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LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS  

Africa, Alaska, Amazon, Antarctic, Arctic, Baja, British and Irish Isles, Central America, Europe, Galapagos, Mediterranean,  New Zealand, Pacific Northwest,  South America,  Southeast Asia,  Pacific

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
Passenger Capacity: 148
Length: 367 ft.

Length: 295 ft.
Officers: American, European, Filipino
Staff and Crew: 60, International
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  • Itinerary: Cruises to Antarctic, Arctic, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Baltic  between Stockholm and St Petersburg, UK, Argentina and Chilean fjords,  and the west coast of Africa from South Africa to Morocco. One cruise goes from Trinidad to Buenos Aires, and includes the Orinoco, Amazon and Essequibo rivers.  Another  cruise circumnavigates Iceland with  birdwatching, kayaking into fjords, visiting hot springs, boiling mud pots, Godafoss Waterfall and whale-watching. A cruise of the Arctic includes the fjords of Greenland and the part of Canada’s Northwest Passage with the opportunity to see polar bears on the pack ice and a variety of whales—from minke and killer whales to the rare narwhal. A 2-week circumnavigation of the Baltic Sea includes Gdansk, Lübeck, Riga,Tallinn, Stockholm and St. Petersburg.

  • Cabins: 81. All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, and have private bathroom and climate controls. Some cabins have balconies.

  • Dining: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.

  • Facilities and Activities: National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and the newest addition to the Lindblad fleet. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, with an Ice-1A Super on the forward hull, enabling it to navigate polar passages with comfort. There is a chart room, library, lounge with state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations, a mud room with lockers for expedition gear, a bar, and an observation lounge, a fitness center, spa, sauna, an internet cafe and a laundry. An open bridge provides guests an opportunity to meet officers and learn about navigation. Expedition equipment includes a fleet of zodiac landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, underwater video camera, Crow’s Nest remote controlled camera, video microscope, snorkeling gear. There is a doctor on board as well as an undersea specialist who operates the ROV and video equipment,  a, National Geographic photographer, a LEX photo specialist and video chronicler, and a wellness specialist.

  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: An 11-day "Land of the Ice Bears" Arctic Svalbard from $5,890; 15-day Antarctica trip from $8,890;  northern Scotland to Iceland $8,890; 16-day Scandinavia and the Baltics from $9,450; coastal Norway and Arctic Svalbard from $8,980; 8 nights in Iceland  from $7,990; a 19-day western Mediterranean from $11,540, all per person double occupancy. Discounts usually for early booking. 10 %discount for two consecutive voyages or for a group of 8 or more. Family members under age 18 years $500 off. Shore excursions are included.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDEAVOUR
Passenger
Capacity: 96

Built: 1966, rebuilt in 1990, remodeled in 1998
Former Name: North Star, Marburg, Lindmar, Caledonian Star, Endeavor
Length: 295 ft.
Officers: Ecuadorian, American, European
Staff and Crew: 60, International

  • Itinerary: Cruises in the Galapagos Islands.

  • Cabins: 56. All cabins are outside, with windows or portholes. Each has climate controls and private bath with shower.

  • Dining: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere. Menu is international with Ecuadorian flair.

  • Facilities and Activities: Ship is fully air-conditioned. There is a fitness center, sauna, spa, library, lounge with bar and facilities for films and presentations; a covered deck with chairs and tables and small swimming pool. There are medical facilities with a physician on board. There are kayaks, glass-bottom boat, snorkeling gear, underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits, and zodiac landing craft. There is internet access, laundry service, a floating massage platform and a wellness program. There is a video chronicler on board. There is an open bridge.

  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: Discounts usually for early booking. 10 %discount for two consecutive voyages or for a group of 8 or more. Family members under age 18 years $500 off. Shore excursions are included.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ISLANDER
Passenger Capacity: 48
Built: 1995
Former Names: Lord of the Highlands,  Rivage Guadaloupe
Length: 164 ft.
Officers: Ecuadorian
Staff and Crew:  32. U.S. and Ecuadorian

  • Itinerary: Year-round in the Galapagos Islands.

  • Cabins:  24. All cabins are outside with window, have climate control, and have a private bath.

  • Dining: Meals served in single seatings with unassigned tables. Menu is international with an Ecuadorian flair.

  • Facilities and Activities: Ship is fully air-conditioned. There is a covered deck with hammocks, chairs and tables, fitness center, spa, library, lounge with bar and facilities for films and presentations. There are kayaks, snorkeling gear, underwater video camera, video microscope, wetsuits, Zodiac landing craft. Services include internet access, laundry service, doctor, a wellness specialist, and a video chronicler. There is an open bridge.

