National Geographic Venture Review

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WOW! When can we go again?

Review for the Mexican Riviera Cruise on National Geographic Venture
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Sail Date: Dec 2023

This was our first Linblad cruise and we can’t wait to go again. We sailed in the Gulf of California on this trip. We have been on about 30 cruises, one other being an expedition cruise, and this was definitely one of our top experiences.

The ship was well designed and clean. Transportation to and from the ship was seamless. We had a cabin with 2 large windows on deck 2. There was lots of storage space and the bed was very comfortable - which we were very happy with as we were exhausted each evening - they certainly keep you busy! The shower was the best we’ve had on a cruise ship, or maybe anywhere. We do wish, and had expected, that each cabin would have bathrobes - ours did not.

The staff was exceptional. It was surprising to learn that many of them were on the ship for the first time, but they worked as a team as if they had been together for a while. The naturalists were so friendly and knowledgeable, and always looking for wildlife. Shout out to Patrick, and his dive partner Ayla, who amazed us on several evenings with their video footage. Patrick is so talented to be able to quickly put together a presentation and commentary that was so entertaining.

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Loreto is a very small fishing village. We were there for Christmas prior to the cruise and it was VERY quiet and most things were closed. Things picked up afterwards, especially when a Norwegian cruise ship visited. If you go, be sure to find the brewery which has very good beer and food.

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