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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer Cruise Reviews

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46 Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer Cruise Reviews


JC Norton avatar

JC Norton

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Amazing Destinations

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South Georgia and the Falklands are must see destinations for people interested in wildlife and polar regions. I've been to Antarctica and the Arctic more than once, loved all those trips, but South Georgia is in a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Violinbow

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

See Iceland from the sea

We were on the Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 23-August 3, 2019 and it was a great way to see Iceland, as promised by the Captain. The ship was very comfortable and functional. Our cabin, 305, only had one ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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SybilPatrick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too awesome for words!!

For persons seeking adventures and wishing to learn more about the planet we share, this expedition experience was beyond expectations. The scientists and naturalists traveling with us expanded my worldview through ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Alan Cameron

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A magical experience!

While Lindblad/National Geographic may be a little more expensive than competitors, you really do get what you pay for - excellent ship and crew, expedition leader and staff, food, services, and above all ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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JB of the Valley

1 Review Written

Beyond expectations

We are not "cruise" people. Lindblad/Nat Geo call this and expedition and we found out why. Expeditions will take you to the places they mention but where exactly is determined by the weather, the sea, and the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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annepete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional experience!

I have wanted to go to the Antarctic for 20 years (stimulated by my leadership experience at NSF), a wish that became increasingly urgent as the ice has been disappearing. I thought my first priority was seeing the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


stenstro avatar

stenstro

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Photo Journey to the Antarctic

I chose this cruise among other of alternatives based on NG's reputation, the length of the cruise and the timing. I am an avid photographer and history buff, especially of the Antarctic heroic exploration ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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rmcgavin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Journey to Antartica

There are not enough words to describe Lindblad's trip from Antartica. Arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transiting to Ushuaia via charter. Four hour catamaran cruise through the Beagle Channel. Safety, logistics ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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RMcH

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

An Epic Adventure!

We chose Lindblad/National Geographic because we have traveled with them several times in the past and we were quite certain that the adventure would be one we would be glad we had - and we were not disappointed. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mshrago

1 Review Written

Circumnavigating Iceland

We chose Lindblad/NatGeo expedition because of the destination and the onboard naturalists. We have done two otherLindblad/ NatGeo expeditions before this one and were very happy with the crew, food, onboard ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RMcH

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A Magnificent Adventure

This was our second journey to this part of the world with Lindblad/National Geographic on the Explorer. We obviously wouldn't have gone a second time if we hadn't loved the first time. The destinations are ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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A3prasad

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

An epic journey in the company of great people all around

After much research and talking to people who have been on Antarctic expeditions, we chose to go with Lindblad on this epic southern journey and it was an eye opening experience. We loved nearly all aspects of the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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rcapozza

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Maritime

The Maritimes cruise was a disappointment. I expect more from Nat Geo/Lindblad. My prior trips were amazing but this one was boring at times. Part of it was the location and part was Lindblad. The Maritimes are ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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mcwbooby

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

One of the best trips we have ever taken.

Although we did complete the evaluation form given to us onboard the Explorer, when we got home from the Epic 80* trip, we wished we had said more. That expedition was absolutely one of the best trips we have ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Nebi

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An Introduction

This was my second cruise with Lindblad. The first was to the Galapagos. We chose this trip because we thought it would give us an overall view of both Iceland and Greenland. It did just that. The Iceland ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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KenSetzer

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Spend the money elsewhere

For the money, my recent cruise to Greenland and Canadian Arctic was a bit of a let down. First, we were misdirected at the Reykjavík airport and the bus actually left without us! And did the same to at least one ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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SingaporeanGranTurismo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise But Pre- and Post-Cruise Let-Down...

This is my second time cruising with Lindblad Expeditions on the National Geographic Explorer. The first time was in Antarctica, and this time was in Svalbard. Overall, I would recommend taking these two cruises, as ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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rlb37

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sounds pretty corny...but the trip of a lifetime...

We decided to take Lindblad/National Geographic to the arctic because we had gone on a Lindblad cruise to Baja two years ago and loved it - But this was even better. We had one of the least desirable cabins (we ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Educational, Adventurous, Thrilling

Chose this cruise because we did the same cruise 10 years earlier and were anxious to return to Antarctica. The Explorer carries 148 passengers; our earlier trip was on Endeavor, which carried 105. Chose Lindblad ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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cruise cool

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not The Best Trip

We took this cruise because we heard how beautiful Chilean Patagonia is. This is a land and sea expedition, We had previously taken a Lindblad expedition and was happy with it, so we were sure this one would also ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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CSidell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Memorable Shackleton connections and spectacular wildlife

Traveling on the National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands was a "trip of a lifetime"! Our Expedition leader, Russ Evans, a Falklands Islands native, and NG Explorer Captain ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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RCEW

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Extraordinary Experience

We were originally booked on the Orion which we chose because it was the smaller ship carrying almost 30% fewer passengers than the Explorer. We transferred to the Explorer when the Orion sailings were cancelled. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Stefanie Story

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Antarctica the White Continent was a dream come true in many respects.

Recommended by friends and duration suited our plans. The crew was exceptional , the Naturalists very informed and interesting and the Resident National Geographic Photographer was very patient and a good ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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rwhite4231

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great service, knowledgeable staff, and Antarctica is Ansel Adams beautiful.

How can you beat National Geographic? I had the best whale watching ever! A baby humpback headed towards our Zodiac and didn't dive under it until it was 20 feet away. I watched a leopard seal chase a penguin and ...
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Sail Date February 2017


PapaSteve49 avatar

PapaSteve49

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Outstanding Adventure

This is truly an adventure and not a cruise. We were able to explore, enjoy and learn about Antarctica in a most pleasurable and comfortable environment. We experienced the habitat while also observing ongoing ...
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Sail Date January 2017


National Geographic Explorer Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.6
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04.4
Public Rooms4.04.7
Fitness Recreation3.04.3
Family4.0N/A
Enrichment5.04.7
Service4.04.9
Value For Money4.04.4
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