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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Quest Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Alaska was fabulous if you don't book cabin 309 and don't expect good COVID prevention protocols
"By day 2 of the cruise, despite the requirement for a negative COVID test prior to boarding, at least one guest tested positive.We had just completed a cruise to the Galapagos in January, where masking and other prevention methods were required, and no one tested positive the entire trip...."Read More
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Alaska was fabulous if you don't book cabin 309 and don't expect good COVID prevention protocols

Review for National Geographic Quest to Alaska

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mkaron
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I are experienced adventure travelers who have visited many parts of the developed and developing world. We have cruised to Antarctica and the Galapagos on Silversea, but decided to try Lindblad because of the smaller size of the Quest. We booked cabin 309, which turned out to be adjacent to the mechanical room and over the engine (which was not disclosed when we booked). The room ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Discordance between goals of passengers and goals of expedition leaders

Review for National Geographic Quest to South America

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scallop87
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

After doing substantial research, including talking extensively to a Lindblad employee who had been on this trip, we chose this "expedition" to see as much of the Belize reef as possible. However, we did much less snorkeling than expected and only some of what we saw was worthwhile. Our first day of snorkeling was cancelled due to supposedly windy conditions at the reef. Instead we were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Disappointing- National Geographic Quest / Lindblad

Review for National Geographic Quest to South America

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Rnelson55
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Day 1: Met at airport for charter to Puerto Barries. Overall pretty easy process. We did have issue with security line timing, and interesting to learn the guide with us didnt know Spanish, so was unable to communicate with the official, however all was resolved. Immigrations was a nightmare, partially because 2 minutes before our flights took off, our tour group starting handing out numerous ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


The Panama Canal and More

Review for National Geographic Quest to Panama Canal & Central America

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tarmstrong79
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My travel bucket list had long included the Panama Canal, both for its continuing commercial importance but also because of its historic engineering importance. It was the chance to see the canal that directed me to this trip. We traversed the Canal at night, a pattern that I thought might be a disappointment; it was quite the opposite as the canal is well lighted and one can see the operations ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Columbia & Snake River Cruise was major disappointment

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chperegrina
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We spent much more money and had much less value than we have on other cruises. The food was mediocre at best. They charge for WIFI and do not include even house wine during cocktail hour/briefings. The cabins were fine and the ship appeared clean. However, for the cost, the expectation is high. They seem to pin most of their value on the on-board naturalists. They were fine, and the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


My first cruise leaves me hungry for more, literally and figuratively

Review for National Geographic Quest to Alaska

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Mjtjunior
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I joined this cruise as part of a family reunion and had no hand in picking this particular voyage. I also didn't pay for it! Nice deal! As this is my first cruise, I don't have a point of comparison and so may be unfairly critical. Ship: well-designed, relaxed but somewhat luxurious feel to it. They have a great sustainability effort throughout, giving you a NatGeo water bottle with refill ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Unbelievable and magical

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Emsmith
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Lindblad and National Geographic do an amazing job! We had a family of 17 with several young children. Everyone on the ship went out of their way to make sure we were all having an amazing time. The hotel manager was constantly asking what food he could make for the kids. The pastry chef is truly gifted and an anniversary cake he made was one of the best cakes I have ever eaten. The naturalist on ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

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Amazing Family Adventure

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Linda Starmer
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our fiftieth wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. My husband and I visited Alaska (on a BIG ship) almost 20 years ago. We wanted to take a small ship cruise to a less traveled “path”. The NatGeo quest was perfect! We invited our son and his family, including two young children, (ages 7 and 9) to join us. It was a great family time and the childrens activities helped us all make lifelong ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

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Beyond Expectations

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egkahn13
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We all have heard wonderful stories about travelling in Alaska and seen many stunning pictures of glaciers and breaching whales. But until you experience Alaska up close and in person, you cannot sense the extreme wilderness and serenity of Alaska. And the only way to experience it is on a small craft. That is why sailing on the 100-person Lindblad/Nat Geo Quest was perfect. Big, daunting ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Magnificence

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devaughan
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I have had a long term desire to see and experience Alaska. When we made the decision to actually do it, the Lindblad/National Geographic Quest was the obvious choice. The size of the ship (100 passengers), the presence of seasoned naturalists with remarkable expertise and passion for their respective fields of interest, and the numerous opportunities to get off of the boat and enjoy Southeast ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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