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Awards and Honors

Some of our recent recognitions

Our commitment to environmental stewardship, conservation, and geographic education has earned us numerous awards. We are equally honored for the recognition we consistently receive from guests, editors, and travel agents for the authentic expedition experiences we deliver and the standard of service we provide.

2014

Top 20 Small Cruise Ships in the World:
National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers' Poll

2013

2013 Global Vision Award for Leadership
Travel + Leisure
Top Small Cruise Ships in the World:
#2 National Geographic Explorer, #3 National Geographic Endeavour
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers' Poll
Top Cruise Lines
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers' Poll
Best for Adventure
2013 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards
2013 Readers’ Choice Awards – Top 25 Cruise Lines
Condé Nast Traveler
2013 Sustainable Tourism Leadership - Supplier Award
Virtuoso
2013 World Savers “Doing it All” Award
Condé Nast Traveler
Top Small Ship Cruise Lines
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
Best Adventure Cruise Lines 2012/2013
Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine
2013 Gold List Cruise Lines
Condé Nast Traveler

2012

Top Small Ship Cruise Lines
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
World's Best Family Cruise (for small ships) #1
Travel + Leisure
Top 20 Small Ships:
National Geographic Endeavour #3, National Geographic Explorer #12
Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Poll
Best in the World 2012 Cruise Lines Top Small Ship Lines #4
Condé Nast Traveler
Best for Adventure
Cruise Critic's 2012 Editors' Pick Awards
Top 25 Cruise Lines
Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers Choice Awards
Best Expedition Cruise Line
Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards
Best for Families - Top Small Ship Cruise Line
Travel + Leisure

2011

Best for Adventure
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks
Readers’ Choice Awards - #1 Best Expedition Cruise Line
Porthole Cruise Magazine
2011 World Savers Award for Wildlife Conservation
Condé Nast Traveler
World’s Best Awards - #3 Small Ship Cruise Line
Travel + Leisure
#1 Best Cruise Line for Expedition Cruising
TravelAge West Wave Awards

2010

Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Expedition Cruise Line
Porthole Cruise Magazine
Best for Adventure
Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards
World’s Best Hotels + Cruises for Families:
#1 Family Friendly Small-ship Cruise Line
Travel + Leisure
World’s Best Awards:
#3 Small Ship Cruise Lines
Travel + Leisure
Best VAST Supplier (Virtuoso Active & Specialty Supplier)
Virtuoso
National Geographic Explorer:
2010 Gold Magellan Award Winner for Cruise Ship Small Cruise Ship (500 Passengers Or Under)
Travel Weekly Magazine Magellan Awards

2009

Climate Champion Award
Bestowed upon Sven Lindblad by Cool Air-Clean Planet
Best Adventure Cruise
Cruise Critic Editors' Picks
World's Best For Families Award for Small-Ship Cruise Lines
Travel + Leisure
World's Best Award for Small-Ship Cruise Lines and Tour Operators
Travel + Leisure
Best Adventure Cruise
ForbesTraveler.com
Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler

2008

National Wildlife Federation Honors Lindblad Expeditions For Conservation Leadership with its Conservation Achievement Award for Corporate Achievement
World's Best Award for Small-Ship Cruise Lines and Tour Operators
Travel + Leisure
The municipality of Puerto Ayora, the largest city in Galápagos, grants an award to Sven Lindblad for his commitment to the preservation and conservation of the Galápagos archipelago and his commitment to the local community.
Global Tourism Business Award
Tourism for Tomorrow

2007

Seafood Champion Award

2006

Medal of Commandeur de L'Ordre Civil et Militaire Adolphe de Nassau
Presented to Sven Lindblad by HRH GrandDuke Henri of Luxembourg for his years of conservation leadership in the Galápagos
Newly discovered endemic species of moth, Undulambia lindbladi, named in honor of Sven Lindblad's dedication to Galapagos conservation
"World's Best Value" Award: #1 in Cruise Lines; #2 in Tour Operators
Travel + Leisure
World's Best Award for Small-Ship Cruise Lines and Tour Operators
Travel + Leisure
Truth in Travel - The Best Crew/Service: Small Ships
Condé Nast Traveler
The Best Itineraries
Small Ships
Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
Condé Nast Traveler

2002

Ecotourism Award
Condé Nast Traveler

2001

United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Award
Conferred upon Sven Lindblad

1995-1996

Nature Odysseys Tour Operator Award for Excellence
National Audubon Society

1993

Environmental Award
ASTA/Smithsonian Magazine

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