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Marcy and Ron R.

Surf City, NJ

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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We did have the “trip of a lifetime”! Everything went so smoothly that we just relaxed and enjoyed our fabulous trip. The hotels were perfect, and exploring Peru and Ecuador was fabulous. Thank you so much for all of your recommendations and the obvious coordination that went into planning our trip. If we can recommend your services, it would be our pleasure!

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Stuart M.

Sanibel, FL
Jun 2015

Land of the Ice Bears - Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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Our trip was excellent. The most memorable parts of this journey was the Polar Bear coming right up to the bow of the boat and the wonderful hour we spent with the whales. The naturalist lectures were something to look forward to on a daily basis.

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Roberta M.

Bridgeport, NY
May 2015

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Our trip was very enjoyable. The ship surpassed our expectations. The staff and nature guides were professional, very knowledgeable, and accommodating to individual needs. The food and service was great. Most enjoyable for us was the wild life especially the Blue-footed Boobies.

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Paul D.

Naples, FL
May 2015

Circumnavigate Iceland

Scenic Exploration Fram

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The team at ExpeditionTrips was very helpful every step of the way. Many parts of our Icelandic tour on the Fram were outstanding including the ship, the crew and the excursions. This tour included birds, land animals and geology in a very interesting country based on an outstanding vessel. The staff were very competent and friendly. The expedition guides included an ornithologist and a geologist. All of the expedition guides were knowledgeable, friendly and outstanding.

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Robert J.

New York, NY
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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The naturalists dedication to the Islands is edifying and inspiring. Very, very, good: punctual, efficient, and of good cheer. My expectations were met since I have studied various aspects of the Galapagos.

It is not easy putting one's mind about a trip to the Galapagos. But questions and doubts were dealt with by the ET staff and their assurances were well founded.

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Jesse P.

New Haven, CT
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Loved the snorkeling, especially the marine iguanas and sea lions!

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Roger E.

Fredericksburg, VA
Apr 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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Outstanding, exceded my expectations! The knowledge and expertise of the leaders were outstanding. Good introduction to the ecosystem and culture of the Amazon.

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Sharon C.

Forest Park, IL
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Trip was excellent! Highlight was seeing so many animals endemic to Galapagos: the face of the red-footed booby, the feet of the blue-footed booby, standing next to a sand covered sea lion pup, walking with giant tortoises, hearing and seeing great frigate birds in full mating array and the beauty of red-billed tropicbirds. I could just go on and on...

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Dennis S.

Silver City, NM
Apr 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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The trip was terrific. In a short period of time, we got an incredibly varied and rich introduction to the Peruvian Amazon. It was extremely well organized and very efficiently conducted. The schedules for each day's activities were well thought out with a lot of variety built into the schedule. The small boat trips we made each day to spot wildlife were easily the most memorable together with the terrific spotting ability of both the guides and the motor operators so we could see and identify what we observed. It was also a nice touch at the end of the boat trip to go over with a map and bird list checking off all the places we stopped and what we saw and did. I really liked the two times we did early morning excursions before breakfast.

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Betty S.

Silver City, NM
Apr 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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If I have to choose the most memorable part of the expedition, I'd say that my greatest thrill was seeing the abundant wildlife that our knowledgeable and keen-eyed naturalists helped us to find: a hundred plus bird species, nine kinds of monkeys, twelve kinds of frogs, sloths, snakes, caimans, lizards and more. Pink and gray dolphins appeared on all the waterways we traversed. The trip far exceeded my expectations. It wasn't even as hot and buggy as I had expected in the tropics.

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Ken C.

Neconset, NY
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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I was extremely busy while I was booking the trip. Chris and the team did a great job of ensuring that everything was taken care of for me and made sure that everything was properly completed and the trip went off without any hitches. While the trip was a little more structured than I would have liked, the interaction with the wildlife was unforgettable. We got very up close and personal with sea lions, boobies, fur seals, tortoises, albatross, iguanas, sharks, and many other varieties of birds and fish. The access to the wildlife and the beauty of the beaches, the water, and the landscape made this an extremely remarkable and memorable trip. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. They helped to create a real learning experience, knew where to go to see things, and were available throughout the cruise to answer questions and provide insight.

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Jean C.

