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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Not ready for prime time

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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Theezer

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I was totally excited to be going on this trip with Ponant to Costa Rica. Afterall great destination, French wine and french food... what is there not to like. Well was I sorely disappointed. The wine was mediocre and limited variety. At dinner many nights there was only one red or one white. The food was good not great(except for the special nights) and some of the meals were downright poor. I ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


First Expedition Cruise

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to Panama Canal & Central America

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SSICruisertoo

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Hubby & I chose the cruise because we wanted a short cruise that included a Panama Canal crossing. This cruise was an expedition cruise focusing on national parks in Costa Rica & Panama. Started in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and ended I. Panama City, including a Pacific to Atlantic crossing of the Panamá Canal. We’re not naturalists but thought it may be an interesting experience. This review is ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


The best overall cruise experience out of our 30 plus cruises!

Review for Le Dumont d'Urville to South America

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weezer7612

10+ Cruises

Everyone has different likes and dislikes. I’m going to summarize what we look for in a cruise vacation which we felt Ponant came closest to an overall exceptional experience and why. My sister n husband ( late 50s very active non drinkers) and my husband (70) and myself(62) - both drinkers and not super active wanted a Xmas holiday experience together. We didn’t want to travel too far from USA ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Misleading

Review for National Geographic Sea Lion to South America

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prileyrn

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise because I have traveled with NG/Lindblad before and wanted to see Costa Rica with this group of naturalists etc. The timing was right for my daughter and I to travel together. we were looking forward to seeing the wildlife primarily. Unfortunately, the brochure which specifically promotes seeing sloths in the wild was a total misrepresentation. I was told by the naturalists ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Fun Combination of Costa Rica Nature and a Panama Canal Crossing

Review for National Geographic Quest to Panama Canal & Central America

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kayaksue

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We love the Lindblad / National Geographic Expeditions cruises because of their superb naturalists and their insight into wilderness areas of the world. The Quest is a new ship in the fleet and worked well for expedition cruising. Our cabin was small with a balcony; not much open floor space but you don't spend much time in the room. The general outline of the day is: a buffet breakfast, ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


One of the Best Weeks of My Life

Review for National Geographic Quest to Panama Canal & Central America

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Jockwhittlesey

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Lindblad/National Geographic cruise, and it fully delivered on all counts. The focus is on seeing the environment, birds, and animals of the area, with a Panama Canal transit as a bonus. The ship was modern, in perfect condition, beautiful, and a real ship (not a mall.) I had some of the best meals ever on board - the rack of lamb comes to mind as a real winner. The ship’s ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Traveled with children


Energetic, well organised cruise, Overnight transit of Panama Canal the highlight

Review for Safari Voyager to Panama Canal & Central America

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tonykempster

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise primarily because of the transit of the Panama Canal. However, the overall theme of 'adventure' was an important aspect. The ship seemed perfectly suited to the type of cruise, but was somewhat basic. Having been on a Mekong small ship Cruise last year we had probably been spoiled!! Cabin was small with wash basin within main cabin area, but just about adequate. ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Antarctica Dream Cruise Stunning Journey with small issues

Review for Midnatsol to Antarctica

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harbormaster

10+ Cruises

We just returned from the Hurtigruten Midnatsol Chilean Fjords and Antarctica cruise, February 3 to 17, 2017. We had a fantastic time and were completely glad that, after a lot of research and planning, we chose this ship and itinerary. Hurtigruten does an outstanding job with the excursions, cruisings, landings, destination information and safety. Some other specifics could use more ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Trip of a Lifetime II – Prince Albert II

Review for Silver Explorer to Panama Canal & Central America

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acesupp2001

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Trip of a Lifetime II - Prince Albert II The Prince Albert II is a luxurious expedition ship with 5 star cuisine and outstanding attention to detail and service. It offers the ambiance and beautiful lines of a large private yacht, not a cruise ship. It is intimate enough so that at the end of your voyage you feel like family with the incredible staff and crew. The cabins are roomy and tastefully ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Cabin Type: Adventurer Class Oceanview Stateroom


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