PATHWAYS THROUGH PAPUA – Fly Free Business Class^ 2023 – 02 Mar 2023 – Cruise Traveller

PATHWAYS THROUGH PAPUA – Fly Free Business Class^ 2023

Cruise Line
Crystal Cruises
Crystal Serenity
Package Departs
02 Mar 2023
Package Duration
25 Nights
Embark Ship
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Disembark Ship
B1 - Balcony A1 - Balcony SH - Suite PH - Suite
AU $16,565
per person
AU $17,535
per person
AU $26,495
per person
AU $27,880
per person

Package Duration: 24 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 2nd March 2023 – from Brisbane
Cruise Starts: 2nd March 2023 – from Brisbane
Cruise Ends: 25th March 2023 – into Singapore
Package Ends: 26th March 2023 – with flight back to Australia


Prices in AUD per person from:
Twin Category B1 Deluxe Verandah – was $18,445 – our exclusive price $16,565*pp
Twin Category A1 Deluxe Verandah – was $19,420 – our exclusive price $17,535*pp
Twin Category SH Seabreeze Penthouse – was $28,375 – our exclusive price $26,495*pp
Single Category B1 Deluxe Verandah – was $32,630 – our exclusive price $22,635*

PATHWAYS THROUGH PAPUA – FLY FREE^ – Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– 23 night ultra-luxury Crystal Serenity cruise from Brisbane to Singapore including: Complimentary gratuities for all cruise dining, bar, housekeeping and butler staff | Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits onboard cruise ship | Complimentary Wi-Fi and Internet access | All shipboard main meals plus one complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining at least once per cruise | Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute and Computer University@Sea | Complimentary Fitness and Wellness at Sea programs | 24 hour room service onboard cruise | Port/govt charges
– One way transfer from Singapore port to hotel
– 1 night 5-star hotel stay in Singapore with breakfast
– 2 day Singapore Unlimited Passion Pass with included entry to over 60 top attractions including Singapore Zoo, Madam Tussauds, Sky Bridge, Gardens by the Bay (Two Domes) and much more.
– One way transfer from Singapore hotel to airport
– FREE one way BUSINESS class airfare from Singapore to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide inc tax

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (09Sep21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All airfares/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Selected routing and airlines apply to package offers - any variances requested by guest will incur surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. ^Free business class airfare is one way only from Singapore to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth and does not include transport to Brisbane before cruise starts - this may be added for an extra charge. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 01Nov21 and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 09 Sep 2021 to 01 Nov 2021 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

02 Mar 2023 Make your own way to Brisbane port by 2 March 2023

Cruise Itinerary

02 Mar 2023
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
10:00 PM
03 Mar 2023
Mooloolaba (Noosa), Queensland, Australia
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
04 Mar 2023
Gladstone, Queensland
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
05 Mar 2023 At sea    
06 Mar 2023 At sea    
07 Mar 2023
Honiara, Solomon Islands
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
08 Mar 2023
Gizo, Ghizo Island, Solomon Islands
08:00 AM 04:00 PM
09 Mar 2023
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
03:00 PM overnight
10 Mar 2023
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
06:00 PM
11 Mar 2023 At sea    
12 Mar 2023
Madang, Papua New Guinea
07:00 AM 06:00 PM
13 Mar 2023
Wewak, Papua New Guinea
07:00 AM 06:00 PM
14 Mar 2023 At sea    
15 Mar 2023 At sea    
16 Mar 2023
Ternate Island, Maluka Islands, Indonesia
07:00 AM 05:00 PM
17 Mar 2023 At sea    
18 Mar 2023
Komodo Island, Indonesia
09:30 AM 06:00 PM
19 Mar 2023
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
10:00 AM overnight
20 Mar 2023
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
10:00 PM
21 Mar 2023 At sea    
22 Mar 2023
Semarang, Indonesia
07:00 AM 07:30 PM
23 Mar 2023 At sea    
24 Mar 2023
12:00 PM overnight
25 Mar 2023

Post-cruise Itinerary

25 Mar 2023 Transfer to hotel, Singapore at leisure to enjoy your included pass
26 Mar 2023 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE Business class to Syd, Bne, Mel, Adl or Per
27 Mar 2023 Arrive Australia (some flights may arrive earlier)

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
PH - Penthouse with Verandah

23 Night Cruise sailing from Brisbane to Singapore aboard Crystal Serenity.

Find rare discovery in Papua New Guinea – from volcanic mountains to the Sepik River – on a voyage with three maiden calls, multiple overnights and wonders from the Great Barrier Reef and Komodo Island to Borobudur, Bali and the gardens of Singapore.

