Lindblad Expeditions Ships

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Lindblad Expeditions Ship Reviews

National Geographic Sea Lion
Ranked #1 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
67% Loved It
  • Pro: Nat Geo-certified photo experts and naturalists are always on hand
  • Con: The ship is small, and as such, there are very few public spaces
  • Bottom Line: A casual ambiance and flexible itineraries give the true feeling of an expedition
  • Launched: 1981;  Passengers: 62
National Geographic Endeavour
Ranked #2 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
40% Loved It
  • Pro: Many onboard naturalists bring exotic locations to life on and off the ship
  • Con: Ship design is functional rather than sleek and modern
  • Bottom Line: A comfortable way to explore the planet with top-of-the-line enrichment
  • Launched: 1966;  Passengers: 110
National Geographic Orion
Ranked #3 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pros: Private yacht feel with highly personalised service and exceptional expedition experience
  • Cons: Recent refurbishment has disenfranchised some past passengers with loss of previous facilities
  • Bottom Line: Lavish by expedition standards, yet faithful to the Lindblad philosophy
  • Launched: 2003;  Passengers: 106
National Geographic Sea Bird
Ranked #1 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pro: Sea Bird offers short cruise options with a focus on fitness and wellness
  • Con: Space is limited, so plan on spending most of your time outdoors and off ship
  • Bottom Line: This is a cozy vessel that encourages offshore activity and socialization
  • Launched: 1981;  Passengers: 62
National Geographic Explorer
Ranked #2 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pro: Accommodations include balcony cabins and suites
  • Con: No hot tubs or pool available
  • Bottom Line: A sophisticated way to sail expedition-style to destinations like the Arctic
  • Launched: 1982/2008;  Passengers: 148
National Geographic Islander
Ranked #4 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
100% Loved It
  • Small ship sails year-round in Galapagos
  • Photographer/videographer joins each cruise, creates stunning wildlife photos
  • Snorkeling equipment, kayaks, Zodiacs available for passenger use
  • Launched: 1995;  Passengers: 48
Lindblad II
Ranked #5 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
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  • Launched: Spring 2018;  Passengers: 100
National Geographic Endeavour II
Ranked #6 of 10 Lindblad Expeditions Ships
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  • Purpose-built for the Galapagos with glass-bottom Zodiacs
  • Shallow draft allows close-up access to wildlife
  • Small passenger base fosters plenty of interaction with expert staff
  • Launched: 2005/Renovated 2016;  Passengers: 96
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