Abraham and Busy photographed after receiving awards from Rotary

Abraham and Busy photographed after receiving awards from Rotary

Amsterdam departing Madang

Amsterdam departing Madang

Sea Dream 2 moored outside Kopar Village on Sepik River

Sea Dream 2 moored outside Kopar Village on Sepik River

Silver Whisper leaving Madang past the Madang Resort Pool.

Silver Whisper leaving Madang past the Madang Resort Pool.

Silver Whisper Tour Staff

Silver Whisper Tour Staff

Wangat Island - Madang

Wangat Island - Madang

Balengut Traditional Canoe

Balengut Traditional Canoe

Diving in Papua New Guinea

Diving in Papua New Guinea

New livery for Madang Resort

New livery for Madang Resort

D'elbertis Creeper (Flame of the Forest) in flower at the Madang Resort

D'elbertis Creeper (Flame of the Forest) in flower at the Madang Resort

Friday 21st March, 2014

CRUISE SHIP VISITS TO PNG

As you can see from the pictures, Feb & Mar has been a very busy time handling a number of cruise ships including the Caledonian Sky, Siilver Whisper, Sea Dream 2, Amsterdam, Europa, Oceanic Discoverer and later in the year more ships that will be visiting Madang, Rabaul, Alotau, Port Moresby, Sepik River, Vanimo and islands in the Trobriand and Lousiade Archipelago.

The QE2 also arrived in Rabaul on a day visit enroute to Hong Kong.   Alotau, Kitava, Rabaul, Kitava and Doini Island are handling the Pacific Dawn on several voyages to PNG with upwards of up to 2300 passengers.

MTS handle most ships as tour agents and some as port agents.  Our staff include Wesley Hatan who is currently aboard the Caledonian Sky and Alex Paira who is getting ready to board the Oceanic Discoverer in Alotau.

Reports from the Caledonian Sky said their visit to Pere Village, N'rova & Alim Island were a huge success.

Dame Carol Kidu ws a guest lecturer on the Oceadnic Discoverer chartered by Lindlad National Geographic 10 day cruise of PNG and we will download her notes on the web providing details of her extensive trip aboard the Caledonian Sky.

Currently I am preparing a detailed inventory of destinations in PNG which are recommended ports of call for smaller private motor yachts, small expeditionary ships and larger cruise ships, it i hoped that the first edition of this manual will be available mid 2014.  It is expected this information will assist more foriegn ships to visit Papua New Guinea which remains one of the worlds best untouched destinations.

VISAS

The PNG Government recently made a decision to exempt arriving visitors from many countries, including Australia and for all passengers joining or aboard visiting Cruise Ships.  Due to long delays in PNG citizens in obtaining visas to Australia, the free visa for Australians was reversed and all Australians must now get a visa prior to their arrival in PNG, unless of course you arrive on a cruise ship!   If you are confused, we are too and hope that common sense prevails to provide free tourist visas on arrivals for Australians in Port Moresby.

MADANG RESORT - FIRST WITH OPTIC FIBRE!

The Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village has at last been connected by the Optic Fibre cable and is the first hotel in PNG that can offer Broadband speeds.   All conference rooms are being upgraded to provide Video Conferencing facilities and guests are able to connect with the WiFi system throughout both resorts and aboard the Kalibobo Spirit.

Free buffet breakfast and complimentary airport transfers are available at both the Madang Resort & Kalibobo Village.

KALIBOBO SPIRIT

The Kalibobo Spirit has been chartered by Oil Search at the end of March.   Directors of Oil Search will hold a board meeting aboard and enjoy superb diving in the outer islands of the Madang Province.   Further charters are expected to cruise the waters of New Ireland and Milne Bay in the near future.

MTS is negotiating the purchase of a larger expedition ship which if successful will operate scheduled cruises along the Sepik River and to Milne Bay and other islands and ports in PNG.

