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Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions Are Ending Partnership by End of 2023

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Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions are ending their partnership as of December 31, 2023. This is disappointing news for those of us who are fans of both of these companies since booking a Lindblad cruise was a great way to earn tons of Hyatt points — and even World of Hyatt status.

Let’s dive into the details.

World of Hyatt and Lindblad Are Breaking Up

Hyatt has had some big breakups this year. First, it cut ties with MGM in September, and now, Hyatt has announced it’s ending its partnership with Lindblad Expeditions at the end of the year.

This is terrible news for Hyatt fans interested in Lindblad Expeditions, although admittedly, the cost of these trips makes that group relatively small.

The partnership between Hyatt and Lindblad offered some nice perks and helped take the sting out of the high prices of the trips. Booking a Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic trip through Hyatt afforded the following benefits:

  • Earn 5 Hyatt base points per $1 spent on Lindblad Expeditions.
  • Qualifying nights earned count toward World of Hyatt elite status.
  • Receive a $250 onboard credit per reservation.

Lindblad Expeditions also coded as a Hyatt charge on Hyatt credit cards, which meant you could earn an additional 4 points per dollar spent.

Considering Lindblad Expeditions can easily cost over $10,000, you can see how just 1 Lindblad trip could rack up Hyatt points quickly.

On the deck of the National Geographic Endeavour II. Image Credit: Katie Seemann

I sailed to the Galapagos Islands on the National Geographic Endeavour II, and it was one of the best trips I have ever experienced. I was really looking forward to booking another Lindblad Expedition, which would have helped me earn a boatload of points. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

However, there’s still time to take advantage of this deal. If you have been considering booking a Lindblad Expedition through Hyatt, you have until December 31, 2023, to take advantage of the perks of this partnership.

Lindblad bookings using Hyatt points must also be made by December 31, 2023, and travel must be completed by December 31, 2024.

Bottom Line:

Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions are ending their partnership on December 31, 2023. You can book a Lindblad trip through Hyatt until that date to take advantage of the benefits, including earning 5 Hyatt points per dollar spent and a $250 onboard credit.

Final Thoughts

The partnership between Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions is ending. If you want to take advantage of Hyatt benefits on a Lindblad Expeditions trip, book before the end of 2023.

About Katie Seemann

Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure and Forbes Advisor.


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