety of cultures. On this voyage you’ll discover remote island communities where ancient traditions are preserved and visits from outsiders are few and far between. You’ll also explore Melanesia’s marine world—a pristine haven for three-quarters of the world’s coral species and an astounding 3 000 species of fish.

A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance will be due 120 Days before departure.

The prices include daily activity options including Zodiac cruises, snorkelling, nature walks, and cultural tours; gratuities; accommodations; world-class lecture and expedition team; all soft drinks, teas & coffees; all meals including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner.

An Onboard Credit of $750 per person will be arranged by Cruise Options to use towards onboard expenses like drinks, laundry and the internet.

The Island Sky is a spacious 100-guest expedition vessel; it’s not luxurious but has a down to earth family feeling. Public spaces include a large lounge, elegant bar with piano, library, single- seating dining room

and a rear sun deck where meals are served in pleasant weather.

All staterooms have an ocean view and feature a sitting area, en-suite bathroom, flat-screen television, spacious wardrobes, small refrigerator, and dressing table.

Balconies are available in Categories 5, 6 and the Owners Suite.

I look forward to hearing from you and do hope that you can join me on this wonderful trip to the Baltic.

Best regards,
Jann

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CAPE TOWN  SOUTH AFRICA

Jann Porter

Jann Porter

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Kauthar Kamalie

Kauthar Kamalie

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