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Our 10 days on this LEX/NG Explorer expedition was about as good as one can imagine. The ship is designed for both comfort and suitability for seafaring exploration in extreme environments. The sea level embarkation platforms and the way passengers are organized to go ashore or out on zodiac trips both contribute to smooth outings for all. The team of many scientists and naturalists on board give each passenger unlimited opportunities to learn the context of what we're seeing and experiencing (history, geology, geography, biology and ecology of the things all around us). They were all so friendly, enthusiastic and keen to impart that all to us! There is an open Bridge policy so we wandered in and out of the Bridge, encouraged to ask and learn about the instruments, navigation and strategies of choosing a course through well populated iceberg fields. The food was delicious, varied and available at convenient times, served by a truly epic corps of friendly and attentive crew. There were frequent briefings, lectures, daily roundups for our activities and casual gatherings in the lounge and bar. Having an emergency room doctor on staff was also very comforting. The passengers were diverse, international and from all age groups, concentrated in the just retired generation. There was an 11 month old baby and a family with two young teenage children. And one last word about the LEX/NG experience on shore, before and after the expedition. We had a very good bus tour of Buenos Aires before flying to Ushuaia, as well as a nice introduction to the culture, history and beautiful park in Ushuaia before and after the time at sea.

What a trip!

National Geographic Explorer Cruise Review by NJLO

Trip Details
Our 10 days on this LEX/NG Explorer expedition was about as good as one can imagine. The ship is designed for both comfort and suitability for seafaring exploration in extreme environments. The sea level embarkation platforms and the way passengers are organized to go ashore or out on zodiac trips both contribute to smooth outings for all. The team of many scientists and naturalists on board give each passenger unlimited opportunities to learn the context of what we're seeing and experiencing (history, geology, geography, biology and ecology of the things all around us). They were all so friendly, enthusiastic and keen to impart that all to us! There is an open Bridge policy so we wandered in and out of the Bridge, encouraged to ask and learn about the instruments, navigation and strategies of choosing a course through well populated iceberg fields.

The food was delicious, varied and available at convenient times, served by a truly epic corps of friendly and attentive crew.

There were frequent briefings, lectures, daily roundups for our activities and casual gatherings in the lounge and bar.

Having an emergency room doctor on staff was also very comforting.

The passengers were diverse, international and from all age groups, concentrated in the just retired generation. There was an 11 month old baby and a family with two young teenage children.

And one last word about the LEX/NG experience on shore, before and after the expedition. We had a very good bus tour of Buenos Aires before flying to Ushuaia, as well as a nice introduction to the culture, history and beautiful park in Ushuaia before and after the time at sea.
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Very comfortable, fully serviced housekeeping at optimal intervals. The wifi was not very strong and caused some frustration with communications (sending photos to family and friends and accessing information at acceptable speeds) but, considering where we were, it was not a big deal.