Monday, 16 December 2013

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Takes Best Expedition Cruise Line For Second Year Running

Guests enjoy kayaking in Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions (R Eime)

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has been named the Best Expedition Cruise Line in the Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards – voted by the cruisers themselves. This is the second year in a row it has been awarded this accolade, formerly under Orion Expedition Cruises.

This small ship expedition company, in alliance with the National Geographic Society, voyages to all seven continents, and provides guests what is arguably the most extraordinary travel experience a person can have. With the assistance of its renowned expedition team, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic allows guests to explore by Zodiac, kayak or on foot, venture to remote beaches and hidden coves, and get close to nature, wildlife and different cultures.

Jeremy Lindblad, Business Development Director Australia for Lindblad Expeditions, says: “We are honoured to receive this award, which only encourages the crew and office staff to strive to make our expedition experiences even better. 2014 will be a big year for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, with our best service offering and destination portfolio yet.”

The Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards have been in operation for nine years and is one of the most coveted awards in the industry.

Lindblad Expeditions announced the acquisition of Orion Expedition Cruises this year. The inaugural voyages of the National Geographic Orion will take place in March 2014, and will offer Orion guests past and present access to expeditions around the globe, and on the line’s fleet of ships and seasonal charters. The acquisition will increase passenger capacity for Lindblad Expeditions by 18 per cent.

For more information on Lindblad Expeditions visit www.orionexpeditions.com.