TahiTi To E a sTEr isL and

AboArd THE clippEr odyssEy | ocTobEr 3 – 20, 2010



For many, Polynesia is the very definition of paradise; evoking classic images of palm-fanned beaches, azure lagoons, and exotic, flower-bedecked islanders. Our tour of these idyllic islands begins in bustling Papeete, Tahiti’s colorful capital city. Aboard the 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey we then head eastward to explore the exquisite Marquesas with their sky-piercing volcanoes, lushly-carpeted canyons, chiseled bays, and kaleidoscopic coral walls that reach deep into the sapphire waters. The low-lying Tuamotu Archipelago, whose remote atolls— mere rings of coral dotted by tiny islets and enclosing aquamarine lagoons—offer some of the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, in waters often exceeding 100 feet in clarity. Throughout our voyage we are welcomed ashore with exuberant friendliness, from the traditional blowing of the conch shell to the energetic drummers adorned in tapa cloth and fragrant flower leis. On tiny Pitcairn Island, we have the opportunity to meet the residents of Adamstown, most are direct descendents of the Bounty crew. Henderson and Ducie Islands are a virtual showcase of rare and endemic bird species, from Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels and red-tailed tropicbirds to the Henderson Island crake and Stephen’s lorikeet. A fitting grand finale is remote and enigmatic Easter Island—Rapa Nui to the Polynesians. Here, hundreds of giant volcanic stone statues, or moai, face out to sea from a wildly beautiful landscape; their original purpose, lost through the millennia, is one of the world’s great archaeological mysteries. I hope you will join us and our expert team of leaders and lecturers on our Quest for Paradise as we explore these fascinating, hospitable, naturally diverse, and culturally rich islands of the South Pacific. Warm regards,

Jack Grove & Jonathan Rossouw Zegrahm Cofounder & Directors

A 2009 winner of the National Geographic Traveler –

50 Tours of a Lifetime
When choosing tours they selected “small-group, thoughtfully crafted experiences that are eco- and culturally sensitive, provide uncommon access, and foster interaction with locals. It’s the perfect antidote for these tumultuous times, as we reexamine what is important and look for trips that are meaningful and restorative.”

Nuku Hiva

© Natalia Baechtold

Fatu Hiva

Rangiroa Puka Puka


Papeete, Tahiti




© JD Massyn © Jack S. Grove


© Philipe Bacchet

Puka Rua

Expedition Stop

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to Santiag o
Easter Island (Rapa Nui)



© Rodica Woodbury

Quest For Paradise
Sunday, OctOber 3, 2010 USA / PAPeete, tAhiti MOnday, OctOber 4 PAPeete / embArk Clipper Odyssey tueSday, OctOber 5 rAngiroA, tUAmotU iSlAndS WedneSday, OctOber 6 SAiling the PAcific oceAn thurSday, OctOber 7 nUkU hivA, mArqUeSAS iSlAndS Friday, OctOber 8 fAtU hivA Saturday, OctOber 9 PUkA PUkA, tUAmotU iSlAndS Sunday, OctOber 10 PUkA rUA MOnday, OctOber 11 exPedition StoP thurSday, OctOber 14 henderSon Friday, OctOber 15 dUcie

OctOber 3 – 20, 2010 | 18 Days | abOarD the Clipper Odyssey
tueSday, OctOber 12 SAiling the SoUth PAcific oceAn WedneSday, OctOber 13 PitcAirn, PitcAirn iSlAndS

Saturday & Sunday, OctOber 16 & 17 At SeA MOnday, OctOber 18 eASter iSlAnd tueSday, OctOber 19 eASter iSlAnd / diSembArk the Clipper Odyssey / SAntiAgo, chile WedneSday, OctOber 20 SAntiAgo / USA

• The 63-square-mile island is considered the most remote inhabited island in the world. • It is widely accepted that the original inhabitants were Polynesians, arriving as early as A.D. 318. • 887 moai, stone statues, have been located throughout the island. though there are many theories, the exact purpose of the statues remains a mystery. • They were carved from tough volcanic stone and used as early as A.D. 700; most were carved between 1000 – 1650. • 250 ahu , massive stone platforms, were constructed around the entire perimeter of the island at nearly half-mile intervals. • 288 moai once stood on these ahu, facing the sea, and on other parts of the island. nearly 400 were carved but never made it out of the “production center” at the rano raraku quarry. • The average moai was 14 feet high and weighed an average of nearly 14 tons. • Original eyes on the moai were crafted from coral, but only one survives and is on display in the anthropological museum.



