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We were originally booked on the Orion which we chose because it was the smaller ship carrying almost 30% fewer passengers than the Explorer. We transferred to the Explorer when the Orion sailings were cancelled. The Explorer was excellent and we never regretted not being able to sail on the Orion. We spent 6 days exploring Buenos Aires before joining our group flight to Ushuaia. We loved every minute of it. We recommend tango lessons for dancers and non dancers! We had 3. Our expedition was fantastic. Antarctica was breathtaking. In fact we were really disappointed when the ship set sail for South Georgia. We would have loved to stay longer. Our disappointment was soon forgotten once we arrived at South Georgia and started to enjoy the hikes, the scenery, wildlife and history. Our trip was made all the more enjoyable by the people we met on board and the fantastic crew and staff. Our expedition leader and the team of naturalists and photographers went out of their way to make sure our experience was enriched to the fullest. We have been home 3 days and our thoughts we keep returning to the wonderful experience we've just had. We feel very privileged to have had this opportunity.

Extraordinary Experience

National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review by RCEW

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Antarctica
We were originally booked on the Orion which we chose because it was the smaller ship carrying almost 30% fewer passengers than the Explorer. We transferred to the Explorer when the Orion sailings were cancelled. The Explorer was excellent and we never regretted not being able to sail on the Orion.

We spent 6 days exploring Buenos Aires before joining our group flight to Ushuaia. We loved every minute of it. We recommend tango lessons for dancers and non dancers! We had 3.

Our expedition was fantastic. Antarctica was breathtaking. In fact we were really disappointed when the ship set sail for South Georgia. We would have loved to stay longer. Our disappointment was soon forgotten once we arrived at South Georgia and started to enjoy the hikes, the scenery, wildlife and history.

Our trip was made all the more enjoyable by the people we met on board and the fantastic crew and staff. Our expedition leader and the team of naturalists and photographers went out of their way to make sure our experience was enriched to the fullest.

We have been home 3 days and our thoughts we keep returning to the wonderful experience we've just had. We feel very privileged to have had this opportunity.
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