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THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY                                                                              HIGHLIGHTS

Designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French                         Off the coast of the Society Islands lies the islet
Polynesia, the recently renovated, 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin                               of Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s unique island
can slip into smaller ports off-limits to larger ships.                                     retreat. You’ll spend an idyllic day in this tropical
                                                                                            paradise, doing exactly as you please. Relax with
                AMENITIES INCLUDE:                                                          a good book in the shade of a palm tree, learn
                                                                                            the trick of opening a coconut, discover under-
                        Onboard watersports marina, choice of three open-                   water wonders as you snorkel in the aquamarine
                        seating dining venues and beverages, including                      lagoon, or indulge in a massage.
                        select wine and spirits. Gratuities are also included
                        in the cruise fare. Local Tahitians serve as cruise staff,
                        entertainers and storytellers – contributing to the
                        authentic cultural experience.

   Society Islands & Tuamotus

Roundtrip Papeete | 10 Nights | m/s Paul Gauguin
June 10; July 29, 2015; January 6; June 1, 2016

With Our Compliments: Virtuoso Voyage Host and Welcome Reception;
PLUS Complimentary Shore Excursion at Moorea OR $150 per person
Shipboard Credit

The featured 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage offers overnights
in Bora Bora, Moorea and Papeete and full days to explore Huahine and
Taha’a. In the Tuamotu archipelago, you’ll visit Rangiroa, and Fakarava, a
diver’s paradise and UNESCO-Classified Nature Reserve. Ocean view from
$5,295 pp. (6/10) Includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to Tahiti.

SAIL INTO THE WILD                                                                                EXPLORE                                          National Geographic Endeavour Dining Room   Alexandra C. Daley-Clark
                                                                                                                                                                National Geographic Endeavour
Want to see the Galápagos as Darwin did? Lindblad Expeditions has       Sven-Olof Lindblad  The 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour                                                         Sven-Olof Lindblad
introduced inquisitive travelers to this wildlife-rich archipelago for                      has an ROV (remotely operated underwater
40-plus years. They are the only U.S. company to own and operate                            vehicle) for undersea exploration, a glass-bottom
two ships in the region – National Geographic Islander and                                  boat and floating massage platform. It’s a great
National Geographic Endeavour. The two expedition ships offer two                           choice for families traveling with kids.
different but equally appealing experiences. Which one to choose
depends on your travel schedule and whether you’re traveling on your                        National Geographic Islander holds just
own, as a couple, with family or with a group.                                              48 guests and offers more of a private yacht
                                                                                            experience, reaching places inaccessible to larger
GALÁPAGOS                                                                                   ships. Like the Endeavour, she is equipped with a
                                                                                            fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, and carries snorkeling
Roundtrip Guayaquil | Departures: Year Round | 10 Days                                      gear (including wetsuits) for all.
National Geographic Endeavour
& National Geographic Islander

Make sure your camera battery is fully charged
to capture those blue-footed boobies, flightless
cormorants, pink flamingos, playful sea lions
and giant tortoises. Sailing from island to island,
you’ll have chances to snorkel nearly every day
plus options for hiking, kayaking and cruising by
Zodiac – all in the company of expert naturalists
and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified
photo instructor. From $6,290 pp. (Endeavour)
and $6,760 pp. (Islander)

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