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East Antarctica: In the Wake of Mawson

27 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Shokalskiy
  • Explore remote East Antarctica
  • Experience Mawson's Hut
  • See penguins on Macquarie island
  • Zodiac cruise rugged coastlines
  • Pass the Antarctic Circle
Channel your inner explorer as you follow in the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson on this 27-day expedition cruise into the heart of East Antarctica. Along the way, visit Subantarctic islands, bird and wildlife watch, and discover relics of Mawson's early expedition.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, New Zealand, South Pacific, Auckland Islands, Campbell Island, Commonwealth Bay Antarctica, Invercargill, Macquarie Island, Port of Bluff, The Snares
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Corals, Carvings and Cloves

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Discoverer
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • See an Asmat canoe flotilla
  • Immerse yourself in Asmat culture
  • See the traditional Pasola fight
On this voyage from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Papua, the Banda Islands and the Lesser Sunda Islands see a variety of corals and fish. Each village or island visited has a different approach to culture and traditions. This voyage is sure to be an interesting kaleidoscope of culture and nature.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Australia, Bali, Indonesia, South Pacific, Agats, Alor Island, Banda Neira, Benoa, Cairns, Kodi, Little Boydong Reef, Lizard Island, Savu Island, Thursday Island, Watubela Islands
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Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages

17 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Snorkel or dive Raja Ampat
  • Spend two days in the Asmat
  • Tour West Papua's coastline
  • Search for resident birds and wildl
  • Visit historical Ternate Island
From Bunaken National Marine Park—where you can snorkel and dive with rainbow-hued tropical fish—to the Raja Ampat archipelago—home to the world’s richest variety of marine life—this is an incredibly immersive 17-day exploration of Indonesia. Venture by Zodiac to remote beaches and visit tucked-away fishing villages.
Activities: Adventure Options, Beach Time, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific, Agats, Aiduma Island, Asmat Villages, Brisbane, Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Mommon Peninsula, Port Moresby, Raja Ampat, Singapore, Ternate Island, Thursday Island
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From the Philippines to Japanese Coasts

15 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit the capital city Manila
  • Explore the island of Coron
  • Discover the Shuri-jo Castle
  • View 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Leaving from Malaysia on this 15-day voyage, L’Austral takes you to the Philippines and Japan. Along the way, encounter idyllic islands, white-sand beaches, limestone cliffs, lush mangroves, zen gardens, and age-old temples.
Activities: Expedition Cruises
Places: Coron Island, Hiroshima, Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Naha, Osaka, Puerto Princesa
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Children of the Philippines

Asia's Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan

18 Day Itinerary aboard Caledonian Sky
  • Experience Filipino hospitality
  • Witness vibrant Taipei
  • Snorkel or dive in crystal waters
  • Photograph the iconic scarlet tori
  • Discover Kyoto's cultural treasures
Leave Asia’s skyscrapers and hectic pace behind for stunning beaches, fantastical caves, and primeval forests. The subtropical islands of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan float like jewels upon the Pacific, offering precious treasures for adventurers to discover. 
Activities: Expedition Cruises, History, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Places: Asia, South Pacific, Kobe, Kyoto, Manila, Naoshima, Osaka
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific

West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • See Banda’s famous Kora Kora canoes
  • Explore the Spice Islands
  • Discover Hidden Bay's reefs
  • Land on Wayag Island
Join this 12-day unique journey of discovery and adventure from Darwin to Biak, West Papua. Explore Raja Ampat’s pristine and brightly-colored reef systems and enjoy one of the best locations in the world for snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Pulau Wagmab, Spice Islands, Wayag Island
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Colourful children of Papua New Guinea

West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

12 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Visit Cenderawasih Marine Park
  • Explore Wayag Island
  • Meet the Yenwapnour Village people
  • Discover the Misool archipelago
Retrace the European explorers' footsteps in their quest to claim new continents and discover the Spice Islands on this 12-day outstanding cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer. Spend five days in Raja Ampat's pristine and colorful corals and reef systems for the best snorkeling and diving experience.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Misool, Raja Ampat, Wayag Island
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Diving in Papua New Guinea

West Papua: Spice Islands and Raja Ampat

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Experience the Spice Islands
  • Explore Raja Ampat's reefs
  • Snorkel through Tomorol Cave
  • Search for whale sharks
Mysterious Papua New Guinea is one of the last great wilderness areas on Earth and there is simply no better way to experience these magical lands than aboard the small ship Coral Discoverer. Embark in Biak for an outstanding 13-day South Pacific expedition and discover the cultures and scenic beauty of Papua New Guinea.
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Banda Neira, Biak, Cenderawasih, Darwin, Misool, Raja Ampat, Wayag Island
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine

South America Grand

34 Day Itinerary
  • Observe toucans and macaws
  • Snorkel among Galapagos marine life
  • Watch water flood over Iguazu Falls
  • Hike to the spires of El Paine
Explore the best of South America on this month long adventure that begins in Ecuador and ends in Chile. This itinerary includes it all from snorkeling, hiking, and searching for wildlife to cultural immersion, food tasting, and history. Diverse and full of activities this vacation is sure to delight!
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Expedition Cruises, Fishing, History, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Galapagos, Patagonia, Peru, South America, South Pacific, Buenos Aires, Coca, Cusco, EcoCamp, Foz do Iguacu, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Otavalo, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Sacha Lodge, Sacred Valley, Santiago, Torres del Paine
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Ross Sea Antarctic Odyssey

32 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Sail along the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Visit the U.S. McMurdo Station
  • See vast Adélie penguin colonies
  • Follow the routes of past explorers
Beginning in Ushuaia, Argentina embark on this epic 32-day expedition cruise of Antarctica aboard the Ortelius. Cruise across the Drake Passage, along the Antarctic Peninsula, into the Ross sea, and north through the Southern Ocean stopping to explore islands along the way.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Helicopter Tour, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, New Zealand, Ross Sea, South Pacific, Antarctic Polar Circle, Campbell Island, Drake Passage, Invercargill, Peter I Island, Port of Ushuaia
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Singapore to Darwin

18 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Visit the Way Kambas National Park
  • Explore Karimunjawa's beaches
  • Walk to the Sendang Gile Waterfalls
  • Meet the Komodo dragons
Explore the Indonesian archipelago aboard the Coral Discoverer on this 15-day small ship expedition. Step foot in the soil of Anak Krakatua, look for wild Sumatran elephants at Way Kambas National Park, and view the colored lakes of Kelimutu on Flores.
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Local Market, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit
Places: Singapore, Darwin, Karimun Jawa Islands, Komodo Island, Surabaya
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Access the shore aboard the specially designed expedition vessel Xplorer

Cape York & Arnhem Land

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Enjoy a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ
  • Visit Thursday Island
  • View indigenous art in Nhulunbuy
  • Explore Lizard Island
Stand on Australia's northernmost tip at Cape York and discover the Arnhem Land coast in this 13-day South Pacific cruise. Swim and snorkel in the clear tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and explore the coral gardens in the fascinating Lizard Island Research Station.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Australia, South Pacific, Cairns, Cobourg Peninsula, Cooktown, Darwin, Forbes Island, Lizard Island, Thursday Island, Tiwi Islands, Wessel Islands
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