Makeshift handcraft markets were set up as early as 6am at the wharf entrance with beautiful displays of carvings, bilum, canvas paintings and hand-craft for sale。
Other craft markets were set up at the Christian Women’s Association and the Madang Resort Hotel Jetty area and the Kaving Haus。
Melanesian Tourist Services (MTS) was the excursion agent for the port of call for the cruise ship。
The tour was organized by Swire Group, which saw the tourist kick-start their tour in Alotau.
The next ports will be Wewak and Rabaul.