Explore with National Geographic on new epic cruises

Explore with National Geographic on new epic cruises

If you’ve ever felt like a 7-day cruise just wasn’t enough time at sea, now you can spend over a month exploring the world. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Now Offers “Epic Journeys.” These are a series of eight extended cruises ranging from 18 to 38 days.

Itineraries range from New Zealand to Indonesia and are carefully crafted with Lindblad Expeditions’ over 50 years of experience in remote, wild and fascinating locations. Guests will be able to experience rarely seen and rarely explored destinations, making it feel like exploring yesteryear.

Perhaps the most surprising and meaningful part of these epic adventures happens not in the wild, but on board. “Given enough time,” says founder and co-chairman Sven Lindblad, “you’re not just a guest, you’re someone everyone gets to know.”

The longest journey

The longest of the epic voyages is National Geographic’s 38-day transatlantic voyage Explorer. The ship departs from Buenos Aires, Argentina and makes voyages to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, Cape Verde and Saint Helena.

There is something for everyone from explorers to history buffs. There will be lectures by an expert team of naturalists, historians and photographers. You can enjoy wellness programs and spa treatments, gourmet dining options and wine tastings.

You’ll enjoy nature and culture through excursions, including snorkeling in the waters of Ascension Island, where one of the planet’s largest colonies of endangered green sea turtles lay their eggs. On the island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, you can see rock penguins and albatrosses and meet the 250 people who live there. You will visit the king penguin colonies in South Georgia where there will be tens of thousands on one beach. In the Cape Verde Islands, you’ll learn about the 18th-century Atlantic slave trade and stroll through the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This cruise departs on March 7, 2023.

18–22 days of epic journeys

National Geographic’s 18-day cruise from New Zealand to Melanesia Orion follows in the footsteps of Captain Cook. You’ll explore the history of intrepid explorers, convicts and traders while discovering coral reefs and lagoons. Sail in December 2022, February and October 2023 and January 2024.

Two 19-day cruises include South Georgia and the Falkland Islands aboard National Geographic Resolution or Endurance and the Tales of the Pacific cruise from Easter Island to Tahiti.

The iconic Melanesia cruise departs from New Guinea to the Sepik River and the Solomon Islands. As New Guinea is one of the least explored places on Earth, you will have the unique opportunity to explore all parts of the eastern half of the island nation.

21 day cruise with National Geographic Orion explored Indonesia, sailing from Bali to Raja Ampat and Papua New Guinea. You will experience Komodo dragons in the wild and participate in welcoming ceremonies in secluded villages along the way.

Set sail on a 22-day Southern Odyssey from New Zealand and through the Subantarctic Islands. You’ll encounter towering peaks and countless waterfalls in Fiordland National Park, where you’ll spend 2 days exploring Milford and the Dusky Sounds. The ship departs in December 2022 and January, November and December 2023.

24–27 days of epic journeys

There are two 24-day epic journeys. The first is Wild South America: The Guianas to Brazil. Sail through five countries, two legendary rivers and places few people have seen, including the rare opportunity to view the sacred Fernando de Noronha, a UNESCO site. The ship departs in September 2023 and 2024.

The second, Wild Coasts of Argentina, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, allows you to enjoy the rugged and less explored east coast of Argentina. Look for secluded harbors, wildlife-rich estuaries and the waters of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valdez Peninsula. Set sail on this adventure on October 19, 2022.

Set sail on a 27-day remote Pacific island cruise to explore some of the world’s most remote tropical islands, from the Palau archipelago to the idyllic shores of Tahiti. You’ll encounter remarkable cultures, including the Chamorros of Guam and the handful of residents descended from the first English settlers on Palmerston Island. This ship departs on October 11, 2023.

The price of an epic cruise

Cruise prices range from $15,160 for an 18-day cruise to $28,010 for a 38-day cruise. Some come with special offers such as flight credits, bars, travel with friends or family and a fourth guest travels for free.

About Lindblad’s expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions has been visiting some of the most amazing places on the planet for 50 years — 40 geographic areas in total. It all started when Lars-Erik Lindblad chartered a ship and brought the first non-scientific travelers to Antarctica. A year later, in 1967, he did it again in the Galapagos. He believed that educated people who saw things with their own eyes would be a powerful force in preserving the places they visited. Since 1979, his son Sven-Olof Lindblad has increased his legacy and built the most modern fleet of expedition ships in the world. The company is also 100 percent carbon neutral and has raised millions of dollars for land-based projects in the locations the ships explore.

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