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National Geographic Orion Mediterranean Expeditions

Traditional white architecture  and greek orthodox churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea in Santorini island, Greece.

The Mediterranean dazzles with its sun-drenched shores, turquoise seas, and ancient relics that bring to life some of the world’s greatest civilizations. Aboard the nimble National Geographic Orion, encounter famed destinations as well as lesser-known gems, from Greece’s iconic isle of Santorini and the walled city of Dubrovnik, to outlying Croatian isles and vestiges of antiquity in Albania and Turkey. Explore fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites, stroll among medieval towns, and delve into powerful empires from the past, all guided by passionate experts who will illuminate the secrets and stories of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas.  

You may have been on a Mediterranean cruise before, but you haven’t comprehensively explored its iconic landscapes, rich culture, and storied heritage until you’ve been with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.

Trey Byus, Chief Expedition Officer, Lindblad Expeditions

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Our Trips in the Mediterranean


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Our Ship in the Mediterranean

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 expedition leaders to our naturalists and photographers—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience as you sail along iconic Mediterranean coasts. With extensive knowledge of subjects like archaeology, history, and mythology, our veteran guides provide a richer understanding of this multifaceted region. 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.

Guests in the zodiac boarding area from the ship  National Geographic Orion, Lelepa Island, Vanuatu

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Explorations 2024-2026