Sanford, FL
Apr 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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ExpeditionTrips anticipated our needs and questions, kept us informed and on track throughout the planning. Remembering that we were celebrating a 50th anniversary was special. The trip was beyond expectation. It made us forget about the expense and appreciate the level of service, the beautiful ship, expert and friendly guides, excursions on the fly, interaction with villagers, and the birds, monkeys and frogs!!

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Claire W.

Brookline, MA
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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ExpeditionTrips was very easy to work with and very responsive to my questions and needs. I loved seeing endemic animals up close and snorkeling with the sea turtles.

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Richard W.

Newton, CT
Apr 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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ExpeditionTrips was excellent. They were on top of all requests; as well as making sure all documents were in place when required. Every moment of the expedition was as wonderful and exciting as I dreamed. Passengers were so easy to gain as friends; and the crew and guides knew what they were doing for all of us. We can only say that as a bucket list trip, it was one of the best!

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Lauretta C.

St. Augustine, FL
Apr 2015

Complete Cuba

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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Our trip was fantastic. We were able to meet and discuss living and experiences with Cubans in their own turf. Honest and sincere dialog was exchanged. Our guides were beyond excellent. They were honest, open, and straight forward about the living conditions, obstacles, politics, and environment of Cuba.

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Mary M.

Huntersville, NC
Mar 2015

Panama Canal & the Wonders of Costa Rica

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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Marvelous trip. The staff and guides were very knowledgeable and with good humor. One of the most memorable parts was going down the Panama Canal at night. We saw the most birds and other wildlife at the private Botanical Gardens.

Joy and Marybeth did an excellent joy in helping me plan the trip. Everything went as planned and far exceeded my expectations. I wish they had been on the trip.

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Sandy B.

Brevard, NC
Mar 2015

Baja – Among the Great Whales

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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Absolutely fabulous! Getting to be up close with the grey whales (mothers and babies) was such a thrill. Since this was our 3rd trip with National Geographic, we knew we would be well-taken care of. We learned so much and the naturalists' knowledge of the whales and area is unsurpassable!!

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Bill B.

Brevard, NC
Mar 2015

Baja – Among the Great Whales

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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Great trip! Jessica and all of the staff were very responsive to our questions. This is the third time that we have used Expeditions Trips. Every time was great.

It was exciting to see the gray whales close-up. The babies were one month old, 15 feet long and weighed 2,000 pounds. However, they were curious like all youngsters. We had 5 naturalists and all of them were well versed in their field. They shared their knowledge with everyone freely and in terms that we could understand. It exceeded my expectations. We saw the largest animals on earth, blue whales, at a fair distance, humpbacks at a medium distance and gray whales really close.

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Jack S.

Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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ExpeditionTrips found me good options last minute and everything went as planned. I can't ask for any more. Excellent trip (Western and Northern Galápagos back to back), every day was different with a variety of hiking and boat rides in the inflatables. Especially enjoyed seeing plenty of the species endemic to the Galápagos, my favorite being the marine iguanas. Service was great, everything was well organized and the guides seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs. The guides explained everything in length during the hikes.

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Robert M.

Calgary, Canada
Mar 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Explorer (charter)

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Met and exceeded expectations in ALL respects. All my questions were answered promptly, as were any issues that arose (e.g., surrounding logistics, changes in plans, etc.). I also appreciated the help staff gave me in filing an insurance claim last year, when our first attempt at this trip had to be cancelled. 

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Linda M.

Portland, OR
Mar 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Our trip was planned very last minute (3-4 weeks before departure) and yet we were able to get a good cabin and all the information we needed for a successful trip.

The trip was excellent. Although I have seen many photos of animals and heard many stories about others' trips to the Galapagos, being there made me appreciate the varied environments and ecosystems in a first-hand way. Being able to "talk to" the animals close-up was better than seeing them in a photo!

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Marianne W.

Castle Rock, OR
Mar 2015

Great Apes of Uganda

National Geographic Land Expedition

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Everything we expected was met and even more. The most memorable part was the visit with the gorillas. The group we were with only had to hike about 1.5 hours to reach the gorillas both in Uganda and Rwanda. The drivers and guides did everything possible to please all the guests. All the staff was very, very good and we would highly recommend this trip to persons who are interested in nature and animals. 

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Joanne C.

