Reservation Terms & Conditions

All the details regarding your booking


Effective and Last Updated: September 26, 2019

 

Effective September 1, 2007, all Lindblad voyages departing from and returning to ports outside the United States will be operated by Lindblad Maritime Enterprises, Ltd., a subsidiary of Lindblad Expeditions, LLC.

 

Basis of Rates

 

All prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin, or a single where noted. Shared accommodations are available on certain ships and categories. For more information, please refer to our Share Guarantee Program section of our Terms and Conditions, or call us for details. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

 

Costs Include

 

All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, alcoholic beverages aboard National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, Sea Cloud, and Lord of the Glens (except: certain super premium brands not included), meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew with the exception on the Explorer and Orion, where we do include gratuities for ship crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

 

Unused services or items included in our programs are non-refundable.

 

Not Included

Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), flightseeing (where available), meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages (except for Explorer, Orion, Sea Cloud, and Lord of the Glens; certain super premium brands not included), internet access, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew are at your discretion with the exception on the Explorer and Orion, where we do include gratuities for ship crew.

 

Airfare

 

For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements for a $50 per person service fee.

 

Deposits

To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program is required at the time of reservation. The per person advance payment amount varies by program:

 

Per Person Deposit Amount Category 1 Voyage Fare
$750 Less than $7,500
$1,000 $7,501–$10,000
$1,500 $10,001–$15,000
$2,500 $15,001–$20,000
$3,000 Over $20,000

Holiday departure dates and certain longer voyages may carry additional advance deposit requirements due to high demand for these voyages. Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or check. Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.

 

Deposits for Denali Extension:
If you are traveling to Denali National Park on our land extension, a $550 per person initial deposit is required. A second deposit in the amount of 60% of the cost of the extension is due 120 days or more, prior to the departure. We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention.

 

Once your reservation is confirmed, we urge you to use your personalized online account for important information to help you prepare for your voyage. Managing your documents online will facilitate fast and accurate communication, and allow you to provide us with pertinent details we require in order to complete your reservation. Your online account gives you access to your Expedition Guide, which includes valuable information specific to your voyage. You can also use your online account to make easy payments, view recommended flights and reading material, packing list, and so much more.

 

Final Payment

 

Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure, for all ships except for National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, and National Geographic Endurance. For expeditions aboard National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, and National Geographic Endurance, payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

 

Final payment for Denali Extension: If you are traveling to Denali National Park on our land extension, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure for expedition.

 

Payment schedules may vary for Holiday departures and certain longer voyages, due to high demand for these voyages. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment has not been received by final payment due date.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

For Expeditions on All Ships with the Exception of National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, and National Geographic Endurance
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
120 or more days $350*
119–90 days Advance payment cost
89–60 days 25% of trip cost
59-45 days 50% of trip cost
44-0 days No refund
For Expeditions Aboard National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, and National Geographic Endurance
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days $750*
179–120 days Advance payment cost
119-90 days 25% of trip cost
89-60 days 50% of trip cost
59-0 days No refund

*$350 or $750 will be refunded in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate.

 

All World of Hyatt award bookings are subject to the Lindblad Expeditions cancellation policy. Lindblad Expeditions will charge to the credit card on file the appropriate cancellation fee based on the trip cost and as outlined in the policy, and points will be returned to the member’s account. When an award booking is cancelled during the period when the $350 or $750 per person fee applies, the card on file will be charged the relevant fee, and a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate will be issued for $350 or $750 per person.

 

This cancellation policy applies to expeditions, extensions (with the exception of Denali), as well as all other additional services.

 

The effective date of a cancellation will be the date on which your cancellation notice is received. Note: Airline cancellation policies vary by carrier, as well as the type of fare used to issue your ticket.

 

Any revisions you make within the cancellation penalty period, such as departure date or choice of voyage, are subject to cancellation fees.

 

Cancellation policy for certain longer voyages and Holiday departures may vary due to high demand for these voyages. Our Group cancellation policies vary, and are listed below. We stress the importance of purchasing a travel protection plan to protect yourself from fees in the event you need to cancel your reservation. 

 


Group Cancellation Terms
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
180 or more days Advance payment cost
179–120 days 25% of trip cost
119-90 days 50% of trip cost
89-0 days No refund

Cancellation Terms - Denali
Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start Per Person Cancellation Fee
120 or more days $550
119-90 days 60% of trip cost
89-0 days No refund

 

Travel Protection Plan

 

Our Travel Protection Plan helps protect your travel investment, your belongings and most importantly you, for those unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip.  For details about the benefits, please view our Travel Protection "Plus" plan at www.tripmate.com/wpF416. This plan is tailored specifically for Lindblad Expeditions which provides valuable medical and evacuation coverage, as well as protection in the event that you must cancel your trip. 

 

Please note that you must purchase the travel protection plan before you make your final payment. If you are not satisfied for any reason, you may return your plan within ten days after purchase. Your plan cost will be refunded if cancelled within ten days, provided you have not already departed on the trip or filed a claim. When so returned, the coverage under the plan is void from the original date of purchase.

 

The Travel Protection "Plus" Plan offered by Trip Mate is only available to U.S. residents. If you are not a U.S. resident, we still recommend you purchase travel insurance to protect your travel investment.

 

If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact your agent directly to discuss which travel protection plan will best meet your needs.

 

For more details about Travel Protection Plan click here: www.tripmate.com/wpF416

 

Smoking Policy

 

Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas.

 

Entry and Visa Requirements

 

All guests are advised to verify travel documents (passport/transit visa/entry visa) for the country through which they are transiting and/ or entering. Reliable and most current information regarding international travel can be found by contacting the consulate/embassy of the country(s) you are visiting or transiting through. We will not be responsible if you are denied entry or transit into a country if you are unable to provide valid documents as per the country’s requirement.

 

Groups

 

For a party of 8 people or more who make their reservations to travel as a group, each guest will receive 5% off the cost of the expedition when booked together.

 

Group payment terms: The standard deposit is required at time of reservation. An additional 25% is required 180 days prior to the departure date, and final payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

 

Share Guarantee Program

 

If you are a solo guest willing to share accommodations, we will be happy to make arrangements to match you with another solo guest, so you may travel at the double occupancy rate. If you are willing to share, and we are unable to make shared arrangements for you, we will guarantee you the per person double occupancy rate, and you will not incur the solo rate. This program is subject to availability, and limited to certain ships and categories.

 

Medical Information

 

It is essential that guests with medical conditions and/or special dietary restrictions make them known to us in sufficient time for us to accommodate their request.

 

Responsibility and Other Terms & Conditions

 

Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions' liability for loss of property, injury, illness, or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ship’s ticket sent prior to departure, and are also available where within this site or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions.

 

Note

 

Itineraries and prices listed on this website are as of publication date, and are subject to change. Under normal conditions the total expedition cost is guaranteed at the time of booking. However, the published price is determined far in advance of initial departure on the basis of then-existing projections of fuel and other costs. In the event that we determine that current costs create an unsustainable financial model, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, we reserve the right to pass on these costs to you to cover such unexpected increases. We will always provide a transparent accounting of the reason for increase in costs.

 

General

 

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