Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic‘s National Geographic Orion will sail return to the Mediterranean for the 2025 summer season, debuting four brand new Mediterranean itineraries, exploring the heritage-rich region like never before.
National Geographic Orion will cruise from Croatia’s iconic Dalmatian Coast to the Greek Isles, with the intimately scaled 53-berth ship showcasing 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,” Byus says.
For more than 30 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been leading cultural expeditions along the iconic Mediterranean coasts. Combining decades of experience in the region with the unmatched expertise of National Geographic and some of the most knowledgeable expedition staff and crew in the industry—including naturalists, historians, researchers, guest speakers, National Geographic Photography Experts on select departures, plus at least two local guides per sailing—ensures a journey of deep discovery, and promises guests a richer understanding of the region’s history, culture and unique biodiversity.
During the 2025 summer season, National Geographic Orion will embark on 19 expeditions along the iconic Mediterranean coasts, offering these four brand-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)
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will return to Turkey as part of this new 11-day cultural expedition. Guests will journey along the magnificent isles and rocky coastlines of Greece and Turkey, where a mélange of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman influences ensures a fascinating journey through history.
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.
To view the new Mediterranean program, visit expeditions.com/destinations/mediterranean-aboard-national-geographic-orion.