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G Expedition Review

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Lindblad/National Geographic to Galapagos

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ledaebel
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015
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Traveled with children
Clear water for 13 year old
Very close and very wet sea lion resting on the beach.
Bedroom on other side of louvers.  Porthole near water level.
Family portrait, 3 generations.  Loved it but very humid but not hot in Aug
Wonderful Nat. Geo. naturalist, photographer and friend with Chloe
Ugly little suckers!
In the Kodiak.
snorkeling with baby turtle.
In the distance you can see a whale.  We were called to go on a quick trip
Penguins
Darwin Center
Bachelor tortoise in Darwin Center.  My new boyfriend.

I have not been on a cruise in 20 years so this was a trip of a lifetime for my multigenerational family. We did spend one night in Equador, at the Hotel Colon, prior to our last flight to the islands. It took 1.5 days of travel to get there with lunch and an excursion to an island scheduled for the same day.

Unfortunately, 25 of us lost our luggage via American airlines errors, and the sweet people of Lindblad/ Nat. Geo took us to a town to buy some clothing. I mention this because we have a story about not finding much available in Mucho Grande Pantaloons size. The Ecuadorians are a much smaller people than Americans. A size 12 to 14 is a mucho grande. The hotel manager did everything he could to supply us with essentials including laundry for our paultry supplies. They were such gracious people.

Although the ship may be small compared to the super cruise liners it was comfortable and charming. We became a small family of explorers. My grandaughters and I had a two room cabin that was nicely size (300.) My daughter and SIL had a much smaller room for 2 (206) Gifts were left in the bathroom for us to use during the trip including a reusable water bottle, loofah etc. Of course the chocolates left on our bed were a nice treat left after beds were set for nite time.

Cabin Review

Cabin one bedroom and sitting room

Good clean rooms with snug bathroom that had been newly renovated. Shower was tight but had a shower curtain so no water was in the rest of the room.

Unfortunately we were near the engine. We got used to the sound quickly and really didn't hear it when we were at sea. Each cabin had a fan to help circulate air. Nothing seemed to smell of mildew.

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