Chicago, IL
Mar 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Amazing, beyond all expectations! You will not be the same when you return. This trip was fully entrancing from the start and I did not want to leave! Just that short time fully immersed in nature and all things wild will change your perspective on life. Galapagos was very moving, raw and beautiful. I traveled on the Eclipse and it was first class all the way. The staff and service were top notch. The food was the best I've ever eaten. So fresh and well prepared, plenty of choices, all excellent ones! 

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Anne Marie M.

Seattle, WA
Mar 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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This FAR FAR exceeded my expectations! The trip was amazing! We were blessed with great weather, an amazing staff, and tremendous experiences at every excursion. I had a once-in-a-lifetime moment being surrounded by four humpback whales while kayaking with our group. For people considering the kayaking option, I would highly recommend it!

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Trish V.

Williamsburg, VA
Mar 2015

Panama Canal & the Wonders of Costa Rica

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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I had high expectations having traveled with Lindblad/National Geographic before and they were met. It was wonderful.

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Patricia B.

Portland, OR
Mar 2015

Hawaiian Seascapes

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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We met others on the boat and shared with them information about your company and told them we had never been disappointed. The trip was great. We took our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. Whales and dolphins around the boat had to be the highlight. Also, our grandson announced each day "This is the best day of my life!" Truly a family trip to remember.

The staff was terrific. They made a great effort to accommodate all the passengers. The galley was especially busy with special requests and came through every time. Our group had a terrific time. The trip was just what we hoped for.

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Dolly H.

Harwich, MA
Mar 2015

Panama Canal & the Wonders of Costa Rica

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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The trip was great! The on board travel through the Panama Canal was very informative and a great way to get to know the people we were traveling with. Staff on board ship were excellent and very accommodating. The guides were very knowledgeable and answered all kinds of questions. The trip overland was a remarkable way to get to know Costa Rica and the tropical rain forest. The accommodations just kept getting better and better.

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Bruce P.

Bridgewater, MA
Mar 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Jessica was tremendous in helping with a last minute cabin change....MADE the trip for me. Having the whales go UNDER us on the kayaks was most memorable. The staff and guides were top notch, and one could see not only did they really and truly enjoy their jobs, they all liked each other as well...made a big difference for me.

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Pam D.

Las Vegas, NV
Mar 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The organization of the guides and the cleanliness of the ship were fantastic!

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Warner H.

Cohasset, MA
Mar 2015

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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From the early planning stage through to the end, Abby and Jennifer were most helpful. Keep up the excellent work! Our National Geographic Galapagos trip aboard the Islander was fantastic - it exceeded our high expectations! Everything was memorable, from the sea lions, to the blue footed boobies, to the interesting geography. The naturalists were very informative and helpful. They made the excursion a great success!

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Joseph S.

Ocean City, MD
Mar 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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It met my expectations, which were high. I have absolutely no complaints about anyone, anywhere or anything, in relation to my cruise on the Expedition. Everything was very professionally presented, and the staff really
cares. The meals were excellent and the time spent aboard was a pleasure.

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Barbara Ann M.

Pittsburg, PA
Mar 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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This trip exceeded our expectations! On our personal "enjoyability" scale, we compare it to our trips to Galapagos and Antarctica. Our Expedition Trips contact, Joy Martinello, is quite knowledgeable and her responses to our many questions were always timely. We very much enjoyed working with her.

Absolutely outstanding! It is hard to pick from such wonderful outings as to which was most memorable: piranha fishing, frog hunting, a visit to a shaman, swimming in the Amazon, kayaking, bird watching, a sunset visit to a lake with giant lily pads, a baby cayman and a large hairy tarantula, and a visit to a local village and school where we got to play with the children.

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Rick T.

Hopkins, MN
Mar 2015

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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We had high expectations that were fulfilled and exceeded. Any questions we had were answered quickly. Every person with whom we dealt who was involved in the transportation and the expedition itself were competent and friendly.

The most memorable part is hard to say, probably the cohesion of the group on our boat and how everyone - we tourists, the naturalists and the crew - enjoyed each other and the experience.

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Willis K.

Missoula MT
Mar 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Great! Top-notch guides and ship staff were friendly. Blue-footed boobies diving were the most memorable part of the trip.

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Ceola M.

