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Traveling aboard the National Geographic Orion, we began our exploration of the South Pacific in Fiji. We then traveled to Tonga, Samoa, the Northern Cook Islands, Kiribati, and French Polynesia. We visited friendly natives on small islands that had not seen a large ship in 25 years. We snorkeled amongst pristine coral reefs, and became comfortable with black tip reef sharks circling around us. In this gallery you will see a small sample of what we saw and experienced.Read More