Cruise to Melanesia & Papua New Guinea

If a culturally fascinating voyage to a far-flung exotic location on a upscale vessel sounds like a good plan for March 2011, then here are two exciting trips for you.

Orion Expedition Cruises, with its five-star service and luxe 100-guest ships,  is perfect for adventurous travelers who want to experience remote places in style. Photographers, globetrotters and those with an interest in marine biology, bird watching, anthropology and history will especially appreciate these two odysseys.

The 16-night Melanesian Discovery at Tanna Island includes scuba diving on the world’s largest accessible ship, feeding sharks, experiencing the Ring of Fire—home to the spectacularly active volcano Mount Yasur—and snorkeling around the remains of a wrecked expedition ship. This voyage departs from Auckland, New Zealand on March 7, 2011.

The 11-night Papua New Guinea Cultural Highlights experience provides a taste of primitive tribal cultures, unique flora and fauna, the opportunity to purchase superb indigenous artwork, visit isolated villages, enjoy world-class snorkeling and reflect on the past at historic World War II sites. Explore the famous Sepik River and volcanis tropical fjords in this untouched landscape, home to 800 different  languages.This voyage departs from Cairns, Queensland on March 23, 2011.

Take this rare opportunity to save up to 25 percent on these incredible expeditions to Melanesia and Papua New Guinea this March with Orion Expedition Cruises.

The orangutans are calling…

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