Today we’ll take a look at Lindblad’s exciting new ships and some of the enticing and immersive destinations they’re headed for in 2022 and 2023.
The renowned expedition cruise line has launched two newbuilds: the National Geographic Endurance and the National Geographic Resolution. Both 126-guest ships will be sailing in Iceland, Greenland, the Northwest Passage, Svalbard and more.
Lindblad has partnered with National Geographic to further inspire adventure travel to the world’s most incredible regions and to help curious travelers discover new horizons. Lindblad’s existing fleet contains 15 ships that sail to the planet’s wildest places and yet are designed with the discerning traveler’s comfort in mind. Few other ships in the world are so adept at navigating shallow rivers, fast-moving channels or iceberg-strewn Arctic waters, while providing state-of-the-art tools for exploration.
With Lindblad, the experience is all about the destination. While you can be assured comfort and convenience onboard, it’s the places you’re going that count the most. Traveling with like-minded passengers in the company of nature and wildlife experts makes for life-changing moments that won’t soon be forgotten. Whether it’s the Kuril Islands, the northern Arctic, Alaska’s inside passage or British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii, Lindblad’s hand-picked destinations are as authentic and immersive as expedition cruising gets.
Lindblad’s Newest Ships
National Geographic Endurance and National Geographic Resolution feature:
A distinctive, patented X-Bow® profiles, guaranteeing a smooth, comfortable ride in all conditions (with no bow impact, it’s quieter, too)
Huge windows offering expansive views
Expeditions tools to get you out exploring
All outward-facing cabins with luxury linens, personal insulated water bottles, climate control, tablets, TV, multiple outlets, a National Geographic atlas and more
Upscale bathrooms with rain shower, botanically inspired products and hair dryer
Restaurant 270º with wrap-around views and unassigned, flexible, inclusive seating
Expedition Deck with Zodiacs, kayaks and more
One-of-a-kind igloos for exclusive overnight stays full of polar stargazing
Infinity hot tubs
Sanctuary and Fitness Center with yoga, saunas, massages and more
Where You Might Go
Japan’s Kuril Islands
Explore this volcanic archipelago from Kamchatka to the northeastern corner of Hokkaido Island. Expect incredible wildlife and dramatic scenery, as well as a look at the area’s complex political history. Glimpse migratory birds and sea otters on Ptichiy Island, and visit Shiashkotan, the site of an ancient village of the Ainu, an Indigenous people who once inhabited the islands.
Circumnavigate the land of fire and ice, cruising the remote Westfjords, spotting nesting seabirds on the Arctic Circle, soaking in the famous Blue Lagoon and meeting a variety of local Icelandic experts, from filmmakers to musicians. Actively explore glaciers, geysers, thundering waterfalls, geothermal springs and otherworldly lava-scapes.
Sail the coast of Chile and access the iconic Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s rugged waterways and pristine fjords and Argentina’s Isla de Los Estados, a seldom-seen island that is home to South America fur seals and Magellanic penguins. Venture through wildlife reserves not easily accessible to the public, including Karukinka Natural Park in Tierra del Fuego, and check rounding Cape Horn off your bucket list.
Take advantage of Lindblad’s half-century of experience sailing this polar region and follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Meet king penguins on South Georgia, marvel at the albatross colonies of the Falkland Islands and come face to face with cathedral-sized icebergs. (Bonus: If you depart in early November, there is a possibility of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing across the frozen sea ice.)
See polar bears in their native habitat in the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the best place on Earth to see these majestic mammals. Lindblad’s expert spotters have given past guests multiple opportunities for close sightings. See, too, walrus, reindeer, Arctic foxes and fur seals as you explore on foot and by kayak and Zodiac. Sail under the Midnight Sun, capturing it all for posterity with tips from a Nat Geo photographer.
Where will you go? From the Northwest Passage from Canada to Alaska, to Easter Island, to the Channel Islands, Lindblad delivers some of the most experiential expedition cruising available today. Looking for inspiration for your own adventures? Let’s chat.