  • Recent Rates Reported to Us: A 10-day trip $4,150 to $6,790 per person double occupancy, $6,230 to $7,190 solo  occupancy.  Includes 7- night cruise with all excursions, and two hotel nights in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA LION
Passenger
Capacity: 62
Built: 1981, 1982
Length: 152 ft.
Officers: American
Staff and Crew: 41, American, Central American

  • Itinerary: Cruises from Portland of the Columbia and Snake Rivers.  Alaska cruise goes between Sitka and Juneau. The ships also go from Seattle to the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. In December, January, March and April there are cruises along the Mexico Pacific Coast, the Sea of Cortez, and the lagoons of Baja where whales breed and calve.  Costa Rica/Panama.

  • Cabins: 31. All are outside with windows, have individually controlled air-conditioning, private bath with shower.

  • Dining: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style. Menu emphasizes local flair.

  • Facilities and Activities: These are sister ships. Each ship has a lounge with bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations, an  Observation Deck, partially covered Sun Deck with chairs and tables, a spa., and library.  Equipment includes a bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits in Baja and Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist is on board in Baja. There is a wellness specialist, a spa and exercise equipment. There is internet access.

  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: Seven-day Columbia-Snake River cruise from $3,240 to $4,390 per person double occupancy. 8-day Alaska cruises from $4,480 to $7,890, and for 12- day Alaska, British Columbia and San Juan Islands from $6,890 to $11,290. Land arrangements are also available, such as to Denali National Park.  An 8-day whale-watching cruise in Baja and the Sea of Cortez $3,990 to $4,960 per person double occupancy. Costs of shore excursions and port taxes are included. Discounts for early booking.

DELFIN II
Passenger
Capacity: 28
Length: 120 ft.

  • Itinerary: Cruises the upper Amazon into Peru.

  • Cabins: 14. All are outside with large windows and exceptional vistas and have private bathroom and climate controls.

  • Dining: Dining room has large windows and panoramic views and has single seatings with unassigned tables. Often special dishes will include sustainable products from the rain forest and sauces made with exotic regional fruits..

  • Facilities and Activities: The top deck has sofas and chairs and wooden-slat hammocks. This is where the natural history staff gives presentations. Equipment includes 10-person skiffs, a fleet of kayaks rain ponchos and rubber boots. Guests may swim directly from the skiffs using a swim ladder. There is an open bridge.

  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: Discounts usually for early booking. 10 %discount for two consecutive voyages or for a group of 8 or more. Family members under age 18 years $500 off. Shore excursions are included.

SEA CLOUD
Passenger
Capacity: 58
Built: 1931; restored 1978; renovated 1993, 2001
Former Names: Antarna, Patria, Angelita, Hussar, IX-99
Length: 360 ft.
Beam: 50 ft.
Officers: European
Staff and Crew: 60, International

  • Itinerary: Cruises the Mediterranean, Greek islands.
  • Cabins: 30 cabins and 2 Owner’s Suites. Cabins have antique and period-style furniture. The Main Deck has the ship’s original cabins, including the Owner’s Suites originally occupied by E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post.
  • Dining: There is open-seating with one seating. Food is continental nouvelle cuisine plus local specialties, and wines, beer or soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. 
  • Dress: Casual, except for captain's dinner.
  • Facilities and Activities: This is a four-masted bark with 30 sails, most of them square-rigged, and a main mast 120 ft. high. It was built for cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post by her husband broker E.F. Hutton. The interior of the vessel has carved paneling, antique furniture and original oil paintings of old sailing vessels. Guests are welcome on the bridge to learn how Sea Cloud is navigated and sailed.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us:  Seven-night cruise $3,500 to $8,590.

OCEANIC DISCOVERER

Passenger Capacity: 68
Built:
Length: 207 ft.

  • Itinerary: 15-16 night cruises of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
  • Cabins: 35. All cabins are outside with windows (two have portholes), private bath and climate controls.
  • Dining: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast and lunch are typically buffet. The menu features local foods.
  • Dress: Casual, except for captain's dinner.
  • Facilities and Activities: There is a lounge with library, bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations. The Sun Deck has a hot tub. The open bridge provides guests an opportunity to meet the officers and learn about navigation. Most excursions and landings are done aboard a covered expedition boat that accommodates all guests at once. There is internet access and laundry service, both at additional cost.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: 

JAHAN
Passenger
Capacity: 48
Built: 2011
Length: 230 ft.

  • Itinerary: Cruises the Mekong River and tributaries in Vietnam and Cambodia, including Angkor and Saigon.
  • Cabins: 24. All cabins are outside, and all have glass doors and private balconies. There is a mix of twin-bedded and queen-size bedded cabins. Each has private bathroom and individual climate control, music entertainment system and a mini bar.
  • Dining: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables  The menu is international, with a focus on Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisines.
  • Facilities and Activities: The ship is fully air-conditioned. Outdoor areas include the Pool Deck, with both covered and open-air spaces, a Jacuzzi and a bar. The lounge has a library, bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations. There is a spa with massage treatments and a gymnasium with exercise equipment. Tai Chi classes are offered on the Terrace Deck. DVD and iPod players are available on request. Guests are welcome on the bridge to officers and learn about navigation.
  • Recent Fares Reported to Us: 

 

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