National Geographic Sea Bird Cruise Review
Itinerary: Alaska, British Columbia & the San Juan Islands - May 2012
We had a great time. We took advantage of the free over night in Seattle, dinner, city tour and kayaking. We got to meet a gentleman from Lindblad corporate offices who knew you and said Lindblad loved working with you and Sunstone. We were on the ship for dinner and then sailed out for the next 11 days.
Our main issue was rain rain rain. OMG, it didn't stop, there is traditionally rain at this time of year but we were graced with an over abundance to be sure. That said the ship and crew did everything in their power to keep us happy and happy we were.
Many got into the photography interest offered by Linda who is the National Geographic trained photo expert on board. She was wonderful in her patience and knowledge. We had Larry, Betty Lou and others of the staff that stand out to make Lindblad have the reputation of being the best at what they do. Our lectures were more of fun discussions, not like being in class, but interactive learning sessions and very much enjoyed by all the passengers. The naturalists very much know their stuff and are so willing to share their passion. We saw many back and brown bears, and glaciers and rain rain rain. There were some people who actually went snorkeling in the freezing water in the rain. Hearty souls they were.
We had only 36 passengers on our sailing, about half full. We were in a Category 2 cabin which was fine. The cabins on this ship are just ok...the higher Category is a little bigger and still nothing better than just ok.
Food was fresh, the fish was moist and delicious and I ate fish every night and couldn't have been happier.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip. Your printed information prior to sailing was good, you kept us up to date on everything and we especially enjoyed the bottle of wine in our cabin with a note of thanks from you. We will sail again at some point.