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When National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions joined forces ten years ago, we kicked off our partnership with the inaugural voyage of the National Geographic Endeavour, setting sail from Valparaiso, Chile to the Panama Canal - the first of many extraordinary expeditions to come. Since then, our fleet has grown in size to take us beyond South America to the other six continents. We've counted former presidents, Nobel Laureates, and Pulitzer Prize winners among our expedition teams; and our state-of-the-art tools have allowed us to explore farther and deeper with each subsequent year. Ten years later, it seems fitting that well return to South America next year to trace the length of the continent's western coast—this time aboard the National Geographic Explorer. On three remarkable expeditions, we'll discover seldom-seen treasures from Ecuador to Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and beyond. The National Geographic Explorer will also ply the wildlife-rich waters of the Atlantic on a series of voyages including the wild isles of the Azores and Madeira and the historically rich coasts of Spain and Portugal. In 2015, we'll continue our new chapter of South Pacific exploration aboard the Notional Geographic Orion. Experience jubilant island welcomes in the Cook Islands and French Polynesia, dive some of the world's finest reefs in the Southern Line Islands and Indonesia, and delve into the mysterious history of Easter Island—among many other highlights. As our alliance grows and prospers, so too does our commitment to protecting the places we explore. The Lindblad-National Geographic Fund currently supports conservation and educational projects in the Galapagos Islands, Baja California, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Amazon, and Cambodia. The high points of the past decade are many, but one constant remains: our commitment to enriching, hands-on exploration that inspires travelers to care about—and preserve—the planet's wonders. We look forward to another incredible decade of exploration with you.