This outtake from my coffee table book ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ is Princess Cruise Lines’ Sun Princess at Doini Island in Papua New Guinea with passengers from the ship snorkeling in the warm tropical waters near the beach.

A South Pacific island plantation resort in Melanesia’s Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea, Doini is also known as Blanchard Island. Owned by an Australian, Doini is one of the few private islands in PNG. As a popular stop for cruise ships, it’s known for white sand beaches, snorkeling, and a cave full of human skulls that are a featured tourist attraction.

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