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Lindblad Expeditions Antarctica Cruise Reviews

Lindblad Expeditions
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36 Lindblad Expeditions Antarctica Cruise Reviews


2cruiseSue avatar

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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JC Norton

5 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Amazing Destinations

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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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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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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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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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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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

44 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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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


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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


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KathyChicago

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

The BEST Vacation Possible

National Geographic “Explorer” to Antarctica…… we will never be able to top this spectacular vacation. The ship is an example of impeccable attention to detail. Everything about this ship is designed to make ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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2ws

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Lindblad/NG Explorer to Antarctica

We wanted to make our 7th continent and this worked well. The 1 star is off for the excursions in Bueno Aires and Ushuaia could have been improved with voice boxes (a la Viking) and more information so we could hear ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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eagle51

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing Antarctica - NG Explorer!

I was referred to this cruise/expedition by our dentist! As it turned out, he was exactly right! My daughter had the most enjoyable experience of our lives! When we arrived in Ushuaia, we were taken to a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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swayne86

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wow, Lindblad delivered an incredible experience!

We went with Linblad/Nat Geo previously (a little over a year ago) on the Galapagos expedition and to Machu Picchu and had an outstanding experience, so we wanted to go with them to Antarctica. We were not ...
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Sail Date January 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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Steven Clevidence

1 Review Written

43 Helpful Votes

Ushuaia to Antartica via the Falkland and South Georgia Islands

My wife and I recently returned from a cruise of a lifetime aboard the Explorer. My wife and I have during our 41 years of marriage have traveled a large percentage of the world, from Africa to Asia, the Arctic and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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