Where do they cruise?

  • Alaska
  • Asia
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Canada & New England
  • Caribbean
  • Costa Rica & Panama Canal
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Iceland
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexico
  • Northern Europe
  • South Pacific

A Partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic

The World’s most dynamic expedition fleet is a partnership between National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions, creating a fleet of ships to explore the world. With expedition vessels and five seasonally chartered ships, each embodying its own unique spirit of exploration taking you around the world. Purpose-built expedition ships travel to the various regions with all the scientific equipment, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, you’ll need to fully explore each unique environment.  All vessels offer comfortable, well-appointed cabins, lively social spaces designed to foster a sense of community, cutting-edge exploration tools, fitness centers, sustainable and locally sourced food whenever possible, and on-board photo experts.

There’s no better way to see the world than with Lindblad and National Geographic.

Learn about conservation, learn about culture, learn about nature.

Come back with a whole new passion for our planet and its people.

Lindblad cruise expert guides

What is included?

  • Excursions, hotels, airport transfers
  • Exploration tools
  • Expedition staff
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, both on board and on shore
  • Hors d’oeuvres inspired by regional cuisine
  • 24 hour access to snacks, premium coffees and teas, non alcoholic beverage
  • Crew gratuities aboard most ships
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard most ships
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Doctor services
  • Complimentary parka or jacket on select Arctic and Antarctic voyages
  • Assistance by onboard photography expert
  • Access to the OM System Photo Gear Locker (except Galapagos)
  • Park and site entrance fees, permits, and port taxes

Sample Cruises

Alaska bear salmon waterfall

Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka to Juneau

6 days

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Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: In the Land of the Spirit Bear

Ketchikan to Prince Rupert Island, BC (Seattle)

8 days

dining aboard Lindblad expedition ship

Columbia & Snake Rivers: Food, Wine, and History

Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

8 days


Exploring British Columbia & the San Juan Islands

Round trip Seattle

8 days


Brittany, Wales & England’s Channel Islands

Bordeaux, France to Dublin, Ireland

10 days


Wild Peru Escape

Roundtrip Lima, Peru

9 days

The National Geographic Sea Bird off Baja California with dolphins

Baja California: Among the Great Whales

Round trip Loreto, Mexico

8 days


Sailing the Caribbean aboard the Sea Cloud

Round trip Barbados

8 days

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Roundtrip Los Angeles

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Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Roundtrip Los Angeles

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Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers

Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA

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Meet their fleet of ships 


The National Geographic Venture

  • 100 guests
  • 50 cabins
  • 3 decks
  • 6 connected cabins
  • Built in the USA
  • Dual boarding platforms
  • Clean lines with large windows

Sails to: Alaska, Baja California, Pacific Northwest, Canada, California Coastline


The National Geographic Resolution

  • 138 guests
  • 210 staff
  • Inaugurated 2021
  • 6 decks
  • Sister ship to the Endurance
  • Fully stabilized and built for polar climates with X-Bow design

Sails to: Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Canada, French Polynesia, Japan, Indonesia, Iceland, Greenland

National Geographic Islander II at sea

The National Geographic Islander II

  • 48 guests
  • 4 solo staterooms
  • 5 decks
  • 26 staterooms
  • 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio
  • Teak decks
  • Indoor/oudoor dining options
  • Dedicated science hub

Sails to: Galápagos , Peru

Sea Bird

The Sea Bird

  • 62 guests
  •  3 decks
  •  31 crew
  • Sister ship to the Sea Lion
  • Built in the USA
  • Shallow draft and nimble
  • Single seating dining with unassigned tables
  • Sustainable and locally sourced food whenever possible
  • Fitness center and LEX spa
  • Certified photo instructor on board

Sails to: Alaska, Baja California, Pacific Northwest, Canada


The Sea Lion

  • 62 guests
  • 3 decks
  • Sister ship to the Sea Bird
  • 31 cabins
  • Shallow draft and nimble
  • Single seating dining with unassigned tables
  • Sustainable and local foods whenever possible
  • Fitness center and LEXspa treatment room
  • Certified photo instructor on board

Sails to Alaska, Baja California, Pacific Northwest, Canada

National Geographic Quest cruise ship

The National Geographic Quest

  • 1oo guests
  • 50 cabins
  • 6 connecting cabins
  • 4 decks
  • Shallow draft and nimble
  • Built in 1970s and refurbished
  • Built in the USA
  • Sister ship to the Venture
  • Twin boarding platforms
  • Modern and clean lined with large windows

Sails to: Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama, Pacific Northwest, Canada, Belize, Guatemala, California coastline


The National Geographic Orion

  • 148 guests
  • 53 cabins
  • sister ship to the National Geographic Orion
  • 4 single cabins
  • 5 decks

Sails to: New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, Bali

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The National Geographic Endeavor II

  • 96 guests
  • 52 staterooms
  • Shallow draft and nimble
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Perfect combination of floating hotel and scientific research vessel
  • 5 decks

Sails to: Galapagos, Peru

National Geographic Explorer in Greenland

The National Geographic Explorer

  • 148 guests
  • 12 solo staterooms
  • 4 decks
  • 3 dining areas
  • LEXspa treatment room and sauna
  • Certified photo instructor
  • 81 staterooms
  • South Pacific voyages: glass bottom Zodia, snorkeling gear

Sails to: Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, United Kingdom, Argentina, Spain, Cape Horn, Mediterranean, Egypt, Madagascar, Scotlan Newfoundland, Norway,  Brazil


The National Geographic Endurance

  • 138 guests
  • 76 staterooms
  • 14 solo cabins
  • Inaugurated 2021
  • 2 saunas, spa, 2 hot tubs
  • Yoga studio
  • Fully stabilized of the highest ice class
  • Patented X-Bow design for smooth and comfortable ride
  • 6 decks

Sails to: Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Azores

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The Sea Cloud

  • 58 guests
  • 30 staterooms
  • Historic four-masted tall ship
  • Period antique finishings
  • Built in 1931 for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post

Sails to: Croatia, Malta, Caribbean, Corsica, Italy, Greece


The Sea Cloud II

  • 88 guests
  • 44 staterooms
  • Three masted tall ship
  • Spa and fitness room
  • Indoor and outdoor dining
  • 4 decks

Sails to: Slovenia, Croatia, Italy