83 OTAGO HARBOR WILDLIFE CRUISE from Dunedin, New Zealand Cruise around beautiful Otago Harbor past the picturesque townships of Carey’s Bay, Deborah Bay and Acheron Head as you navigate your way to Taiaroa Head. From the deck of your boat you have a close-up view of this marine paradise and its captivating residents — seals, cormorants, albatross and various other waders. It is also likely that you’ll catch sight of some of the area’s winsome penguins and playful dolphins as well. Alive with wildlife, Taiaroa Head boasts over 10 species of nesting birds amongst its inhabitants, including the Royal Albatross. DEVILS & ROOS from Burnie, Australia Drive inland toward beautiful Mount Dial Nature Recreation Area. The landscape in this part of Tasmania is gorgeous, dotted with the occasional village, and looks much like it has for centuries. It’s the ideal setting for Wing’s Wildlife Park, which holds the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia. While meandering along the trails during free time, you might see famed Tasmanian devils or lesser-known Tasmanian bettongs, which are tiny marsupials that hop like kangaroos. The wildlife park is also home to boobook owls, crab-eating macaques, quolls and long-nosed potoroos. There are even American bison and Japanese quail. SAMOAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE from Pago Pago, Samoa Witness one of the most esteemed ceremonies in Samoan culture, performed by an illustrious High Talking Chief at a traditional village. Dressed in traditional garments, the High Talking Chief will launch into an animated and authentic performance of an ancient Samoan ceremony used to welcome visiting VIPs. It’s absolutely hypnotic to watch his passion and respect for Samoan values, as he weaves his dramatic tale for your entertainment. After the ceremony, which takes place in an open-sided thatched “fale” building, you’ll be treated to a traditional dance performance and complimentary fruit punch. GUARUJA BEACH TRANSFER from Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil Spend a carefree half-day enjoying the charms of Guaruja Beach, one of the lovelier resort cities that lie on the outskirts of Santos, just across the estuary. At Guaruja Beach, bask under the Brazilian sun and do as much or as little as you wish. Choose to lie on the beach and sunbathe while reading a bestseller. Or stroll up and down the stretch of sand engaged in conversation or simply enjoying the outstanding scenery. Of course, swimming is always a wonderful option, and there may even be surfers to watch cutting through the waves, if the conditions are right.