World of Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions Are Cutting Ties

by Anthony Losanno
Lindblad Expedetions

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Lindblad Expeditions offers cruises to destinations on all seven continents aboard 15 ships (each carrying 28 to 150 guests). These ships aren’t going to the Bahamas. They frequent places like the Galápagos Islands and Antarctica. World of Hyatt partnered with Lindblad Expeditions in 2019, but this partnership will end on December 31st.

I can’t imagine that too many World of Hyatt members took advantage of cruising with Lindblad Expeditions given that cruises are often way more than $10,000. Those that did, saw some valuable benefits with World of Hyatt. These included:

  • Earning five Hyatt base points per $1 spent on Lindblad Expeditions
  • Earning qualifying nights toward World of Hyatt elite status
  • Receiving a $250 onboard credit per reservation

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Lindblad Expeditions also would code as Hyatt charges when using World of Hyatt credit cards. This meant you could earn an extra four points per $1 spent. Existing reservations booked by December 23, 2023 will remain eligible for all benefits as long as cruise by December 31, 2024.

This has been an interesting year for Hyatt ending partnerships. A few months ago, it announced that it had severed ties with MGM Resorts (more here). Now, Lindblad Expeditions will no longer be a partner. I’m going to be really upset if anything happens with Small Hotels of the World (SLH).

Anthony’s Take: I had looked off and on at some of these cruises, but the timing and itineraries never worked for me. If you want to take advantage of being able to earn Hyatt nights, points, and perks, book while you still can for a cruise in 2024.

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