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Guest Post: Village Life in Papua New Guinea

By Guest Lecturer Dr. Ken Beattie

The amazing island paradise of Papua New Guinea is rife with contrasts. Papua New Guinea, or PNG as many refer to it, is the eastern portion of the island of new Guinea. The western region is simply known as Western Papua and is part of Indonesia. Millions of years ago, when the seas and oceans were shallower, a natural connection between this island and Northern Australia existed at the Torres Strait. As ancient as time itself, Papua New Guinea is still relatively untouched, especially in the outer villages and in the highlands, and makes for unique and exotic adventures. 

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Reasons to Love the South Pacific

By: Thierry Tholon, General Manager

I can’t help but feel nostalgic when Oceania Cruises debuts a new season of itineraries – it always makes me look back on all of my wonderful travel experiences and reflect on the incredible memories. Now that I’ve been with Oceania Cruises for more than a decade, I’ve had the pleasure of sailing aboard all of our ships and all around the world. I’m excited about so many of the voyages in our new Tropics & Exotics Collection – faraway journeys to Asia; around the continent I call home, Australia; up the east coast of Africa and across the Indian Ocean… truly once-in-a-lifetime voyages. There are also lots of great Caribbean escapes and adventures in South America. I have to confess, though, that the region that always catches my eye first is definitely the South Pacific.

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A Local’s Guide to French Polynesia

with Chief Purser Maiana TunoaChief Purser - Maiana Tunoa rt

Hibiscus-laden islands, infinite shades of blue, overwater
bungalows and sultry breezes – French Polynesia is quite possibly the most beautiful place on the planet and has inspired incredible tales of exploration throughout the ages. So how do you even begin to plan for your voyage to this Garden of Eden? You ask a local, of course.

We caught up with French Polynesian native and Oceania Cruises’ Chief Purser Maiana Tunoa to get the inside story on what to eat, some secret spots only locals know about, and a few top Tahitian phrases. Read on for the best of Moorea and Tahiti.

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Around the World 2019 Insider Tips

President & CEO Bob Binder

With our Around the World 2019 journey opening for reservations today, I’ve been reflecting on my own world cruise experiences. It was 20 years ago that I first journeyed on an around the world cruise, a westbound route just like Insignia’s magnificent new route.