Tuesday 24 May 2016

New Ships and New Adventures – Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Releases Explorations Brochure 2016/2017


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Today, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has released its 2016/2017 Explorations brochure that offers adventure seekers extraordinary small-ship expeditions, showcasing over 50 itineraries including new highlights such as Wild Alaska Escape and Big Picture Alaska. The brochure also delves into the features of Lindblad's latest fleet additions, National Geographic Endeavour II and the specially built, National Geographic Quest.

With 50-years of expedition travel experience, Lindblad's new brochure highlights diverse exploration voyages, cruising to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth such as Antarctica, Alaska, Galapagos, Cuba, Europe and Amazon.

Sven-Olof Lindblad, president and founder of Lindblad Expeditions says, “On 140 pages there is a myriad of opportunities to see, know, learn and experience our world in latitudes ranging from the extreme north to the extreme south. It is our intent to celebrate this year as the 50th anniversary of my father's historic expedition to Antarctica when he brought the first travellers to that magical continent. New ideas, new ships, and new geographies are all part of our celebrations.”

National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour II
The Explorations brochure features Lindblad's new 96-passenger vessel, National Geographic Endeavour II. Earlier this year, the leader in small-ship expedition travel purchased the ship, which will replace National Geographic Endeavour in January 2017 after extensive renovations.

National Geographic Endeavour II is exceptionally quiet and maneuverable, and will continue to maximise Lindblad's Galápagos experience with great viewing from the 53 outside cabins, state-of-the-art exploration tools, and a fast, seamless Zodiac loading platform. Spacious lounges, modern cabins, and first-rate dining will add to the luxury of comfort.

The following are two examples of Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic's brand new itinerary highlights for 2017, which will join the 55 further voyages highlighted in the Explorations brochure.

Big Picture Alaska

Aboard National Geographic Sea Bird, guests will immerse themselves in an 11-day photo expedition through Alaska's famed Inside Passage and experience the perfect mix of small-town life and the grand expanse of wild landscapes. This voyage for up to 62 guests at a time is available from June to August. Prices for this adventure start at AU$11,240 per person in double occupancy in a category one cabin. More information here: au.expeditions.com/destinations/alaska/ketchikan-sitka/

Wild Alaska Escape

An active and exciting 6-day journey aboard National Geographic Sea Birdthat showcases Alaska's iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one week. Guests can take hikes on world-class trails through forests, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska village. This expedition is available from May to August. Prices start at AU$5,370 per person in double occupancy in a category one cabin. More information here: expeditions.com/destinations/alaska/sitka-juneau

For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyages, visit expeditions.com, or call 1300 361 012 (AU), 0800 444 462 (NZ) or +2 9033 8700 (Asia).

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