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Ice-Classed and Enhanced: The Future for Silversea’s Silver Wind

SilverWind

Silversea Cruises announces plans for a second extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind, completing the major refurbishment project started in December 2018. The second dry dock period, which is scheduled for summer 2020, will give the ship ice-class classification and improved cruising versatility, as well as a number of improvements to the vessel’s interior. As a result, Silver Wind will unlock a broader range…

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Lindblad Expeditions Christens National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic officially launched the newest addition to their fleet, National Geographic Venture, at a dockside christening ceremony in San Francisco Bay on Friday, November 30, 2018.  The occasion marked a major milestone for the line, as only the second new build in the company’s history.    Following the ceremony, the ship embarked on a two-night VIP mini expedition that…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ship MS Fram Undergoes Upgrade

MS Fram ship exterior

After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will receive a full makeover—and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship. Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, is undergoing a large-scale refurbishment project regarding MS Fram. Custom built for exploring the Arctic, Antarctica, and other destinations in Hurtigruten’s extensive expedition cruise program,…

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announces Epic Antarctica

Epic Antarctica

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Epic Antarctica, an extraordinary new voyage exploring along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores—including the Antarctic Peninsula, rarely visited Western Antarctica, the impressive Ross Sea ice shelf, Macquarie and the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. Set aboard Lindblad’s new next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance, the 35-day adventure will offer wildness and…

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Travelers Save Big on Small-Ship Cruises to Latin America

International Expeditions Galapagos

International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, has announced $1,500 per person savings on select 2019 small-ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands, Peruvian Amazon, and Pacific coasts of Costa Rica and Panama during their annual holiday sale. On International Expeditions’ 10-day Galapagos cruises, guests travel aboard the 32-guest yacht M/V Evolution, enjoying oversized, newly renovated cabins as well as the archipelago’s…

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A Voyage to the Ends of the World with Silversea Expeditions

Antarctica penguins Silversea

With 2018 marking 10 years of luxury expedition cruising for Silversea and its guests, the industry-leading cruise line takes the opportunity to highlight an array of polar expedition itineraries for summer 2019 and winter 2019/2020. The voyages will enable guests to travel deeper into the otherworldly landscapes of both Polar Regions, in ultimate comfort, as they journey closer to the authentic…

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Lindblad Expeditions Waives Solo Premium

solo travel

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is offering solo travelers exclusive savings on seven exceptional itineraries.  For a limited period, solo premiums will be waived on select expeditions to Galápagos, Baja California, Costa Rica & Panama, Belize, South Pacific, and the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re experienced at solo travel or trying it for the first time, Lindblad’s welcoming on-board community makes traveling on…

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Lindblad Expeditions Unveils World’s Most Advanced Polar Expedition Ship

National Geographic Endurance suite

Sven Lindblad, CEO & President of Lindblad Expeditions, has unveiled the world’s most advanced polar expedition ship– the 126-guest National Geographic Endurance. The inaugural Arctic itineraries will follow her early 2020 delivery. The first new polar build in the line’s history, the ship was named to honor legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton, and embodies every innovation and concept Lindblad has developed…

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Silversea Expedition Passengers Witness Incredible Aurora Borealis Display

Silversea Northern Lights

Guests on a recent Silversea Expeditions voyage were treated to one of nature’s most stunning phenomena: the aurora borealis, or northern lights. This awe-inspiring display of otherworldly green lights dancing across the night’s sky came into view as Silver Cloud sailed off the southwest coast of Greenland on September 4, 2018. The sighting was representative of Silversea’s commitment to unlocking deep travel…

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National Geographic Venture Successfully Launches

National Geographic Venture Launch

Earlier this week, Lindblad Expeditions successfully launched the National Geographic Venture from Nichols Brothers in Freeland, WA as she took to the water for the first time. The vessel will welcome her first guests in San Francisco in late November. Following her launch celebrations in San Francisco, she will depart on two new and unique inaugural itineraries that explore the…

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