Expedition Team


For over 40 years, the quality and breadth of our staff has set us apart as a leader in high-caliber expeditions. Our alliance with National Geographic broadens our pool of experts exponentially. Each historian and naturalist is deeply knowledgeable about these geographies. You’re free to join any naturalist you wish for various activities. Our excellent staff-to-guest ratio ensures a variety of perspectives and personalities.

The team composition 
Whether it’s on the deck, on walks through coastal towns and historical sites, or in enlightening lectures on board, your team of an expedition leader, a mix of historians, naturalists, a National Geographic photographer, and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor will illuminate all you see. Our Onboard musicologist has curated exclusive musical performances to enrich the cultural experiences of the countries in which we explore.  An onboard concierge is on hand to assist with a wide variety of daily options to enhance your overall European experience.  Our wellness specialist is on call for treatments. 


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • Alison Wright

    National Geographic Photographer
    Named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels with a sense of passion and purpose, Alison Wright photographs cultures and people around the globe while covering issues concerning the human condition. She is also a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Alison has traveled to more than 150 countries and was based in Asia for years. With family connections in Belgium and the United Kingdom, she has also extensively photographed throughout Europe, along with Africa, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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  • Johanna Werminghausen

    Assistant Expedition Leader
    Johanna grew up landlocked in a small town in Southern Germany. She realized at an early age that she wanted to see more of the world than the foot of the Swabian Alps and every year, she would beg her parents to spend the summers near the sea.

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