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National Geographic Explorer Review

4.5 / 5.0
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46 reviews
6 Awards

An amazing expedition

Review for National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica
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wbarnie
10+ Cruises • Age 100s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
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Barrientos Island is located in the South Shetland Islands and is the home
Barrientos Island
gentoo penguin
Barrientos Island
Half Moon Island home to Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins.  There are several
Half Moon Island
Half Moon Island
Paradise bay
Second continental landing
Climbed to the top 2400 feet abov
Paradise bay
Gonzalez Videla Station operated by the Chilean Air Force as a summer base.
Ushuaia, Argentina

This was a trip of a life time. I have thought and planned the trip to Antarctica for years. Researching many options. National geographic/Lindblad was always my top choice. The ship, crew and staff were excellent. National Geographic staff gave presentations on history, wild life and photography.

We had a variety of food prepared by an excellent chief. The dinning room had open seating so we sat with different people each meal.

This was an expedition and the staff planned each day with many challenges. One of the stops was Brown Bluff a continental landing, When we arrived a group went on shore to set up. There were large pieces of ice that blocked access to the landing area and were told we would not be able to go on shore, This was rather disappointing. As we suited up to go out another announcement was made that some of the ice was moved and landing was possiable.

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Very comfortable and clean.

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