Lindblad announces inaugural National Geographic Venture trips – cruise industry news
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced the maiden voyages of the newest addition to its fleet, National Geographic Venture, sister ship to National Geographic Quest.
The ship will be delivered in October and after a series of launch celebrations in San Francisco, the National Geographic Venture will set off on two unique new inaugural itineraries that explore the Pacific coast, giving guests a privileged perspective on the region, before it does not start his. seasons in Baja, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, the company said.
The maiden maiden voyage, Coastal California by Sea, turns the Californian scenario upside down as the ship joins Sven Lindblad, CEO and founder of Lindblad Expeditions. Departing from San Francisco on December 2, 2018, the five-night trip connects northern and southern California, from Golden Gate to Santa Catalina Island. Rates start at $ 3,800 per person based on double occupancy, the company said.
There is also a special 12-night cruise from Los Angeles to La Paz, Mexico.
Highlights include snorkelling in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, the only hard coral reef in North America; with more than 220 species of fish.
There is also an opportunity to learn more about the culture of the region with exclusive visits to the world’s largest salt mine in Guerrero Negro; and visit the small fish processing factory of the Isla Natividad fishing cooperative.
Guests can also explore the ever-changing sand dunes of Isla Magdalena and count the 40 species of birds that inhabit this area.