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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Venture Cruise Reviews

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The sunrise and sunset greeted almost every day
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Completely satisfied
"We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for. Our..."Read More
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mfrantz

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Baja Whales expedition

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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jonshanser

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

To see adult and baby whales in the Gulf of Cortez and Pacific. Saw many whales but were unfortunately not able to get close to the babies. Food was just average and repetitive/boring. Should not have had to pay extra for alcohol. Culture of wait staff was different than our prior trips which did not have an American flag. This was a Seattle based boat with essentially all American ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Completely satisfied

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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mfrantz

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for. Our companions we most enjoyable and valued the same experiences we did. We both participated in and enjoyed the morning stretch class and we used the fitness center and found the masseuse ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Expedition with grandchildren

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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Sheri Weber

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had previously sailed with Lindblad in the Galapagos Islands with our granddaughters and had a wonderful experience. They wanted to go on another expedition, so we chose Lindblad again, this time to Alaska. The trip was great. Our granddaughters particularly enjoyed the Explorers program and the naturalist, Jared, who ran the program. The staff and naturalists on board accommodated us ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with children


Wonderful staff, ship, and adventure for photographers, families, and others

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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dusty4321

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I in our 70s, moderately fit, had a terrific time on this new ship. This adventure expedition fully met my expectations from advertising and reviews. Venture was nearly brand new and well designed for conveniently and safely getting us off the ship in zodiacs and small groups nearly every day. The food was tasty and plentiful, always with healthy options. Hotel service was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


A fun, educational and adventurous expedition cruise

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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PattyB

10+ Cruises

We were a little last-minute signing up for this trip but our expedition specialist facilitated everything so smoothly, we just packed and took off. So many passengers opted to take an earlier flight than the recommended flight to Sitka that Nat Geo scrambled and the expedition director met us at the airport with a special bus and tours - that was an impressive start! My husband and I had ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Incredible Alaska Natue Experience

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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BirderNE

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our first cruise and first Lindblad expedition. Our Alaska Inside Passage trip was from Sitka to Juno and was overall an amazing experience. The staff are very accommodating and extremely well-trained. I can't imagine getting better service. They make you feel like you are at home on the Venture. The naturalists are all amazing people, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. You will ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Excellent Expedition

Review for National Geographic Venture to Alaska

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LouR13

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Each day was an adventure to experience the culture, wildlife and nature of the area. The naturalists and expedition guides were extremely knowledgeable and gifted teachers. The day was packed with activities. The ship was comfortable, staff could not have been better and the food was so tasty. The morning stretch yoga was the perfect way to start the day. Especially enjoyed our Yale ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Baja California: A Remarkable Journey

Review for National Geographic Venture to Pacific Coastal

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bensod

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Whale Watching!! Cruising through the incredibly beautiful and serene Sea of Cortes and then around Cabo San Lucas to the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula. We were able to see 5 different species of whales (up close and personal, including petting a momma and baby grey). Porpoises and sea birds galore. The new Venture was magnificent and the crew including the naturalists, expedition ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Baja CA and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales - Whale Sharks Extension

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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Jody515

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Getting close to Grey Whales - touching them! Our main - primary - virtually only - objective was to get into the San Ignacio Lagoon (Unesco Site) to get up close and TOUCH the whales - as you advertise EVERYWHERE. It did NOT happen. Extremely disappointing. Supposedly the weather (wind) did not permit it. However, on land trip in La Paz a couple on the shuttle into town took a trip with a ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Worst trip ever!

Review for National Geographic Venture to Africa

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Utexas

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Everything that was described to us as to what our activities would be on this trip never happened!! We were on the ship for 9 days and only left the ship for a total of about 9 hours and that was for a couple of hikes, one whale watching and a barbecue on shore. The weather was not great so all of the off the ship activities which were snorkeling, more hiking, kayaking, swimming with sea lions ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


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