Highlights of this cruise:

Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander the lush Botanic Gardens, shop the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafés along the banks of the Brisbane River.

Situated on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the resort town of Mooloolaba. Gifted with a white-sand beach and crystalline waters, this once quiet little fishing village is now one of Australia’s most popular destinations. Its beachfront path is lined with outdoor cafés, juice bars, and chic boutiques. The Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium is a marine mammal park, oceanarium and wildlife sanctuary showcasing the creatures that make their home in Australia.

Steeped in Down Under sun, Gladstone boasts Australia’s largest natural harbor and is a handy jumping-off point to watery adventure along mangrove-fringed waterways, on idyllic islands, and below the surface within the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Those in search of terrestrial activities can find walking trails, coastal cycleways, orchid-laced gardens, and Queensland heritage buildings to discover. Auckland Hill and Round Hill both sport 360-degree views of it all, and of distant Mount Larcom.

Peaceful little Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands, known as “the islands adrift in time.” This paradise of tropical rain forests and rugged hillsides, still under British rule, saw some of the fiercest fighting of WWII. Visit the moving war museum, or tour the handicraft center, with its impressive collection of wood-carvings and woven baskets.

Rabaul is an ideal destination for those interested in delving into wartime history and big-time nature. For the latter, Rabaul offers truly spectacular diving and snorkeling in waters that are warm and clear. Rabaul has another nature-related claim to fame: the eruption of Mt. Tavurvur in 1994, which left most of the town destroyed by ash. What remains is a reminder of the power and unpredictability of the earth’s forces and the resilience of the island’s intrepid locals and visitors who avail themselves of great diving and hiking. As for wartime history, the island was captured by the Japanese during WWII and became a major base for the Japanese campaign in the South Pacific. Sites related to the conflict include the Japanese Tunnels, Admiral Yamamoto’s Bunker and the Kokopo War & Cultural Museum.

Surrounded by Bismarck Sea beauty in a region known as the Amazon of the Ocean, verdant Madang endured a severe pounding during WWII but came back more lovely than ever. Fresh markets beckon in the town center, raucous throngs of flying foxes flit in the trees, and a memorial lighthouse honors the Aussie and Papuan volunteers who risked all here to monitor Japanese ship and plane movements during the conflict. Dramatic volcanic mountains and a rich endemic culture add to the attraction.

Once the domain of swarming ranks of Japanese warplanes, Wewak is all tranquility today. Lush waterfalls, green mountains and paradise-like beaches set the scene, and the Sepik River opens onto the sea nearby. This legendary watercourse, New Guinea’s longest, winds through some of the Pacific’s most pristine terrain and is home to myriad and colorful indigenous tribes, including the heavily scarred Crocodile Men. The region’s folk art is much-revered for its character and diversity.

Komodo National Park
Ringed by steep hillsides that fluctuate from jade green to rust red as the seasons shift, Komodo Island is a land of curious colors… and dragons. The largest island within the Komodo National Park, Komodo sports sandy beaches painted pink by the red coral that thrives on the reefs and locals who relish welcoming visitors. Besides the world’s largest lizards, other wild residents include wild boars, deer, water buffalo, cockatoos and macaques.

Located on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia, Semarang is the capital of its province, playing a prominent role as both busy commercial center and important cultural destination. The lowlands are characterized by offices, business centers and industrial estates, while up in the hills are houses with lovely gardens and superb views. The city’s current vibrancy could perhaps have been predicted, as Semarang has been a bustling trading center since the Dutch colonial era, when the Dutch East Indies Company established tobacco plantations and built infrastructure such as roads and railroads. The Dutch influence can still be seen in the older part of the city near the harbor. Other cultures, primarily that of the Chinese, also have left their imprint on Semarang and continue to be a significant part of what it is to live in and visit Java.

Singapore’s history is one of riches and romance, spice trading and piracy, colonialism, and ultimately, growth into one of Asia’s greatest success stories. Temples, mosques and churches stand as serene reminders of the varied migrations that have graced its history. Discover the mansions and polo greens of colonial Singapore, the mystique of Chinatown, and the heady aroma of spices along Arab Street.

