Our expedition tracks eastwards from Palau through the remote and rarely explored islands of Micronesia. Share the spirit of local islanders and partake in cultural traditions such as dance, weaving and carving as it has been done for centuries. Enjoy rare wildlife encounters above and below the surface with diverse bird species and unique marine life on offer throughout the voyage. Search for island endemics and seabirds such as red-footed boobies, Pohnpei lorikeets, Chuuk monarchs, white terns, black noddies, and white-tailed tropicbirds. Snorkel and dive on the famed ‘ghost fleet’ of over 50 WWII coral-encrusted shipwrecks in Chuuk Lagoon, visit the Japanese war memorial and a former WWII command centre. Wander amongst the archaeological ruins of Nan Madol, a 12th – 15th century former royal residence and political seat of the Saudeleur Dynasty on Pohnpei. Across the archipelago, learn about Austronesian-speaking people and their maritime sailing culture and seaborne migrations into Micronesia.