Antarctica the new hot spot with Aurora’s ships already selling out

Australian expedition line Aurora has a new ship – but already, some of its journeys to the polar regions are sold out. The Sylvia Earle joins the Greg Mortimer for the 2021/22 season of journeys […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 16 2020

Ponant scales up with Nat Geo for Australia and Asia Pacific

National Geographic Expeditions and French luxury brand Ponant have joined forces to market small ship adventure cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Ponant, which will soon be the […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 8 2018

Lindblad launches new ship as expedition booms

In another sign of the strength of the expedition cruising market, US-company Lindblad has announced the building of a new polar ship. The state-of-the-art vessel will be delivered in 2021, adding four new ships to […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 20 2018

Linbland launches its newest ship in Alaska

Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Quest made its inaugural sailing at the end of last month after much anticipation. The 100-passenger ship is the first built for the line and the brand is known for its […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 2 2017

Cruise Week 2015: the best ever but just 48 hours to go!

With just 48 hours to go, Cruise Week 2015 is producing sellouts and smashing records. Cruise lines are already declaring the week when they put their best bargains on the market is the best ever […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 11 2015

National Geographic Orion blog recap

The recently re-launched National Geographic Orion arrived in Australia this week after completing her inaugural cruise. Over the past two weeks, Cruise Passenger has been logging the ships first journey as she sailed from Auckland […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 4 2014

National Geographic Orion changes revealed

As the National Geographic Orion approaches its inauguration in March, Lindblad Expeditions Jeremy Lindblad spelled out what’s new about one of Australia’s favourite ships: “Ship enhancements will augment what is already an extraordinary vessel.  There […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 24 2014

Barefoot luxury on True North

True North founder and owner Craig Howson is ready for the competition as rival operators National Geographic Orion and French luxury liner Compagnie Du Ponant gear up to take on the long established Australian adventure […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 6 2014

Former Orion boss heads up Compagnie du Ponant’s new Australasian venture

Sarina Bratton, former head of Orion Expeditions and considered a pioneer of the Australian adventure cruise industry, has been appointed to lead Australiasian operations for French line, Compagnie du Ponant. The company plans to have […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 24 2013

Lindblad pledges any changes to the Orion will be for the good of cruisers

It was the night Australian pride met American expertise. It was also a night when world-leader Lindblad Expeditions learned they bought more than a ship when they acquired the Orion. Agents, media and the industry […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 14 2013

A Lindblad to lead cruise line’s development in Australia

Lindblad Expeditions has appointed Jeremy Lindblad to oversee the company’s growth in Australia and the Pacific region, as the company’s business development director. Relocating from New York to Sydney, he will oversee activities in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 9 2013