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National Geographic Sea Lion Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Well organized with professional Expedition Team

National Geographic Sea Lion Cruise Review by LILI120

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America

We took the expedition entitled: Panama to Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano & Tortuguero including a cruise of 7 nights + a Land Excursion of 7 nights.

The Sea Lion ship is nice and well equipped with very helpful and nice staff and remarkable expedition team formed from many local experts.

The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and well organized.

We must say the cabins were pretty cramped.

The dinning including the service was good but the choose of dishes not very impressive.

The shore excursions were always very well organized.

The local guides that were part of the expedition team were exceptional and we enjoyed their presentations and guidance extremely.

The presence of Kike Calvo was really inspiring !!! He forever changed the way we appreciate light, composition and the overall photography experience.

We believe that the itinerary could be achieved in less time without missing all the visited points of interest.

As we contracted from Lindblad the cruise with the land extension in Costa Rica we must say some words about this part also, that was amazing from all points of view!:

The land adventure was truly exceptional: beautiful places, remarkable choice of visited points of interest along the route, very nice and well chosen local restaurants and exceptional Hotels.

The guide, Maguil Cespedes, was exceptional in terms of knowledge and insight into all nature's details and in all aspects of Costa Rica's day-to-day life.

He was a good-spirited companion organizer and teacher.

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