The exquisite ambience of the Crystal Serenity leads to an extraordinary experience. Unwind in luxurious and spacious accommodations — 85% of the staterooms feature private verandahs. Spectacular international fare can be found in elegant restaurants throughout the ship, including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma. The delightful cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine cellar that features over 150 vintages. And the activities onboard will delight you. Rejuvenate your soul in the Feng Shui-designed Crystal Spa or swing Callaway clubs at the driving range. Uniting West End and Broadway, Hollywood and Vegas. In virtually every industry poll, Crystal’s rich variety of entertainment offerings ranks number one.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 820 feet
  • Tonnage: 68,870 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 2003
  • Refurbished: Oct/Nov 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 980
  • Crew Nationality: American / European
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: European
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Current 110 AC
  • Telephone
  • Remote color television
  • DVD player
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • Security safe
  • Hair Dryers
  • Butler service to Penthouse & Suites
  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship
  • Staterooms – built-in wardrobes; Penthouses & Suites – Walk-in wardrobes

Ship Facilities

  • State of the Art Feng Shui Spa
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Elevator(s)
  • Beauty/Hair Salon
  • Boutiques/Shops
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Courts
  • Retractable Swimming Pool Cover
  • Medical Facilities
  • Crystal Cove Bar
  • Galaxy Showroom Lounge
  • Hollywood Theatre & Cinema
  • Pulse Disco
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Stardust Club
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Putting Green
  • Computer University At Sea
  • Bridge Lounge
  • Prego Restaurant
  • Palm Court
  • Waves Teen Centre
  • Fantasia Children’s Playroom
  • Trident Bar & Grill
  • Scoops Ice Cream Bar
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Waterside Open Seating Restaurant
  • Churrascaria Steakhouse
  • Marketplace Restaurant
  • Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Bistro Cafe
  • Resorts World at Sea Casino
  • Silk Kitchen Modern Chinese Restaurant & Bar

Luxury, as they say, is in the details. It is so often the little details that make all the difference. And on a Crystal cruise, the differences are many.

From the moment you step on board, you will experience Crystal Cruises’ dedication to making your cruise with us a perfect one. Our Six-Star Commitment means each instant must be memorable, every detail sublime. From the grand designs of our ships to the right vintage wine, a turned-down bed, or even a simple smile, singular attention is paid to every detail of your cruise. For all of us at Crystal Cruises, Six-Star quality means more than awards and accolades; it means the constant pursuit of a single goal: to create the best, then make it better. We are not just aiming to provide a fabulous vacation, we are aiming to create an experience that will enrich your life and provide memories to cherish forever. Think of the farthest corners of the world connected by a smooth and shining sea. Imagine that a floating luxury resort, filled with everything you ever could desire, is waiting to carry you on the journey of your dreams. At Crystal Cruises, they take pride in navigating that magical highway of the sea, transporting you to the best the world has to offer.

Your days and nights on a Crystal cruise are effortless and carefree. You will revel in a wealth of time, a luxurious sense of leisure and ease; your hours are your own, to spend as you see fit. Released from the pressure of schedules and routines, you are free to play, to rest, to mingle and relax – to allow for the luxury of serendipity. Like the open sea, each day is limitless. You can chart a course, then change it at your whim. Let possibility fill the sails of your imagination and see what magic might appear.

Crystal Cruises gives you space to stretch out and explore. There are broad, sunny decks to stroll and inviting corners to settle into. There are cozy nooks where you can be alone. You can join a spellbound audience at an exciting Broadway-style show or get together with a few new friends over a frothy cappuccino. Your stateroom is a comforting place to call your own, where you can snuggle in and dream.

With skilled and practiced sleight-of-hand, chefs prepare the finest cuisine from around the world. Guests may begin a cruise alone, but within days they find themselves greeting new-found friends. There is a spirit of cheerfulness and good humor to be found wherever you are on the ship. Guests say that’s the real magic of a Crystal cruise. There’s no mystery to it; it’s simply a commitment to heartfelt service that creates an atmosphere of enchantment, every day.

Crystal Cruises now all-inclusive value provides: * Complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego, and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhis * Open-bar service throughout the ship * Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship * All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service * Acclaimed Crystal Wine & Food Festival® cruises featuring famous chefs and wine authorities on select voyages * Early embarkation luncheon * Welcome champagne * 24-hour room service * Enrichment & Entertainment Programmes

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