Zegrahm Expeditions to Offer Circumnavigation of New Guinea in 2014

Zegrahm Expeditions to Offer Circumnavigation of New Guinea in 2014
Company Returns to South Pacific for Two-Part Voyage Aboard Deluxe Expedition Vessel
 
Seattle, WA (May 29, 2013) – Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to announce the company’s return to the South Pacific in 2014 with a two-part voyage circumnavigating the world’s second largest island, New Guinea. Whether taken separately, or in combination, this itinerary exposes travelers to a region of the world rarely visited by Westerners.
 
“This signature expedition offers unique opportunities to interact with remote villagers and explore one of the most biodiverse underwater worlds,” states Zegrahm President Edwin Blythe. “Our expert team—including Zegrahm cofounders Mike Messick and Jack Grove, and field director Jonathan Rossouw—will help interpret all of the incredible highlights travelers will experience on this expedition.”
 
Voyage I, Remote Islands of Papua New Guinea, departs March 8, 2014 and reveals a multitude of traditional villages where spiritual beliefs, artistic craftsmanship, ritualistic ceremonies, and the tradition of hospitality endure. Highlights include witnessing the spectacular fire dances of the Baining tribe; visiting the legendary Trobriand Islands, dubbed the “Islands of Love;” and exploring the Sepik River Delta. This 16-day expedition is priced from $10,970 per person.
 
Voyage II, Raja Ampat and Asmat Villages, departs March 19, 2014 and offers exquisite snorkeling and diving, and celebrates the cultural diversity of Papua and its outer islands. Travelers will snorkel and dive among the amazing corals of Raja Ampat and Ashmore Reef; search for over 500 species of birds, including the beautiful birds of paradise; and spend two exhilarating days in the Asmat, meeting elaborately decorated “warriors” and learning about their unique culture and highly sought-after carvings. This 18-day expedition is priced from $12,470 per person.
 
These fascinating voyages are aboard the all-suite 100-passenger Caledonian Sky. This beautiful vessel was completely refurbished in 2012 and features ocean-view suites, single-seating dining room, large lounge, elegant bar, and enclosed panoramic viewing deck. Travelers who chose to combine these voyages will save 5% off the rate of each expedition.
 
For more information about Zegrahm or to make a reservation on an upcoming expedition, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.
 
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Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.