Lindblad: Ancient Isles

Ancient Isles
Lindblad Iona
Iona Abbey

If Stone Age ruins, an ancient abbey, volcanic caves, fishing villages, whales and seabird nesting sites sounds like your cup of tea … or pint of ale … then Lindblad’s Ancient Isles cruise might be just for you.

Lindblad Ancient Isles Map
Ancient Isles Cruise

Travelling from London to Bergen in May 2019, the cruise basks in the long summer light as it heads north to some wonderful Scottish sites; Iona, Staffa, St.Kilda, Isle of Lewis, Orkney and Shetland.

The expedition cruise market is heating up and few know how to do it better than Lindblad National Geographic. Their small-scale ships venture deeper into destinations, accessing wild places and lost cultures. The onboard expedition team has a naturalist, historian and certified photo instructor to accompany you on hikes, Zodiac trips and kayak adventures.

Lindblad Fingals Cave
Fingals Cave

Your ship on this trip is the flagship 148-passenger National Geographic Explorer. It’s a wonderfully informal ship, shirking the stiffness of more luxurious lines in favour of sociability and discovery. A remote-controlled crow’s nest camera with real-time footage broadcasts on video screens within each cabin and a video microscope gives a marvellous undersea view.

Lindblad Shetland ponies
Shetland Ponies

More information on this cruise can be found here on Lindblad’s site.

Essentials

Date: May 2019

Duration: 15 days

Ship: National GeographicExplorer

Photos courtesy of Lindblad

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