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Lindblad and National Geographic Announce New 2015 Expeditions

Regina Winkle-Bryan

In early 2015, the recently unveiled 338-foot expedition cruise ship National Geographic Orion will set sail for a number of remarkable destinations. The 102-passenger ship is equipped with scuba gear, kayaks, and a state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicle that can reach depths of 1,000 feet.

Through a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, the new Orion cruises will include a journey to South Africa, Mozambique, and Madagascar. This 23-day experience (starting March 20 and November 2, 2015, and priced at $25,940 per person) will offer tours of Cape Town and Mozambique’s capital Maputo, as well as wildlife sightings in South Africa’s bush country and Madagascar. Willing thrill-seekers on the cruise can then suit up and cage dive with great white sharks.

On the 15-day voyage of Zanzibar and the Seychelles (starting April 8 and October 21, 2015, and priced at $13,290 per person), guests will have the opportunity to navigate remote islands, encounter the Swahili culture of Zanzibar, snorkel with giant tortoises in the Seychelles, and swim among schools of tropical fish at Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other itineraries—such as the 21-day expedition to Seychelles, Maldives, and Sri Lanka and the 22-day journey to Sri Lanka, Borneo, and the Andaman Sea—are also slated for departure next spring. (www.expeditions.com)

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