Educational, Adventurous, Thrilling: National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review by seamominsb

National Geographic Explorer 5
Member Since 2014

Overall Member Rating

Educational, Adventurous, Thrilling

Sail Date: January 2017
Destination: Antarctica
Embarkation: Ushuaia
Chose this cruise because we did the same cruise 10 years earlier and were anxious to return to Antarctica. The Explorer carries 148 passengers; our earlier trip was on Endeavor, which carried 105. Chose Lindblad Expeditions because we were so pleased with the earlier cruise and we were not disappointed with this one. We liked the informality; no dressing up or coats and ties required. Breakfast and lunch is buffet but guests are invited to order something specially prepared if they prefer. Dinners are served and seating is open, which gives passengers the opportunity to meet each other. Meat, fish, and vegetarian entrees available every day. Alcoholic beverages are not included except at Captain's cocktail reception, farewell cocktail party, and special dinners in a private dining room with ship's naturalists, historians, or photographer. The fitness center is well equipped and there's nothing like walking the treadmill while the ship navigates sea ice! Kayaking, cruising in More the Zodiacs, and walks among the penguin colonies are handled efficiently, with emphasis on safety. Educational talks by scientists, naturalists, and historians on board bring meaning to the experience. Very good trip! Less

Published 05/30/17
2 Helpful Votes

Cabin review: 03350

Cabin is small, but well-planned, with plenty of drawer and closet space. Robes and slippers are provided. Bath has large shower that works efficiently and contains dispensers of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. Lots of drawer space to tuck away toiletries and personal care items. Daily cabin service is excellent.

Compare Prices on National Geographic Explorer Antarctica Cruises

Member Since 2014
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See National Geographic Explorer deals up to 82% off:

November Deals
National Geographic Explorer 93% Loved It

Antarctica, South Georgia And The Falklands
See all National Geographic Explorer Deals >>