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DEAR TRAVELLER, As Lindblad Expeditions has grown over the years, we’ve evolved in a variety of ways. We’ve discovered new geographies to explore, like parts of the vast Pacific Ocean and the Russian Far East. We’ve adopted new technologies—more user-friendly ROVs, and improved connectivity, when desired. We’ve eliminated all single-use plastic across our fleet. We’ve found ways to incorporate a broader range of activities for you to choose from, including cross-country skiing in Antarctica, paddleboards, and more holistic wellness possibilities. We’ve created a host of shorter programs for those who simply don’t have as much time available. And have developed really meaningful programming for kids and families. However, our ‘north star’ has never changed. We know our guests seek the exhilaration of discovery, and that our promise to do whatever it takes to provide meaningful, exciting and memory-making moments for you is what’s expected of us, and we seek to exceed these expectations. Doing what we do continues to be a very gratifying endeavour; one that has allowed us to bring many wonderful, special people together—guests, scientists, naturalists, navigators, and more. I find that the cumulative effect of the people, places, and encounters we collectively, and I personally, have enjoyed are a great privilege. Each time we produce Explorations I think about my personal history which, of course, encompasses so many others. I’m often asked if I’m proud of what we’ve achieved, and frankly, I’m more grateful and honoured than proud. The world is full of wonder, full of ideas to unearth and to better understand. Science and exploration is, arguably, more vibrant than ever. Yes, discovering new continents is no longer available to us, but discovering what’s in them is. There is so much newness in the world, much of which we can best access aboard ships— which provides us, you and our expedition teams, the flexibility to satisfy the human curiosity gene that is always seeking discoveries. There’s lots to unpack in the pages that follow, both new and tried-and-true which, at the end of the day, are new to those who have yet to experience them. I hope you find these ideas compelling and that you choose to join us—to experience the exhilaration of discovery. All the best,

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explorations 2019/20  

As astonishing as the photos in National Geographic. An exhilarating life adventure: A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition — a complete...

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explorations 2019/20  

As astonishing as the photos in National Geographic. An exhilarating life adventure: A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition — a complete...