Talofa! A very warm welcome to Samoa. National Geographic Orion arrived in Samoa after a long sea travel from Rarotonga. We were truly in the remote Pacific and ready for exploration.

The warmth from the Samoan people was intoxicating and we received special treatment today. We were shown around Robert Louis Stevenson’s house and the surrounding botanical garden, we had a Sunday feast cooked in an umu, we enjoyed a cultural performance, and then went snorkelling at Palolo Marine Reserve.