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National Geographic Sea Lion Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Beautiful Baja!

Review for National Geographic Sea Lion to the Mexican Riviera
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018

We chose this cruise because we had heard about it from many previous guests on this trip and because we really wanted to see whales in Baja. After taking this trip, we now understand why people love it and why they return year after year.

We have traveled with National Geographic/Lindblad several times in the past, so we knew that this would be a good trip. As is our experience, the captain was terrific and led a trip that was safe and interesting and enjoyable. He invited guests to join him on the bridge to see the journey from his perspective and to have a chance, that is a hallmark of the Lindblad experience, to watch the captain and the crew as they maneuvered the ship to each interesting destination - or simply stopped to allow us all to be quietly and respectfully up close to the wildlife we came to see.

The naturalists, who must be among the best in the industry, gave lectures on the history and the culture of the destinations we visited and helped us learn about the flora and fauna we were so lucky to see. They were with us on our outings or on the bow of the ship to answer any and all questions that arose. National Geographic/Lindblad does a great job of bringing the most knowledgeable people on board who are familiar with the areas they visit - to help those of us who want to learn all that we can while we are traveling to these special destinations.

Cabin Review

Cabin 03

While all rooms on this ship are small, this room is a bit bigger and has a desk with two chairs, which made all the difference for us. Room 105 is also this big, but it has the disadvantage of being next to the stairwell, which I would recommend that you might avoid if noise is an issue. The door to the stairwell closes right next to the room and also slides open in front of the desk window, which might be annoying.

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