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National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Circumnavigating Iceland

National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review by mshrago

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: the Arctic
  • Cabin Type: undefined

We chose Lindblad/NatGeo expedition because of the destination and the onboard naturalists. We have done two otherLindblad/ NatGeo expeditions before this one and were very happy with the crew, food, onboard naturalists and destination. We thought the Orion was a bit better (it is newer and smaller than the Explorer) with better food. There should be more snacks out in the observation lounge...the Orion had granola bars, ginger tea and ginger candies (ginger tea is great for seasickness!), which were missing on the Explorer. As i mentioned is describing the cabin, a lighted makeup mirror is essential. Again, the Orion had these installed in each bathroom. The dining room service could have been better. It felt like they were a bit understaffed. However, service was very friendly and courteous. Food was good, but not a tasty or inventive as we had on the Orion. There was occasionally confusion about our daily offshore excursions and I think that can be attributed to the expeditions leaders. In spite of these minor criticisms, the trip was wonderful overall. Lindblad/NatGeo is highly recommended!

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Cabin Main 304

The bathroom should have a lighted, magnifying mirror. Otherwise, most people cannot see to put on makeup! This was on the Lindblad Orion, but not the Explorer.

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