Lindblad Expeditions announced today that is had purchased Orion Expedition Cruises. It’s sole ship, the Orion, will become part of their existing fleet starting March 2014. Sarina Bratton, founder of Orion Expedition Cruises, will leave the company that pioneered small ship expedition cruising in Australia on April 19, 2013.
Lindblad Expeditions partners with the National Geographic Society and owns the National Georgraphic Explorer, the National Geographic Endeavour, the National Geographic Sea Bird, the National Geographic Sea Lion and the National Geographic Islander. It charters the Delfin II, the Lord of the Glens, the Oceanic Discoverer, the Jahan and the Sea Cloud seasonally.