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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has just announced the addition of a new expedition to New Guinea, departing September 22. The 20-day, 17-night voyage on the 102-passenger National Geographic Orion will explore diverse regions of New Guinea, including Raja Ampat, the Trobriand Islands and the Asmat.
Adventurous guests will have the unique opportunity to discover new cultures in West Papua, Papua and Papua New Guinea on this National Geographic-led trip. Guests will not only be able to meet native peoples from the Asmat and the Trobriand Islands, but they will also get to experience Melanesian artistry first-hand. Travelers on the National Geographic Orion can also enjoy snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, hiking and glass bottom boating during the cruise. Nature-lovers will get a chance to watch indigenous birds and see plants that are not found anywhere else in the world.
The trip’s expert team of naturalists and historians will include James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, who will host lectures on the region’s World War II history.
Travelers booking now will receive a special 25 percent off all cabin fares, a $2,000 air credit and become a Friend for Life, ensuring 10 percent off all Lindblad voyages in the future. Rates per person begin at $17,390 before applying these promotions.