Minneapolis, MN
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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My trip to Antarctica was the most educational and adventure-filled trip of all the seven continents I have visited. Each of my trips was unique, but there is nothing that compared to Antarctica! The guides were phenomenal. They knew their topics and educated us with multimedia presentations that were authentic, relevant and engaging. I was a solo traveler and was made to feel welcomed and included in all aspects of the trip.

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Wes and Jean K.

Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Orion

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Exceeded expectations, pristine beauty and abundant wildlife. Service staff was extraordinary as were the naturalists. We especially appreciated the trip leaders.

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Ann S.

Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Excellent trip! The kayaking was the best. Judd our kayaking guide took us on some excellent kayaking trips, and explained a lot about the area.

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Sue-Ellen S.

Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Explorer (charter)

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Excellent!!! Truly a trip of a life-time! Efficient, friendly, very fun, extremely competent expedition team, very interesting lectures, they tried their best to accomplish the goals/adventures they would set for the day... And one way or another they accomplished them.... Much to the delight and appreciation of the passengers. Food was good and above everything, you knew they really had your safety in mind!

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Jack H.

La Crescent, MN
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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Antarctica was amazing. There was no one thing that stood out, as every experience was over the top. If I could give a higher rating of 10 on a 1 to 10 scale, I would do so.

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Roberta W.

Middleville, MI
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Fabulous!! I don't know the adjectives to describe myt wonderful experiences. Spending a beautiful, sunny day moving through the Lemaire Channel between icebergs and through chunks of sea ice accompanied by a variety of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. In the afternoon we enjoyed ice cream sundaes on the back deck. A rare and lovely day in Antarctica!

With this trip and the previous trip planned through Expedition Trips, I encountered unusual and expected obstacles. Jessica and Amanda went to work immediately to help me successfully overcome those obstacles.

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Denise V.

Concord, CA
Feb 2015

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The trip was everything I'd hoped for and more. When one thinks of the Galapagos, you bring forward images of tortoises and blue-footed boobys, but there is so much more to these islands. I will never forget the first landing on the beach, Cerro Brujo, and seeing colonies of sea lions frolicking in the surf and sand. Imagine viewing sally lightfoot crabs, glistening against the rocks in their lipstick red shells, or watching as the blue footed boobys took turns dive bombing the shallow waters to catch their meal. The memories will last forever....

It was a five star plus experience - my expectations for the naturalist guides were realized, but I had no idea that the ship's staff would be so accommodating, friendly and one of the best assets of this adventure.

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Howy R.

Tampere, Finland
Feb 2015

Ross Sea - In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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Despite being the coldest and windiest continent, Antarctica is also by far the most beautiful, both for its wildlife and its sheer physical splendour.  Those who undertake the Ross Sea voyage are rewarded not only with this, but also by being able to experience first-hand the crucible of Antarctic exploration: the ordeal of navigating the pack ice, the welcoming sentinel of Mount Erebus' plume, the historic huts of Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton, finally the impenetrable wall of the Ross Ice-Shelf. On top of all this,  Antarctica, with its unique system of governance, reminds us what a terrible mess we have made of the rest of the planet, but also inspires us to rectify all the harm we have done to it and ourselves.

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Gordon F.

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Ocean Nova (Air-Cruise)

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It was fantastic. The crossing of the Antarctic Circle is the most memorable part. Top level of service, for top level of price. No complaint. Just awesome. The catering exceeded my expectation.

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Richard G.

Port Charlotte, FL
Feb 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The trip was great. We particularly enjoyed seeing all of the animals and birds that you can not see anywhere else in the world. We saw many Red and Blue Footed Boobys. We even saw a female Red Footed Booby in her nest with a small chick. The baby sea lions were adorable. The small Galapagos Penguins were very special. The Giant Tortoises were wonderful to see also.

The Eclipse staff were excellent in every respect. It fully met our expectations. We hoped to be able to capture many great photos and we were not disappointed. We would have like to have seen more Giant Tortoises in the wild but we understand the limitations.

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Betty M.

Bar Harbor, ME
Feb 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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This was a wonderful trip and truly a trip of a lifetime. Being able to get very close to the breeding and nesting birds as well as other wildlife was an exceptional experience. Our three guides were excellent and all spoke English skillfully. The service was exceptional and the attention to every detail was evident.

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Will W.

East Patchogue, NY
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Expedition

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The trip was wonderful. Be prepared to feel you are on another planet. The small ship size lets you become very friendly with many folks.

