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Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands
22 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Nights
11 Ports
Aurora Expeditions

Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands

22 September - 4 October 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

22 September

Setting sail from Biak (Irian Jaya)

23 September

At sea

24-26 September

Indonesia: Run Island, Kwatisore, Manokwari (Irian Jaya)

27 September

Indonesia: Raja Ampat

28 September

Indonesia: Wayag

29 September

Indonesia: Misool

30 September

Indonesia: Gam Island

1 October

Indonesia: Ambon

2 October

Indonesia: Banda Neira

3 October

At sea

4 October

Arriving in Darwin

More of a large town than a city, Darwin is less about what's contained within the city limits and more about the huge expanse of wild landscape that's outside it. Closer to Jakarta than Sydney, the city really does feel remote in its tropical perch. There are a number of waterfront restaurants and pretty parks, making it a pleasant place to relax after a long flight. For those with the energy we highly recommend a visit to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.

Our tip

Visit Litchfield National Park and embark on a crocodile-spotting boat trip, where you can see these intimidating, prehistoric beasts jump clean out of the water for a meal.

The Ship

Your home from home

Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle Outdoor Restaurant

Named in honour of the accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, the Sylvia Earle is Aurora Expeditions' second purpose-built expedition ship with a revolutionary new design.

What we love

Just take a look at the pictures - quite different from anything we have seen before, with a revolutionary new patented X-BOW design which has a number of benefits. Not only does it increase passenger comfort by eliminating slamming in heavy seas, but also the journey is speeded up so uncomfortable rides in heavy seas are minimised. This also results in environmental benefits, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

On board, Aurora Expeditions passengers will enjoy the company's established style - a comfortable, friendly and laid-back vibe in the company of like-minded travellers, for whom the time ashore is everything. The focus is on small group exploration, with a commitment to getting off the ship as much as possible for up close and personal encounters with wilderness and wildlife.

Capacity 132 Guests
Crew 80 Staff
Style Relaxed, authentic, cosy - a totally unpretentious and educational experience for true adventurers.
Inclusions
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee
  • Beer and house wine with dinner
  • Shore excursions
  • Onboard lecture programme
  • Polar Parka and boots on polar voyages
  • Port taxes
More about Sylvia Earle

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Bamurru Plains

Where to stay near Darwin

Don’t hang around in Darwin itself; if you want to see more of the Top End, we recommend Bamurru Plains.

Uluru, Australia

Visit the Red Centre

From Darwin take a flight to the Red Centre to see the magical sites of Uluru and Kings Canyon, yet another one of those once in a lifetime experiences!

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Raja Ampat & West Papua Islands

22 September - 4 October 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

Ship

Sylvia Earle of Aurora Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London