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National Geographic Quest Cruise Review

Itinerary: Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness - May 2018

National Geographic Quest

Linda, we are back and so soon it was sadly over. Good memories and lots of photos. We made a reservation in Seattle to visit my sister and then flew up to Juneau and met the group. Transfers went perfectly on both ends.

The ship was lovely. Lots of little things that made it comfortable for us. Small areas to hang out, large areas to socialize. Comfortable chair to read my book in the evening between activities. Cabin was large enough for the two of us, Cabin 324, enough storage space and good lighting. Bath was small but worked well. Enjoyed the pull out line for drying clothes. Food beyond expectation for such a remote area and small galley. They work magic in there.

We had good weather most of the time. Two days of drizzle but otherwise sun. Staff said we were fortunate for so much sun. We saw and we saw...when we thought we had seen it all the next day showed us we hadn't. Whales, not to many up close which was a disappointment. I hoped to be squirted by one. Many eagles of all kinds, a few bears and all sorts of other sea and wildlife. My forever memory, I was in a kayak and watched a bear swim from island to island pretty much in front of me. Not close but close enough. The Naturalists are so knowledgeable and everywhere you want them to be. Anything someone asked got an answer either on the spot or after some research. One passenger we met was a chef and she would ask for the recipes. She said every morning under her door was the recipe from the night before that she had asked for. The staff goes so much out of their way to make all everyone comfortable. They add a whole added dimension to the experience.

As this was our first small ship, first time n Alaska, first time with Lindblad, we were very very pleased with the whole experience. Linda, you prepared us well with your past experience. You had great patience with us as you knew we knew nothing when we first called you. We thank you ... now to save enough for Galapagos with Lindblad.

— Robin and Gloria, Las Vegas