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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Islander Cruise Reviews

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Amazing nature expedition
"I was so excited to go on this trip of a lifetime to someplace that I had just read about and never dreamed I would ever see in person. My two daughters selected this excrusion to celebrate many lifetime events, so..."Read More
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Amazing nature expedition

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krisfeld
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was so excited to go on this trip of a lifetime to someplace that I had just read about and never dreamed I would ever see in person. My two daughters selected this excrusion to celebrate many lifetime events, so I was along for the ride. However, I was overwhelmed with the level of care that we received once we joined the team at Lindblad/Nat Geo. Every aspect of this trip was well planned. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

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A $3500/day prison; brochures completely misleading; activities minimal;

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mbcorash
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because the brochure promised extensive activities, lots of options and a lot of time in the water. NONE of these were the case. in seven days, we had a total of 2 and a half hours in which we were allowed to swim in the water. The rest off the time we were couped up on the ship except for time when groups of ten or more walked very, very, slowly looking bat the same birds, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Nature Experience of a Lifetime

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skatemomsv
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I accompanied a friend who had taken two previous Lindblad/National Geographic cruises. We both seek experiences that combine education with unique travel experiences that focus on wildlife viewing, This cruise struck that balance. The wild and remote Galapagos archipeligro is striking in its rugged beauty, and it is home to some of the most unusual birds, reptiles and other creatures of the sea ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Fantastic service, excellent expedition experience

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Flippitti
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We boarded the National Geographic Islander as the final part of our two week long trip to Lima, Machu Picchu and parts of Ecuador. This was not our first Lindblad expedition - we had previously done one in the Sea of Cortez to see the great whale migration - so we knew what to expect. In summary: CABIN: We booked this expedition almost a year in advance and we picked the cheapest cabin. It was ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Highs and Lows - Watch out for the shorter trip!

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Reunionmama
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We took the 1 week Galapagos trip on the Islander (48 psgr capacity) as a family of 4. This is a relatively new tour for Nat Geo/Lindblad, 2 days shorter than their standard trip to accommodate people with limited vacation schedules, and we chose it primarily because it worked for the younger generation in our group (Millennials with limited vacation time). We came in with high expectations, due ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Life changing Expedition

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Windyledge
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was a family cruise with 6 of us going. Very interested in seeing the ecology of the Islands. Lindblad/National Geographic did not disappoint. In fact, it was so incredible we will never forget! We saw so much and learned so much. A wonderful immersive experience. Thanks to the best crew EVER! They were so caring and informative. The small ship meant everyone received the same amazing ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Traveled with children


National Geographic Islander not worth the price

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pancjefe
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We booked a cruise to the Galapagos on the National Geographic Endeavor through Lindblad Travel for myself, my wife and three adult children/partners. We paid a small fortune for the trip, and yes, we had a wonderful trip to and around the Galapagos. That said, however, I would never book another cruise through Lindblad/National Geographic. The cruise is listed as 10 days, but it is actually a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


It is a boutique hotel that moves overnight, staffed by the most amazing people.

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johnquackenbush
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

If you are like me, you imagine a cruise is about the closest thing to hell one could imagine for a vacation. But I must say that this trip was anything but hell. It was an amazing experience. First, the Islander only carries 48 passengers, so everything was intimate and manageable. It was more like staying in a boutique hotel that just happens to move locations overnight. Second, the ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Traveled with children


The Scenery and Wildlife Exceeded Expectation

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Flyaxa
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were looking for an exploration trip toGalapagos which was on my bucket list. National Geographic has an excellent reputation. A friend had gone on the Endeavor several years ago and described it as the trip of a lifetime. We choose the Islander for its size, thinking we would receive indiviualized attention. We choose the date knowing there would be less children. We elected to take the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


Galapagos on Islander

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BettyOhio
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We thought we would be on the trip of a lifetime with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. The ship and staff onboard were wonderful. The naturalists were a disappointment. They were very knowledgeable and full of information but their concern for the passengers left a bit to be desired. On our Kayak expedition no effort was made to make sure everyone was familiar with how to ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


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