Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that operates a fleet of 15 expedition ships to all corners of the globe. Their ships are intimately scaled expedition ships that safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. Their National Geographic vessels are all US registered. Therefore, shipboard employees on those vessels must be able to legally work in the United States.
Facts About Lindblad Expeditions
Lars-Eric Lindblad pioneered expedition travel to Antarctica with his company, Lindblad Travel. In 1969 his company launched Lindblad Explorer, the first private, purpose-built expedition ship. As well as Antarctica, he was also the first to bring civilians to some of the most exotic places including Galápagos, the Amazon, Papua New Guinea, Antarctica, Asia, and more.
The company’s name was changed to Lindblad Expeditions in 2000, and in 2004, Lindblad Expeditions became partners with National Geographic to further inspire the world through expedition travel. The partnership’s educationally oriented voyages allow guests to interact with and learn from leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while discovering natural environments, above and below the sea.
In March 2013, Lindblad acquired Orion Expeditions and then in 2015, Lindblad merged with Capitol Acquisition Corp. II to become a publicly traded company.
In March 2021, Lindblad acquired majority stakes in Duvine Cycling + Adventure Co., and Off the Beaten Path. These acquisitions further broaden Lindblad’s platform of product offerings in adventure travel.
In July 2021, National Geographic Endurance was christened. It was completed in 2020, but hadn’t cruised with passengers until July 2021. In September 2021, Lindblad Expeditions took delivery of the National Geographic Resolution. Also in September 2021, Lindblad purchased the Crystal Esprit yacht from Crystal Cruises. It will replace the National Geographic Islander.
How to Apply for Jobs with Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions recruits for a number of cruise ship jobs on their National Geographic vessels. Positions include Second Mate, Third Mate, Seasonal Deckhand, Boatswain, Chief Engineer, Engine Mechanic, Assistant Engineer, Head Chef, Assistant Chef, Chef de Partie, Pastry Chef, Line Cook, Bartender, Hotel Manager, Purser, and Seasonal Steward.
Lindblad Expeditions’ vessels also sail with expedition leaders, naturalists, guest speakers, photographers, dive masters, cultural specialists, and historians.
To apply to work for Lindblad Expeditions, view the “Open Positions” on their employment pages. Each position lists a Job Summary, Essential Duties, Qualifications, and a link to apply online.
Cruise Line Website: Lindblad Expeditions
Employment Pages: Ship Employment
Updated: November 3, 2021