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Lindblad Expeditions
National Geographic Explorer
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29 Antarctica National Geographic Explorer Antarctica Cruise Reviews


JC Norton avatar

JC Norton

5 Reviews Written

30 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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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


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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

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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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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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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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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wbarnie

1 Review Written

An amazing expedition

This was a trip of a life time. I have thought and planned the trip to Antarctica for years. Researching many options. National geographic/Lindblad was always my top choice. The ship, crew and staff were ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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pwrudy

1 Review Written

A trip of a lifetime

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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NJLO

1 Review Written

What a trip!

Our 10 days on this LEX/NG Explorer expedition was about as good as one can imagine. The ship is designed for both comfort and suitability for seafaring exploration in extreme environments. The sea level ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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tsungkane

1 Review Written

Excellent Expedition and Crew/Staff!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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terepfan

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Just amazing, penguins and whales cannot be beat.

This was our third Linblad cruise, second on Explorer. Arctic was amazing, this was better. If you go early in the season, you can park the ship in the ice and cross country ski or snow shoe on the ice. If you go ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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