Lindblad Expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions

For generations, the Lindblad name has been synonymous with exploration, adventure and responsible tourism. These abiding traits are born from our rich heritage as the first expedition company and our inherent passion for discovery and preservation, which together provide awe-inspiring travel experiences in every corner of the world. Since Lars-Eric Lindblad created Lindblad Travel in 1958 as a way to introduce like-minded adventurers to remote lands, pristine nature and diverse cultures, Lindblad has inspired tens of thousands of explorers to discover their planet and ponder their place within it. Join us to explore the 7 continents.

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National Geographic Alliance: Explore the planet’s most extraordinary places in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists, and researchers using state-of-the-art exploration tools.

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This stately riverboat features Amazonian influences, from its tropical hardwood exterior to its locally crafted interior. It was built with the express purpose of traversing deep into the Peruvian Amazon, giving you the experience of the mighty river and sweeping views of its various landscapes and wonders.

Life aboard Lord of the Glens feels like a cross between relaxing in a stately country manor and taking a voyage aboard a private yacht. It is the perfect way to explore the Scottish countryside. She is paneled in polished wood, with teak decks, offering gourmet cuisine, and exceptional service.

Your moving basecamp for exploring the islands, she is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up-close viewing from all public spaces, open-air observation deck, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a twin Zodiac loading platform

A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, ice-class Polar Class 5 vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round and safely explore uncharted waters while providing exceptional comfort. Her X-BOW® offers a smooth ride even in adverse conditions

The embodiment of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance, she is a perfect size with excellent maneuverability. Equipped with an ice-enforced hull; advanced navigation equipment; a roster of exploration tools; and well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for unrivaled views

The National Geographic Islander is a versatile vessel that plies the waters of the Galápagos Islands. Designed for year-round discovery and active exploration, this intimate ship provides the perfect mobile platform to experience every aspect of the Galápagos—both above and below the sea.

The National Geographic Orion is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel that navigates through polar ice and small harbors in Europe. The ship accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins and is equipped with kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, diving and snorkeling gear, and underwater video equipment.

The 100- guest National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration.

A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, ice-class Polar Class 5 vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round and safely explore uncharted waters while providing exceptional comfort. Her X-BOW® offers a smooth ride even in adverse conditions

The National Geographic Sea Bird traces the coast of North America to Alaska and British Columbia in the summer, and heading south in the winter to navigate Baja California and the Sea of Cortez and Costa Rica and Panama. The ship is designed to navigate narrow inlets inaccessible to larger ships.

The National Geographic Sea Lion is designed to navigate inlets inaccessible to larger ships while accommodating 62 guests in 31 cabins. Along with viewing decks, these vessels carry exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves.

The 100-guest National Geographic Venture features step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; a Sun Deck bar, and a designated mudroom for expedition gear.

The Oberoi Philae has 50 cabins and maximum capacity of 100 guests. A multiyear renovation completed in 2015 converted her into an extraordinarily beautiful and private ship, with just 22 cabins and accommodations for 42 guests, modern amenities, and a relaxed, elegant ambiance.

Traveling aboard Sea Cloud, a historic four-masted barque is an overall multisensory experience of the rarest kind. Sea Cloud in the Caribbean is idyllic because little competes with the sensual pleasure of the balmy air and the constant trade winds that invite everyone out on deck.

Built in 2011 from the ground up, with large, gracious staterooms and luxurious touches, this majestic riverboat is the finest ship on the Mekong River. Every cabin has glass doors and a private balcony for enjoying the unforgettable Vietnamese scenery.

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By: DragonTerry17

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

The trip that I took recently to the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic was one of the best travel experiences that I have had.  From the assistance that we got with transfers at the airport, between airport and hotel, hotel to airport, airport to ship and back to the total expedition experience ran very smoothly.  The Expedition itself was fantastic because it is the type of vacation that I enjoy which gave me the opportunity to be very active--hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. as well as seeing animals, birds, fish, etc and habitat not seen anywhere else on the planet.  The food and amenities as well as the entire staff (naturalists, photographers, ship's captain, stewards, etc.) was wonderful as well. The fact that I got a $25 off coupon was very much appreciated. The only heads up I would have appreciated was the fact that the tax rate on EVERYTHING even services was very high. I would definitely travel with Lindblad again.


By: bill

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

tremendous a terrific cabin with this huge window to see the amazon go by while in your cabin, wonderful meals, terrific entertainment , the guides were very helpful and amazingly knowledgeable
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

Lindblad Expeditions

By: Zach

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2021

We have taken many trips with National Geographic/ Lindblad Expeditions and have been very pleased with the arrangements and the experience. Small ships, excellent care by the staff, and the educational experience are a combination without equal in the cruise business.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland

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