Best of Micronesia: Rabaul to Palau

Best of Micronesia
March 3, 2019
18 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $13,980
Best of Micronesia

Expedition Highlights

  • Snorkel or dive nearly every day—the western corner of Micronesia boasts more than 1,300 species of fish.
  • Witness the amazing Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon, famous for its “ghost fleet” of over 50 coral-encrusted ships that were sunk during World War II.
  • Meet with friendly locals, who will greet you with traditional dances. 
  • Search for island endemics and a multitude of seabirds, such as Pohnpei lorikeets, Chuuk monarchs, white terns, black noddies, and white-tailed tropicbirds. 
  • Tour Pohnpei’s famed archaeological site, Nan Madol, the residence of royalty and priests from the 12th to 15th centuries.

Expedition Team

Caledonian Sky

The all-suite, 100-guest Caledonian Sky is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Refurbished in 2012, her beautifully designed public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge with piano, elegant bar, enclosed panoramic viewing deck, sun deck, library, and small gym. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, flat-screen television, spacious wardrobes, and dressing table. The Caledonian Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands and is equipped to offer scuba diving.

Additional Exploration

Melpa tribe
Pre-Trip Extension:
Papua New Guinea: Cultural Connections
February 25March 6, 2019
From $7,580

From spectacular lowland rainforests on the coastal plains to 15,000-foot-high peaks, Papua New Guinea is rightly called “the land of the unexpected.” The lush green canopy of the tropical rainforest is home to 38 species of the ornately plumaged bird of paradise and over 2,700 species of orchids. Explore the fascinating culture and villages along the Karawari River, and the spectacular flora, fauna, and unique culture of the highlands from our lodge perched high on Rondon Ridge.

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