Cruising – Lindblad Expeditions
Do Europe the Lindblad way
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is giving adventure seeking Australian travellers the chance to rediscover Europe aboard the much-loved National Geographic Orion, choosing from 11 one-week itineraries and 22 sailings as part of its inaugural 2016 European program.
After many successful seasons sailing across the seas of Indonesia, the South Pacific and Australia, the National Geographic Orion will embark on its maiden voyage of Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, the Baltic Republics and Scandinavia by land and sea.
Jeremy Lindblad, Business Development Director for Australia, said “National Geographic Orion holds many fond memories among Australian travellers, some of whom have travelled aboard the ship on repeat seasons.
“Our guests are particularly curious about the world around them and are eager to discover new waters. This appetite for travel combined with the popularity of Europe as a holiday destination, has given us the opportunity to create an unparalleled program to suit both first-time and seasoned travellers.”
Each itinerary will be highly curated to provide travellers with a more enriching and authentic European holiday, taking them beyond the usual tourist experience as led by a team with a diverse scope of expertise covering; ancient and modern history, political science, art, viniculture, photography and music. Kayak through the Weather Islands off the coast of Sweden, discover the Latvian town of Riga by bicycle and ride to the Island of Kpsala known for its unique wooden houses, join an astronomer for a night of stargazing on the island of Sark, make Belgian chocolate in Brugge, sculpt marzipan in Lubeck, make goats cheese on Aran Island, collect mussels in Galicia, and gather oysters with Orion’s chefs at St Malo.
The menus have been designed by Serge Danserau, principal of Sydney’s iconic Bather’s Pavilion at Balmoral.