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Traveling on the National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands was a "trip of a lifetime"! Our Expedition leader, Russ Evans, a Falklands Islands native, and NG Explorer Captain Oliver took us to places that the Explorer had never been before. The Naturalists aboard were tops in their fields and were accessible to the passengers throughout the trip, albeit through their talks, traveling alongside us in zodiacs, on the landings, and sharing meals in the dining room. We especially enjoyed the Shackleton connections aboard and off the ship, including seeing Elephant Island, the hike into Stromness, the movie ENDURANCE available for viewing, the talks by the Naturalists, and toasting "The Boss" at his grave when we were in South Georgia, It was a life changing experience to be in such a pure and untouched part of our world, seeing the ever changing landscapes and being with animals in their natural turf and on their terms. Experiencing it was a privilege!

Memorable Shackleton connections and spectacular wildlife

National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review by CSidell

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Antarctica
Traveling on the National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica, South Georgia, and The Falkland Islands was a "trip of a lifetime"! Our Expedition leader, Russ Evans, a Falklands Islands native, and NG Explorer Captain Oliver took us to places that the Explorer had never been before. The Naturalists aboard were tops in their fields and were accessible to the passengers throughout the trip, albeit through their talks, traveling alongside us in zodiacs, on the landings, and sharing meals in the dining room. We especially enjoyed the Shackleton connections aboard and off the ship, including seeing Elephant Island, the hike into Stromness, the movie ENDURANCE available for viewing, the talks by the Naturalists, and toasting "The Boss" at his grave when we were in South Georgia, It was a life changing experience to be in such a pure and untouched part of our world, seeing the ever changing landscapes and being with animals in their natural turf and on their terms. Experiencing it was a privilege!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 315
Located where it was, we did not experience as much of the sea action as other locations on the ship.

Wonderful storage, great bathroom/shower, and comfortable bed, good lighting.

Only complaint was that the large window could have been clearer.