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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Arctic

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See Iceland from the sea
"We were on the Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 23-August 3, 2019 and it was a great way to see Iceland, as promised by the Captain. The ship was very comfortable and functional. Our cabin, 305, only had one..."Read More
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Violinbow

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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See Iceland from the sea

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Violinbow

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We were on the Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 23-August 3, 2019 and it was a great way to see Iceland, as promised by the Captain. The ship was very comfortable and functional. Our cabin, 305, only had one small porthole, that might have been claustrophobic, but we spent little time there and the porthole made it easy to darken the cabin when it was still light at midnight. The cabin is also ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


An Epic Adventure!

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RMcH

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Lindblad/National Geographic because we have traveled with them several times in the past and we were quite certain that the adventure would be one we would be glad we had - and we were not disappointed. Lindblad Expeditions truly provides travelers an opportunity to explore the world in the company of knowledgeable naturalists, experienced guides, professional photographers, and ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Iceland Circumnavigation & Heli Hiking Extension

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barobi56

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Why Iceland: We did a back-to-back circumnavigation of the Baltic Sea on the Orion and loved the experience so we decided the way to see Iceland was by circumnavigation. This trip was amazing and is at the top of my list of recommendations to friends. We did the heli-hiking extension and it was an "over-the-top" experience. I highly recommend this extension for anyone that wants to see ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Circumnavigating Iceland

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mshrago

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Lindblad/NatGeo expedition because of the destination and the onboard naturalists. We have done two otherLindblad/ NatGeo expeditions before this one and were very happy with the crew, food, onboard naturalists and destination. We thought the Orion was a bit better (it is newer and smaller than the Explorer) with better food. There should be more snacks out in the observation lounge...the ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


A wonderful trip for those not prone to seasickness and who have the right cabin

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Robert Law

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

No doubt about it , this is a trip of a life time . The itinerary allows one to have a very in-depth exploration of Iceland----- its history , culture , wild-life and scenery . And the crew and the scientific resource persons on board cannot be better. However , because of the rough open sea around Iceland and the fact that the ship often had to sail in rough water during dinner , I have to miss 4 ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


An Introduction

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Nebi

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my second cruise with Lindblad. The first was to the Galapagos. We chose this trip because we thought it would give us an overall view of both Iceland and Greenland. It did just that. The Iceland portion was disappointing as we spent way more time in a bus than we cared to and everything felt rushed. This is a new trip for Lindblad and they need to iron out the wrinkles. The hotels ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


One of the best trips we have ever taken.

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mcwbooby

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Although we did complete the evaluation form given to us onboard the Explorer, when we got home from the Epic 80* trip, we wished we had said more. That expedition was absolutely one of the best trips we have ever taken. Russ Evans, the expedition leader, did everything he could to maximize our exposure to spectacular wildlife and landings. As promised, he woke us during the night when there ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Spend the money elsewhere

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KenSetzer

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

For the money, my recent cruise to Greenland and Canadian Arctic was a bit of a let down. First, we were misdirected at the Reykjavík airport and the bus actually left without us! And did the same to at least one other person. The ground tours were ok but very rushed, and they paraded us around Iceland for 6 hours or so after arriving at 6am from a 5-hour flight. The parting lunch was abysmal, and ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Sounds pretty corny...but the trip of a lifetime...

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rlb37

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We decided to take Lindblad/National Geographic to the arctic because we had gone on a Lindblad cruise to Baja two years ago and loved it - But this was even better. We had one of the least desirable cabins (we booked late) but it was still more than adequate. The ship's public spaces are surprisingly commodious; lots of empty places to sit if you wanted to be alone. Very attractively ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Traveled with disabled person


Great Cruise But Pre- and Post-Cruise Let-Down...

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SingaporeanGranTurismo

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This is my second time cruising with Lindblad Expeditions on the National Geographic Explorer. The first time was in Antarctica, and this time was in Svalbard. Overall, I would recommend taking these two cruises, as the shipboard experience is fantastic, and I reckon second to none. However, their weak customer service pre-cruise and post-cruise remains a material negative, which accounts for my 4 ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


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