Wonders of the Western Pacific: Orangutans, Sun Bears, and the Coral Triangle on National Geographic Resolution
Wonders of the Western Pacific: Orangutans, Sun Bears & the Coral Triangle
Set sail on a journey that will take you through the global center of marine biodiversity—the Coral Triangle. Learn about the conservation struggles and triumphs in this vast region. Experience the stunning beauty both above and below the sea as you snorkel or dive along the healthy seawalls and reefs or kayak through the crystalline bays and vibrant mangroves. Meet the locals along the way who have fascinating histories and have relied on the sea and its bounty for centuries; step back in time as we learn about some of the fiercest battles of the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Spend time in the company of the reclusive sun bear—the smallest of the bear family—and the gentle giants of Borneo: orangutans.
Explore the winding streets of Saigon and its eclectic blend of modern skyscrapers, Buddhist temples and bustling markets
Attend onboard lectures where our staff share their knowledge of this fascinating and diverse region. They share stories of the diverse island cultures that thrive on many of the small islands and the lengths the countries have gone to protect the natural world
Hike to the center of Eil Malk Island in Palau where you’ll be rewarded with the beauty of Jellyfish Lake and a serene swim with hundreds of jellyfish who have lost their ability to sting
Take advantage of the National Geographic Resolution’s state-of-the-art amenities, from wellness programs and spa treatments to gourmet dining options and wine tastings
Our second new polar build, National Geographic Resolution is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.
A fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. Resolution’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well. An equally impressive feature may well be her capacity: she carries just 138 guests, a commitment to expedition excellence over scale. Scandinavian-inflected, luxuriously appointed, her inviting interiors would be a destination in themselves. Because she is a Lindblad expedition ship, however, her attention is focused on the world outside—with acres of window glass to keep you connected to the stunning views beyond the pane, and a fleet of expedition tools to get you out exploring.
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.
Teams that do whatever it takes
Lindblad’s teams will do whatever it takes to ensure you unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s manning the spotting scopes all night to ensure a polar bear sighting, orchestrating a landing at an extraordinary wildlife site to coincide with a magnificent sunrise, or sending waitstaff out with gourmet ice cream bars to refresh you as you explore a Polynesia atoll, their commitment creates thrilling moments for you.
A core value of Lindablad Expeditions is to positively impact the geographies where the fleet sails. Leaders in the travel industry for over 50 years, Lindblad has built ground-breaking programs in education, empowered local artisans, protected wild areas, and so much more. By bringing travelers into wilderness and inspiring them to care, Lindblad creates planetary stewards every day.
|1-2||U.S. / Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam|
|3||Saigon / Embark|
|4-5||Con Dao National Park / At Sea|
|7-8||Sandakan / At Sea|
|9||Bunaken Marine Reserve|
|12||Koror, Palau, Micronesia|
|13-14||Koror / Disembark / U.S.|