Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announced seven new itineraries for 2015 aboard National Geographic Explorer.
The 148-guest National Geographic Explorer is equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions, a roster of tools for exploration and an expedition team. The ship also has a fleet of Zodiacs and sea kayaks.
All rates quoted below are per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.
Azores to Morocco: Island Wonders and Fabled Shores, 10 days/eight nights. Experience a visit to remote islands with history, seafaring traditions and ancestral cultures of food, wine and music. Walk in Madeira’s laurel forests (a UNESCO site); explore the Azores’ geology: an active volcano and hot springs. Search for whales in the waters around the Azores, and explore two Moroccan towns: Casablanca and Essaouira (a UNESCO site). Departs March 27, 2015. Rates begin at $8,790. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/azores/azores-morocco/
Morocco, Spain and Portugal: Land of the Moors, 10 days/eight nights. This voyage visits two continents and three countries. Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela—one of the five UNESCO World Heritage sites to be visited; discover Morocco’s medinas and the souks; sample regional cuisines: port wines in Oporto, Spanish tapas and Moroccan tajines. Departs April 4, 2015. Rates begin at $8,790. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/morocco-spain-portugal/morocco-iberia/
Along the Viking Trail: Iceland to Greenland, 12 days/10 nights. Explore Iceland’s western fjords by Zodiac; kayak among the icebergs of East Greenland; and hike amid charming Scandinavian hamlets. Learn Nordic history on visits to Viking sites and settlements. Departs July 19, 2015. Rates begin at $10,580. Book by Dec 31, 2014 to receive complimentary charter airfare (Kangerlussuaq to Ottawa--a $1,200 value). New bookings only, subject to availability. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/arctic/along-the-viking-trail/
Exploring Greenland & the Canadian High Arctic: 13 days/12 nights. Venture into the Arctic - trace the fjords of Greenland and explore the entrance to Canada’s Northwest Passage. Spot polar bears on the pack ice, watch for a wide variety of whales—from minke and bowhead whales to the narwhal. Get up close to massive glaciers, and hike the islands that dot Canada’s northern shores. Departs July 28; Aug. 7, 2015. Rates begin at $12,990. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/arctic/greenland-canadian-high-arctic/
Coastal Treasures from the Panama Canal to Peru: 14 days/12 nights. This multifaceted voyage begins with a transit of the Panama Canal, then on to places along the Pacific coast of Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Discover a sequence of off-the-beaten-track islands and explore protected sites on the Pacific side of Colombia in the company of Colombia’s former president, Cesar Gaviria. See the ruins of the ancient Moche culture and encounter the traditional Embera people. Departs Sept. 27, 2015. Rates begin at $12,590. Book by Dec. 31, 2014 and receive complimentary round-trip airfare between Miami/Panama City and Lima/Miami. Subject to availability, new bookings only. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/south-american-west-coast/coastal_treasures_from_the_panama_canal_to_peru/
Peru & Chile: Ancient Sites & Natural Wonders, 17 days/15 nights. This adventure is filled with archaeological and natural wonders : the Nazca Lines, the Juan Fernández Islands and two days exploring the Atacama Desert and the Valley of the Moon. Near Paracas, Peru, see the seabird and marine mammal colonies of the Ballestas Islands. Departs Oct. 8, 2014. Rates begin at $17,690. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/south-american-west-coast/peru-chile-natural-wonders/
Patagonia, The Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island: 21 days/18 nights. Venture into Chile’s fjords past icebergs and glaciers. From the “land of fire,” Tierra del Fuego, to the spires of Torres del Paine National Park, experience Patagonia at close range. By special permission, be one of the few people ever to explore Isla de los Estados (Staten Island), located at the extreme end of South America. Transit the Beagle Channel and take in the view of Cape Horn. Departs Oct. 21, 2015. Rates begin at $18,880. http://www.expeditions.com/destinations/south-american-west-coast/patagonia_chile/
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