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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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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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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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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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Lindblad Expeditions Announces the National Geographic Endurance

National Geographic Endurance rendering. March 16, 2018.

Lindblad Expeditions, a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, and Ulstein Group, Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer, celebrate the keel laying of Lindblad’s first polar new build at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.   The occasion marks a major milestone in the construction of the world’s most sophisticated expedition ship, and served as the official naming ceremony…

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Lindblad Expeditions Ventures to Russian Far East & Bering Sea

Arctic polar bears

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…

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National Geographic Quest Departs on Inaugural Voyage

National Geographic Quest Departs on Inaugural Voyage

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Quest, the line’s first new build in the history of the company, commenced her inaugural voyage today as she set sail from Juneau.  The most state-of-the-art expedition ship designed and purpose-built in the US, she departed this evening with very excited guests for an 8-day expedition exploring Southeast Alaska. Sven Lindblad, CEO and President of Lindblad…

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