Global expedition operator Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will next year reach its 50 birthday – and it wants Australian cruise enthusiasts to help mark the celebrations.

The search is on for memorabilia held by Lindblad passengers who may have explored parts of the world in the line’s earliest decades, such as

  • expedition photos, especially any featuring founder Lars-Eric Lindblad or his expedition team.
  • photos of any of the company’s first expedition ships, especially vintage images.
  • Any original documentation including luggage tags, patches, pins, jackets or clothing as well as postcards detailing the voyage.

An early Lindblad exploration ship

One of the early Lindblad Expeditions ships

Artefacts collected will be featured (and attributed to its owner) in an updated version of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s autobiography Passage to Anywhere.

Anybody in possession of any items they feel would be worthy to feature in the guide should contact

Lindblad Expeditions
C/O Rebecca Orman
Level 2, 8 West Street
North Sydney  NSW  2060

Digital images can be sent to

Lindblad Expeditions and its model of exploration has continued down the family tree with Lars-Eric Lindblad’s son Sven carrying on the family travel brand as the current president and CEO of the company today. Next in line is Sven’s son Jeremy, also a passionate advocate of exploring the world’s most remote corners while promoting sustainability, environmentalism and protecting the world’s oceans through a joint fund with the National Geographic Group.