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Mediterranean Expeditions

Scenic panorama view of the historic town of Perast at famous Bay of Kotor with blooming flowers on a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and clouds in summer, Montenegro, southern Europe

Ancient Roman ruins and medieval cities, cliff-top castles and picturesque ports—the treasures of the Mediterranean are seen in their full splendor on a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyage. Guided by our experts, explore the roots of civilization in Dubrovnik and Santorini, swim amid vibrant sea life in Turkey, or hike majestic national parks in Albania. Discover iconic cities and little-known villages aboard the National Geographic Orion, expertly built to navigate these idyllic waters in comfort and style. Or, encounter vestiges of antiquity aboard an elegant tall ship from the Sea Cloud fleet—traditional square-riggers that harken back to the Golden Age of Sail. 

When you think of Lindblad you often think of wild and exotic places—but it’s also about culture and history. They’re uniquely qualified with small ships and expert staff to immerse you in cultures in a personal way so you get the most out of your voyage.

Todd Gipstein, National Geographic Photography Expert

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Our Trips in the Mediterranean


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Our Ships in the Mediterranean

Ship Sea Cloud under full sail
Cabin 30, Category 4, featuring a queen-size bed on the Lido Deck,  aboard the ship Sea Cloud
Dining room on the ship Sea Cloud

Sea Cloud


Traveling aboard Sea Cloud, a historic four-masted barque, is an overall multisensory experience of the rarest kind—and this is true wherever you choose to explore. 

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The ship Sea Cloud II at full sail
Cabins 207-210, Category 1 on the cabin deck. These 204 sq. ft. outside-facing cabins, have a double bed (which can be separated into two single beds) and two portholes on the ship Sea Cloud II
Ship Sea Cloud II dining area

Sea Cloud II


Sea Cloud II is an alluring sailing vessel perfectly suited to travel the scenic shores of the Mediterranean, exploring little-seen archipelagos and anchoring in small coves.

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Ship National Geographic Explorer in Greenland
Cabin 230, Category 7, on the ship National Geographic Explorer
Bistro on the ship National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer


An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration

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With the sun setting and casting a spectrum of warm hues across the sky, the ship National Geographic Orion sits anchored in the calm waters of the Java Sea.
Cabin 511, Category 4, features two singles that can convert into a queen-size bed on the ship National Geographic Orion
Dining area set for guests on the ship National Geographic Orion in Indonesia

National Geographic Orion


An authentic expedition ship, purpose-built for exploring the South Pacific, Asia, the Mediterranean, and beyond

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Our Team in the Mediterranean

Every member of our team—from our naturalists and photographers to our expedition leaders—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. Many are veteran guides chosen for their extensive knowledge of subjects like archaeology and photography, while special guests—including National Geographic Experts—offer additional insights into the region’s diverse natural and historical landscape. Exploring in small groups, you’ll hear different perspectives each day of your voyage, and because there are no assigned groups you can gravitate toward the experts who share your interests and inspire your curiosity.  


Our knowledgeable and passionate expedition team is complemented by our dedicated hotel team who strives to ensure that your time on board is as comfortable and rewarding as your time on shore.  

Embarking with sailors grip safety onto Zodiacs from the ship National Geographic Orion.

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Explorations 2024-2026

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