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This was a family cruise with 6 of us going. Very interested in seeing the ecology of the Islands. Lindblad/National Geographic did not disappoint. In fact, it was so incredible we will never forget! We saw so much and learned so much. A wonderful immersive experience. Thanks to the best crew EVER! They were so caring and informative. The small ship meant everyone received the same amazing treatment and experience. We saw almost ever Animal we hoped and not from a mile away, but right there. We swam, snorkeled, hiked our way around 6 do the Islands and each one was an experience. Each one was absolutely stunning inits landscape and animal life. On board, the ship was beautiful and the food incredible. Locally sourced and delicious. The information talks were great. Keep in mind our expedition leader has been doing this for 40 years. You can understand how good they are!

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National Geographic Islander Cruise Review by Windyledge

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Galapagos
This was a family cruise with 6 of us going. Very interested in seeing the ecology of the Islands. Lindblad/National Geographic did not disappoint. In fact, it was so incredible we will never forget! We saw so much and learned so much. A wonderful immersive experience. Thanks to the best crew EVER! They were so caring and informative. The small ship meant everyone received the same amazing treatment and experience. We saw almost ever Animal we hoped and not from a mile away, but right there. We swam, snorkeled, hiked our way around 6 do the Islands and each one was an experience. Each one was absolutely stunning inits landscape and animal life.

On board, the ship was beautiful and the food incredible. Locally sourced and delicious. The information talks were great. Keep in mind our expedition leader has been doing this for 40 years. You can understand how good they are!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 406
This is an expedition. So don’t expect a huge cabin. They work well and are quite comfortable, just small. The bathrooms/shower are very tiny, but it does not matter. You spend little time there so you can soak up the surrounding environment.

First the food. All locally sourced with a local flare to the cuisine. Adds so much to the overall experience. Every meal features varied local fruits and vegetables. Lots of pride by the kitchen staff and it shows! Everything was delicious. The desserts were tasty. Don’t miss the make your own sundae!

Next, the crew. Everyone was so nice and knew their job perfectly. Naturalist were so talented and passionate. It was great to learn from them. Cabin stewards were nearly invisible yet cleaned the cabins 3 times a day. Cabins are very tight, especially the bathrooms, but it does not matter on a trip like this.