daY BY daY itiNerarY
Sunday, October 3, 2010 USA / PAPeete, tAhiti Depart on your independent flight to Papeete. Check into our hotel in the late evening for our overnight. Monday, October 4 PAPeete / embArk Clipper Odyssey Today we have a morning at leisure before enjoying a tour of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia’s largest island. Among its most illustrious temporary residents were Herman Melville, who was imprisoned here; Robert Louis Stevenson; and Paul Gauguin, whose love for the island is reflected in a sublime legacy of artwork depicting the people and daily life of Polynesia. We pass by orchards of papaya and gardenia nurseries as we drive along the stunning coast. During our visit to the renowned Gauguin Museum we learn about the life of the artist in the islands and view his paintings. Late in the afternoon we embark the Clipper Odyssey. tuesday, October 5 rAngiroA, tUAmotU iSlAndS Though remote and sparsely populated, the far-flung Tuamotus comprise the world’s largest atoll chain. Of all the islands in the South Pacific, few have the physical “low profile” of the Tuamotus. These venerable coral constructions rise just high enough above the water to be called land and if it weren’t for their waving coconut palms, they might be entirely invisible from any distance. If joined together, the 76 islands would form only 154 square miles of actual land mass. Nine thousand people, known as Paumotu, inhabit just 46 islands. We spend the afternoon on Rangiroa, whose name translates into “far sky.” More than 240 motu—low-lying islands that top off at an elevation of three feet—make up the ring of coral through which flow at least 100 channels. The lagoon, a dazzling color palette of blues and greens, is hailed as one of the world’s greatest dive destinations. This is our first opportunity to get in the water and whether snorkeling, diving, or by glass-bottom boat, unparalleled underwater vistas are a rich reward. Birders watch for the blue lorikeet, red-footed boobies, and great frigatebirds, while beach walkers relax and meet the friendly locals of Tiputa village who demonstrate energetic Tuamotuan dances.


© Gary Moogk

© Michele Westmorland




© Ralph Prince

Wednesday, October 6 SAiling the PAcific oceAn Our lecture series begins and we enjoy a day of relaxation as the Clipper Odyssey cruises toward the legendary Marquesas Islands. thursday, October 7 nUkU hivA, mArqUeSAS iSlAndS Considered one of the most beautiful island groups in the South Pacific, the Marquesas lie farther from a continental coast than any other islands in the world—3,400 miles from the west coast of South America, and far removed from the traditional marine highways used by the 16th- and 17th-century European explorers. Unlike other Polynesian islands, the Marquesas have no surrounding reefs or placid lagoons. Its wide deep bays are the havens for vessels such as ours. Nuku Hiva’s breathtaking vertical peaks reach into the clouds, while carpets of lush tropical vegetation drape cliffs and canyons that descend to sea-sculpted bays. Open-air craft markets display local handicrafts such as baskets, woven purses, shell jewelry, rock tools, and wooden carvings. Watch for wild horses on the upland plateaus as we search for the endemic Nuku Hiva pigeon and

Marquesas swiftlet. Divers and snorkelers enjoy coral-encrusted rock walls and a staggering variety of fish. Friday, October 8 fAtU hivA Zodiacs whisk us ashore where we are greeted by dancers and drummers adorned in leis and tapa cloth. During shore walks, we may see petroglyphs or tiki figures—representing deified ancestors—flanked by banyan trees, fragrant plumeria, blooming orchids, and silvery waterfalls. Birders hope to spot the critically endangered Fatu Hiva monarch, and the colorful, endemic white-capped fruit dove. Saturday, October 9 PUkA PUkA, tUAmotU iSlAndS Delightful music and dancing welcome us to this idyllic island—the first land sighted in the Pacific by Europeans. We visit the small village whose residents raise taro, bananas, and coconut palms for copra (dried coconut.) Birders search for Pacific golden plover while snorkelers and divers watch for unicornfish. Sunday, October 10 PUkA rUA Coconut palms and breadfruit trees cover the beautiful islets that surround Puka Rua’s



