National Geographic Sea Bird

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Lindblad Expeditions

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring in the Sea of Cortez
22 Apr, 2017 - 30 Apr, 2017

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National Geographic Sea Bird Review and Specifications

Specifications of National Geographic Sea Bird

Year built 1982
Flag state USA
Builder Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Freeland, Washington USA)
Class
Owner Lindblad Expeditions
Speed 10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA) 50 m / 164 ft
Beam (width) 9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage 630 gt
Passengers 62 - 70
Crew 24
Decks 3
Cabins 31
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names Majestic 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 Sea Bird. Nat Geo Sea Bird was last refurbished in 2014.National Geographic Sea Bird

History - construction & ownership

The 630-ton twin expedition ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion can reach magnificent places that are inaccessible to larger vessels due to their shallow draft and small size, yet each comfortably accommodating 62 guests in 31 staterooms. The feeling is compared to that of a private yacht, with all company integral to adventure. Both vessels are ideal for exploration of rarely-seen remote places. Along with the spacious viewing decks, the Nat Geo expedition ships carry exploration innovative tools, including a hydrophone and SplashCam that enable guests to listen and look beneath the waves.

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 Baja, Sea of Cortez from La Paz (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 looking for wildlife.

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 on board.

Public areas include a dining room; an observation deck; a library; a lounge with full-service bar and various facilities for slide shows, presentations and film; a sun deck with tables and chairs (partially covered), a spa and a gift shop.

National Geographic Sea Bird wiki

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  • 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).
  • The other Nat Geo ("National Geographic") named Lindblad ships are EndeavourEndeavour 2ExplorerIslanderOrionSea Lion (sister-ship).
  • As a true expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Sea Bird has specific expedition equipment, including kayaks, landing crafts (Zodiacs), wet suits, snorkeling gear, underwater camera, bow- and splash cams, hydrophone. All Lindblad Expeditions cruises are run by an expedition leader and experts in different fields (a historian, a naturalist, a National Geographic-trained photographer), who share their knowledge in interesting, often humorous ways.
  • National Geographic Sea Bird cruises in Alaska, Baja Mexico and also on Columbia River (Northwest USA).

National Geographic Sea Bird Itineraries 2017

The below listed National Geographic Sea Bird cruise prices on 2017 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
La Paz cruise port

25 February 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from La Paz to Guaymas
Prices starting
from $7604
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26 Feb      Departing from La Paz, Baja California Mexico   
27 Feb     Sea of Cortez   
28 Feb     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
28 Feb     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
01 Mar     At Sea   
02 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
03 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
04 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
05 Mar      Arriving in Guaymas, San Carlos, Mexico   
Guaymas cruise port

04 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Guaymas to La Paz
Prices starting
from $7604
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05 Mar      Departing from Guaymas, San Carlos, Mexico   
06 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
07 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
08 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
09 Mar     At Sea   
10 Mar     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
10 Mar     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
11 Mar     Sea of Cortez   
12 Mar      Arriving in La Paz, Baja California Mexico   
La Paz cruise port

11 March 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from La Paz to Guaymas
Prices starting
from $7604
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12 Mar      Departing from La Paz, Baja California Mexico   
13 Mar     Sea of Cortez   
14 Mar     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
14 Mar     Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Mexico   
15 Mar     At Sea   
16 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
17 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
18 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
19 Mar      Arriving in Guaymas, San Carlos, Mexico   
La Paz cruise port

18 March 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from La Paz to Loreto
fly-cruise (La Paz)
Prices starting
from $12578
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19 Mar      Departing from La Paz (flight)   
19 Mar      Departing from La Paz, Baja California Mexico   
20 Mar     Guaymas, San Carlos, Mexico   
20 Mar     Magdalena Bay, Baja California Mexico   
21 Mar     San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
22 Mar     San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Mexico (Whale watching)   
23 Mar     At Sea   
24 Mar     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
25 Mar     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
26 Mar     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
29 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Sea of Cortez (Exploring)   
02 Apr      Arriving in Loreto, Baja California Mexico   
La Paz cruise port

