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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Islander Cruise Reviews

Lindblad Expeditions
National Geographic Islander
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22 Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Islander Cruise Reviews


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mbcorash

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Flippitti

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic service, excellent expedition experience

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Reunionmama

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows - Watch out for the shorter trip!

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Windyledge

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Life changing Expedition

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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pancjefe

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

National Geographic Islander not worth the price

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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johnquackenbush

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Flyaxa

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The Scenery and Wildlife Exceeded Expectation

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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BettyOhio

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Galapagos on Islander

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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readytogoin2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

fabulous time

We went on a Nat Geo Alaska cruise and the 6 of us just knew we had to do Galapagos with them again. It is just an over the top experience if you are looking for a very active and tons of info trip, with terrific ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Kathius

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Galapagos with Lindblad/National Geographic

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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lampardmc54

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

For anyone who loves watching birds and animals in their natural habitat this was certainly the cruise to take thanks to Lindblad and National Geographic. The night before boarding our ship we were met by ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Kathleen513

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip on the Islander with Lindblad to the Galapagos

We have traveled with Lindblad before and have always found them excellent and this trip to the Galapagos was no exception. We flew from Miami to Guayaquil, then out to the Galapagos and Lindblad staff members were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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deboraworth

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

My best trip ever!

We just returned from the trip of a lifetime on the National Geographic Islander (Lindblad), and since there aren’t too many recent reviews of this ship I thought I’d post a detailed one. So please excuse the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Barb Bakun

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sea Lions, Birds, Iguanas, oh my!

We chose this particular trip because of the educational value and Lindblad Expeditions because we had such a wonderful experience on a previous cruise. The embarkation/ disembarkation went very smoothly. Someone ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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marmac1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exciting trip to Galapagos

Crew and naturalists were excellent. I was proud of being a woman as Cindy did a great job as the team leader. She Fabian Patricio, Christina and all others were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Alerion28

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Way to Experience the Galapagos

My wife and I took the one week Galapogos excursion on the Linblad National Geographic on the ship Islander in mid-February. It was a fantastic experience, exceeded our admittedly high expectations and a trip we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Ladybugdm

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amazing snorkeling and wildlife!

We chose this cruise to get up close and personal with the wildlife in the company of National Geographic guides and were not disappointed in that regard. Since no one has written a review of this ship before, I ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Jmpt145

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent Galapagos trip aboard the Islander

Our trip to the Galapagos began with a one night stay in Guayaquil, Ecuador. We stayed in the Hilton Colon a few days prior to the beginning of our trip and that worked out fine. We followed the advice of Linblad ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Joseph Cheeran David

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A once in a lifetime exhilarating experience

We boarded the ship direct from the airport at Baltra. The embarkation went on without any problem, it was done well. The ship ( more like a big catamaran ) is a fit for purpose vessel. Any one joining this ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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krisfeld

1 Review Written

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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skatemomsv

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nature Experience of a Lifetime

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


MikeWin avatar

MikeWin

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boats & Boobies

...chose NG/Lindblad due to excursion options each day No question that there were different options for all three of us for virtually all outings. The various choices were well distributed throughout the week. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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