Expedition cruise line and National Geographic partner Lindblad Expeditions has revealed the itineraries for its first polar ship, with ports of call that support its ongoing mission to “go to spots nobody has ever been.” (cruisecritic.co.uk)
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) was contracted by Lindblad Expeditions in December 2015, to construct two (2) new 100-guest passenger cruise vessels for expedition cruising in Coastal California; Baja, California; Alaska; the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.
Lindblad Expeditions has made the difficult decision to cut short its Trans-Pacific voyage aboard National Geographic Orion due to severe storm activity. With all ports between Pitcairn Island and Easter Island closed, the 17-night cruise through French Polynesia has been terminated and efforts made to disembark passengers. (cruisecritic.co.uk)
The relationship between Lindblad and National Geographic, founded in 2004 and steeped in a shared interest in exploration, research, technology and conservation, includes co-selling, co-marketing and branding arrangements that run through 2025.
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the building of a second new polar expedition ship. This state-of-the-art vessel, which is anticipated to be delivered in 2021, will be the next phase of Lindblad’s fleet expansion following the launch of the National Geographic Quest in July 2017. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the inaugural voyages for the newest addition to its fleet, National Geographic Venture, sister ship of National Geographic Quest. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Sven-Olof Lindblad – ‘Every human being now has the capacity to be a communicator,’ and people have a ‘burning hunger … to explore and share’. ‘Demand and interest in expedition travel is unprecedented,’ the venerable Sven-Olof Lindblad of Lindblad Expeditions said Thursday as his company reported a strong first quarter profit and outlook. (expeditioncruising.com)
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Basecamp Channel Islands, a wildness and wellness adventure in partnership with exhale Spa that will explore the seldom seen Channel Islands National Park. (expeditioncruising.com)
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 keel laying at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, marked a major milestone in the construction of the world’s most sophisticated expedition ship, and served as the official naming ceremony of the line’s latest addition to the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet. The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class exploration history abound. (expeditioncruising.com)
Lindblad Expeditions is returning to Egypt after a seven-year absence, with two cruise tours in 2018 and two in 2019. The 13-day itinerary, Passage Through Egypt, combines several nights at the Nile Ritz-Carlton and historic Mena House with a six-night Nile cruise onboard the 42-passenger Oberoi Philae. (cruisecritic.com)