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20 Lindblad Expeditions South America Cruise Reviews

We had heard about this NGLindblad Galapagos expedition from friends who had done it a prior year. The whole experience exceeded our expectations (which were already high). Lindblad takes care of every detail, from being met at Miami ... Read More
We had heard about this NGLindblad Galapagos expedition from friends who had done it a prior year. The whole experience exceeded our expectations (which were already high). Lindblad takes care of every detail, from being met at Miami Airport to final drop off in Guayaquil. Everyone on the ship was top notch- knowledgeable, professional, helpful. The naturalists were amazing , with their broad and deep knowledge of flora fauna, everything. And we saw SO MUCH! Communication was superb on the ship. We were informed about the various options for shoreside excursions and snorkeling, and what was needed to participate, including options for those who needed a different option (such as a shorter hike). The whole dining experience was wonderful. The food choices were plentiful and delicious. We especially appreciated the use of local products. We liked the casual atmosphere- no dressing up, and open seating so we could mix and mingle. Nametags were very helpful! Our cabin was just right and serviced at least 2-3 times a day. The ship was well organized. The whole experience was fantastic. We would choose Lindblad for our next "trip of a lifetime". Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We wanted to see all the best Peru and Ecuador had to offer in one trip and this exceeded our expectations. The pre trip to the cloud forest of Mashpi was stunning, i will remember our fabulous guide Fernando and the tiny frogs and ... Read More
We wanted to see all the best Peru and Ecuador had to offer in one trip and this exceeded our expectations. The pre trip to the cloud forest of Mashpi was stunning, i will remember our fabulous guide Fernando and the tiny frogs and hummingbirds forever. Quito too was a lovely surprise, beautiful historic city. Cruise itself around Galapagos was perfect; busy with expeditions 2 - 3 times per day so we saw all the local wildlife. Then Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu...Wow Wow Wow!! The quality of the guides and the accomodation could not be surpassed, we had a very small group and Lourdes bought the whole history of the Incas alive for us. The Galapagos ship experience worked like clockwork and i am so pleased we went on larger ship as the seas were quite rocky at night as we travelled between islands. There were the inevitable occasions when you felt herded on the ship leg given roughly 90 passengers but it was worth it for the quality of everything else - cabin, food, staff all truely exceptional. if you want to be totally immersed in the best Of Peru and Ecuador you would be hard pressed to beat this. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was my first Lindblad expedition experience, 2019 Epic Patagonia and everyday from the first day arriving in Santiago, Chile was better than the last. There were some things that Lindblad had no control over, like the amazing mild and ... Read More
This was my first Lindblad expedition experience, 2019 Epic Patagonia and everyday from the first day arriving in Santiago, Chile was better than the last. There were some things that Lindblad had no control over, like the amazing mild and sunny weather we experienced on almost all the days of this expedition, and the 5 pumas showing up for their portraits at Torres Del Paine. My solo cabin on board the ship was roomier than some double cabins I’ve experienced on other cruise liners. The hospitality on board was amazing. One thing that stood out from day one was how happy everyone who worked for Lindblad seemed to be. The staff and crew on the ship always smiled and greeted me. The Naturalists, photographers and historians on board treated each and every guest like we were old friends. Overall, my first expedition experience was fantastic. Lindblad has me hook, line and sinker. I am looking forward to my next expedition with them in the very near future. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Could not have asked for a better experience. From the moment we were in the hands of Lindblad everything was handled flawlessly. Pre travel questions were handled in a professional timely fashion. All land accommodations were ... Read More
Could not have asked for a better experience. From the moment we were in the hands of Lindblad everything was handled flawlessly. Pre travel questions were handled in a professional timely fashion. All land accommodations were excellent. Embarkation and debarkation were well coordinated and executed. Ship board accommodations were comfortable, roomy and clean. Housekeeping visited the cabin on a frequent basis to insure cleanliness throughout the day. The dining room and staff were excellent. Special appreciations to the wait staff and cooks. My son has dietary restrictions and they were very attentive to his needs and provided alternatives when necessary. Food was very good and a good variety of options. All of the days activities were well planned and explained as to the degree of difficulty or other particulars.While the day was full we never felt rushed or "we have a schedule to keep". The naturalists were knowledgeable and eager to provede information and respond to questions. I have already recommended this trip to friends and will certainly consider Lindblad for future trips. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