© Peter Harrison © Lionel Pozzoli

© Peter Harrison

© Michele Westmorland

lagoon. Garland-bedecked dancers greet us in the tiny village whose 150 hospitable inhabitants earn a living selling copra. We witness the process of coconut drying, enjoy a local crafts market, or stroll along the lagoon shores watching crested terns circling overhead. Monday, October 11 exPedition StoP Today, conditions permitting, we explore one of the many uninhabited Tuamotu Islands and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or diving. tuesday, October 12 SAiling the SoUth PAcific oceAn Enjoy the trade breezes and sapphire expanses of the South Pacific as we head for the Pitcairn Islands. Our lecture series continues, enhancing our understanding of the amazing cultural and natural richness of this tropical world. Wednesday, October 13 PitcAirn, PitcAirn iSlAndS Remote, enchanting, and tiny at six miles around, volcano-crowned Pitcairn was the fabled hideout of the HMS Bounty mutineers in 1790. We step ashore and visit with the 50 hospitable inhabitants of Adamstown who are the direct descendants of Fletcher Christian, the eight mutineers, and the Polynesians.

The anchor of the Bounty rests beside the courthouse and the ship’s Bible resides in the church. After our island visit, the warm and inviting waters are perfect for a swim, snorkel, or dive. thursday, October 14 henderSon Sheer limestone cliffs surround this elevated coralline island, a World Heritage Site, pockmarked by caves and blowholes. Henderson’s astounding natural selection is undisturbed by introduced species. Ten endemic flowering plants and four endemic species of land birds, including the Henderson Island crake and Stephen’s lorikeet, are found here. We snorkel or dive in the marine life-rich waters. Friday, October 15 dUcie This small, uninhabited, and rarely visited atoll is rimmed in white sand beaches that in turn surround a crystalline lagoon. As we walk along the shores, we witness a vast variety of seabirds—tens of thousands nest here, including Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels, masked boobies, frigatebirds, and red-tailed tropicbirds. Underwater forays bring us face-to-face with legions of rainbow-hued fish in the warm, clear waters.



© Rodica Woodbury


© Tony Berg

Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17 At SeA Enjoy our ongoing lecture series and the Clipper Odyssey’s many amenities as we cruise toward Easter Island, a World Heritage Site and one of the most remote and mysterious places on earth. Monday, October 18 eASter iSlAnd Our full-day tour begins with a visit to the ceremonial center of Ahu Vinapu where the monolithic stonework is reminiscent of the Inca civilization in Peru, contributing to the theory of contact between the islanders and South America. We continue to Tahai where we have our first look at the intriguing stone heads, moai, built on massive stone platforms known as ahu. At the spectacular Rano Raraku volcanic tuff quarries we view nearly 400 monolithic statues in various states of completion. The site was abandoned in the mid-17th century. At Ahu Tongariki we visit the largest ceremonial site in Polynesia—a five-year archaeological restoration project was completed in 1996. Anakena Beach, hailed as the loveliest cove on the island, is the setting for our barbecue lunch followed by a visit to the sites of Ahu Ature

Huki and Ahu Nau Nau. Here five standing statues sport huge red topknots, pukao, carved from the naturally red volcanic scoria quarried nearby. The Rano Kau volcano sits at the southwestern tip of Easter Island and we drive up to the giant caldera, its sprawling floor dotted with lakes. The edge of the crater drops more than 1,000 feet into the sea below and the 360-degree views are breathtaking. The ceremonial village of Orongo, dedicated to the fascinating “birdman” cult was built on the rim of this crater and we explore the old houses and rock walls carved with hundreds of petroglyphs. tuesday, October 19 eASter iSlAnd / diSembArk the Clipper Odyssey / SAntiAgo, chile After breakfast we disembark the Clipper Odyssey and enjoy a short tour before heading to the airport for your afternoon flight to Santiago; connecting with flights to the USA. Wednesday, October 20 SAntiAgo / USA Arrive in the USA in the morning and connect with your flights homeward.


