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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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Pacific Encounter
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Pacific Encounter

10 Night
Cruise to RabaulDetails

Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Coral Princess
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Coral Princess

11 Night
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1,031 Reviews
Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

59 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

108 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Pacific Explorer

7 Night
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133 Reviews
Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Queen Victoria

44 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

25 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Pacific Explorer

10 Night
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Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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MSC Poesia

68 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Queen Victoria

20 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Costa Deliziosa

126 Night
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177 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Deliziosa

115 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Silver Explorer

16 Night
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Leaving:Cairns
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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Crystal Serenity

23 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
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Costa Deliziosa

117 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Costa Deliziosa

119 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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Carnival Spirit

10 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Queen Victoria

97 Night
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Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

112 Night
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Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Carnival Spirit

11 Night
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Leaving:Brisbane
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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MSC Poesia

118 Night
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Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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MSC Poesia

118 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Pacific Adventure

12 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises Australia
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Costa Deliziosa

113 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
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MSC Poesia

65 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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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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