It was always a dream of mine to see both Galapagos and Machu Picchu, ever since I started receiving catalogs from Lindblad and NatGeo. If I was going to see these historic places, I wanted National Geographic to be a part of it so that I ... Read More
It was always a dream of mine to see both Galapagos and Machu Picchu, ever since I started receiving catalogs from Lindblad and NatGeo. If I was going to see these historic places, I wanted National Geographic to be a part of it so that I could maximize my experience and my learning. I wanted the see more and do more, in a safe and secure environment. But I also wanted a small group experience. I didn't want to be overwhelmed or stymied by a large cruise ship. I wanted to get closer to the islands of the Galapagos, get to know the naturalists and tour guides personally, and I wanted to meet fellow travelers who shared my enthusiasm and quest for knowledge. Lindblad/NatGeo delivered on all of those things with a luxury cruise experience for 90+ passengers. The food was local, sustainable and delicious every single day. My husband and I had the base-level cabin, but it was roomy and efficiently designed. It was so smartly laid out that we had enough room for everything we brought with us, and that was plenty. My husband is 6'4" and the shower was tall and big enough for him. The activities were varied and accommodated different interests and activity levels. We wished there were longer hikes, as an option. We'd never snorkeled before but both enjoyed deep-water snorkeling on this trip. The efficiency of the program meant the staff was always on time and ready for us, whether it was handing out wet suits, fins and masks or jumping on the zodiacs to begin the next activity. We were never bored, and we always had a clear picture of the day's activities so we could make decisions about what we wanted to do. This was our first cruise ever. It set the bar really high! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We choose this cruise due to the nature & places the cruise went. We knew there would be things we'd never see again. The ports were fabulous. There were so many things to see. The service was great & staff very friendly. ... Read More
We choose this cruise due to the nature & places the cruise went. We knew there would be things we'd never see again. The ports were fabulous. There were so many things to see. The service was great & staff very friendly. There were many excursions daily. The only thing we feel would be better is if prior to the trip an itinerary of the each days activities had been sent. We were told casual clothing which I thought was for dinner so I didn't pack correctly. I thought we'd be in bathing suits most of the time so for myself I didn't pack tee shirts or shorts. As far as the food there was plenty of choices but all fancy. We would have preferred just plain simple food(meatloaf, hamburgs, etc). The food we ate was good but we didn't eat much. Lunch salads needed to have a lot more items to put in the salad. Usually there was only 2 items other than the lettuce. The ship & cabin was great. Due to the price I don't think we'd go again but you never know. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
As a scientist and biologist, I wanted to explore the Galapagos Islands for myself to witness the uniqueness of species that motivated Charles Darwin to advance his factual theories on evolution and natural selection. The National ... Read More
As a scientist and biologist, I wanted to explore the Galapagos Islands for myself to witness the uniqueness of species that motivated Charles Darwin to advance his factual theories on evolution and natural selection. The National Geographic team aboard the Endeavor II gave us an exceptionally motivating expedition of the most unique location on our planet. The experience was enhanced by the warm, friendly, motivated and well-informed staff, especially the expedition leader, Carlos, who was also a comedian. There was no shortage of excellent Ecuadorian food and snacks and drinks. There was even time for early morning stretching on the observation deck and a work out in the gym. One of the most exciting experiences on board was meeting so many new people for the first time. The Lounge and Dining Room were large and cozy enough to make this possible. The frequent visits by zodiacs to the different islands highlighting the unique species was breathtaking to say the least. I've never seen so many beautiful creatures in my life. There's no doubt that I will do this expedition again, soon. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
We are a retired couple in our active 60’s and needed an expedition that combined moderate activity level in a new to us part of the world with better than average comfort care. This was that trip. One week in the Galapagos Islands. ... Read More
