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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Default National Geographic Galapagos Cruise

Can anyone tell me any good or bad experiences with the ship Endeavor?
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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:03 PM
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We have been to the Arctic and the Antarctic on Endeavour before it was moved to the Galapagos. Like all other Lindblad expeditions, it is the best. The staff is what makes the experience outstanding. Endeavour is much more comfortable than the Polaris (We did the Galapagos on Polaris) which it has replaced.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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Is it true that unlike most cruises for dinner it is very casual?
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Old December 1st, 2009, 08:42 AM
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Yes, dinner is very casual (within the bounds of good taste) No need to bring a tux, jacket or tie. Normal dress is sport shirt and khakis - you'll even see some shorts and T shirts!
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Old December 20th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Cool Entire experience was excellent!

Can't say enough good things, as long as you are prepared for a nature intense trip. It is awesome. The ship's food was outstanding, especially given the compactness of the kitchen facilities. Staff took care of every need. Snorkel gear is provided (we took our own). We especially liked the open seating at dinner, as we got to mix and mingle with different people at each meal.
The evening review session was great in the cocktail lounge, getting a review of what we had seen that day, and what to expect the next day.
All the guides were very knowledgeable and exciting to be with on the daily excursions. Great way to see Galapagos.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 09:18 PM
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very last minute decision booked this last week - any thoughts of what to bring that may be 'outside' the suggested list and common sense :-)? Many thanks -

I've been several times to the galapagos - always magical - wanted a photographic trip this time....
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very last minute decision booked this last week - any thoughts of what to bring that may be 'outside' the suggested list and common sense :-)? Many thanks -

I've been several times to the galapagos - always magical - wanted a photographic trip this time....

Can't wait to hear about your trip. We are booked to leave January, 2011.

Since there is almost 24 hours of light we would be interested to know if you are off the ship in the evening as well as during the day.

We have traveled with Lindblad to the Galapagos and the Napa Valley and they provide a great trip.

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Default sailing on the Endeavor Feb 19

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Can anyone tell me any good or bad experiences with the ship Endeavor?
are you or anyone else out there in CC -land booked on a NatGeo/Lindblad Galapagos cruise?
we fly to Quayaquil on Feb 18, on to Baltra Feb 20 for a week in the islands, then fly to Quito Feb 27, and stay a few days before flying home to Denver.

would love to connect with anyone who will be joining us, or hearing from anyone who has done this expedition already!

Susan and Bill
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Susan & Bill

Would love to hear about your cruise when you return. There is not much info posted about Endeavour. I'm booked on April 16.

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Susan & Bill

Would love to hear about your cruise when you return. There is not much info posted about Endeavour. I'm booked on April 16.

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Can't wait! Just booked the Endeavour for the Feb 4 trip. Anyone else going then?
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Old October 15th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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We're booked on the Islander in March. Are you doing MP too?

There is a lot of helpful information on the Celebrity Expedition thread. Not too many Lindblad posters on CC.

For some reason, we keep gravitating toward ever smaller ships. This will be our smallest yet.
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I wanted to do MP, but can't bear to be apart from my kids any longer. 10 days is going to be a long time for the hubby to manage 2 kids!
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