We arrived early in the morning to the ever so beautiful Ra’iatea. Options this morning included a visit to see how pearls are farmed or the chance to snorkel around the crystal-clear water of the pearl farm, which is located near a pristine coral reef.

The afternoon was filled with a delicious Sunday roast for lunch aboard National Geographic Orion. In the afternoon, guests visited the Marae, a place of cultural importance for Polynesians, and learned more about the local history.