Asia / Pacific Indonesia Cruise

Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

On these Indonesia cruises aboard 102-guest National Geographic Orion, discover a region lost to time and enveloped in lore. Visit remote archipelagos that are true paradises both on Earth and below the surface of their translucent waters. While sailing through channels dotted with small, uninhabited islands, hop into Zodiacs or kayaks to enjoy a deserted, palm-lined white-sand beach or dive among creatures ranging from pygmy seahorses to giant clams.

Cruise to Bali from Australia (or reverse), with a visit to Papua New Guinea and a charter flight connecting travelers between the ship in the Solomon Islands and a start or end in Brisbane, Australia. Experience the thrill of spotting rare Komodo dragons in the wild; snorkel and dive at pristine coral reefs of the Moluccas, Raja Ampat, and West Papua; take part in exuberant welcome ceremonies at secluded villages; and learn about some of the fiercest battles of the Pacific Theater during World War II. Explore the fascinating riverine world of the Asmat region, one of the least-explored places on Earth.

The 102-guest Nat Geo Orion acts as floating basecamp during these Tuamotu Islands cruises. This small expedition ship is technologically advanced and equipped with a full set of exploration tools, including an ROV and enough kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time. Additionally, select cabins offer private balconies for special moments taking in the awe-inspiring wilderness. The National Geographic Orion features a nearly 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, ensuring that your trip to paradise comes with attentive service.

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