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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Orion Cruise Reviews

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22 Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Orion Cruise Reviews


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2cruiseSue

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Extraordinary Journey on Orion

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This was on my husband's bucket list, not mine. I was afraid of the Drake Passage and didn't really want to go. It turned out to be the best adventure of our lives! We started in Santiago, Chile with the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cprofct

1 Review Written

Dreams Really Do Come True

Antarctica has been my dream for years. I researched every type of tour operator before deciding on National Geographic Orion. It is a small luxury ship, where they have the ability to get everyone off the ship for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Davben58

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Russian Arctic and Wrangel Island

This was our 7th adventure cruise with Lindblad and the 4th on the Orion. We chose this trip because it was to a very different part of the world and it was on the Orion which is our favourite Lindblad ship. There ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Underimpressed

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Arctic and Russian Far East - Expensive dinner cruise with not much else

We have traveled with NatGeo/Lindblad on several occasions, Galapagos, Iceland, Africa (NatGeo solely), Alaska and now Wrangel Island. I had looked forward to this trip for almost 2 years. My expeditions were not ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Tilikum

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mesmerizing

Cruising with Linblad/Nat Geo was as opportunity to observe wildlife on the 7th Continent while having naturalist readily available to answer questions. Captain Martin Graser and his bridge crew were readily ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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hgrinolds

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise/expedition with outstanding crew, staff and guests.

This was our 7th cruise with Lindblad. We go with Lindblad/NatGeo because of the smaller ship size (72 people on this one), the knowledgeable and expert staff and the very high quality of the crew. We toured ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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joan1931

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Westerly winds brought up the waters over the bow. Thrilling to see.

Chosen as a frequent traveler when offered a discount. Went with a travel buddy and shared a forward cabin. Lovely even if a bit small. It took a fair amount of rolling making the first 3 days a bit unsettling. As ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Clairerc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful scenery but expedition not up to Lindblad standards

We chose this trip because of our wonderful experience with Lindblad in the Galapagos and our understanding from Lindblad that this would be an expedition with varied land experiences in small groups with a top ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Happy World Explorer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Luxury and Adventure on the Southern Ocean

We chose Linblad/National Geographic (Nov. 29th-Dec. 19th, 2017) because of the reputation of National Geographic. Touring Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island (the Serengeti of the Antarctic), South Shetland ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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erfc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Top Drawer! Nat Geo trips are terrific! Orion is a luxury ship.

We chose this trip because it visited the Basque Country, Santiago de Compostela and Oporto, all places we wanted to see. Having been on three previous Nat Geo trips, we knew they were tops. This one even exceeded ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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WilliamsLanding

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise for those interested in wildlife or volcanology

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I'm quite interested in the characteristics of the polar regions of our planet, and this seemed to be a good way to do it. I was not ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Huntersride

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Our Second Small Ship Cruise

We chose this cruise because we prefer small groups, good food, great destinations and comfort. . .we have been on two cruises, both small boats with a little more than 100 passengers. Normally we travel on our own, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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joefox

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Arctic Svalbard and Norwegian Coast

Every aspect of this expedition exceeded expectations (even though we had travelled with Linblad before). This was a photo expedition and we had full access to a photo instructor and a professional Nat Geo ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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LSC13

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Why I went to Norway again

In all honesty I went on this cruise because of the "freebies". I travel solo so I look for ways I can save money ( or I would travel with you more often). There was no solo supplement, had free air ( although I ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ttravel3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great time on the Baltic

Chose it for the destinations and the timing in early May. The whole "Expedition Staff" were great, especially Alizé, Jacob, Sisse and Dagny. I really like the totally all inclusive policy. I never took out my ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Top of the Line

This was a cruise of the Baltic Sea. Chose this cruise because we had never been to that part of the world. Embarked in Stockholm and cruised to the Finnish coast (where we hiked and kayaked in a remote area); ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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pstoker

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise despite engine failure

My wife and I booked this cruise almost a year ago. As with any cruise that involves international travel, one needs to be flexible and make sure you don't hold your expectations too high. Santiago Chili was not ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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44cruises

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent Nat Geo Lindblad cruise

We have cruised over 50 times and were looking for different ports. This one was called Across the Baltic to Scandinavia. The National Geographic and Lindblad experts were excellent. Each day had a choice of two ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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KKLEVI

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best trip we have ever taken.

National Geographic to Norway and the Arctic..It was the nicest ship with the most amazing crew ever to sail the seas... The food was outstanding and varied every day..The bar, hot tub, bridge, bow and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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mgrenby

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Spice Islands Special; So Much More than Just Snorkelling and Diving

JELLYFISH LAKE, Palau – When several million stingless golden jellyfish invite you to swim and snorkel with them – an invitation you will receive nowhere else in the world – it would be rather rude to refuse. ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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natalecutri

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A very educational and captivating experince

I thought this expedition was fantastic in every respect. It was very educational with the lecturers by the naturalists and photographers. The Orion hotel staff and cruise were helpful and friendly at all times as ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Penguinonice

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceptional in every way

Some people are called to Antarctica, and the Orion took us there in luxury for our adventures. The crew was outstanding in all ways as were the various expert naturalists and photographers. It was fun to hear the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


National Geographic Orion Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.7
Entertainment5.04.3
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation5.04.2
Family4.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.7
Service5.05
Value For Money5.04.4
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