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All new and all inspiring

Grounded by the pandemic, you’ve had plenty of opportunity to let your imagination soar, and your travel ambition roam widely. Now, you’re ready to welcome far-reaching new possibilities—including some surprisingly close to home.

Given the renewed optimism and reassurance provided by vaccination requirements and responsible health and safety protocols, these near and far escapes, sojourns or epic adventures, are invitations to cross a threshold into what might be a new normal, but one filled with familiar, longed-for joys.

 

 

(47) New and Noteworthy Itineraries

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Special Offers

Length

12 days

  1. May

From

$12,110

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Length

12 days

  1. May

From

$12,110

Top Highlights

  • Dive and snorkel in clear, warm waters in an extraordinary undersea world of melon-headed whales, 16-foot manta rays, green sea turtles, and vast schools of pelagic fish
  • Experience the world’s largest Marine Mammal Sanctuary, where 20 species of whales and dolphins include resident spinner dolphins, nomad sperm whales, and migrating humpback whales
  • Learn about Polynesian history on visits to an 8-foot tiki and ancient petroglyphs
  • Connect with island residents through a cultural dance performance at a me-ae (sacred site), sample local foods, and attend a church service
  • Appreciate the skilled artisanry of tapa (cloth made from tree bark), carvings in bone and rosewood, and oils and perfumes crafted from local natural sources like the tiare flower
  • On hikes and excursions in kayaks and Zodiacs, be on the lookout for birds including endangered ultramarine lorikeet, zebra doves, manikins, and fairy terns

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED
  • SOLO OFFER
  • AIR CREDIT

Atlantic Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Atlantic Isles Discovery: From the Falklands to Madeira

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Length

38 days

  1. Mar

From

$28,010

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Atlantic Isles

New and Noteworthy

New Atlantic Isles Discovery: From the Falklands to Madeira

Length

38 days

  1. Mar

From

$28,010

Top Highlights

  • Enjoy a rich program of lectures by an expert team of naturalists, historians, and photographers; and take advantage of the National Geographic Explorer’s many amenities, from wellness programs and spa treatments to gourmet dining options and wine tastings.
  • Go snorkeling in sparkling waters along Ascension Island, where one of the planet’s largest colonies of endangered green sea turtles lay their eggs.
  • See rockhopper penguins and albatrosses on remote Tristan da Cunha Island in the South Atlantic and meet some of the 250 hardy residents who live there.
  • Visit the vast king penguins colonies on South Georgia, tens of thousands on a single beach.
  • Learn about the 18th-century Atlantic slave trade at the Cape Verde Islands and walk through its UNESCO World Heritage-designated old town.

Special Offers

25% OFF

Japan

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture 

Special Offers

Length

16 days

  1. Sep

From

$23,480

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Japan

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture 

Length

16 days

  1. Sep

From

$23,480

Top Highlights

  • Delve into the history of the samurai and their feudal lords while visiting castles and samurai districts in Kanazawa, Matsue, and Uwajima
  • Explore the rich cultural legacy of Korea’s Silla Dynasty among the incredible ancient ruins of Gyeongju, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Get inspired on the art-filled island of Naoshima and visit museums and studios dedicated to artists and traditional handicrafts in Matsue and in Takamatsu
  • Meander through Kenroku-en, Koraku-en, and Sengan-en, three unique Japanese gardens that are considered some of the most beautiful in the country

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Australia and New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound

Special Offers

Length

16 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov

From

$20,290

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Australia and New Zealand

New and Noteworthy

New Coastal New Zealand: Auckland to Milford Sound

Length

16 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov

From

$20,290

Top Highlights

  • On guided walks through a rare podocarp forest, a rainforest, botanical gardens, and arboretums, learn about the country’s fascinating plant life
  • Visit sites important to Maori history and culture, Napier’s well-preserved art deco city center, and cosmopolitan Auckland, “the City of Sails”
  • New Zealand’s celebrated wines and culinary specialties add to the many pleasures of this inspiring expedition

Special Offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

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