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Alotau, in Papua Guinea, is a magical town on the northern shores of Milne Bay, nestled by lush forest and verdant hills. On an MSC World Cruise, you’ll discover beaches of dark volcanic sand, a fascinating ancient culture, and some of the most distinct coral reef systems in the world.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting activities and things to see including:
• Alotau Cultural Festival
• Traditional Cooking Class
• Snorkelling Discoveries
Discover Papua New Guinea’s history and culture at the enchanting Alotau Festival. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll savour local treats, enjoy authentic cookery demonstrations, and watch dry-grass skirts moving to ancient rhythms. Learn about Kenu canoes and Kundu drums, used during gatherings and ceremonies. Or watch fearsome warriors dance in traditional dress before browsing stands of handcrafted souvenirs.
An exciting experience awaits you on an MSC Cruises excursion at the Masurina Lodge. Here, you’ll master the art of traditional clay-pot cooking — a culinary adventure for all food enthusiasts! Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before assisting the chef with the preparation of a tasty meal. Then, visit the World War II exhibition before eating your lunch, having a drink at the bar, or taking a swim in the pool.
The coral reefs of Papua New Guinea are thriving with mesmerising marine life! On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific, snorkelling over an amazing underwater paradise! Home to more than 600 varieties of corals and 2200 species of reef fish, PNG’s marine biodiversity is a thing of wonder. Spot sea horses, manta rays, turtles, gobies, clams, and even dolphins!