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National Geographic Islander

Witness the rare and exquisite wildlife of the Galapagos, on land and in the sea, closer than ever before. Swim and snorkel among some of the world’s most majestic fish, floating elegantly through the crisp blue water. Pass through the fascinating ancient ruins of Machu Pichu on an exclusive sunrise hike to the Sun Gate. These are just a handful of the exclusive experiences you can have when sailing onboard a National Geographic Islander cruise. National Geographic Islander, added to Lindblad’s fleet in 2004, offers incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to explore the exotic Galapagos Islands (and Machu Picchu and Peru on select itineraries) while  Eight staterooms at the top of the ship feature magnificent glass-enclosed balconies to further enhance your viewing experience! accompanied by onboard experts who can transform your voyage into a revolutionary experience. If you enjoy nature, wildlife, and learning, you will have the trip of a lifetime onboard National Geographic Islander.

What to Expect

The intimate National Geographic Islander carries only 48 guests, making it even easier for you to engage in one-on-one interaction time with the many National Geographic experts onboard. National Geographic Islander cruises each feature an expedition leader, four expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, an undersea specialist and wellness specialist. The Expedition Team is available at all times to share their vast knowledge of the Galapagos Islands with you through impromptu lectures, lessons and even over dinner. Each cruise features a nightly recap where you can hear about stories from earlier in the day as well as participate in a Q&A with an expert and learn about the next day’s plan. You’re destined to learn something new and fascinating with every itinerary.

National Geographic Islander has a laid-back yet spontaneous onboard atmosphere. One very unique feature of National Geographic Islander is that you can visit the bridge 24-hours a day and interact with the captain and ship officers, an experience you cannot find on many other ships (please note that the bridge may be restricted from the public at times). You will also discover a:

  • Comfortable lounge and bar
  • Library with a wonderful view (and collection of reading materials and 24-hour self-serve beverage station)
  • Shop offering unique handcrafted Ecuadorian items for sale
  • Fitness center and spa so you can stay in tip-top shape while you travel

All accommodations have a large window except for eight staterooms at the top of the ship, which feature private, glass-enclosed terraces where you can appreciate the passing scenery however you wish. Of the 24 staterooms aboard National Geographic Islander, two are expansive suites that offer the most elite comfort. You can relax in complete satisfaction while surrounded by relaxing tones and oceanic décor.

Eco-Friendly Travel

As part of the effort to promote conservation and “Eco-Travel,” National Geographic Islander uses only sustainable local ingredients. This ensures that the environmental impact of every voyage is kept to an absolute minimum. Chefs onboard are experts at taking fresh local ingredients and turning them into delicious dishes for guests to enjoy. The celestial cuisine found aboard National Geographic Islander is full of flavor and destined to melt in your mouth. The luxurious main dining room features large wrap-around glass windows to provide you with a breathtaking view to go with your delicious meal. Breakfast and lunch are usually served as buffets while dinner features sit-down service. Light lunches and barbecues are occasionally held on deck. Open seating dining is offered onboard National Geographic Islander so you can choose where and with whom you want to dine. Don’t be surprised to find the ship’s officers, naturalists and guest speakers to join in on dining with you.

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Onboard Experts

Every National Geographic Islander cruise features the company of a knowledgeable Expedition Team consisting of an expedition leader, four expert naturalists, a certified National Geographic photo instructor, an undersea specialist and wellness  The ship’s onboard experts will hold informative lectures, point out fascinating wildlife and help you have an unforgettable experience. specialist. During the course of every cruise these experts will teach you about the surrounding wildlife and even give hands-on demonstrations of local techniques. You will be able to find them onboard during the evening, often giving a private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner. Expert photographers will teach you how to use the right setting and techniques to capture perfect wildlife pictures, like those seen in National Geographic magazine. Naturalists and biologists will provide nightly lectures on the sights and sounds of the day’s tours. Professional divers will provide guests with a view of what lies beneath the water’s surface.

Included Excursions

Cruises aboard National Geographic Islander are hassle-free so you can spend less time worrying and more time experiencing the world around you. All excursions and explorations on this ship are included in the cruise price so you can simply enjoy them with no need to fret over their booking or coordination. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

Exploration Made Easy and Safe

When sailing aboard National Geographic Islander, you’re not just a passenger, you’re an explorer! This ship has many onboard resources that make it easy for you to explore the stunning lands that you will visit. Among these tools are a full fleet of Zodiac watercrafts, kayaks (beginners are welcome), an underwater camera, and complimentary snorkeling gear and wetsuits so that you do not have to worry about traveling with your own gear. Scuba diving is offered on warm weather itineraries and comes at an additional charge (additional restrictions may apply).

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