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Stunning Destinations you can Explore with Lindblad Expeditions

In previous articles I wrote about the difference between Expedition Cruising and traditional cruising, and about what makes Lindblad Expeditions so special.

Now, let's take a closer look at some stunning destinations you can explore with Lindblad Expeditions.

Penguins in Antarctica on an expedition cruise with Lindblad Expeditions


Remote. Untrammelled. Spectacular. Exploring Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to go. See scores of penguins and whales. Fall under the spell of sculptural ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And add the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.

More than 50 years ago, Lars-Eric Lindblad took the first group of "citizen" explorers to Antarctica, in 1966. Since then the Lindblad family has operated hundreds of Antarctic expeditions. This is a level of “institutional” experience that ensures a rich encounter with the region that no one else can offer. Take a look at Antarctica

spy-hopping whale in baja california on an expedition cruise with Lindblad Expeditions

Baja California

Vivid with life, Baja California is one of the planet’s best places to see whales. Witness an unforgettable marine spectacle, as you enter the birthing lagoons of the California Gray Whales and observe these majestic creatures and their newborn calves up close. With more than a third of the world’s marine mammal species at home in Mexico's biodiverse Gulf of California, we’ll search out pods of dolphins, flying mobula rays, boisterous sea lions, and much more. Take me to Baja

orca and zodiac in alaska on an expedition cruise with Lindblad Expeditions

Alaska: A New Perspective on America's Last Frontier

In 1981, Lindblad chartered a floatplane in Southeast Alaska to seek out places only accessible by small ship—the first step in bringing 'citizen explorers' to the wildest parts of America's final frontier. Today, Alaska still captivates with the promise of discovery, and the Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic mission here remains the same: to immerse our guests in an untouched wilderness that few others will experience.

sea lion and snorkeler in galapagos islands on an expedition cruise with Lindblad Expeditions

Galapagos Islands

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic pioneered expedition travel to the remarkable Galápagos Islands more than 50 years ago. Today, Lindblad leads expeditions year-round to this magical archipelago famed for its vibrant wildlife. Encounter giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, playful penguins, and charismatic sea lions in their natural habitats, unfazed by your presence. Enjoy multiple adventures each day on land and undersea, including walks and hikes, kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkelling, in the company of local expert guides.

Since the first international tourist expedition cruise to the Galápagos Islands in July 1967 with Lars-Eric Lindblad, the company has introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site.

polar bears in svalbard on an expedition cruise with Lindblad expeditions

Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

Sail Norway's beautiful fjord-carved coast from colourful Bergen past the North Cape to remote Trømso, gateway to the Arctic. Glide into dramatic narrow straits and survey secluded inlets and coves by kayak and Zodiac. Experience the seabird spectacle of Bear Island, cross the Barents Sea, and spend five days exploring the icy wilderness of the Svalbard archipelago in the midnight sun above the Arctic Circle—where polar bears prowl and walruses lumber. A choice of activities allows you to tailor your days as you see fit and experience an extraordinary adventure in Norway's coastal wonderland.

hiker in at guldfoss in iceland on an expedition cruise with Lindblad Expeditions

Iceland - take a cruise on the wild side

Many travellers to Iceland only see Reykjavik and its outer environs, but the true heart of the country can be found in its remote landscapes, vast interior, and hard-to-reach coastal gems. Exploring on a small-ship expedition opens up incredible possibilities and provides a unique perspective of this subarctic island. Arrive by Zodiac at the base of world-class waterfalls, sail into dramatic fjords, and come ashore in secluded seaside towns to discover the daily rhythms of bucolic life. When you travel by ship, you can also sail beyond the beauty of Iceland, taking in more of the wildlife, landscapes, and culture that await in neighbouring Arctic nations. Let's go to the wild side

totem poles haida gwaii polar bears in svalbard on an expedition cruise with Lindblad expeditions

And there is more!

Looking for other destinations? Lindblad has you covered with expedition cruises around the globe. With Lindblad you can also travel to Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama, California, Haida Gwaii, Pacific NorthWest, Greenland, Scotland, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Islands, East Africa & Madagascar, Egypt, the Caribbean, the Amazon, Patagonia, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan. Contact me for details.

relaxing on deck in french polynesia polar bears in svalbard on an expedition cruise with Lindblad expeditions


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