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Thursday, 2 February 2023

Getting Lost in Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions

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Get aboard the most famous brand in expedition cruising for an expert and intimate examination of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Words and Pictures by Roderick Eime

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Ponant Podcast: “Explore to Inspire”

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Podcast: “Explore to Inspire”

For PONANT’s podcast: “Explore to Inspire”, with one click, listeners can embark on an odyssey to discover the most fabulous tales of voyages, emotions and once in a lifetime experience of guests, crew and world-renowned experts invited aboard by the company.

“Explore to Inspire” is a full-immersion format that takes the listener “live” on board PONANT ships. Last summer, the company recorded testimonials, experiences and soundscapes which were then narrated with voiceovers by actors. The first episode invites listeners aboard Le Lapérouse with PONANT video maker Elie to discover the traditions of the Asmat people of New Guinea. Another episode tells a touching and fascinating narration of the encounter PONANT guest Marguerite had with emperor penguins in the Antarctic. These are just a few of the many inspiring stories offered through “Explore to Inspire”.

Available in French and English, this new PONANT communication tool has the potential to reach thousands of existing and potential customers all over the world.

The “Explore to Inspire” podcast is available on major listening platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music…).

Listen to the podcast.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Keen to be Green: Costa Rica with Lindblad

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Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic have a half-century reputation for extraordinary destinations delivered expertly and responsibly. The tiny eco-capital of the Americas, Costa Rica, punches above its weight in the heavily contested 'greenweight' division and forms a perfect showcase for this benchmark expedition cruise line's best moves.


Saturday, 28 January 2023

Is Antarctica suffering overtourism?

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Travellers go ashore in Antarctica. Photograph: Peter W Carey

Guardian Australia's economics correspondent, Peter Hannam, tackles the elephant in the room.

Down at the bottom of the Earth during this southern summer, a delicate dance is under way each day, as captains of cruise ships struggle to keep their vessels out of one another’s sight and so preserve the icy continent’s image of wilderness for their customers.

Read the full story at Mother Jones

What does AI programme ChatGPT say about expedition cruising? You might be surprised.

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What is expedition cruising?

Expedition cruising refers to a type of travel that involves exploring remote or less-visited destinations, typically on small ships or yachts. These expeditions are often led by experienced guides and naturalists, and the focus is on learning about the culture and environment of the places visited. Activities may include hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and visiting local communities. Expedition cruising is often considered a more adventurous and immersive form of travel than traditional cruising.

Saturday, 7 January 2023

New Launch date for Heritage Line Anouvong on Upper Mekong

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After the inevitable COVID delays, Heritage Line's much-anticipated ' Anouvong' is now due for launch in August 2023, the Anouvong will be the first luxury boutique ship to cruise the majestic upper-Mekong river in Laos, an area many travel pundits see as ripe for expansion.

Friday, 6 January 2023

From On Board: The Jahan on the Lower Mekong

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Ten Years ago I made my first proper voyage on Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, this time it was my third and in something of a full circle, I had returned to Heritage Line and their stylish and romantically styled vessel, The Jahan.

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Expedition Cruising: Lindblad's Year in Review: 2022's Best Expedition Moments


As 2022 comes to an end, we invite you to reflect with us on the outstanding expedition moments of the past 12 months. There was a fervent desire to get back out in the world, and after several challenging years, 2022 brought us closer to normal than we've been in a long time.

In Galápagos, we launched our brand-new, all-suite ship, National Geographic Islander II, while in the polar regions our powerful blue-water vessels pushed farther into the ice, navigating into pristine corners we've never been before. Our sold-out Alaska season teemed with epic wildlife sightings, and we celebrated a joyous return to the far-flung isles of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

We are looking ahead to 2023 when we will bring you new voyages and new ways to immerse you in wildness and create memories that will last a lifetime.

From everyone at Lindblad Expeditions, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you on board in the New Year.

Thursday, 15 December 2022

PONANT to welcome Le Lapérouse into Sydney Harbour this evening ahead of the 2023 season

PONANT is thrilled to announce the return of small expedition ship Le Lapérouse to Sydney Harbour this evening after more than three years.

Monday, 12 December 2022

Aranui Pitcairn and Cook Islands Cruises for 2023

French Polynesian cargo cruise line Aranui Cruises has launched a special summer sale.

Until January 31, 2023, Aranui Cruises is taking 30 per cent off three Discovery cruises in 2023.