Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic will launch its new ship, National Geographic Venture, in December with two cruises along the U.S. West Coast.

A five-day cruise departing Dec. 2 will leave from San Francisco and visit Angel Island, Sausalito, Monterey and Point Lobos, Avila Beach and Catalina Island before arriving in Long Beach. The second cruise is a 12-day itinerary departing Long Beach on Dec. 7 and arriving in La Paz, Mexico, with multiple stops in Baja California along the way.

The 100-passenger Venture, a sister ship to the National Geographic Quest, is expected to be delivered in October. Prices for the five-day itinerary start at $3,800 per person, and $9,120 for the 12-day trip.

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