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Culture & History With Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in the Mediterranean

Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Orion
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Orion [Image by Ronald Woan on Flickr]
Sailing with Lindblad Expeditions–National Geographic offers more than just a Mediterranean cruise. To celebrate National Geographic Orion’s return to Europe, they offer four new Mediterranean cruises to visit ports in Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey. Meanwhile, the 19 new and exciting cruises will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, nature preserves and the region’s culture.

Cruising the Mediterranean with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

National Geographic Orion is a 53-cabin cruise ship, hosting 19 new cruises along the Mediterranean coasts in the summer of 2025. Not only will guests visit ports in Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey, but they will also gain in-depth knowledge of the region.

National Geographic Orion
[Image by Pjotr Mahhonin on Wikimedia Commons]
The 19 cruises offer itineraries ranging from eight to 11 days and while onboard, guests will hear from researchers and historians. They will also visit iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, participate in cultural heritage customs, explore nature preserves and more.

About Lindblad and National Geographic

Cultural and historic cruises are nothing new to Lindblad, as the company has led trips along the Mediterranean coasts for more than 30 years. Meanwhile, its long-standing partnership with National Geographic allows passengers to find in-depth information of the history, local cultures and flora and fauna of the destinations.

Trey Byus, Chief Expedition Officer for Lindblad, made a statement about the new expedition cruises, saying:

A Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic cultural expedition in the Mediterranean is a unique and holistic look at the region unlike any other.

Guests will step away from the crowds and immerse themselves in important mythical, historical and archeological sites led by brilliant guides – on board and locally – who will provide a window into the region.

About the National Geographic Orion cruise ship

With 53 cabins, the intimate National Geographic Orion takes guests to little-known waters and islands in Asia, Australia, French Polynesia, the Mediterranean and the Pacific Islands. Moreover, the cruises allow guests to view each location’s cultural, historic and natural wonders up close. Meanwhile, the ship’s maneuverability allows it to explore inshore waters, rivers and secluded bays – basically any destination accessible by sea.

Cruising Antarctica
Cruising Antarctica [Image by Scott Ableman on Flickr]
The National Geographic Orion features an expert crew handling technological and navigational abilities to allow the ship to navigate safely, even in uncharted waters. Moreover, the National Geographic cruise ship holds the distinction of having sailed further south than any other vessel in the fleet.

Guests can enjoy many amenities and features on the cruise ship, including outdoor dining and deck space where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean, South Pacific and more, including its rich marine and avian life.

Cabin accommodations on the cruise ship

The National Geographic Orion features 53 outside cabins, each of which offers ocean views climate control, a flat-screen TV and Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections. Some of these cabins also feature French balconies. Moreover, the cruise ship also offers four single cabins for those traveling solo.

When booking a suite on the Orion, guests will enjoy spacious living areas and beautiful views of the ocean. Meanwhile, guests booking a suite also enjoy exclusive amenities. Among them, guests in certain eligible cabins have access to perks and amenities to enhance their experience on the ship and make it even more memorable.

Read more about National Geographic Orion on the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic website here.


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