Lindblad Expeditions Terms and Conditions

Effective September 1, 2007, all Lindblad voyages departing from and returning to ports outside the United States will be operated by Lindblad Maritime Enterprises, Ltd., a subsidiary of Lindblad Expeditions, Inc.

Basis of Rates:

All prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin, or a single where noted. Shared accommodations are available on certain ships and categories. For more information, please refer to our Share Guarantee Program section of our Terms and Conditions, or call us for details. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Costs Include:

All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included:

Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, internet access, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew are at your discretion.

Airfare:

For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements for a $50 per person service fee.

Deposits:

To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program is required at the time of reservation. The per person advance payment amount varies by program, and is outlined in our brochures, as well as on our website. Holiday departure dates and certain longer voyages may carry additional advance deposit requirements due to high demand for these voyages. Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check.

Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.

We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention. Once your reservation is confirmed, we urge you to use your personalized online account for important information to help you prepare for your voyage. Managing your documents online will facilitate fast and accurate communication, and allow you to provide us with pertinent details we require in order to complete your reservation. Your online account gives you access to your Expedition Guide, which includes valuable information specific to your voyage. You can also use your online account to make easy payments, view recommended flights and reading material, packing list, and so much more.

Final Payment:

For expeditions of eight nights or less, final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. For expeditions of nine nights or more, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Payment schedules may vary for Holiday departures and certain longer voyages, due to high demand for these voyages. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment has not been received by final payment due date.

Travel Protection Plan:

We strongly recommend our guests take advantage of our Travel Protection Plan. This plan offers comprehensive coverage to protect you from cancellation fees, costs incurred due to trip delays/interruption, damaged or lost baggage, and provides medical assistance and evacuation during your travels. Our Travel Protection Plan is available for U.S. and Canadian residents only, and may be purchased any time prior to final payment due date. Travel Protection premiums are non-refundable once plan is purchased. Learn more about Lindblad Expeditions Travel Protection "Plus" Plan.

Smoking Policy:

Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas.

Groups:

For a party of eight people or more, you will each receive 5% off the cost of your expedition. A deposit of 10% of the trip cost is required at time of reservation. An additional 25% is required 120 days prior to the departure date, and final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Group cancellations made 119-90 days prior to departure for expeditions nine nights or more, will incur cancellation fee of entire advance payment, and if cancelled less than 89 days, will follow our regular cancellation schedule. Group cancellations made 89-60 days prior to departure for expeditions eight nights or less, will incur cancellation fee of entire advance payment, and if cancelled less than 59 days, will follow our regular cancellation schedule.

Share Guarantee Program:

If you are a solo guest willing to share accommodations, we will be happy to make arrangements to match you with another solo guest, so you may travel at the double occupancy rate. If you are willing to share, and we are unable to make shared arrangements for you, we will guarantee you the per person double occupancy rate, and you will not incur the solo rate. This program is subject to availability, and limited to certain ships and categories.

Medical Information:

It is essential that guests with medical conditions and/or special dietary restrictions, make them known to us in sufficient time for us to accommodate their request. Responsibility and Other Terms & Conditions: Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society's liability for loss of property, injury, illness or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ship's ticket sent prior to departure, and are also available where within this site or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions.

Note:

Itineraries and prices listed on this website are as of publication date, and are subject to change. Under normal conditions the total expedition cost is guaranteed at the time of booking. However, the published price is determined far in advance of initial departure on the basis of then-existing projections of fuel and other costs. In the event that we determine that current costs create an unsustainable financial model, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, we reserve the right to pass on these costs to you to cover such unexpected increases. We will always provide a transparent accounting of the reason for increase in costs.

Voyage Ticket Contract Terms

For more detailed information on our Cruise Ticket Contract Terms, please choose which expedition you will be traveling on.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Departures in 2013 and 2014

For Expeditions 8 Nights or Fewer
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start  Per Person Cancellation Fee
90 or more days  $150*
89–60 days Advance payment cost
59–30 days 50% of trip cost
29–0 days No refund
For Expeditions 9 Nights or More
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
120 or more days $150*
119–90 days Advance payment cost
89–60 days 25% of trip cost
59–30 days 50% of trip cost
29-0 days No refund
For Expeditions on the Orion
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days $750*
179-120 days Advance payment cost
119–90 days 25% of trip cost
89–60 days 50% of trip cost
59-0 days No refund

*$150 or $750 will be refunded in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate.

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Departures in 2015

For Expeditions on All Ships with the Exception of Orion & Explorer
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
120 or more days $350*
119–90 days Advance payment cost
89–60 days 25% of trip cost
59-45 days 50% of trip cost
44-0 days No refund
For Expeditions on Orion & Explorer
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days $750*
179–120 days Advance payment cost
119-90 days 25% of trip cost
89-60 days 50% of trip cost
59-0 days No refund

*$350 or $750 will be refunded in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate.

This cancellation policy applies to expeditions as well as pre- or post- extensions with the exception of Denali.

The effective date of a cancellation will be the date on which your cancellation notice is received. Note: Airline cancellation policies vary by carrier, as well as the type of fare used to issue your ticket.

Any revisions you make within the cancellation penalty period, such as departure date or choice of voyage, are subject to cancellation fees.

Cancellation policy for certain longer voyages and Holiday departures may vary due to high demand for these voyages. Our Group cancellation policies vary, and are listed below. Also, please review our Cancellation Policy. We stress the importance of purchasing a travel protection plan to protect yourself from fees in the event you need to cancel your reservation. 

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Group Cancellation Terms in 2013 and 2014

For Expeditions 8 Nights or Fewer
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start  Per Person Cancellation Fee
89–60 days Advance payment cost
59–30 days 50% of trip cost
29–0 days No refund
For Expeditions 9 Nights or More
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
119–90 days Advance payment cost
89–60 days 25% of trip cost
59–30 days 50% of trip cost
29-0 days No refund
Group Cancellation Terms for 2015 Departures
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days Advance payment cost
179-120 days 25% of trip cost
119-90 days 50% of trip cost
89-0 days No refund

*$150 will be refunded in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate.

This cancellation policy applies to expeditions as well as pre- or post- extensions, with the exception of Denali. Cancellation policy for certain longer voyages and Holiday departures may vary due to high demand for these voyages. For more information on Group cancellation policy, refer to the Groups section of our terms and conditions, or call us for details. We stress the importance of purchasing a travel protection plan to protect yourself from fees in the event you need to cancel your reservation. The effective date of a cancellation will be the date on which your notice is received. Note: Airline cancellation policies vary by carrier, as well as the type of fare used to issue your ticket.

Any revisions you make within the cancellation penalty period, such as departure date or choice of voyage, are subject to cancellation fees.

GENERAL

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