01 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Prices starting
from $6912
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La Paz cruise port

08 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Prices starting
from $6912
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La Paz cruise port

15 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Prices starting
from $6912
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La Paz cruise port

22 April 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Prices starting
from $6912
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Seattle cruise port

13 May 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Seattle to Sitka
Prices starting
from $12578
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14 May      Departing from Seattle, Washington   
15 May     At Sea (Gulf Islands)   
16 May     Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC Canada   
17 May     Inside Passage, Alaska   
18 May     Inside Passage, Alaska   
19 May     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
20 May     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
21 May     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
22 May     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
23 May     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
24 May     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
25 May     Glacier National Park, Montana   
26 May     Icy Strait Point, Alaska   
27 May     At Sea   
28 May      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

27 May 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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28 May      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
29 May     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
30 May     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
31 May     Haines, Alaska   
01 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
02 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Juneau cruise port

01 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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02 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
03 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
04 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
05 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
06 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
07 Jun      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

06 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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07 Jun      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
08 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
10 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
11 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
12 Jun      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Juneau cruise port

11 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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12 Jun      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
13 Jun     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
14 Jun     Haines, Alaska   
15 Jun     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
16 Jun     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
17 Jun      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

06 July 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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07 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
08 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
09 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
10 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
11 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
12 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Juneau cruise port

11 July 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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12 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
13 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
14 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
15 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
16 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
17 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

16 July 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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17 Jul      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
18 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
19 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
20 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
21 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
22 Jul      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Juneau cruise port

21 July 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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22 Jul      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
23 Jul     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
24 Jul     Haines, Alaska   
25 Jul     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
26 Jul     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
27 Jul      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

15 August 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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16 Aug      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
17 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
18 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
19 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
20 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
21 Aug      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Juneau cruise port

20 August 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka
Prices starting
from $4950
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21 Aug      Departing from Juneau, Alaska   
22 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
23 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
24 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
25 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
26 Aug      Arriving in Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

25 August 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau
Prices starting
from $4950
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26 Aug      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
27 Aug     Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
28 Aug     Lynn Canal, Alaska   
29 Aug     Haines, Alaska   
30 Aug     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
31 Aug      Arriving in Juneau, Alaska   
Sitka cruise port

04 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Sitka to Seattle
Prices starting
from $12578
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05 Sep      Departing from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska   
06 Sep     At Sea   
07 Sep     Icy Strait Point, Alaska   
08 Sep     Glacier National Park, Montana   
09 Sep     Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska   
10 Sep     Frederick Sound, Alaska   
11 Sep     Misty Fjords, Alaska   
12 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
13 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
14 Sep     Haida Gwaii Islands, BC Canada   
15 Sep     Inside Passage, Alaska   
16 Sep     Inside Passage, Alaska   
17 Sep     Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, BC Canada   
18 Sep     At Sea (Gulf Islands)   
19 Sep      Arriving in Seattle, Washington   
Portland (O) cruise port

26 September 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Harvests, History & Landscapes
fly-cruise (Portland (O))
Prices starting
from $5643
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27 Sep      Departing from Portland (O) (flight)   
27 Sep      Departing from Clarkston, Washington   
28 Sep     Clarkston, Washington   
29 Sep     Snake River   
30 Sep     The Dalles, Oregon   
01 Oct     Columbia River   
02 Oct     Astoria, Oregon   
03 Oct      Arriving in Portland, Oregon   
Portland (O) cruise port

08 October 2017 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Harvests, History & Landscapes
fly-cruise (Portland (O))
Prices starting
from $5643
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09 Oct      Departing from Portland (O) (flight)   
09 Oct      Departing from Clarkston, Washington   
10 Oct     Clarkston, Washington   
11 Oct     Snake River   
12 Oct     The Dalles, Oregon   
13 Oct     Columbia River   
14 Oct     Astoria, Oregon   
15 Oct      Arriving in Portland, Oregon