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14 Night Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia

14 Night Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

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  • Day 1
    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
  • Day 2
    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
  • Day 3
    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
  • Day 4
    Drake Passage
  • Day 5
    Antarctica
  • Day 6
    Antarctica
  • Day 7
    Antarctica
  • Day 8
    Antarctica
  • Day 9
    Antarctica
  • Day 10
    Antarctica
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
  • Day 14
    Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Accommodations include balcony cabins and suites

Cons

No hot tubs or pool available

Bottom Line

A sophisticated way to sail expedition-style to destinations like the Arctic


Cruise Reviews

I have always wanted to visit Antarctica and chose National Geographic because of their outstanding reputation. Nat Geo exceeded my expectations and then some. I can't say enough about the total experience. Seeing Antarctica was ... Read More
I have always wanted to visit Antarctica and chose National Geographic because of their outstanding reputation. Nat Geo exceeded my expectations and then some. I can't say enough about the total experience. Seeing Antarctica was like being on another world. There are not enough superlatives to describe the journey. The icebergs were magnificent, the penguins adorable, the whales were incredible. The Nat Geo naturalists, experts, divers, scientists and photographers informed us, challenged us and transmitted their love of nature and the Antarctic. The ship and it's crew were outstanding. The food was good and drinks were included. Internet was spotty but that was to be expected given out location. Besides, part of the experience was to be totally in the moment without contact with the daily cares. It was a relief to avoid news for the entire trip. The Drake Passage was not as intimidating as advertised. Every passenger onboard would say that minor seasickness was totally worth it. I urge everyone to go and experience this magical place. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We traveled with Lindblad/National Geographic last year to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu and it was excellent, so we decided to take the Antarctic cruise. This trip was fantastic for many reasons. The ship was small enough (148 ... Read More
We traveled with Lindblad/National Geographic last year to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu and it was excellent, so we decided to take the Antarctic cruise. This trip was fantastic for many reasons. The ship was small enough (148 passengers) so it felt like a community or like minded adventurers. It was well maintained with spacious cabins. The crew from the hotel staff to the waiters and kitchen staff were friendly and very attentive. The Captain was friendly and welcoming to spend time with the crew on the Bridge and willing to answer our questions. Dinning was good, not great, but we weren't going for the food. The chef kept the menu interesting by having a daily theme offering cuisines from around the world, Entertainment consisted primarily of lectures by presented by the expert naturalists and global climate expert. Also there were presentation by the on-board whale and underwater researchers. It was truly like having a university at sea. And all were very friendly, approachable and ready to answer our questions. Also the Nat. Geo. photographer was a great help with helping us learn how to make the most of our cameras and take great wildlife and landscape photos. The activities included, shore excursions to penguin colonies and Antarctic research stations, glacier hikes, kayaking, wildlife spotting. On shore staff and excursions that were included were also great. They are very good at all the travel transfers and making sure everything goes smoothly. To be honest, one of the things that made this trip so fantastic was that we had very good weather. Just a bit rough crossing the Drake Passage on the way to the Antarctic Peninsula, but all very smooth after that. We are now thinking about our next trip with Nat. Geo./Lindblad. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We picked the NatGeo Explorer/Lindblad cruise to go to Antarctica because we figured we would get more than just a tour of Antarctica and it truly went above and beyond our expectations! The price tag was more than worth it and we ... Read More
We picked the NatGeo Explorer/Lindblad cruise to go to Antarctica because we figured we would get more than just a tour of Antarctica and it truly went above and beyond our expectations! The price tag was more than worth it and we couldn't recommend this trip more - our only regret was not going for a room with a full window instead of a porthole. Our expedition leader (Lucho) did an amazing job planning the whole trip and we were lucky enough to cross the Antarctic Circle! When we weren't out on Zodiacs, hiking, kayaking, or polar plunging the naturalists (Doug, Andy, Javier, Eric) and guest speaker (Ted Scampos) kept us busy with interesting lectures about the Antarctic animals, climate change, glaciology, and their own work/research. We also got great photography tips from a NatGeo photography (Andy Coleman) and Lindblad photo instructor (Nathan). The service and food on the ship was enough to make us want to travel with Lindblad again. The entire ship crew (Randy, Gabriel, Rosalie, Renato, and everyone) was incredibly friendly and accomodating. The whole operation was very smooth and even the Drake's Passage was surprisingly calm on the way back. The captain and crew were experts at navigating through the sea ice, getting us close to the animals, and answering all our questions about the ship (there is an open bridge policy that we all really took advantage of). The only bad experience during our whole time on the National Geographic Explorer was when we crossed the Drake's Passage on the way to Antarctica and our seasickness medication wore off. Luckily the ship's doctor had some better medication available onboard! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
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