We are also considering basing the Kalibobo Spirit in Alotau if we can acquire a waterfront property or hotel.  The Kalibobo Spirit will be available for charter throughout Milne Bay.

CAIRNS

It is the Cylcone season in Cairns which officially ends at the end of March.  Although it has been quite, domestic visitor arrivals in Cairns continue to increase against a downward trend for international visitors arriving at Cairns International Airport.  Indications for the remainder of 2014 look bright and both the Tropical Heritage and Cairns Sheridan are gearing up for the peak season which begins at Easter.   Both hotels have special deals which include breakfast.

Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island

Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island

Madang Resort | Kalibobo Village | Cairns Sheridan Hotel | Cairns Heritage Hotel

all 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winners

Expeditions - Kalibobo Spirit

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Kalibobo at Kitava Island

The luxurious "Kalibobo Spirit" motor yacht is available for charter in the coastal waters and rivers of Papua New Guinea.

This vessel provides the ultimate way of visiting some of the most remote regions of the the Sepik River and Papua New Guinea all in the comfort of this luxurious vessel.

 

 

 

Christmas & New Years Aboard the Kalibobo Spirit
Download the Itinerary
Limited spaces available, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

T: +675 4222766 F: 675 4223543 E: info@mtspng.com

 

www.mykalibobospirit.com

 

Madang Resort

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Madang Resort Aerial View

The Madang Resort (formerly Hotel Madang) remains PNG's most popular tourist resort and conference centre offering 180 guest suites with facilities that include PADI dive shop, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, Hair Salon, Business Centre, Tour Office, 3 restaurants, 4 pools, Gymnasium, 2 lagoons, a marina, PADI Dive Facility, Game Fishing and much more.

The Resort offers free use of Kayaks. sailing boats, bikes, tennis and Golf equipment and is now offering complimentary breakfasts in the Janek Aben Restaurant - enquire now for conditions.

The new Kalibobo Haus Kibung and new Haus Win Restaurant was officially opened on 10th June 2013, both are fully operational and have proved to be very popular.

Located along the shore of the Madang Harbour & Yamilon Lagoon in 15 acres of landscaped gardens.

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E: info@mtspng.com

www.madangresort.com

Download Destination Madang Brochure

Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang

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Aerial View of Kalibobo Village Lagoon

Kalibobo Village was completed in 2007 and provides 60 deluxe rooms and villas, plus 10 cottages set along the Dallman Passage and entrance to the beautiful Madang Harbour overlooking Krankget Island.  Facilities include a swimming pool, lagoon, tennis court as well as facilities provided at the adjacent Madang Resort.

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E: info@mtspng.com

www.kalibobovillage.com

 

Niugini Dive Adventures

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Diving reefs in Madang Marine Park

Niugini Diving Adventures, (NDA) is based at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village but in addition provides dive instruction and excursions aboard the Kalibobo Spirit.  It is a PADI dive facility.  In addition to scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing trips are available. 

Niugini Dive Adventures operates the Aqua Venture and Sau Dazas. Game fishing boats that can provide light and big game fishing in waters of the Bismarck Sea.

T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3543  E: info@mtspng.com

Download Madang Dive Package

 

Highland Tours

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Sing Sing, Wahgi Valley

MTS provide a complete touring service throughout the Highlands and Papua New Guinea.   Bookings can be made to visit Western, Southern and Eastern Highlands, Simbu & Enga plus the islands provinces of East and West New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville and Milne Bay.

More information...

 

HERITAGE CAIRNS

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The Heritage Cairns has just been announced by Trip Advisor as the Travellers Choice for 2012.   This prestigous award is attributable to the committment by MTS to provide a true PNG hospitality, the upgrading of accommodation and facilities under the leadership of Rosemary Robertson and her fantastic staff.

In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012.

T: 07 4051 1211  F: 07 4051 1380
Email: info@heritagecairns.com.au
www.heritagecairns.com.au

8 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Full costs available on Web, plus special offers

www.heritagecairns.com.au

Lukim yu Bihain!


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