All the magic of the Galapagos in one short week…Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic launches Wild Galapagos Escape

Galápagos is a bucket list destination for many travelers, but not everyone has the luxury of time to commit to an extended voyage. Now for the first time in Lindblad Expeditions’ 50+ years of bringing citizen explorers there, they are offering brand-new, shorter itineraries. The new Wild Galápagos Escape packs a ton of activities into one exhilarating week to discover the wonders and wildlife of this magical place, with departures on Saturday and Thursday.  Set aboard the …

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Lindblad Holdings, Inc. signs agreement for building of world’s foremost expedition vessel

Lindblad Expeditions, a global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build the world’s foremost expedition ship.The new vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in subsequent years. The state-of-the-art polar vessel has been designed as the ultimate expedition …

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National Geographic Quest departs on inaugural voyage

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Quest, the line’s first new build in the history of the company, commenced her inaugural voyage July 29, 2017 as she set sail from Juneau.  The most state-of-the-art expedition ship designed and purpose-built in the US, she departed with very excited guests for an 8-day expedition exploring Southeast Alaska. Sven Lindblad, CEO and President of Lindblad Expeditions, commended the team on the achievement, “You all must feel a deep sense of pride and …

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Strolling Cuba’s Cienfuegos, buying art, listening to music, watching children dance, making repairs with Duck Tape

Cienfuegos, Cuba-On our last day on the south coast of Cuba, my wife Fran Golden and I set out on a long walk, sandwiched by two outstanding musical programs arranged by Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic — a religious and classical Cuban performance by the Cantores de Cienfuegos choir, and a classic children’s show, Cucarachita Martina. Our full afternoon walk, from the center square, Marti Park, to the yacht club harbor, was in search of conversation and a souvenir. We …

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Explore Europe with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Europe 2.0, a series of 22 weeks of carefully curated, perfectly paced one week itineraries with distinct advantages over Europe by any other means.  The notion is to slow down, not cover huge distances, with itineraries that have been designed for guests to experience each destination more actively, insightfully, exclusively and effortlessly. Europe 2.0 combines the best of independent travel with having someone thoughtfully handle the logistics and ensure unanticipated delights. Lindblad’s …

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Full interior renovations transforms National Geographic Sea Bird & Sea Lion Ships

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced that a full interior renovation has been completed on their twin 62-guest ships, National Geographic Sea Lion and National Geographic Sea Bird.   The extensive renovation to guest cabins, the lounge and bar, dining room, public areas and spa has transformed the ships to provide the ultimate in expedition hospitality and comfort. Nothing has been left untouched, from the sleekly framed wall photos, to the fresh paint, and new carpets throughout the ships. …

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic partners with world renowned ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar to explore unique rhythms of its destinations

They say music is a window to the soul.  And at Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, that goes for the soul of an entire culture, thanks to a series of music adventures on select itineraries that offer guests rare insight into the music and musical influences of some of the world’s most fascinating places. “I think most everyone is to some degree a music lover,” said Ralph Hammelbacher, Lindblad’s Vice President of Expedition Development. “Music and musical performances give …

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announce 8+ new expeditions in 2015

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has unveiled four remarkable itineraries for 2015 that offer exciting new possibilities.   The voyages have been designed for those seeking active, immersive travel, and on some, to take advantage of the newly christened National Geographic Orion which has been equipped with a full roster of exploration tools including a dive master, scuba gear that can accommodate up to 24 divers at a time, snorkeling gear for all, kayaks, and a state-of the-art ROV (remote …

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Lindblad to celebrate centennial of Shackleton’s legendary imperial Trans-Atlantic expedition with special events & amenities

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is bringing to life one of the most storied expeditions in modern history with special activities, amenities and events celebrating the Centennial of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition. Guests aboard National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion on the 2014-2015 voyages to Antarctica will be led by a remarkable expedition team, who will shed new light on the storied exploits of Shackleton and his men on their ill-fated attempt to traverse the continent …

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Lindblad’s Mini-Expedition Offer for their Youngest Passengers

Lindblad Expeditions is one of my favorite lines for children because of the outstanding educational opportunities they offer children.  They recently announced information on their Young Explorers Program, which is giving kids the opportunity to a win a mini-expedition in Seattle aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.  They need only submit a diary of a recent voyage on the line in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation. Here are details, straight from the Lindblad: Young Explorers ages 8 to 17, …

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