We are a retired couple in our active 60’s and needed an expedition that combined moderate activity level in a new to us part of the world with better than average comfort care. This was that trip. One week in the Galapagos Islands. Endeavour II carries 96 passengers and a crew of more than 60 including Galapagos naturalists. Staff is very organized with constant communication on board via daily sheets and announcements. The ship has three levels with zodiac landing, restaurant, cabins, group lounge, small library, shop, photo sharing workspace. No elevators. There is also an open air top deck with lounging chairs and bar area for special events (like equator crossing) and sunset viewing parties. Rooms are small but efficient. There is plenty of storage space for swimwear and active clothing and a small desk area. We were in their “basic” level which was very comfortable with a large picture window. The en suite bath has a sufficient shower with lots of hot water and a clothesline cord. All meals are included. Wine and beer flow easily at lunch and dinner. Local foods are served daily with fun explanations of what we’re eating. A different cultural food is featured each day. Plenty of fresh food including salads, vegetables, meats and desserts. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style. Dinner is table service in group settings. Entertainment is basic in consideration of the size of the ship and staff. Every evening includes cocktail hour in the lounge with appetizers like fish skewers and chips and guacamole. This includes a recap and pics of the day’s activities and a preview of the next day’s plans. After dinner entertainment includes local performers or a nature film. There is lots of interaction with other passengers and staff. Children are welcome and the crew have a special activity just for them each day. Lindblad Expeditions addresses every detail. The pre trip packet has a very explanatory itinerary, personnel bios, and a very good packing list of recommended special gear. Our only recommendation is to add shirts etc with sun protection in addition to sunscreen lotion. After all, this is right on the equator. The crew covers their hands and faces. There are usually three activities per day. 1) One to two mile hikes. 2) Water activities include ocean swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and 3) zodiac and glass bottom boat tours. All entrance and exit from the ship is via zodiac – even to and from the airport. All drivers and guides are very safety and care conscious. But one must feel confident getting in and out of the zodiac and riding over ocean waves motorboat style. Special zodiac lifejackets become second nature. Shore landings might be dry on sand or wading thru low tide. They must be hands free for assistance sake so cameras and gear are best on neck straps. Hiking excursions are across volcanic rock which is sometimes slippery. So hiking shoes for uneven terrain are absolutely necessary. Trekking poles are helpful. Treks are less than two miles at a low to moderate climb rate. Water activities include shore swimming. Snorkeling is deep water style straight off the zodiac. The staff takes great care helping passengers choose the best shortie wet suits, masks, snorkels and vests. Snorkeling experience is recommended but not required. Zodiac tours move slowly with unbelievable photo ops at the water level and close to shore for animal and bird viewing. Galapagos National Park maintains a very strict itinerary for visitors. Naturalist guides are extremely knowledgeable and helpful with photo shots, zodiacs and hiking. They know history, geology, geography and animal habitat notes free on a professor level. Wildlife spotting is beyond words. All are easy to spot, unafraid of us and easy to photo. We saw sand crabs, marine iguanas, pelicans, egrets, herons, sea turtles, sea lions, Galapagos penguins, blue footed boobies, cormorants, land tortoises, land iguanas, cattle, red footed boobies and many varieties of Darwin finches. Trip includes a couple of village visits including a tortoise research station and town walk. The trip is expensive but there are minimal additional costs once on board – laundry, crew tips, and cocktails (wine/beer at meals is covered). Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
The usual high standards about all aspects of the expedition were quite evident. The ship and the facilities were top class. The food and drink were of high quality and highly varied. The dining room was informal and it was always nice to ... Read More
The usual high standards about all aspects of the expedition were quite evident. The ship and the facilities were top class. The food and drink were of high quality and highly varied. The dining room was informal and it was always nice to find different people to eat meals with. The hotel manager and his staff were outstanding. The naturalists were all qualified, well experienced and most importantly local. They were approachable and took pride in explaining the biology and geology of the islands. The excursions were very well planned and executed in an impeccable manner without any hitches. As in our past journey, the logistics were managed outstandingly well. This is our second trip with Lindblad/ NatGeo and it fully met our expectations (which were very high after our first trip to Antarctica on the NG Explorer). We covered the older islands and didn’t go to the two western-most – Isabella and Fernandina. However, we had seen all the wildlife that we ever wanted to see – the finches, the mocking birds, the boobies (all three types), frigate birds, tropic birds, Galapagos penguins, the giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, barn owls, Flamingos, Shearwaters, Herons, Egrets, and many other animals. We went snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, went kayaking (and some others did paddle boards), rode in glass bottom boat and had our fill of marine life that included numerous fish species, rays, sea turtles, sea lions, etc. We also went to a white tipped shark nursery among the mangroves on northern side of Santa Cruz island. On the last day of the voyage we went across the equator to the island of Genovesa which was a paradise for birds with mangroves abound. A visit to the Darwin Foundation was special. The National Geographic photographer on board – Todd Gippstein was special. He gave a presentation nearly every day on how to shoot better, sharing his vast experience in a very accessible manner. And, he was very hands on in terms of help with cameras and shooting in the field. He was a great magician too, so entertainment came alongside learning! Overall, the people of Lindblad and National Geographic made the trip very special. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