The planning part and the steps leading up to the trip were excellent. In fact, Jessica was great the whole time, but the step above is when there was an issue with the boats departure. She contacted me [even before the tour operator] on the ground did, so I knew before many others about the delay. She provided me with options and offered further assistance.

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Alice E.

Burlington, VT
Feb 2015

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The trip was amazing. Perfectly organized, educational, fun, exciting, and informative. First Class all the way!

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Kaye D.

Portland, OR
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Great! The most memorable parts were: a two day tour of Iguazu Falls in one day; seeing King penguins on Catamaran trip in the Beagle Channel; sailing through Lemaire Channel both directions, on one beautifully sunny day and on one where our captain had to carefully navigate through the ice; camping on the snow with penguins for neighbors; climbing the hill at Paradise Cove in the snow and sliding back down; Zodiac cruising among icebergs; following humpback whales in the Zodiac and getting farther and farther away from the ship; seeing seals lounging on the ice; landing at Cape Horn; cruising Glacier Alley and being served food appropriate to each country for which the glaciers were named.

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Stephen S.

Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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I honestly was not sure what to expect, but you impressed us in most all aspects. The whole experience was very unique. #1 Kayaking ...I can not stress enough that this activity gets you close to what the location is all about. The staff was very knowledgeable, skilled, professional and friendly.

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Lary P.

Las Vegas, NV
Feb 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Great support team you have and I appreciate you answering all my questions.

Whales and more whales--just awesome! Topped my expectations--great to see something deliver more than I could have imagined. The guides and presentations were great and well worth the time to hear about their first hand experiences.

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Daron C.

Queensland, Australia
Feb 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Incredible! Surpassed expectations – the wildlife of South Georgia was most memorable.

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Harold A.

Mooresville, NC
Jan 2015

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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Very professional staff, excellent meals and other on board services.The natrualists knew their stuff and shared it very professionally.

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Barbara P.

Copiague, NY
Jan 2015

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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Seeing all the animals in their natural setting was amazing. I cannot talk enough about the staff and naturalists. The naturalists were well informed, helpful, considerate of individual's limitations and very personable. The staff was eager to help, efficient and always available without being on top of you. My cabin was spacious and well appointed, although we didn't spend much time there. The food was excellent and they accommodated my dietary needs. The trips were well planned and safety was always at the top of the list of services.

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Barbara G.

Philadelphia, PA
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The trip was fantastic! Most memorable was the scenery. Also - for us, the kayaking was really an important component. Absolutely excellent service. Things were well organized and efficient and the guides were fun, friendly and amazingly well informed and passionate.

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George K.

Petaluma, CA
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Thanks to Beth at Expedition Trips for all your help to get ready and a big thumbs up for the trip of a lifetime. All pre-trip questions were taken care of. Reminders of things to get ready were helpful.

Great trip! The ship was the perfect size with super accommodations. Kayak excursions were fantastic! Being total rookies, we still felt very safe with the help of our fantastic guides Mark and Michelle. Paddling through sea ice and into beautiful iceberg bays was spectacular.

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Priscilla K.

New York, NY
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The trip was great! It was more physically demanding than I expected but it was a challenge worth taking up. The clothes you provided were wonderful although my jacket was a full size too big. The boots are fabulous! I loved the boat, the staff, the scientists, the lecturers, and many of the other people. You delivered as promised. 

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Susan K.

Edgewater, MD
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Trip was fantastic! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Seeing the wildlife was such a thrill and landscape was so beautiful; what struck me the most was the ever-changing light -- absolutely amazing!! The enthusiasm of the expedition team was so infectious! They were interesting, informed, entertaining, totally involved. Team leader Woody was beyond great! The ship's crew provided great service, doing everything possible to see that all passengers had everything they needed.

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Patricia H.

Denver, CO
Jan 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Orion

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The remote location of this trip and lack of human impact leaves you with an experience that could not occur anywhere other than on the White Continent. The staff was beyond expectation and nothing was anything but exceptional and perfect. It is impossible to have any expectations that can compare to the actual experience, it is truly a trip of a lifetime.

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Jeanette K.


Jan 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Don't go to Antarctica without visiting South Georgia. I had some problems with losing my vouchers and Jessica and Jennifer were most helpful in sending me the drop box link to reprint them.

