Patty Disken‐Cahill Lindblad Expeditions 212‐261‐9081 [email protected]

New York, NY, October, 2010 ‐ Lindblad Expeditions (, the pioneering expedition travel company with a strong commitment to responsible travel, has announced a special offer for their guests of free roundtrip airfare to Galapagos. The offer is available on select departures through March 2011 for travel from Miami/Guayaquil/Galapagos via American Airlines.

Consistently rated one of the world’s best island destinations, Galapagos is like being in the ultimate zoo without the fences, and offers unprecedented proximity to wild creatures that exhibit no fear of humans. And with 40+ years exploring Galapagos, Lindblad Expeditions’ profound knowledge of the destination provides guests a unique, richly immersive experience and a life changing adventure.

The line’s National Geographic Endeavour and National Geographic Islander are based year round in Galapagos, and offer weekly departures with all the hallmarks of a Lindblad Expedition. With an expert staff of naturalists on every Galapagos expedition, guests can gravitate towards the team members whose interests in ornithology, geology or undersea life mirror their own. Join them on hikes, Zodiac rides, or the ship’s deck during one of the spontaneous wildlife encounters. Swim and snorkel with sea lions, penguins and sea turtles; explore caves and shoreline and search the waters for dolphins, whales and rays. See blue‐footed boobies, marine iguanas and flightless cormorants. Get as close as you can get to the extraordinary.

The special promotion is subject to availability on bookings made now through December 15, 2010 and valid for new bookings only on select departures. Rates begin at $4,980 per person based on double occupancy for a Category 1 cabin. For reservations contact your travel agent or for additional

information on Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth visit or call 1‐800‐EXPEDITION.

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that offers voyages in the Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama, Egypt, the Arctic and beyond. The company works in alliance with the National Geographic Society to inspire travelers to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions has been named “#1 Small Ship for Families” (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Family Hotel & Cruises 2010) and one of the best Small‐Ship Cruise Lines (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2008 and 2006), and Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List for Cruise Lines.