© Natalia Baechtold

© Rodica Woodbury

terMs & CoNditioNs
1. RESERVATIONS: 25% of the expedition fare, along with a completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place for you on this Zegrahm Holdings LLC, d/b/a Zegrahm Expeditions (ZE), program. The balance of the expedition fare is due 120 days prior to departure. Air fare is also due at this time. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Credit cards accepted for deposit only. 2. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Notification of cancellation must be received in writing by ZE. At the time we receive your written cancellation, the following penalties will apply: • 120 days or more prior to departure: $500 per person • 60 through 119 days prior to departure: 50% of expedition fare • 1 through 59 days prior to departure: 100% of expedition fare Some air fare may be nonrefundable. Once an expedition has departed, there will be no refunds from ZE for any unused portions of the trip. The above policy also applies to all extensions and independent travel arrangements made in conjunction with this program. 3. TRIP CANCELLATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as protection against an emergency that may force you to cancel or leave an expedition while it is in progress. A brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. 4. SHARE POLICY: Accommodations on all ZE programs are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we will always pair participants of the same sex. All shared accommodations are nonsmoking. If it is not possible to pair you with a roommate, you may be asked to pay a single supplement for the land portion of the program. 5. MEDICAL INFORMATION: Participation in a ZE program requires that you be in generally good health. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We can counsel you on whether the expedition you have selected is appropriate for you. The tour leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any time during the tour if he or she feels the participant is physically incapable and/or if a participant’s continued participation will jeopardize either the individual involved or the group. There will be no refund given under these circumstances. 6. SCUbA DIVING: Limited to the first 16 Advanced Open Water certified scuba divers who complete provided forms; due dates strictly enforced. Must have completed two open water dives within the 12 months prior to trip departure. 7. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS: Luggage size and weight limitations for both checked and carry-on luggage, imposed by the airlines or as an operational requirement due to type of aircraft, will apply for flights to/from/within this program. Specifications will be provided with pre-departure materials. 8. FUEL COST INCREASES AND CURRENCY FLUCTUATION: In order to keep rates as low as possible, we do not build into the trip fare an allowance to cover possible increases from fuel costs or currency fluctuations. Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may occur and currencies do fluctuate around the world, it may be necessary for us to initiate a rate surcharge at any time before departure if there are exceptional cost increases beyond our control. 9. ITINERARY CHANGES & TRIP DELAY: Itineraries are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change. ZE reserves the right to change a program’s dates, staff, itineraries, or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which ZE or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes is not included. 10. ITINERARY CANCELLATION: ZE reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants or logistical problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of ZE’s liability. ZE is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including nonrefundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses. 11. PARTICIPATION: ZE reserves the right to decline to accept any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever. 12. LIMITATIONS OF LIAbILIT Y: This section defines ZE’s responsibility with respect to all of our trips, including extensions and independent arrangements. Please read it carefully. ZE, its Owners, Agents, and Employees give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors, and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss, or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers. As described in item 8 above, all prices are subject to change. As described in item 10 above, in the event that an expedition must be cancelled, ZE is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the program. Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket forms that limit the ship owner’s and operator’s liability. When such tickets are used, you are generally bound by the terms of these tickets with respect to your legal relationship to the owner and operators of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew. On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the above recited terms and conditions, and agrees to be bound by them. California Seller of Travel Program Registration # 2031043-40

WHat to eXPeCt
For most activities a moderate level of exertion is required. During this expedition you will have opportunities to snorkel and/or dive over some of the world’s most colorful reefs, as well as hike along remote beaches and amidst lush island forests. You will need to climb into and out of Zodiacs and tenders for diving and snorkeling activities and excursions ashore (there will be staff and crew members on hand to assist.) Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances over beaches and sometimes rough terrain. As on all Zegrahm voyages, you will travel in the company of experienced leaders and a renowned lecture team of naturalists and historians who add insight to both the cultural and natural wonders we encounter along the way. Average daily temperatures will range from the low to upper 80s°F throughout our itinerary, with nighttime temperatures in the low to mid-70s. We will mail a complete list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you approximately five months prior to departure. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure.

