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National Geographic Orion Returns to the Mediterranean in 2025

National Geographic Orion will sail the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean for the 2025 summer season. To celebrate the ship’s return to this stunning region, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will debut four brand new Mediterranean itineraries, exploring the heritage-rich region like never before in the way only the global leader and pioneer of modern expedition cruising can.

Featuring 53 expertly appointed exterior-facing cabins, National Geographic Orion will traverse the Mediterranean in style. From Croatia’s iconic Dalmatian Coast to the stunning cerulean seas along the Greek Isles, the intimately scaled National Geographic Orion will show travelers the Mediterranean from a new perspective, exploring far-flung islands and remarkable port cities.

“A Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic cultural expedition in the Mediterranean is a unique and holistic look at the region unlike any other; guests will step away from the crowds and immerse themselves in important mythical, historical and archeologic sites led by brilliant guides—on board and locally—who will provide a window into the region,” said Trey Byus, Chief Expedition Officer, Lindblad Expeditions. “You may have been on a Mediterranean cruise before, but you haven’t really explored its iconic landscapes, rich culture and storied heritage until you’ve been with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.”

During the 2025 summer season, National Geographic Orion will embark on 19 expeditions along the iconic Mediterranean coasts.

National Geographic Orion new itineraries:

Ancient Mediterranean Odyssey: Exploring Greece, Croatia, and Albania (Eight Days)

Treasures of the Adriatic: Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro (Eight Days)

Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas (Eight Days)

Crossroads of the Ancient World: Exploring Greece and Turkey (11 Days)

Designed for exploration and equipped with best-in-class tools for discovery, when National Geographic Orion guests aren’t enjoying private tours of historical landmarks or authentic, behind-the-scenes insights from local guides, they can enjoy water activities in the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea, from snorkeling and kayaking to diving and paddleboarding. On board, with its spirited, outward-facing design, guests will be able to bask in the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean whether they’re in the cabin or dining alfresco on one of the many open-air deck spaces.

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