My sister and I chose this cruise because it was someplace we had always wanted to see but never thought we would have that opportunity. Lindblad/National Geo came highly reccommended and we were not disappointed - our room was roomy and ... Read More
My sister and I chose this cruise because it was someplace we had always wanted to see but never thought we would have that opportunity. Lindblad/National Geo came highly reccommended and we were not disappointed - our room was roomy and comfortable and the food was local and delicious. Everything from the immaculate ship, the friendly crew and fantastic excursions made this a trip we will never forget. The local naturalists were a highlight- their stories of and knowledge about the islands was an inspiration. It is wonderful that these young men and women have taken the opportunity to be educated about their island and have chosen to make a career out of educating other people. Amongst all the fabulous sights and activiities the he ability to snorkel with sea lions was my favorite thing My lasting gift from this trip is to see that there is sill someplace on earth where people value the natural beauty in which they live and have prioritized its preservation. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Baja cruise out of La Paz : The opportunity to do a variety of activities - hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, birdwatching, yoga and photography. We especially enjoyed the photography talks and walks - it was an unexpected bonus. Three ... Read More
Baja cruise out of La Paz : The opportunity to do a variety of activities - hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, birdwatching, yoga and photography. We especially enjoyed the photography talks and walks - it was an unexpected bonus. Three small criticisms: One involved a hike on day 3 that was not well - researched. The natural history guide dismissed our interest in birds. We were disappointed in not having a beach BBQ. This was highly touted in the brochure. This was planned for the final night - but was cancelled due to windy conditions. Instead, we had dinner on board - which sadly was similar fare as other nights. There was no BBQ! Finally, we were headed to bird rocks by zodiac and the guide decided to take a long (fruitless) detour to find some dolphins that were sited. It was a fast, wet, rough ride. The leader did this without consulting the traveller's on the boat. This limited our time remaining for birdwatching which was very disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This was one of the places on my bucket list and I was really surprised at what we found. Here are a group of islands on the equator 600 miles west of Ecuador and we thought we would be on lush tropical islands. The truth is that they ... Read More
This was one of the places on my bucket list and I was really surprised at what we found. Here are a group of islands on the equator 600 miles west of Ecuador and we thought we would be on lush tropical islands. The truth is that they are closer to a desert environment than tropical. The variety of wildlife and cactus and the successful efforts of the Ecuadoran government to preserve the Islands was marvelous to experience. The staff was terrific and the ship had very nice acomodations and the food was pretty good. If you want to interact with animals, this is the trip for you. Photography was the focus of this trip and we had a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer on the trip with us as well as three other photography experts to give us guidance on the best way to capture this unbelievable experience. I would highly recommend this trip. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Wanted to have the best possible experience with the best possible access and best possible tools. The Endeavor II and her crew and staff delivered in all regards. I will remember every exciting moment of this journey. As a more than ... Read More
Wanted to have the best possible experience with the best possible access and best possible tools. The Endeavor II and her crew and staff delivered in all regards. I will remember every exciting moment of this journey. As a more than casual photographer, this was an unrivaled opportunity to test my skills under a wide range of conditions with a huge number of subjects. I ordered canvas prints of several photos before I left the ship! The ship was attractive, without being too fancy. The crew was efficient without interfering with our fun. The naturalists were amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The food was quite good and presented flawlessly. The tools were first rate - zodiacs, snorkel gear, etc. The stateroom was remarkably roomy and well organized. The guests were all very friendly and happy to share this great experience. The trip was peaceful and relaxing, which is amazing because there was something to do from 6 in the morning until well into the evening. We should have been exhausted from the multiple hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, zodiac rides, glass-bottom boat trips and other activities, but we slept well and felt revived at the end of the voyage. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We had an excellent experience with our 4 and 5 - year old grandchildren. They were enthralled with the wildlife and geography. The staff on the Endeavor II could not have been more accommodating, and made our granddaughters feel ... Read More
