Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions Expedition Specialists receive most often

General Information

  • How long have you been running expeditions?
  • Who owns the ships that your expeditions are on?
  • What experience does your expedition team have?
  • What is your relationship with National Geographic?
  • What does your partnership with National Geographic mean to the guest experience?
  • What differentiates Lindblad Expeditions from other expedition travel companies?
  • Do you explain appropriate behavior while visiting natural areas, living cultures, and cultural heritage sites?
  • Do you give back to the places you visit?
Do you offer Internet access aboard Lindblad Expeditions ships for guests?


  • I like what I see and would like to book. How do I make a reservation?
  • What are the hours of operation for your reservations sales center?
  • How far in advance should I make my reservation?
  • What’s included in the cost? Are there any hidden charges for port taxes, for example, that are not included?
  • Will I have to make payment at the time I make a reservation?
  • What form of payment do you accept?
  • Can I make special cabin requests?
  • What if the cabin I request is not available?
  • What happens if I need to change my mind about my choice of expedition and/or a departure date?
  • Will I receive documentation when I book an expedition?
  • I've made my reservation. How do I access my online documents portal?
  • Do you make airline reservations?
  • What is the maximum number of guests that can stay in one cabin?
  • What if I am traveling alone, as a solo guest?
  • If I am traveling alone, will you find a roommate for me?

Traveling as a Group

  • Who should think about group travel?
  • How many people do we need to be considered a group?
  • What are the benefits of traveling as a group with Lindblad Expeditions?
  • What if I don’t meet my minimum?
  • What ships and itineraries are available for group travel?
  • What is included?
  • What is not included?
  • Does Lindblad Expeditions handle the air arrangements?