© Rodica Woodbury

eXPeditioN Leaders
Our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps. John YerSin (expeditiOn leader) – John’s love of travel and life on the sea evolved during his 33 years as an industrial microbiologist in Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East. After graduating from Exeter University in England, John conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys; the tools of his trade—diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving—became foundations for his present work in the travel industry as a lecturer, Zodiac driver, and expedition leader. Since 1998 he has been working on small cruise ships from the Arctic to the Antarctic. JAck grove – A marine biologist, professional naturalist, and cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions, Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific. In 1997 Stanford University Press published his comprehensive volume, The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands, and he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western University. An avid scuba diver, certified dive master, and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has led numerous expeditions to the remote corners of the world. JonAthAn roSSoUw – Jonathan is a medical doctor by profession; however, his lifelong interest in wildlife has resulted in extensive travels throughout the world. He is the author of the acclaimed Where to Watch Birds in Uganda and birding site guides to Southern Africa and Madagascar. He is equally enthusiastic about mammals and coral reef fishes as he is with his specialties, birds and reptiles. Jonathan is a director of Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions; he leads travelers on expeditions to all seven continents and scouts new destinations for Eco-Expeditions. edmUndo edwArdS – Edmundo is extremely knowledgeable about the peoples, customs, living patterns, and legends of the South Pacific, and is considered one of the major experts on Easter Island and Eastern Polynesian history and culture. Until recently, he was chief archeologist in charge of the archeological survey of French Polynesia under the auspices of the Human Sciences Research Center and the Department of Archaeology of French Polynesia. Edmundo now resides on Easter Island and, besides lecturing to various groups, he is dedicated to writing up his recent archeological work in the Marquesas, Society, and Tuamotu group of islands. giovAnnA fASAnelli – As a young girl growing up in South Africa, Giovanna spent holidays wading through the tidal pools off the eastern coast. Watching the cult classic movie, The Big Blue, clinched her love of all things marine and after moving to Australia, pursued a B.S. in Marine Biology. As a dive master she has traveled extensively with experience in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Palau, and has been involved in numerous documentary projects on the Great Barrier Reef, including satellite tagging of tiger sharks and green turtles in the Coral Sea. rick Price – Rick began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British Antarctic Survey. In 1988, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography that evolved into a career as a freelance wildlife cameraman. Since the early 1990s, Rick has filmed for the BBC Natural History Unit and The Discovery Channel—both on land and underwater—and he has worked on David Attenborough’s documentary series, Life of Birds and Life in the Freezer. Peter ZikA – Peter is a field biologist from Seattle, involved in investigating and describing new species of plants from western North America. His interests in ecology have led him across the tropics and into polar regions for the last 20 years. In addition to teaching wetland plant identification, he serves as a ship’s naturalist on all oceans and continents. Peter has published more than 90 scientific notes, articles, and books, as well as occasional photographs, cards, and reviews in the popular press.

© Natalia Baechtold

reserVatioN ForM
OctOber 3 – 20, 2010

Quest for Paradise
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ScUbA diving: Limited to 16 Advanced Open Water (AOW) or equivalent certified scuba divers. You must complete two open water dives within the 12 months prior to the trip’s departure.
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Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times the share rate (suite not applicable). INCLUDED: Accommodation in our hotel and on board Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities. NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges; scuba diving fees and equipment where required. AIR FARE: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of August 2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,920 for Los Angeles/Papeete – Easter Island/Santiago/Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed. All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject to change. COmbINATION VOyAgE: You will receive a $500 savings, per person, if you combine your expedition with our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage, immediately preceding this voyage. Please contact our office to receive a brochure.

TahiTi To E a sTEr isL and
192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: web:



The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition cruising. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows us to land anywhere nature or curiosity dictates, and a glass-bottom boat, giving us a topside-look at the undersea world. All cabins have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of their voyage on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured for twin or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower. The Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international specialties. Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small library and gym, outdoor pool, massage room, Internet café with wireless access, and gift shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary staffed by a registered physician and a telecommunications system permitting Internet access and telephone and fax communication from many locations around the world. Ship registry: Bahamas.

Cover photos: Clownfish © Sergey Frolov; little girl © Rodica Woodbury; beach © Giovana Fasanelli

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