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Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Announce Partnership with B&H Photo Video

Lindblad Expeditions - National GeographicB&H Photo Video

Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic, leaders in expedition cruises featuring photography, has partnered with B&H Photo Video to offer Lindblad guests access to new savings and services to make the most of what they see during their trip.

Each Lindblad guest will receive B&H gear recommendations and discounts of up to 15 percent tailored to their chosen itinerary. The offer includes a private webinar offering itinerary-specific information to make the most of those scenic moments. Members of the B&H team will join select Photo Expeditions to offer new gear for guests to test and lead interactive workshops onboard.
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Special Family New Years in Sea of Cortez with Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Sea Bird

Expedition ship National Geographic Sea Bird at Elephant Rock Bay, Santa Catalina Island, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins ©2012 Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a special offer for the Holiday Journeys in the Sea of Cortez on their December 29, 2012 expedition. This extraordinary adventure in Baja California is now available with an offer of one child (17 and under) voyage for free with two full-fare-paying adults, a second child will receive 50% off. OR guests may opt to receive free roundtrip air from Los Angeles to La Paz.

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Travel & Leisure Names Lindblad Expeditions Best Cruise Line for Families


Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced its 2012 World’s Best Awards for Families, and Lindblad Expeditions was once again named the #1 small-ship cruise line. This is the fourth consecutive year that Lindblad Expeditions has earned the top slot, an honor it has held since the inception of the award category in 2009. The awards are based on data collected in Travel + Leisure’s reader’s survey.

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Among Giants with Flip Nicklin

Flip Nicklin, whale expert, will share his knowledge and stories from a life spent researching and watching whales on an upcoming Safari Endeavour Alaska sailing.

Flip first worked with Whales in Maui in 1979. With his father, Chuck, he was part of an Imax Movie crew filming “Nomads of the Deep.” He returned in 1980 to help Jim Darling determine the sex of singing Humpbacks (male). His first National Geographic Magazine story on Humpbacks was in 1982. He has published 20 National Geographic stories, three about work with Humpbacks and two about Killer Whales.

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New 2013 Itineraries for National Geographic Explorer

Lindblad Expeditions today announced new 2013 itineraries for the National Geographic Explorer. These itineraries extend the exploration in the Arctic.

A Circumnavigation of Iceland: Achieve a full circumnavigation of Iceland guided by our naturalists. View Europe’s largest ice cap, navigate the volcanic Westman Islands, and explore hot springs, boiling mud pots and thundering Godafoss Waterfall.
• Departs July 10, 2013
• Rates begin at $7,990 per person based on double occupancy.

Along the Viking Trail: From Iceland to Greenland: Hike, Zodiac and kayak Iceland’s Westfjord Region and Greenland’s east coast. Explore the Viking sites settled by Erik The Red 500 years before Columbus and meet the friendly Greenlanders who maintain their traditional lifestyle.
• Departs July 18, 2013
• Rates begin at $9,620 per person based on double occupancy.

Arctic Quest: Greenland and The Canadian High Arctic: An in-depth exploration of the far reaches of the Arctic, a land where polar bears roam, walruses loll, and hardy Inuit communities maintain their traditional way of life. Visit two UNESCO sites: The Inuit village of Sermermiut and Ilulissat Icefjord. Explore Uummannaq, the site of Greenland’s impressive mummy find.
• Departs July 27 & August 10, 2013
• Rates begin at $16,160 per person based on double occupancy.

Lindblad Expeditions Offers New Culinary Program & Columbia River Itinerary

The Columbia River

Lindblad Expeditions is set to launch a new culinary program associated with a new Columbia River itinerary in 2012.

The new onboard dining program features a menu dominated by local and sustainable foods in addition to a selection of wines and craft beers that have gained the region international acclaim. At the same time, Lindblad Expeditions will launch their new Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History and Landscapes itinerary.

Scheduled to launch next September aboard the 62‐passenger National Geographic Sea Bird and
National Geographic Sea Lion, this natural, cultural and culinary 7‐day/6‐ night adventure will unveil a spectacular landscape millions of years in the making and a vibrant patchwork that encompasses high art, fine foods, award‐winning wines along some of the route Lewis & Clark followed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition.
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National Geographic’s Life in a Day Opens in California

This past Sunday July 24, 2011, I attended the premiere of the National Geographic Documentary “Life In A Day”.

The film is shot by hundreds of people from around the world on July 24, 2010. People from all walks of life and destination are captured living their normal everyday life on this specific day.

80,000 submissions from 192 countries were sent in hoping to be included in the 90 minute film. The subjects are varied, sad, happy, emotional, touching, silly, artistic, all creative and different rolled by the crew into a full day, morning noon and night of life on July 24, 2010.
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Cruise Review – National Geographic Sea Lion – June 2011

We just posted a new Alaska cruise review for a cruise aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion.

A highlights from the review…

“We were educated as we watched by the most patient, sweet, passionate members of the crew. It was like they were seeing everything through our eyes for the first time. Meagan, has decided to major in marine biology when she goes to college so she can come back and work on a National Geographic ship.”

View the entire cruise review…

View the itinerary – Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

Special Baja California Photo Expedition

Up close to Gray Whales in Mexico's Sea of CortezLindblad Expeditions released a new Baja Mexico itinerary called Baja California Odyssey: San Ignacio Lagoon and the Sea of Cortez, a photo expedition that explores the Sea of Cortez, one of the best places for observing marine mammals in the world. This sails Jan. 11, 2012 from La Paz, Mexico for 11-days/10-nights aboard the 62-passenger National Geographic Sea Bird.

Joining Lindblad’s expedition team on this special sailing will be National Geographic photographer Susan Seubert, a recipient of Life Magazine’s Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, editorial photographer and photojournalist, along with two Lindblad-National Geographic-certified photo instructors. They will assist passengers in shooting wildlife photos while on trips by Zodiac, kayak, or walks. Read the rest of this entry

2011 Alaska Cruise Season Underway

The 2011 Alaska cruise season is underway. Below is what’s happening with some of the cruise lines this season.

Lindblad Expeditions


On April 26th, Lindblad’s first ship, the National Geographic Sea Bird, sailed from Seattle, WA, exploring the San Juan Islands, along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, through the Inside Passage to Misty Fiords, Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait, Sitka, Glacier Bay National Park, Point Adolphus & Chichagof Island, on its way to its final destination, Juneau, AK. There, it’ll start a series of 8-day Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness cruises through August. Read the rest of this entry