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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance is a US-based company that owns six expedition ships. The company draws its guests close to the environment with the involvement of expert photographers, specialist team members, remote underwater camera, Zodiacs, scuba diving gear, ice hulls and shallow draft. Their ‘Australian’ ship National Geographic Orion operates in the Arctic, Scandinavian archipelagos, shores of the UK and Iberia, to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. With 102 passengers (and 75 crew), personal attention enables each guest to participate onshore or in the water. Itineraries will take you to locations with no special berthing facilities, and you won’t meet with regular tourists. Guests will be like-minded travellers with a desire for adventure. Lindblad-NG also charters five river boats (for the Amazon and Mekong rivers, Scotland’s lochs, and the Adriatic/Aegean Seas), and a tall ship that sails the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
National Geographic Orion has been refitted for Lindblad-National Geographic, and comes with additional photographic accoutrements and experts. The new branding, however, builds on the already highly-regarded heritage and itineraries of Orion. While many of NG Orion's passengers hail from Australia, many North Americans will join her clientele. Guests tend to be mature, well-travelled, adventurous, and tolerant of mild discomforts that come with exploring. Yet this is exploring with five-star luxury. Dining is buffet for breakfast and lunch, and a la carte dinners served open seating. Expect local ingredients prepared by top chefs. Life on board is casual. And a by-word of the Company is, We take our stewardship of our environment seriously and sustainably. Cruise Critic Editors awarded Lindblad “Best for Adventure” for 2012 and 2013. Orion has taken out Gourmet Traveller Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cruise Line for the third successive year!
Lindblad Expeditions 2017-2018 Ships
|National Geographic Explorer
Passengers:148 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Each year from November to March NG Explorer sails out of Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Tours are 11, 15 and 24 days. Using Zodiacs, approach sea life, icebergs, a... More »
|National Geographic Orion
Passengers:102 | Cabin sizes:19-105m²
From November to March each year National Geographic Orion sails out of Ushuaia (the southernmost tip of Argentina) to the Antarctic Peninsula over 24 or 14 days. The longer tour takes in South Georgia and the ... More »
Lindblad Expeditions facts
Avg star rating: 4.2 stars
Avg ship capacity: 125
Avg passenger/space ratio: 38
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 0.61
What's included? ▼
- Gratuities & service charges
- 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand
- 24-hour room service
- Accommodation in your chosen category
- All excursions
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
- Fitness center or exercise equipment
- Fully stocked library
- Government fees and taxes
- Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
- Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
- Port and handling charges
- Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge
- Sightseeing & entrance fees
- Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
- Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
- The guidance and company of our expedition staff
- The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
- Transfers to and from group flights
- Zodiac & kayak explorations
- Zodiac and tender transfers
What's excluded? ▼
- Additional hotel nights
- Bar Expenses
- Expedition extensions
- Gift shop items and any other items of personal nature
- International and internal airfares
- Internet and phone
- Laundry charges
- Passport, visa, and immigration fees
- Private transfers
- Scuba diving
- Shore Excursions
- Spa treatments
- Travel Protection Plan
As this was our first cruise, we were a bit unsure how everything worked, but it all seemed to run along quite smoothly. Clean Cruising were there to prompt us on items we needed to attend to and followed up fast and efficiently."
Reviewer: Tristan B, WA
Date: 10 January 2016
Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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