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National Geographic Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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23 reviews

Fantastic cruise/expedition with outstanding crew, staff and guests.

Review for National Geographic Orion to Transpacific
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018

This was our 7th cruise with Lindblad. We go with Lindblad/NatGeo because of the smaller ship size (72 people on this one), the knowledgeable and expert staff and the very high quality of the crew.

We toured the Tumumatu Atolls and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, visiting 17 in 15 days. Some had not seen a cruise ship stop there and many did not have any people where we swam, snorkeled, kayaked and hiked. We were fortunate to have wonderful weather.

Every day offered a number of activities. The crew and Lindblad staff always were looking for what may be the most interesting or most rewarding. They would work closely with the Captain (who mingled with the guests on most days) to put the ship where we could best partake in the events. Flexibility was always high on the list and offered everyone the chance to get between activities when they wanted to do so.

Cabin Review

Cabin Cat 3 Suite

The cabin was very functional with plenty of storage. We had a queen bed and a small sofa. The cabin did not have a sliding door to a balcony but the window was relatively large.

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