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Ruth S.

Sacramento, CA
Jan 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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The trip was fantastic in every way. Most memorable was the Galapagos itself, which was even more wonderful than we imagined. The expedition was amazing: wonderfully organized, making it possible to see and experience as much as possible -- actually much more than we would have thought possible. And we hugely enjoyed meeting many lovely people, who shared our interests during the trip.

The naturalists were fantastic -- incredibly knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about the importance of their work. It is clear that they love their jobs, that they are proud of their country (justifiably!) and committed to preserving the Galapagos. They were wonderful teachers and examples. I am thinking especially of Ximena and Fernando, whom we happened to have most often as guides, but they were all terrific. Also wonderful were the excellent photography expert, Christian, who was often available for help with cameras and photography tips, and Cindy, the underwater specialist, who accompanied us while snorkeling and was always extremely pleasant, helpful, and informative.

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Marilyn G.

Lafayette, CO
Jan 2015

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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The islands were exquisite and the naturalists were so knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate about the Galapagos. Astounding wildlife. I came away with a renewed interest in conservation and preservation of our most precious resources. The service was excellent. The best I have ever received on a trip.

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Rolando A.

Oakland, FL
Jan 2015

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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Very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating naturalists. They really try hard to locate wildlife and I was amazed as to how they find the animals sometimes. Keep in mind this is NOT Africa. It's the jungle. Animals are hiding and do not (for obvious reasons) want to be found. Most birds and monkeys are up in the canopy. Staff was superb from restaurant to room! Joy is so knowledgeable and patient all the time. The coordination was impecable. Very pleased.

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John & Gretchen M.

Corvallis, OR
Jan 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Abby and Jennifer handled our questions, and the changes in our reservations, very quickly and politely and capably. We are very satisfied with their service!

Our "Spirit of Shackleton" Antarctica trip was a once in a lifetime adventure. ALL parts were "most memorable," including our time on South Georgia Island. The MS Expedition was a very comfortable ship -- not luxurious but well suited for this trip. ALL of the service was very well done. The expedition crew including naturalist guides were excellent -- very knowledgeable and approachable. Each of their talks was quite well done and very informative.

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BJ

Frisco, TX
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Ushuaia

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Very professional service all around. Abby took care of it all and followed up if necessary.

Excellent trip! Most memorable part was experiencing an attack by a pod of Orca on a humpback whale.

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Douglas R.

Ankeny, IA
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Your service was phenomenal. I can't think of anything else you could have done. The trip was once in a lifetime. It was beyond all my expectations. The stark beauty is unlike anything else in the world. The ability to go ashore and cruise in zodiacs is unlike anything else I have ever done. They put us in the middle of the action at every stop by going places passengers on bigger ships can only dream of. The knowledge of the staff was amazing from photography to how the explorers lived in the Antarctic.

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Larry K.

Bala Cynwyd, PA
Jan 2015

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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Joy was great and very helpful in planning my month long adventure. Words can not describe the beauty of Antarctica and Atacama - literally polar opposites. Incredible experiences!

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Louise O.

Wexford, Ireland
Jan 2015

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Plancius

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Keep up the great work in making trips of a lifetime really enjoyable and memorable for travelers. I had an amazing trip to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. South Georgia was wonderful with so much wildlife and the possibility to see them up close. To see about 200,000 king penguins in one landing was spectacular. I loved seeing all the fur seals, so cute, and the elephant seals, were very entertaining. The landscape was stunning and one 3 hour hike was a highlight as the weather was perfectly sunny and warm. The Antarctic Peninsula was wonderful: the unusual landscape, colors in various lights, icebergs of various shapes, and whale watching up close in the zodiac.

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Valerie H.

Ontario, Canada

The Northwest Passage

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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Expedition Trips was so helpful when I was booking my trip, always available to answer questions. The Northwest Passage expedition was fantastic! Seeing 22 polar bears on the ice floes was something I will never forget! Every staff member was so friendly, always took time to answer questions, and were so enthusiastic about the wildlife and the scenery we saw. The trip more than met my expectations. All the information seminars were so interesting. The staff was always willing to tell stories about the areas we visited. I couldn't have hoped for a better trip.

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John P.

