Fleet

Building the
world’s premier
expedition fleet

The Lindblad fleet is 15 expedition ships sailing to the planet’s wildest and most interesting places, with the luxury of comfort and outfitted with tools to explore.

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic values the ability to reach the planet’s wildest and most remote places safely with top experts and the luxury of comfort while making community and insight the center of expedition life.

 

To achieve this, ships in the Lindblad fleet are designed by the people who will use them. The captains who will take them deep into the ice. The veteran expedition leader who designed Zodiac loading platforms to get guests off the ship and exploring twice as quickly. The undersea specialists and divemasters who dive and launch ROVs on your behalf to capture video in polar sites and outfit guests for exploring tropical coral reefs. The chefs who create incredible meals as the ship sails to remote regions far from replenishment. By the photographers and naturalists who lead Recap in the ships’ lounges. To Sven Lindblad himself, whose ‘Circle of Truth’ podium is at the center of the lounge and the heart of the expedition community.

 

Each ship in the Lindblad fleet is either purpose built to explore a region of the planet or leased on a basis of what they can add to the expedition experience. Just as a restaurant will design its kitchen based on a menu, the ship is tailored to exploring the planet’s most foreboding places in extreme comfort. Some are designed to navigate shallow rivers and deploy narrow skiffs to explore flooded forests. Others tailored to sailing along wild coasts and venturing into fast-moving, shallow channels where whales gather seasonally to feed. And yet others are made to go far into the planet’s polar regions in safety and comfort without resupplying fuel or provisions for weeks on end.

Meet the fleet

The Lindblad fleet now stands at 14 ships, soon to be 15 when the National Geographic Resolution sails. When National Geographic Resolution joins the fleet she and her sister ship, National Geographic Endurance, will have the highest ice-class rating of any expedition ship, yet again opening new opportunities for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic to explore wild places few if any humans before them have seen.

The Ships

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