Cruise Itineraries

Expeditions aboard National Geographic Orion

  • A Circumnavigation of Iceland
    Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations––glaciers, geysers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty––is world-class. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. And when you add in the other itinerary components––Iceland’s people, their unique cultural heritage and contemporary character, the island’s geography and birdlife––seeing it all in one 360º expedition is irresistible.
    • 9 days
    • National Geographic Explorer
    • 148 Guests
    • Expedition in: Jul
    • From AU$11,410 to AU$26,690
  • Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
    The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some tens of thousands individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross colonies that fill the windward edges of the remote islands they call home. You’ll have other rare sightings here too: massive, in both senses of the word, herds of elephant seals: and a wandering albatross stretching its 11-foot wings. It’s the impossible beauty of Antarctica exponentially increased by unimaginable numbers of animals. A not-be-missed polar experience, for those with the luxury of time.
    • 22 days
    • National Geographic Explorer
    • 148 Guests
    • Expedition in: Jan / Feb / Nov / Dec
    • From AU$29,740 to AU$59,650
  • Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas
    Remote and enigmatic, the Marquesas are islands that belong to the past. Some of them virtually untouched since the era of European exploration, their isolation has given way to a proud people whose unique Marquesan dialect is a direct link to the ancient Polynesian language of Maohi.
    • 15 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Jun / Aug
    • From AU$19,600 to AU$41,800
  • Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn
    This unique 15-day land-and-sea expedition includes three days of exploring Torres del Paine, a jewel of Patagonia that teems with its iconic wildlife including Andean condors, guanacos, and rheas. Board National Geographic Explorer to venture far beyond any tourist infrastructure. Kayak peaceful, pristine fjords; hike virgin trails; and discover incredible private parklands of this mythic, rarified land on this holistic Patagonia expedition.
    • 13 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Mar / Oct / Nov
    • From AU$17,430 to AU$28,280
  • Culture and Cuisine from Oporto to Basque Country
    Celebrate the myriad cultures of Iberia and France’s Cote Basque. Explore the splendor of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, tour a Galician mansion, and hike the beautiful Basque coastline. Visit Hercules Tower and the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Bilbao; thrill to gaitas and trikitixas melodies; and savor a Basque-style dinner in San Sebastian.
    • 8 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Sep
    • From AU$9,990 to AU$20,760
  • Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific
    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.
    • 18 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Mar / Aug
    • From AU$22,490 to AU$47,490
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji
    Embark on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia and explore from the verdant crags of Tahiti to the vibrant reefs of Fiji—plus tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. Immerse yourself in Aitutaki’s warm turquoise waters, and experience genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa.
    • 15 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: May
    • From AU$19,600 to AU$41,800
  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard
    Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand.
    • 8 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • From AU$9,620 to AU$21,050
  • Isles, Atolls, and Pristine Corals: Southern Line Islands
    Discover that the idealized notion of tropical paradise is alive and well—as are some of the world’s best dive and snorkel sites—on an expedition from Rangiroa’s sparkling lagoon to the verdant peaks of Tahiti’s neighbor, Moorea. This compact voyage maximizes your time in some of the most vibrant undersea sites in the world. Plus, there’s time to stroll pristine beaches, kayak peaceful coves, and experience true Polynesian hospitality. Dive or snorkel in the Southern Line Islands and see diverse coral, clouds of tropical fish, and healthy predator populations. It is one of the healthiest reef systems in the world and a rare place virtually unmarred by the touch of humans, which is why it was identified by the National Geographic Pristine Seas project as one of the few places researchers can study to see how reefs and undersea ecosystems looked before humans
    • 8 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Apr / May / Jun / Aug
    • From AU$9,620 to AU$21,050
  • Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
    Our classic Antarctica itinerary delivers huge tabular icebergs, sculptural bergs floating in pools of turquoise blue melt water, mountains rising some 9,000 feet straight up from the sea, penguins galore, abundant marine mammals and experiences like cruising through the solemn majesty of the Lemaire Channel, among many more.
    • 12 days
    • National Geographic Explorer
    • 148 Guests
    • Expedition in: Jan / Feb / Nov / Dec
    • From AU$17,200 to AU$38,840
  • Misson 90: An Atlantic Odyssey
    Experience a transatlantic cruise with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Orion. View this one-of-a-kind travel itinerary online today.
    • 26 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Oct
    • From AU$10,560 to AU$21,690
  • Nordic Passages: Shetlands, Orkney, Faroes, and Iceland
    Sail the route of legendary Vikings on a voyage to explore Stone Age sites, a vast icecap, and dynamic coastal Iceland. You’ll discover the seldom-visited Orkney and Faroes and walk through a 500-year-old village and the mysterious standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar. See towering cliffs alive with vast bird colonies, search for whales, and see charismatic puffins. And all along your journey meet the welcoming people of the north and learn their ways of life.
    • 13 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Jun / Aug
    • From AU$17,110 to AU$35,590
  • Norway and Scotland: Fjordlands and the Inner Hebrides
    Voyage from the vibrant cultural center of Dublin to the stunning landscapes and ancient ruins of Scotland and beyond. Visit a Shetland pony farm, a Fair Isle seabird research station, the Stone Age megaliths of the Orkneys, and sacred Christian sites of Iona. Then sail through fjord country and hike and kayak the dramatic Sognefjorden.
    • 8 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Aug
    • From AU$9,990 to AU$20,760
  • Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island
    Experience the iconic wildness of Patagonia’s sawtoothed peaks, cerulean glaciers, and soaring fjords over a perfectly paced 11-days of exploration. Discover Chilean Patagonia’s highlights including the stunning Beagle Channel and famous Cape Horn. Explore regions inaccessible except by expedition ship. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise wild fjords, and explore wildlife reserves not easily accessible to the public, including Yendegaia and Karukinka Natural Parks.
    • 9 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Mar / Oct / Nov
    • From AU$11,900 to AU$20,900
  • Wild and Windswept: The Coasts of England and Wales
    Sail from London to historic Portsmouth and the battlements of Dartmouth Castle. Zodiac, kayak, and hike with naturalists; see historic Alderney and Skomer Island’s wealth of seabirds, and the Isles of Scilly or Tresco. Hike the rugged Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. On Sark Island, visit La Seigneurie Gardens or hike to the Gouliot Caves.
    • 8 days
    • National Geographic Orion
    • 102 Guests
    • Expedition in: Sep
    • From AU$9,990 to AU$20,760

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