Just weeks before her inaugural sailing to the Galápagos, our newest ship, the National Geographic Islander II, was blessed in a joyous ceremony off the coast of Ecuador. Watch as our friends, crew, local officials, and dozens of fishing boats join us to celebrate this truly Ecuadorian vessel.
Our new Epic Antarctica voyage ventures into the icy waters of the Ross Sea, following in the wake of history's boldest explorers. One of the world's most pristine places, this southernmost sea is also noted for its legacy of scientific research and a surprisingly abundant variety of life—including a third of the world's emperor penguins.
Introduced to the Galápagos by her father Sven Lindblad, Isabella Lindblad (pictured above in 2002) has been exploring this famed archipelago since she was two years old. Here, she shares some of her favorite details about these remarkable islands, from Genovesa with its enormous bird colonies to Floreana's one-of-a-kind post office.
Thousands of striped rock cones resembling giant beehives create the stunningly dramatic landscape of Australia's Bungle Bungle Range. See what makes this unrivaled geological wonder a highlight of our trips to the Kimberley region, plus learn about the ancient life forms who make it all possible.
A legend both of her time and today, Sea Cloud harkens back to the Golden Age of sailing. First owned by socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post, who spared no expense when it came to furnishings, this luxurious ship has lived many lives—from her record-breaking beginnings to days as a warship and a pleasure palace.