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Lindblad Expeditions

4.8 | Excellent
  • 95% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1979
Headquarters
  • New York, NY, United States
Trips
  • 86

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Lindblad Expeditions Reviews & Ratings 95% Recommend

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UnCruise is an amazing dream!! August 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
UnCruise is an amazing dream!! The crew, the sales team, the office team, all go out of their way to make sure your experience is unforgettable. We were on the August 1, 2020 cruise. Even tho things didn’t go quite the way we planned, UnCruise was unbelievable. We will be back. UnCruise was my first ever cruise. They will be the only company we ever cruise with.
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UnCruise is an amazing dream!! August 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
UnCruise is an amazing dream!! The crew, the sales team, the office team, all go out of their way to make sure your experience is unforgettable. We were on the August 1, 2020 cruise. Even tho things didn’t go quite the way we planned, UnCruise was unbelievable. We will be back. UnCruise was my first ever cruise. They will be the only company we ever cruise with.
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Several trips made and will do more May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great small ships with knowledge filled historians ans naturalists to find the birds and animals. Several trips made and will do more

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Several trips made and will do more! May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great small ships with knowledge filled historians ans naturalists to find the birds and animals. Several trips made and will do more!

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Done 10 trips May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Small ships, excellent naturalists, delicious meals. We've done 10 trips and loved everyone of them!

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The cruise to Antarctica was fabulous May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The cruise to Antarctica was fabulous. The ship was comfy and only 148 guests. Instead of Vegas style shows in the evening, after coming in from a day exploring, we would have cocktails in the lounge and have a recap of the day, along with some science thrown in, visuals under the ship - who was living down there. It was so very nice. Then we'd go to dinner, then everyone would be exhausted and go to bed so we could get up early in the morning for more adventures.
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From Lindblad Expeditions

A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition is arguably the most exhilarating overseas adventure travel  experience a person can have. Nothing else comes close to approximating its authenticity and all-five-senses engagement. We offer you the world’s ultimate, authentic expedition experience: Discover the planet’s most remarkable places, accompanied by experts able to illuminate all you see, and with cool tools  to use to explore up close and personally.

Embark on an in-depth exploration of some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth. They’re places we’ve been going to for decades, and our experience and renowned staff ensure the adventure of a lifetime. These are active adventures, engaging the mind and body. Explore by Zodiac, kayak, or on foot, venture to remote beaches and hidden coves, go farther and get closer to nature, wildlife, and intriguing cultures.

In 1979, Sven Lindblad founded Special Expeditions as a division of Lindblad Travel, enabling the company to further its mission of offering innovative and educational travel expeditions that were primarily marine focused. Offerings expanded to Costa Rica, Baja California, and Alaska providing travelers with opportunities to explore, on small ship cruises, the islands, coves, and open spaces of the sea that reminded Lindblad of the remote and vast expanse of the Serengeti plains. The company’s name was later changed to Lindblad Expeditions.

The National Geographic alliance

In 2004, Lindblad Expeditions embarked on one of the travel industry’s most important partnerships when it joined forces with National Geographic to further inspire the world through expedition travel.

Today with offices in New York City and Seattle, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic operates its own fleet of 10 ship, six owned and four leased, offering life-changing adventures on all seven continents. Sven Lindblad and his team continue to pioneer innovative ways to connect with the places already “discovered”— the first to introduce kayaking to the Arctic, Antarctica, and Galápagos; the only one to offer kayaking on the Upper Amazon; the first to reveal the wonders below the ocean with an unmatched undersea program; the first to offer an unparalleled photography initiative with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor on each expedition and a National Geographic photographer aboard every departure of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion.

Twentieth and twenty-first century explorers respectively, Lars-Eric and Sven Lindblad have exposed countless people to the wonders of the world, fostering generations of committed citizens who care about the future of our planet. It’s in the genes.

Our Fleet

Our fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot, allowing us to offer authentic, up-close experiences in the planet’s wild, remote places and capitals of culture. More than comfortable as your base for exploring, they are outfitted with cool tools that enable a genuine connection with the places we visit, and offer inviting private accommodations, and gracious public spaces for our expedition community to gather.

Family and Multi-Generational Travel

An expedition is the perfect means to travel and experience the wild world with your family—whether it's nuclear or multi-generational—to share an adventure and create lasting, magical memories. On every expedition we see grandparents, parents, and children connecting—sharing shipboard life, sharing activities, sharing the discoveries, and creating a bright, collective family memory. There is something about being in the wild, miles from the rituals of day-to-day life that brings out the vibrant, youthful side of family members of all ages.

Expedition Photography

There is simply nothing like Expedition Photography anywhere else in travel. Born of our expedition heritage, our exclusive program provides three key benefits:

--National Geographic photographers aboard every departure of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion, and select departures fleet-wide.

--A Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor aboard every ship in our fleet.

--Plus highly immersive Photo Expeditions, designed by photographers for photographers.

Associations:

Alaska Whale Foundation, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, Blue Ocean Institute, Charles Darwin Research Station/Charles Darwin Foundation, Children & Nature Network, Google Education, International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators

Awards:

2014

--Top Small Ship Cruise Lines: Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers' Choice Awards

--Top 20 Small Cruise Ships in the World: National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour - Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers' Poll

2013

--2013 Global Vision Award for Leadership: Travel + Leisure

--Top Small Cruise Ships in the World: #2 National Geographic Explorer, #3 National Geographic Endeavour - Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers' Poll

--Top Cruise Lines: Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers' Poll

--Best for Adventure: 2013 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

--2013 Readers’ Choice Awards – Top 25 Cruise Lines: Condé Nast Traveler

--2013 Sustainable Tourism Leadership - Supplier Award: Virtuoso

--2013 World Savers “Doing it All” Award: Condé Nast Traveler

--Top Small Ship Cruise Lines: Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

--Best Adventure Cruise Lines 2012/2013: Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine

--2013 Gold List Cruise Lines: Condé Nast Traveler

8 days
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Comfort (4*)
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From: $ 5,690

Highlights

  • See daybreak over the ruins at Machu Picchu from the fabled Sun Gate, with only a handful of visitors
  • Discover Cusco’s array of cultural influences and explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca with a National Geographic expert
  • Explore the massive stone Inca stone fortress of Ollantaytambo
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Highlights

  • Sail deep into the fjords and narrow, wildlife-rich channels
  • Encounter abundant and varied wildlife; spend time observing them
  • Enjoy privileged access to Haida Gwaii, the ancestral home of the Haida people, which contains Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Shoot with and learn from a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor
  • Experience the surprisingly colorful undersea through video shot by our undersea specialist on every expedition
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