Katonah, NY
Dec 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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A wonderful trip and we were absolutely blessed with almost perfect weather and calm seas. The service aboard the ship was the most luxurious and attentive we have ever experienced. Better than expected, largely do to two factors. First, South Georgia was so much more incredible than we had anticipated - just breathtaking. Secondly, the hotel management and staff were among the most professional, hard working and friendly people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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Erica W.

Chicago, IL
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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My trip was life changing!!! It's very hard to find the right words. This space, relatively untouched by man's destructive hands, is just AWESOME. Looking over the landscape at each iceberg, glacier, penguin, seal, whale, etc., took my breath away. Being blessed with this view, for 10 days, was humbling. And walking on Antarctica, there are no words to describe that. PLEASE make this trip a must. It's not cheap but WORTH EVERY CENT!!

The staff and crew earned a superior rating. Each of them addressed me by name, and the other 185 passengers. Our safety was their number one priority. They drove those zodiacs with such skill. I was very nervous, never being in a zodiac before. But they just got us through those icy waters with ease. The lectures and the information provided on and off the ship was invaluable. As a teacher, they have given me enough information for the last 20 weeks of school. I thank them on behalf of the Chicago Public Schools.

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Lynn M.


Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Beyond my expectations. The feeling of being in a vast and untouched area of the world was overwhelming. The wildlife we encountered was amazing to watch in their natural habitats. A truly wonderful trip. Loved the small ship and that the expedition staff mingled with us at meals and in the lounges and lectures. All were very professional at their jobs and very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise.

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Kathy D.

Deer Park, WA
Dec 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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Wonderful guide and small group atmosphere in a relaxed and flexible setting. We saw SO much - birds and mammals that were so close and came right up to us! Excellent guide - kudos to Lenny - he maximized our time and was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! Exceeded our expectations - you cannot grasp how many creatures and the variety of species are all in one small place on earth!!!

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Tom E.

Wilmington, NC
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The trip went very well. Antartica is a pristine environment -- nothing like you will experience any where else in the world. Very good service and helpful staff. All details were handled well. We were well prepared for the trip.

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Kristen G.

Lakewood, CO
Dec 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Fantastic! Enjoying the wildlife- beyond words! The staff were great. The bed was remade after every siesta:) Everyone was helpful and friendly. Even though it was one of the shorter trips, we felt like we were able to have a rich and meaningful experience.

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Bill M.

Austin, TX
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Soleal

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Our trip to Antarctica was amazing. The beauty of the "White Continent" is breathtaking. The Zodiac landings and subsequent exploration added immensely to our enjoyment and adventure and made the overall experience one we will never forget. We were very impressed with the staff's dedication to helping the passengers thoroughly enjoy every one of the trip's activities. The trip definitely exceeded our expectations. The team made everything so easy and enjoyable and of course the incomparable beauty of Antarctica did the rest. Jessica and Jennifer made our planning for this trip extremely easy. They were always available to answer our every question. Friendly, courteous and timely responses to our questions made us feel comfortable with the whole process.

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Dennis D.

Laguna Beach, CA
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The crew was excellent. We kayaked and camped and I would not want to miss either. The atmosphere is structured but relaxed. They accomodated well our request to exchange vows, which we did off Nebo Bay.

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Cynthia M.

Jacksonville, FL
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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This was our last continent to explore and unique from any place that we had ever visited. We enjoyed the scenery and wildlife which was enhanced by educational lectures on board ship. The service was excellent. We were prepared for the experience on ice. The guides know their areas of expertise and love what they do.

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Irena C.

Chicago, IL
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The staff and guides were amazing, the views and the weather were perfect. An overall amazing experience. The staff were able to accommodate my dietary requirements for every meal, and the guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. I truly felt like we formed a little "family" on this excursion. This trip by far exceeded my expectations. It was truly amazing.

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Irena C.

Chicago, IL
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Endeavour

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The entire trip was amazing. The stand-up paddle boarding was the best... the staff and guides were amazing, the views and the weather were perfect. An overall amazing experience.

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Marita H.

Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Athala II

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The trip was excellent! Having only 14 people added to the joy. For us, meeting new people in a small setting has always been the focus. We had lots of questions and they were all answered promptly. My job before I retired was in customer service so it met my expectations.

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Brice W.

