Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Venture Cruise Reviews

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Whale watching
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Zodiac cruise in Baja to see dolphins up close
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The sunrise and sunset greeted almost every day
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South Sawyer drops a big blue iceberg
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Incredible Expedition Experience
"I think this is the perfect trip to introduce someone to an expedition cruise I loved sailing with 73 guests vs thousands on a large cruise.Our Cruise director ran such a fabulous trip, he was always available, and we loved the naturalists sitting with us at lunch...."Read More
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Gold Standard

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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Ann D.
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Lindblad is the gold standard by which all travel companies should be judged. This was my 5th trip with them, and I look forward to the next one. Yes, there's a price tag that goes with it, but I have never regretted one penny spent. Despite the weather/wind disrupting the final day's itinerary, the expedition team worked very hard to create alternate activities that would not be impacted by the ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


WOW! When can we go again?

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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FLcruzer0214
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Linblad cruise and we can’t wait to go again. We sailed in the Gulf of California on this trip. We have been on about 30 cruises, one other being an expedition cruise, and this was definitely one of our top experiences. The ship was well designed and clean. Transportation to and from the ship was seamless. We had a cabin with 2 large windows on deck 2. There was lots of ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Wonderful small ship wildlife expedition!

Review for a Baja California Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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Jan loves nature
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

National Geographic and Linblad have teamed up to offer amazing adventures to untouched places on earth. If you want to get off the grid (you can have excellent wifi if you need it) and not see a car or a building for a week you should sign up now! These are adventures not cruises. We got to hike and snorkel and take zodiac cruises every day to view and experience pristine natural areas. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Incredible Expedition Experience

Review for a Baja California Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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Ralph Iantosca
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My Expectations were blown away on board NG Venture in the Sea of Cortez. I had no idea this destination was so accessible and most of all beautiful. This itinerary is 100% expedition with no set agenda, simply exploring which made it that much more interesting. I love the Lindblad Staff, they are wonderful and have such passion to share. Loretto is charming and just 2.5 hours nonstop from DFW ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Misleading advertising

Review for a Alaska Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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Spirit_Bear
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I chose this trip specifically because I am passionate about nature, specifically bears. It's one of my dreams to see a spirit bear in person, and that's why this trip stood out to me. Cliff note summary here if you don't want to read the entire review: ship/crew/food was excellent, activities and wildlife viewing was not. Pre-boarding communication wasn't great. We were supposed to receive a ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Will never do Lindblad/NatGeo again

Review for a Mexican Riviera Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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ZapMePlease
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this trip as it was billed as 'active' and showed much promise. Wow were we disappointed. First off be aware that NatGeo cruises are expensive. Very. So hey attract a primarily elderly clientele. I'm in my sixties and was one of the youngest passengers. As a result the movement of people is slow. Painfully slow. Getting on and off zodiacs and shore is a real chore. This was ...
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Sail Date: March 2023


LindBAD

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Elsastar
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this Baja cruise bc I am interested in whales and dream of seeing them up close in beautiful settings. I had cruised to Antarctica w Lindblad and enjoyed it 3-4 years ago. In Antarctica we did at least 2 expeditions a day. This Baja cruise we had far fewer and far shorter expeditions. On this cruise it was about one per day. Also the expeditions were usually short 1-2 hours: ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Nature didn't disappoint, but Lindblad did

Review for a Alaska Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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Joe Snow
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We did the Inside Passage trip. We chose this trip mainly because of Glacier Bay and this one location made the whole trip worth it. Overall, the scenery and wildlife on this trip cannot be beat. However, I was very disappointed in the organization and planning of this trip. For as expensive as this trip is, I do believe that the customers deserve more. The trip started in Sitka. The transport ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Baja Whales expedition

Review for a Africa Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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jonshanser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

To see adult and baby whales in the Gulf of Cortez and Pacific. Saw many whales but were unfortunately not able to get close to the babies. Food was just average and repetitive/boring. Should not have had to pay extra for alcohol. Culture of wait staff was different than our prior trips which did not have an American flag. This was a Seattle based boat with essentially all American ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Completely satisfied

Review for a Africa Cruise on National Geographic Venture

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mfrantz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for. Our companions we most enjoyable and valued the same experiences we did. We both participated in and enjoyed the morning stretch class and we used the fitness center and found the masseuse ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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