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Jennifer Gregoire Lindblad Expeditions (212) 261-9008 jenniferg@expeditions.com

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New York, NY, September 4, 2008 – Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com), the expedition travel pioneer headquartered in New York City, has received recognition in two categories of the Travel Weekly annual Magellan Awards competition. Lindblad Expeditions, which works in partnership with the National Geographic Society to inspire people to explore and care about the planet, has received a 2008 Gold Magellan Award in the Cruise Ship | Small Cruise Ship (500 Passengers or under) category, as well as a 2008 Silver Magellan Award in the Cruise Ship | Eco-Friendly "Green" Cruise Ship category.

Travel Weekly Magazine developed the Magellan Awards, which are judged and overseen by a panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. The magazine has said of the awards, “From design to marketing to services, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel and salute outstanding travel professionals. The Awards acknowledge a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, and Car Rental Companies.”

The Magellan Awards echo the widespread recognition and accolades that Lindblad Expeditions has received throughout the Travel industry. In recent years, Lindblad Expeditions has won editorial awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Adventure and National Geographic Traveler. In addition, Sven Lindblad has received international recognition including the 2007 Global Tourism Business Award, 2007 Seafood Champion Award, U.N. Programme Global 500 Award and recognition from HRH, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg for his dedication to the conservation and environmental stewardship of the Galápagos archipelago.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering expedition travel company providing voyages in Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, the Arctic, and beyond. The company works in partnership with the National Geographic Society to inspire people to explore and care about the planet by providing innovative marine expedition programs and by promoting conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Sven Lindblad has received international recognition including the 2007 Global Tourism Business Award, 2007 Seafood Champion Award, U.N. Programme Global 500 Award and recognition from HRH, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg for his dedication to the conservation and environmental stewardship of the Galápagos archipelago. The company has also been named #1 Small-Ship Cruise Line (Travel + Leisure's World's Best Value Awards 2006); "The Best Ships in the World" and "The Best Itineraries" (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2006).

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