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National Geographic Islander Review

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Review for National Geographic Islander to Galapagos
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2018

...chose NG/Lindblad due to excursion options each day No question that there were different options for all three of us for virtually all outings. The various choices were well distributed throughout the week. Guides were knowledgeable and generally enthusiastic about the islands. However, I did expect more venturing off the coast, especially on Isabella, where there were other things to see and experience. Most guide books summarize quite a few different points of interest; most of these were not offered. I realize that this is a live aboard experience and the coast is the focus, but a blend would have been an advantage.

As noted, guides were very educated and informed on the science and natural aspects. Some of the people skills were lacking. Back and forth from kayak to zodiac, asking a spouse if she knew here right leg from her left was not part of the personal ambiance, nor was using the term "gringo" when most of your passenger manifest is American.

Way too much food. Could have very easily gone with breakfast and dinner, skipped the mid-day meal in favor of more time out and about.

Cabin Review

Cabin upper deck/cat 4

,,,tiny. Been on dive boats with far more spacious--not luxurious--accommodations.

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