Asia / Pacific Australia Cruise

Kimberley Expedition: Northwest Australia & Indonesia

Step aboard 102-guest Nat Geo Orion to experience Australia’s iconic wilderness and Indonesia’s captivating culture. Discover dramatic landscapes etched with ancient human history in the Kimberley, and sail to remote island villages of Indonesia where history comes alive in traditional ceremonies. Search for spectacular wildlife, from the giant saltwater crocs of the Kimberley to prehistoric Komodo dragons. Snorkel and dive at pristine Rowley Shoals among untouched coral gardens. Zodiac cruise to the base of King George Falls and learn the history of the Moluccas, fought over among English, Portuguese and Dutch colonizers.

Itinerary highlights offer bucket list sights and activities. Zodiac up the King George River to explore it at water level and experience its towering red rock canyon walls. Get up close to the unique wildlife in this Region, including crocodiles, migrating humpback whales and endearing wallabies. Visit the world-renowned Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to go in search of the legendary Komodo dragon. And snorkel and dive remote reefs with galaxies of colorful fish, both in Indonesia and at Australia’s pristine Rowley Shoals.

All departures are aboard 102-guest National Geographic Orion, a ship built for stability in open sea. Enjoy the ship’s educational features along the way, including a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with an underwater video feed, as well as enough Zodiacs and kayaks to accommodate all guests at the same time.

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