We had an excellent experience with our 4 and 5 - year old grandchildren. They were enthralled with the wildlife and geography. The staff on the Endeavor II could not have been more accommodating, and made our granddaughters feel special, particularly with the Explorers Club. The food was surprisingly good and interesting - with a focus on locally and sustainably produced products, prepared in accordance with local traditions and customs. The dining staff were courteous and outgoing, with the result that we looked forward to each meal. The excursions were varied (zodiac, hikes and beaches), providing a range of experiences, with each outing introducing us to different animals, birds sea life and terrain. The length of the outings were properly timed, so that our grandchildren did not become overly tired or loose their enthusiasm. The naturalists were superb, and took a genuine interest in each guest's enjoyment - which ran the spectrum. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
This is our second cruise to the Galapagos with National Geographic in 10 years. The first time it was just my husband and I. This time we brought our six year old daughter. Both times were absolutely perfect in every way. The food was ... Read More
This is our second cruise to the Galapagos with National Geographic in 10 years. The first time it was just my husband and I. This time we brought our six year old daughter. Both times were absolutely perfect in every way. The food was excellent and bountiful. Meals were mainly on the ship. There was a massage therapist on board but I didn’t want to miss a single excursion to use her services! There is an on board gift shop that was opened several times and had quite a varied number of exquisite items for sale - carvings, clothing, jewelry, children’s books, art. There was a small gym and an upper deck on which to lay in a hammock or watch the stars. The naturalists were outstanding. The lectures were fascinating. Each day typically had two excursions out on the zodiac to an island. Sometimes three outings. We had one day with tortoises, one half day on a gorgeous beach snorkeling with sea lions, an excursion to see sea birds nesting and caring for eggs and chicks. Every day was amazing. I can not recommend this trip highly enough. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
What can one say. The service, food, tour, people, location and travel were all over the top. Walter - our server at meals was so good to us, we really felt like family. Carlos, our tour Director was very attentive to detail and really ... Read More
What can one say. The service, food, tour, people, location and travel were all over the top. Walter - our server at meals was so good to us, we really felt like family. Carlos, our tour Director was very attentive to detail and really kept us moving in the correct direction. Our entire family went - and we really bonded even more. Everything was fantastic. The animals, water events, hiking, picture taking, swimming, snorkeling, picture taking - all guided by extremely experienced naturalists. The entire staff - from those that cleaned our rooms, those that served drinks in the bar. those that served us food and those that prepared the food to the Captain - all served with pride and always had a smile all their face. Absolutely a one of a kind experience. We had two nights of music - one night the ship Doctor and Captain - played for us. Excellent. The second night was locals from the Islands. Very inspiring to witness. Best trip ever. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
When we arrived on the Endeavor II, we knew this trip was going to be something special. We were oriented to the week's activities and couldn't wait to get started. The naturalists were all excellent, not only in their ... Read More
When we arrived on the Endeavor II, we knew this trip was going to be something special. We were oriented to the week's activities and couldn't wait to get started. The naturalists were all excellent, not only in their knowledge of the specialness of the Galapagos, but in their enthusiasm and obvious love of what they were doing. The days' activities were diverse and every one special. The accommodations were more than adequate and the service impeccable. Carlos was a wonderful host in the dining room, We are still trying to figure out how he learned everyone's name almost immediately. One night my wife decided to pass on dinner, and Carlos wanted to give me food to bring to our cabin for her. We enjoyed the snorkeling and kayaking, as well as the amazing hikes. The trip into the highlands to see the giant tortoises was also fantastic. The nighttime activities and lectures were perfect for review and to heighten our expectations for the coming day. After completeing our Galapagos adventure, we headed to Lima to begin our Inca exploration. This, too, was amazing, even though it took a little while to get comfortable with the altitude. Machu Pichu is an amazing feat and we enjoyed discussing how this came to be with our knowledgeable guide. The hotels were beautiful and well located. Food was excellent. Again our guides were well informed and certainly proud of the country's Inca history. Organization was perfect and travel was easy. Admittedly after 2 weeks of intense travel we were exhausted when we returned home. However, we enjoyed everything. My one caveat, however, would be to make sure that people on these trips are really physically able to do the activities. Several times people fell or had difficulty making the hikes. Overall, we loved every minute of our Galapagos adventure and Peru and are already looking into our next expedition with Lindblad. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We did not find the itinerary very interesting. There was little effort to explore any activity in the ocean - no whales, dolphins, etc. We saw birds and land animals mostly. The captain was only 6 weeks with the line - so it seemed his ... Read More
