Later This Year, New “Free” Tier Internet Package Will Allow Guests to Stay Connected While Exploring the World with Free Messaging and Social Media Access
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24, 2023 – Lindblad Expeditions – the recognized global leader and pioneer of modern expedition travel to the world’s wildest and most remote places – announced today the beginning of the roll-out of SpaceX’s high-speed, low-latency broadband internet, Starlink.
With the implementation of Starlink, Lindblad Expeditions will also unveil three new tiered internet packages by the end of the year. These tiers include a “Basic” tier that enables free messaging via apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, email, and limited social media; an “Enhanced” tier that supports general web browsing and social media, as well as video calls on Zoom, FaceTime, and other platforms; and a “Premium” tier with full, unlimited web, social, and streaming access.
“Our goal has always been to help connect our guests with the off-the-beaten-path destinations around the world and now, with Starlink, we can help them stay connected with their family, friends, and colleagues back home,” said Noah Brodsky, Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions. “Starlink will enable up to 10-times faster download speeds over our existing service and enhanced streaming capabilities with full coverage throughout some of our most remote itineraries, like Antarctica, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, and Alaska. This enhanced connectivity will also enable even more meaningful research and conservation work for our naturalists, expedition leaders, and the researchers in our Visiting Scientist Program.”
Starlink has already begun rolling out across Lindblad Expeditions’ fleet, with the high-speed internet currently available on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, and National Geographic Resolution.
To learn more about the implementation of Starlink and what’s included in every expedition, visit www.expeditions.com/plan/whats-included. New tiered internet packages are scheduled to launch in late 2023.
For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit www.expeditions.com, call (855) 734-3271 to speak to an Expedition Specialist, or contact a travel advisor. Connect with Lindblad Expeditions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.
About Lindblad Expeditions:
Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneer and global leader in journeys of deep discovery, providing immersive and authentic ship expeditions to the world’s most remarkable destinations. Lindblad offers 100% carbon neutral trips that highlight nature, preserve culture, and support local communities and artisans. In partnership with National Geographic, Lindblad delivers unmatched expertise, bringing together leading scientists, naturalists, and researchers to inspire travelers, highlighting moments that elevate the soul, fostering a lifelong passion for the planet and its people.
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