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National Geographic Explorer adds Halifax to Adventure Itinerary

National Geographic Explorer adds Halifax to Adventure Itinerary

Halifax, NS - October 8, 2008 - It's the icing on the cake for an outstanding cruise season at the Port of Halifax. The National Geographic Explorer, a one-of-a-kind cruise ship added the Port of Halifax to its itinerary, making its inaugural call on October 3, 2008.

Launched in August 2008, the NG Explorer is a unique ice-class vessel, specializing in expedition and adventure cruises. In true National Geographic style, passengers onboard the NG Explorer are encouraged to participate in a variety of educational activities in each port of call. The ship houses an array of equipment for outdoor adventures including kayaks, zodiacs, snorkeling gear, hydrophones and underwater high definition cameras.

Lindblad Expeditions chose the Port of Halifax as the embarking destination for the NG Explorer's voyage entitled, Autumn Sojourn: From the Canadian Maritimes to the Straights of Florida. The voyage includes whale watching, archaeological expeditions, and scenic tours of the Atlantic coastline.

The NG Explorer's other adventure expeditions in 2008 range from an epic voyage through Antarctica, to a cultural tour of the Chilean Patagonia.

"As a premier Atlantic port of call, the Port of Halifax is proud to welcome the National Geographic Explorer and its passengers to the city," says Cathy McGrail, Manager of Cruise Development for Halifax Port Authority. The NG Explorer is among the 126 cruise vessels that will visit Halifax this season.

For more information on the National Geographic Explorer, visit www.expeditions.com.

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