Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is combining both undersea activities and anthropology in its 2014 itineraries on the new National Geographic Orion.
The 102-passenger National Geographic Orion features kayaks, a remote-operated vehicle, and snorkeling and scuba gear. The 2014 itineraries will take passengers to Antarctica, Borneo and Indonesia, as well as the Pacific Islands and Australia. One of the itineraries, the 20-day Reefs, Lagoons and Volcanic Isles: Fiji to Tahiti trip, sails from Fiji to Tahiti, and explores bird and marine life, island communities and the reefs of Kiribati. Rates start at $18,990 pp.