In March 2018, Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Orion sets sail for French Polynesia and the South Pacific on exciting new itineraries.
The purpose built expedition vessel plans visits to Fiji, the Cook Islands and Easter Island – amongst other exciting destinations.
the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of most unspoiled reef systems in the world and home to the fairy tern,
snorkelling the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,
exploring the Marquesas, one of the most remote and culturally unique island groups on Earth,
and experiencing genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa as guests are welcomed into Fijian villages with traditional kava ceremonies.
Part research vessel, part grand hotel, the 102-guest National Geographic Orion is outfitted with a roster of exploration tools including snorkeling gear for all guests, a SCUBA program that can accommodate up to 24 divers at a time with two dive masters, a glass bottom boat, kayaks, paddleboards, a state of the art remote operated vehicle (ROV) that reaches depths of up to 1,000 feet, and a fleet of Zodiacs.
Photos courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions