Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to visit Antarctica? With several different expedition options on both small ships and larger ships there are over 15 different operators taking guests on trips to Antarctica. Yet, there’s only one company with the most experience, knowledge and highest rated teams and that’s Lindblad National Geographic expeditions.
In 1966, Lindblad was the first to charter a ship and take tourists to Antarctica. Now, through the partnership with National Geographic, you can take an Antarctic cruise that mixes science with tourism and experience expedition cruises in its purest form! Plus, on select sailings you can save 30% off rack rate. Save between $5,000 and $10,000 per person depending on cabin type. That is a $10,000 to $20,000 per cabin saving!
Why Choose National Geographic Expeditions
From the moment you step aboard National Geographic carbon natural expedition ships, you will be immersed in the untamed beauty of Antarctica. National Geographic ships are state-of-the-art and are specifically designed to navigate the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea, allowing you to access remote locations and witness the grandeur of towering icebergs and animals in their natural habitat. All designed to provide you with the best views along the way.
Unlike other companies, Lindblad and National Geographic is not just another cruise line. They were born in expeditions and take people to places others don’t. Yet Nat Geo does it with guiding principles which truly protects the environment, provide guests with the best experiences, leaves communities from people to animals better than they find them, and focuses on educational travel.
National Geographic Society in partnership with Lindblad Expeditions has raised over $18.5 million through their Global Conservation fund. Lindblad Expeditions cares deeply about making a positive impact in the places they explore. Together with their guests, Lindblad supports projects that protect wildlife, engage communities, and promote locally-driven solutions to marine and coastal challenges. Something no other cruise line does. I can attest, my experience with National Geographic has been out of this world!
Expert Expedition Team
A Lindblad Expeditions Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia, Argentina is not just a vacation; it’s a journey of discovery guided by a team of world class naturalists and scientists on every trip. National Geographic’s expeditions to Antarctica are driven by a thirst for knowledge and a deep commitment to understanding the delicate balance of our planet’s ecosystems.
Accompanied by a team of renowned scientists, National Geographic delves into groundbreaking research that contributes to our understanding of climate change, glaciology, marine biology, and more. All while taking you to explore the White Continent. Expect daily lectures or Ted Talks from the expedition leaders onboard, adding to your experience and teaching you about experiences.
Lindblad Expeditions is deeply committed to scientific research and conservation efforts in Antarctica. Partnering with renowned institutions, their cruises contribute to ongoing research projects that focus on climate change, marine biology, and sustainable tourism. By joining a Lindblad expedition, you become an active participant in vital scientific endeavors aimed at preserving Antarctica for future generations.
With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the region, these seasoned professionals share their insights into Antarctica’s geology, wildlife, and history, enriching your experience and providing a deeper understanding of this unique ecosystem. One of my favorite parts of EVERY Lindblad Expedition!
There is so much to do in Antarctica you will never be bored. Before and after the cruise you will have time to explore South America. Most travelers opt to start their trips in Buenos Aires; yet the real adventure begins once you board the ship and start the journey across the drake passage.
Antarctica is a haven for wildlife! On my trip in Feb 2024 I saw everything from Minke Whales to Weddell Seals. We saw several different types of penguins, Orca whales, leopard and elephant seals, albatross and more. There is so much wildlife in Antarctica it reminded me of being on a Safari. Just slightly colder!
Nat Geo Expeditions ensures you will have the opportunity to witness all these remarkable creatures and maybe more! Encounters will be up close while minimizing any disturbance to their natural behavior. From massive colonies of penguins to majestic whales and seals lounging on ice floes, every day on a Lindblad expedition offers thrilling encounters with some of the world’s most iconic and elusive species.
Nat Geo even has undersea specialists onboard! Working to take photos to show guests what’s below you, while also taking part in scientist work.
Antarctica Excursions and Daily Landings
In addition, Nat Geo ships all have less than 150 guests! This means you will be able to maximize daily landings and activities. Most expedition ships which travel to Antarctica carry between 250-500 guests. Less guests means more time on land and more time off the ship! A huge win when traveling to Antaractica.
To truly immerse yourself in Antarctica’s beauty, Lindblad Expeditions offers opportunities for Zodiac cruising and kayaking. Hop aboard a sturdy Zodiac, expertly navigated by skilled guides, and explore hidden coves, glacial fjords, and ice-filled bays. Those who travel in November when the ice is thicker may have the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting.
Kayaking enthusiasts can paddle through pristine waters, experiencing the serenity of the landscape and observing wildlife from an intimate vantage point. All included in the cost of your cruise. Never pay more for these activities, a key differentiator between National Geographic expeditions and Seabourn, Hurtigruten or other expedition options.
Exclusive Antarctica Expedition Deal
Lindblad National Geographic Antarctic expedition expertise and limited cabin space on their small expedition ships bring an exclusive experience which brings a higher price than other companies. Yet, I’ve been able to secure an exclusive deal for Travel Codex readers and my travel agency clients. A 30% discount not available anywhere else or by booking directly with National Geographic/Lindblad.
Travel to Antarctica on either the sparkling new National Geographic Resolution or her beautiful sister ship the National Geographic Endurance. Departures dates are in Nov or Dec 2023 and can offer the perfect holiday vacation for you or the entire family.
Special pricing is available for 10 night vacations on the Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent expedition on either the Nov 18, 2023 or Dec 11, 2023 departures.
|Standard Pricing||Our Pricing||Savings|
|Jr. Suite 6||$22,393||$9,597|
Pricing does not include charter flights to and from Ushuaia. You can either opt to meet the ship in Ushuaia or take part in National Geographic Charter services which includes overnight hotels in Buenos Aires or Santiago. The charter service includes airport transfers and an overnight stay at a 5 star hotel plus meals. The cost is between $1,280 and $1,570 per person depending on sailing.
Lindblad in partnership with National Geographic offers world class expeditions which allow you to travel to the polar regions and explore Antarctica in a way that no other company can offer. With the exclusive offer, Travel Codex readers can save 30% and save nearly $11,000 per person when booking through Scott & Thomas travel. This deal is capacity control and is first come, first serve. If you have been considering visiting Antarctica, now is your time to go on a World Class expedition and save a ton money