We did not find the itinerary very interesting. There was little effort to explore any activity in the ocean - no whales, dolphins, etc. We saw birds and land animals mostly. The captain was only 6 weeks with the line - so it seemed his job was only to get us from point A to point B. No one was ever in the bridge - so unlike the Explorer. We missed having a second lounge. The seating in general was not comfortable - missed the library on the Explorer. The weather was warm, but the back deck with tables and chairs was never used. We took our lunch and breakfast up there so we could be outside. Food was great - healthy and interesting. 2 female chefs made sure of that!! Bed was comfortable.No laundry services on board. We were in 216 with a balcony - but it's too small to do anything but stand.Exiting to the zodiacs usually involved a long line down the hall. This was annoying and could have been avoided by calling for people by floor or stateroom. The gym is very nice - we did not use any spa services. The naturalists were interesting, but not as good as we experienced in Patagonia. There is no diving expert to show us what was in the water. We enjoyed kayaking and the paddle boards, but in some way this contributed to feeling like we were on a very austere cruise instead of a being on an expedition. Oh, and the espresso machine was not working during the entire cruise. Thought maybe they should have a spare or a couple Nespresso machines. Almost all the crew are American - college aged kids are your servers and your room attendants. This is because the ship is flagged in the US. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
I've always wanted to visit he Galapagos and I love Lindblad and their naturalists and expeditions. I have been on four total. Unfortunately this cruise was not up to the usual standards. So many children and families, I wish someone ... Read More
I've always wanted to visit he Galapagos and I love Lindblad and their naturalists and expeditions. I have been on four total. Unfortunately this cruise was not up to the usual standards. So many children and families, I wish someone had told me - it was not a good group for a single or couple. I think they should have made more effort to separate adults from children. There were only two lecture, one very good by Socrates and the geology lecture which was poor. Two of the naturalist brought their younger child and that was a problem. She dominated her mother's time and it was just unprofessional. The guest lecture by the Darwin researcher was great, I wish she hadn't been smashed up against dinner. Food was blah and average although service was very nice. Better naturalists needed!! Drinks should be included - one reason I travel with Silverseas instead of Lindblad at times. All in all sub-par. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We took this cruise because we heard how beautiful Chilean Patagonia is. This is a land and sea expedition, We had previously taken a Lindblad expedition and was happy with it, so we were sure this one would also be topnotch. My husband ... Read More
We took this cruise because we heard how beautiful Chilean Patagonia is. This is a land and sea expedition, We had previously taken a Lindblad expedition and was happy with it, so we were sure this one would also be topnotch. My husband and I were really disappointed as were other guests. They accommodated my diet for BLD but not snacks or special functions. Torres del Paine National Park was beautiful & we got to hike every day there. There was communication between Lindblad staff and staff at the hotel regarding my diet. Needless to say it was very frustrating and time consuming to get some food I could eat. .I am a vegan so for the long 11 mile hike all I had to eat was 5 of my bars. The kitchen fixed 2 to go lunches for me, 1 was fish and the other beef. I told them I do not eat either and was told that will have to do!!!! While at the Santiago Grand Hyatt I tried to tell a Lindblad personnel what I would need for the box lunch on the long bus trip. I was cut short and was told that they already knew. Well in the box lunch the only item I could eat was a pear. A plus on this ship was that you could go to the bridge. Us and other persons thought the price for this expedition was expensive for what you received. We spent to many days on board due to weather, entry into Chile or Argentina, changing of pilots etc.I know Lindblad does not have control of this but the price should reflect this. Being and expedition there is not a lot to do on ship. There were many of us who need to do more so we were having a hard time not being able to do much. It also takes a day & a half to get to Torres Del Paine Park. A long day bus ride, then you spend the night at the Remota Hotel, then take the bus to the park. Lots of time driving and on the ship. Some of us need more expedition!! I would not recommend this trip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
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