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Baja Whales expedition

National Geographic Venture Cruise Review by jonshanser

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  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: Africa

To see adult and baby whales in the Gulf of Cortez and Pacific. Saw many whales but were unfortunately not able to get close to the babies.

Food was just average and repetitive/boring.

Should not have had to pay extra for alcohol.

Culture of wait staff was different than our prior trips which did not have an American flag.

This was a Seattle based boat with essentially all American help and their culture is significantly different than the predominantly Filipino staff on our other trips. The latter are much more helpful & friendly.

Also, the cabin was disappointingly quite small, though the bathroom in our bedroom seemed better than on other trips. The bed was a bit soft which caused my back to be stiff in the am. Thank G_d the naturalists were terrific, esp. the trip leader Rab and Carlos Navarro.

One other thing that disappointed us was that the bridge was NOT open 24/7 which it was on our last NG trip(around Iceland).


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