National Geographic Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Bird cruise ship
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Cruise line
Lindblad Expeditions

Current cruise:
10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Sitka to Ketchikan
18 Jul, 2018 - 29 Jul, 2018

National Geographic Sea Bird Review and Specifications

Specifications of National Geographic Sea Bird

Year built1982  /  Age : 36
Flag state USA
BuilderNichols Brothers Boat Builders (Freeland, Washington USA)
OwnerLindblad Expeditions
OperatorLindblad National Geographic Cruises
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)50 m / 164 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage630 gt
Passengers62 - 70
Crew24
Decks3
Cabins31
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2014
Former namesMajestic Explorer, MS Sea Bird

Review of National Geographic Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Bird was built in 1982 as Majestic Explorer. Until November 2007, the ship was called MS Sea Bird.

History - construction & ownership

Lindblad's two 630-ton expedition vessels (sister ships) Sea Bird and Sea Lion can reach exotic places inaccessible to larger vessels due to their shallow draft (2 m) and small size (LOA length 50 m). Yet, each ship comfortably accommodates 62 passenger in 31 staterooms. The experience is compared to a private yacht cruising. Both vessels are ideal for exploration of rarely-seen remote places. Along with the spacious viewing deck, the ship carries innovative marine exploration tools, including a hydrophone and SplashCam that enable guests to listen and look beneath the sea surface.Lindblad National Geographic Sea Bird cruise ship

The National Geographic Sea Bird cruise ship is owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - an US non-profit institution for science and education). The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

Cruise itinerary program

National Geographic Sea Bird itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Sitka and Juneau in summer; Columbia and Snake Rivers from Portland OR in fall, and Sea of Cortez from La Paz (Baja California Mexico) in winter.

Cabins

National Geographic Sea Bird has 3 passenger decks and 31 cabins, all of which Outside with portholes or windows. The cabin grades number is 3.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Nat Geo Sea Bird has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. The restaurant offers international cuisine inspired by ports of call. All meals are served single seating.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition style small ship cruise vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and provide authentic wildlife viewing tours.Lindblad National Geographic Sea Bird cruise ship

National Geographic Sea Bird ship is equipped with kayaks and Zodiacs, exercise equipment, snorkeling gear, and a wide range of great cameras to record the surrounding wildlife. A photo instructor, video chronicler, wellness specialist and full-time doctor accompany every voyage. Internet access shipwide and laundry service are also available onboard.

Public areas include dining room, observation deck, library, lounge (with full-service bar, aslo serving Lindblad-NatGeo's enrichment program with slide shows, media presentations, movies), sun deck (partially covered, furnished with tables and chairs), spa (no Jacuzzi), sauna room, gift shop.

National Geographic Sea Bird wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 3
  • Total number of cabins: 31 (all of which Outside)
  • Dining Rooms: Dining Room (single seating with unassigned tables)
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with full-service bar, facilities for films and presentations.
  • LEX Spa, gym equipment, Wi-Fi.
  • Former names of the ship were Majestic Explorer (until December 1982) and MV Sea Bird (until November 2007).
  • As a true expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Sea Bird has specific expedition equipment, including sea kayaks, landing crafts (Zodiacs / large inflatable boats), wet suits, snorkeling gear, underwater camera, bow- and splash cams, hydrophone. All Lindblad National Geographic cruises are run by an expedition leader and experts in different fields (historian, naturalist, NatGeo trained photographer), who share their knowledge in interesting, often humorous ways.
  • Lindblad Sea Bird ship cruises in Alaska, Baja Mexico and also on Columbia River (Northwest USA).

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National Geographic Sea Bird Itineraries 2018

The below listed National Geographic Sea Bird cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Lindblad Expeditions fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Sitka cruise port

28 June 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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28 Jun      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
30 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
01 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
02 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
03 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
04 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

03 July 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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03 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
05 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
06 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
07 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
08 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

08 July 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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08 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
11 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
12 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
13 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
14 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

13 July 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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13 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
15 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
16 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
17 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
18 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
19 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

18 July 201810 nights / 11 days, one-way from Sitka to Ketchikan
Prices starting
from $10372
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18 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
20 Jul     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
21 Jul     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
22 Jul     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
23 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
24 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
25 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
26 Jul     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
27 Jul     Tongass National Forest, Alaska   
28 Jul     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
29 Jul      Arriving in Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   

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Ketchikan cruise port

28 July 201810 nights / 11 days, one-way from Ketchikan to Sitka
Prices starting
from $10372
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28 Jul      Departing from Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska   
30 Jul     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
31 Jul     Tongass National Forest, Alaska   
01 Aug     Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska   
02 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
03 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
04 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
05 Aug     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
06 Aug     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
07 Aug     Chichagof Island, Alaska   
08 Aug      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

07 August 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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07 Aug      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
10 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
11 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
12 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
13 Aug      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

12 August 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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12 Aug      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
14 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
15 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
16 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
17 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
18 Aug      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

17 August 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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17 Aug      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
19 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
20 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
21 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
22 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
23 Aug      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   

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Juneau cruise port

22 August 20185 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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22 Aug      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
24 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
25 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
26 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
27 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
28 Aug      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   

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Sitka cruise port

27 August 201814 nights / 15 days, one-way from Sitka to Seattle
Prices starting
from $12578
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27 Aug      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 Aug     At Sea   
30 Aug     Icy Strait Point, Hoonah, Alaska   
31 Aug     Glacier Bay, Alaska   
01 Sep     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
02 Sep     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
03 Sep     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
04 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
05 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
06 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
07 Sep     Inside Passage, Alaska   
08 Sep     Inside Passage, Alaska   
09 Sep     Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC Canada   
10 Sep     At Sea (Gulf Islands)   
11 Sep      Arriving in Seattle, Washington   

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