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National Geographic Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
25 reviews

Excellent cruise for those interested in wildlife or volcanology

Review for the Arctic Cruise on National Geographic Orion
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jun 2017

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I'm quite interested in the characteristics of the polar regions of our planet, and this seemed to be a good way to do it. I was not disappointed. A few notes:

The itinerary had to be changed because of storms in the North Sea. This worked out well for me, but may not have been so for others. Travelers should note that Lindblad specifically states in their contract that changes are possible.

There was a wide variety of expertise among the staff, from ornithology to ethnomusicology to geology. We also had a native Icelander on board. This provided good breath of understanding of what we were seeing.

Cabin Review

Cabin S1

This cabin is located just in front of the restaurant. That was not a problem. However, the space was poorly used and the various noises from the engine and the hull were excessive. The bed was extremely comfortable.

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