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Cruises to Rabaul

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About Rabaul

Rabaul is an enthralling port for many reasons. There is copious war history from both world wars and a big angry volcano that has a habit of burying the old town under a thick layer of ash every few years. Once the capital of East New Britain, the administrative centre has now moved to Kokopo, the location of a new airport.

Kokopo is often used as a turnaround port or for expedition vessels, due to the availability of air links and the all-weather tarmac strip.

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Coral Princess
Coral Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

11 Night
Cruise to RabaulDetails

978 Reviews
Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer

7 Night
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Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Explorer
Pacific Explorer

10 Night
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Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Pacific Adventure
Pacific Adventure (Photo: P&O Cruises Australia)

12 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
Aug 8, 2022
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Nachi Cocom Beach Club

11 Night
Cruise to RabaulDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
Nov 20, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
Apr 17, 2023
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10 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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118 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 5, 2023
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23 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Mar 2, 2023
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126 Night
Cruise to RabaulDetails

165 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 8, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
Nov 21, 2021
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65 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 26, 2023
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118 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 4, 2023
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7 Night
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Leaving:Venice
Aug 12, 2023
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17 Night
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Leaving:Lautoka
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Apr 26, 2023
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21 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jan 23, 2023
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16 Night
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Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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118 Night
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Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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115 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 13, 2022
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119 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 15, 2022
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117 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 12, 2022
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113 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 15, 2022
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118 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 7, 2023
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68 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 26, 2023
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87 Night
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Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 5, 2023
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Why go to Rabaul?

Pros:

War history buffs will find some interesting relics in Rabaul, which can be seen via organized tour or independently

Cons:

There's an active volcano here, which is almost always a threat to the town

Bottom Line:

Whether you're exploring the remains of a Japanese bomber or watching fire dancers, you're up for cultural experience

Rabaul Cruise Port Facilities?

Most times ships will dock at the wharf in the old town of Rabaul, where passengers may be confronted with the devastation caused by several volcanoes, the last of which almost finished off the town in 1994. The nearby market has been partly restored, and many of the WWII-era buildings are still in place, as they were designed to withstand the fierce Allied bombing while the town was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45.


Rabaul Cruise Reviews
Booked independently with Rabaul Scenic Tours, was excellent.... Read More
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Great tour guide with an air conditioned van, very knowledgable, good value.... Read More
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Cambo
Walked around the town and markets, had a chat with a couple of the local kids who wanted to practice their English.... Read More
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Marchfly
Again Rabaul was a very old and buzzing port. All the local roads were badly damaged from heavy rains prior to us arriving and this caused many tours to be cancelled. This Island has much WW2 history and many... Read More
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