Sail the Mediterranean: Exploring Albania, Croatia and Greece

National Geographic Orion cruise ship will sail the Mediterranean for the 2025 summer season. To celebrate the ship’s return to the region, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will debut four new itineraries.

During 2025, National Geographic Orion will embark on 19 expeditions along Mediterranean coasts. They include these four new itineraries:

“Ancient Mediterranean Odyssey: Exploring Greece, Croatia, and Albania”

This is an eight-day itinerary. Guests can explore Greece, Albania and Croatia, delving into ancient empires and their archeological treasures. They can also visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from Delphi to Dubrovnik.

“Treasures of the Adriatic: Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro”

For eight days, guests will explore the medieval walled cities from Kotor to Dubrovnik, and travel inland to witness nature reserves, including the waterfall-laced Plitvice Lakes National Park. Stepping off the beaten path, guests will engage with the region’s cultural heritage through customs such as oyster farming, sword dancing and silk embroidery.

“Greek Isles Odyssey: Mythology, History, and Cerulean Seas”

Guests will embark on an eight-day Aegean odyssey to discover Cycladic islands, from Santorini to Naxos and Paros. Activities include diving, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and more.

“Crossroads of the Ancient World: Exploring Greece and Turkey”

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will return to Turkey as part of this new 11-day cultural expedition. Guests will journey along the isles and rocky coastlines of Greece and Turkey. Led by an expert expedition team and naturalists, travelers will explore marble cities of the ancient world from Delos to Ephesus, stroll the villages of the Cyclades and travel age-old trade routes along Aegean coastlines.

National Geographic Orion has been designed for exploration and is equipped with tools for discovery. When guests aren’t enjoying private tours of historical landmarks or behind-the-scenes insights from local guides, they can enjoy water activities in the Mediterranean Sea, from snorkeling and kayaking to diving and paddle boarding.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *