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MTR 100 is to change people’s behavior, educat- with a variety of remarkable qualities,” capitalize on this. Every month, I hear ing everyone that the environment is an he enthused, continuing, “Cook was some new entity coming from some- essential partner, not some alien cre- a great navigator, curious and deeply where. The ship is only part of the equa- ation that is merely tolerated. concerned about the future of places he tion. I know how our ships behave, but “How do you get people to think dif- visited, like Tahiti or Australia. He wor- others who mimic, will they take the ferently?” said Lindblad. “To protect ried about what would happen to these same level of care?” our asset? We must commit to elimi- pristine areas when westerners bringing Lindblad is concerned the expedition nating plastics in our supply chains. disease and destruction would come and cruise ship category could get a bad rep-

The amounts of plastic in our oceans settle. Places he visited had generally utation harming pristine places, by not is horrible and we must face essential happy social structures, far more so than being prepared. Unnecessary accidents change.” Capt. Cook would likely ad- Europe.” could accelerate.

vocate the world quit dumping plastics Lindblad Expeditions’ alliance with “It’s hard to believe all these compa- and garbage in the oceans he crossed in National Geographic allows Lindblad to nies will be successful because they three epic expeditions around the globe, take people to the Arctic on cruise ships underestimate how hard the work is,” including ? rst to cross the Antarctic Cir- ? lled with teaching moments that trans- he said. “I am delighted when someone cle in 1773. Sailing thousands of miles form passengers into stewards of our comes into the market and does their job across largely uncharted areas in voy- planet, exchanging ideas amid natural to elevate the category. There are few ages of discovery, Cook navigated and beauty and wonder. opportunities in life for perfect solu- mapped lands, islands and coastlines “We’re broadening guests’ understand- tions. Everything becomes a scale with during the ? rst recorded circumnaviga- ing,” said Lindblad. “We’re not trying positives and negatives, and when posi- tion of New Zealand. to keep it all to ourselves. Clearly, there tives outweigh negatives, proceed with “Capt. Cook was not an exploiter,” is growing interest to visit remote parts good conscience.” said Lindblad. “He was a true explorer of the world. Clearly, people will try to Now 68 and living in New York City’s

Photo: Michael Nolan/Lindblad Expeditions July/August 2019

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