Experience our legacy first-hand on a unique commemorative voyage
After a two-year delay, Lindblad Expeditions is thrilled to announce a special, season-opening voyage to commemorate 40 years of small ship expedition travel in Alaska. Since 1981 we have been taking travelers into Southeast Alaska’s wildest corners where large cruise ships can’t go, discovering rugged and roadless places to give guests an authentic experience on America’s final frontier. Join us as we honor the past and celebrate the future of Alaska expeditions on a special epic voyage from Seattle to Sitka in 2023.
Guests on this commemorative voyage will enjoy a host of exclusive benefits and experiences, including:
Engaging talks and shared adventures with special guest speakers
Special giveaways, including a limited-edition Alaska 40 jacket
A curated "LEX Dream Team" of naturalists and crew, providing passion, stories, and perspective spanning decades
A unique focus on the whales of the Inside Passage, with live panels, citizen science, and an onboard book club with award-winning author Rebecca Giggs
Additional special activities and programming to be announced in the coming months!
|Free copy of Fathoms: The World in a Whale by Rebecca Giggs. Read it and discuss with the author on board!|
|Limited edition ‘Forty Years Alaska’ jacket with fleece lining and wind- and water-resistant outer shell|
Connect with Alaska's Cetaceans with our Guest Speakers
The majesty of Southeast Alaska is not limited to the rainforests, glaciers, and mountains. The region is also known for the remarkable behaviors of its humpback whale populations. On our Apr. 30, 2023 commemorative voyage you’ll be joined by two very special guests who will serve as lecturers and expert whale-watching companions, enriching your experience of these astounding creatures.
Rebecca Giggs is an award-winning writer from Perth, Australia who writes about how people feel toward animals in a time of ecological crisis and technological change. Her debut nonfiction book, Fathoms: The World in the Whale, came out in 2020 with Simon & Schuster and received the prestigious 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in nonfiction. Guests on this voyage will receive a complimentary copy of the book in advance for participation in an author-led book club discussion on board.
As the director of the Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF), Andy Szabo studies the fascinating cultural behaviors of humpbacks in Southeast Alaska—and oversees critical research that’s helping to better understand and protect the health of this very special population. On this voyage, he’ll provide a history of the whale populations over the past 40+ years, up-to-date scientific insights, and help guests identify whales using citizen science technology.