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Islands of the Azores: Fado Music to Fin Whales

April 18 - 27, 2023
Length: 10 days
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The Azores are a whale-watching mecca, where more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted.

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Tour Highlights

  • Spend nine nights aboard the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance and take advantage of the ship’s state-of the-art amenities, from wellness programs and spa treatments to gourmet dining options as we travel to the secluded and seldom-visited islands of the Azores Archipelago.
  • The Azores are a whale-watching mecca, where more than 20 different types of cetaceans can be spotted.
  • April is one of the best months to see the many whales that pass through these waters on their annual migrations. With the help of some of the best whale spotters in the world, we will search for fin, blue, sei, and pilot whales, just to name a few.
  • Discover the varied past and the stories of explorers, whalers, and conquerors who all had a part in weaving the tapestry of island history. Born from volcanoes, each island has a unique landscape and piece of history that we’ll uncover.
  • Our fleet of Zodiacs lets you cruise around remote inlets and right up to towering cliffs. Or hop on a kayak for individual exploration of stunning wildlife-rich bays.
  • Our onboard undersea specialist will maneuver a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and underwater video camera to reveal the marine world and intricate ecosystem just below the surface.
  • Experience the fascinating culture of fado music.
  • Experience the commitment the locals have to sustainable growth and protecting the natural beauty and ecosystems of the archipelago
  • Our onboard team of naturalists, historians, and underwater specialists are always ready to help you delve deeper into the natural beauty and culture of the Azores.

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