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We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for. Our companions we most enjoyable and valued the same experiences we did. We both participated in and enjoyed the morning stretch class and we used the fitness center and found the masseuse to skillful. The food at every single mean was awesome with great variety and within a theme many and varied choices. We don't have dietary restrictions but we noticed those guests were alway accommodated. The land activities were top notch. Great variety and plenty of time for group and individual time. The equipment was great from the masks, fins, and snorkels to the Zodiacs, the paddle boards, the kayaks, the chairs onshore, the food and the beverages, the life vests. All amazing. Using local guides was a plus for us, especially Carlos Navarro onboard our cruise. Wow, he was knowledgeable in so many areas. We have no criticisms except the choice of LAX for the airport of embarkation. It is so big, confusing, and not nearly enough people to help with directions. Also, on the way to Loreto our gate was changed three times which was extremely difficult for many passengers and just plain annoying for us.

Completely satisfied

National Geographic Venture Cruise Review by mfrantz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Africa
We love whale watching and have a curiosity about the Sea of Cortez but have not been successful in attempts to explore it on our own. The itinerary fit our wishes even better than we knew to wish for.

Our companions we most enjoyable and valued the same experiences we did.

We both participated in and enjoyed the morning stretch class and we used the fitness center and found the masseuse to skillful.

The food at every single mean was awesome with great variety and within a theme many and varied choices. We don't have dietary restrictions but we noticed those guests were alway accommodated.

The land activities were top notch. Great variety and plenty of time for group and individual time.

The equipment was great from the masks, fins, and snorkels to the Zodiacs, the paddle boards, the kayaks, the chairs onshore, the food and the beverages, the life vests. All amazing.

Using local guides was a plus for us, especially Carlos Navarro onboard our cruise. Wow, he was knowledgeable in so many areas.

We have no criticisms except the choice of LAX for the airport of embarkation. It is so big, confusing, and not nearly enough people to help with directions. Also, on the way to Loreto our gate was changed three times which was extremely difficult for many passengers and just plain annoying for us.
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The room had good storage, we received cleaning twice per day, the toiletries in the dispensers were great, gear bags were provided for snorkels and the gear, too! the reading was material was good, especially the atlas, the bed comfortable, we could control our own temperature, there were blankets and a duvet and two kinds of pillow plus blankets we could use to wrap up when we were outside, the deck was awesome with a table and two chairs.