Pennsburg, PA
Dec 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Every day had memorable experiences. Humpbacks up close. One hundred thousand penguins in sight, literally a million over the course of the trip. Seven species of penguin. Food was terrific and plentiful. Cooks and dining room staff wonderful. Boat crew very helpful. Naturalist and trip leaders, the best and very, very knowledgeable.

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Ivan I.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Excellent. I expected a bit more "calm" time, when you can just observe the ice continent. Apart from this, the trip was wonderful. All instructions were clear, I felt sufficiently supported by ET.

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Thomas F.

Milwaukee, WI
Dec 2014

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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It was like entering a new world filled with wildlife. You really have to see it to appreciate it. The service on and off the ship, and naturalists were outstanding. I don't know how they could be better. Everyone was helpful, and I did find planning the trip to be easy because of all the assistance I was given.

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Judith G.

San Francisco, CA
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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Experience of a lifetime...Expedition trips attended to every detail. Our trip far exceeded our expectations and I didn't think that was possible. Most memorable were the sheer beauty, silence, and adventure. The level of service by everyone from the fully attentive cabin attendants to the highly engaged and informative naturalists was truly amazing. Trip leadership was excellent and there was sheer joy and enthusiasm for the experience which all the staff shared.

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Mason G.

Van Nuys, CA
Dec 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Lorraine and Marybeth were excellent at keeping in communication. They were far more helpful and accessible than those I had to deal with from another tour company earlier in the year.

There is a pristine beauty in Antarctica that is quite rare to find anywhere on the planet, a vast area where mankind's imprint is almost non existent. Very professional service and knowledgeable guides.

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Jonathan W.

Mal Roux, France
Dec 2014

Antarctica Peninsula and Weddell Sea

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Thanks to Beth, Abby, Jennifer, and the rest of the ExpeditionTrips team. As one can imagine, this is a trip of a lifetime. I have visited many places all over the planet (yet there is still so much to explore), and I can say without hesitation that Antarctica will leave an imprint on your soul from the towering glaciated mountains to humpback whales gliding through channels of ice and surfacing next to your zodiac. The experience was made even better by sharing it with such a great group of people (including both staff and fellow passengers).

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Sari S.

Toronto, Canada
Nov 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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ExpeditionTrips had quick responses to questions, very helpful planning flights & additional destinations. The icebergs were like natural sculptures. It exceeded our expectations. Guides were excellent, very professional & well organized.

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Nina W.

Ashland, OR
Nov 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Sea Spirit

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Terrific! Great expedition staff, comfortable ship. The Antarctic is so beautiful and other-worldly I'd go back again in a heartbeat, despite Drake's Passage! Excellent - an 11 on a scale of 1-10. Overall Expedition Trips was great to work with. We look forward to our next adventure.

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Amika K.

Jamiaca Plain, MA
Nov 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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Going to the Galapagos Islands was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. The highlight was seeing animals up close! I also really enjoyed the Ecuadorean show and luncheon... ceviche was delicious! :)

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Paul W.

Toronto, Canada
Nov 2014

Ross Sea - In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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Expedition trips is great. They helped in our planning and worked with us in getting organized. We were properly advised about the Enderby. The expedition guides were fantastic. The places we went to and what we saw were awe inspiring!!  Morton, in particular, deserves special attention. He made sure you saw as much as possible while in the zodiacs. Brent was more aligned with the hardcore birders but that was ok. He is a brilliant man with a massive knowledge of seabirds. Adam obviously knows the region very well and knows where to go to see the most wildlife.

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Judy W.

Brooklyn, NY
Nov 2014

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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Both Joy and Amanda are a delight to work with, I have booked quite a few trips with ExpeditionTrips and I have always found them to be both available and patient in answering what must seem to them my never ending questions. From start to finish they thought of everything. The hotels were deluxe and the small ship was beautiful. Every cabin had a small outside deck with sliding glass doors and chairs to watch the Amazon go by. The cabins are compact, I was in the solo cabin and never felt cramped.

The expedition leader, Dennis Orsorio, and the 2 naturalists were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share their information. They had an infinite amount of patience when they sighted any wildlife in helping us to locate what they were seeing. We did visit a few of the native villages, one with school children who we met and interacted with.

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Suzette K.

Brooklyn, NY
Nov 2014

Indonesian Odyssey

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Orion

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They guides were outstanding!! They really love their jobs so they put a lot of passion and enthusiasm into their work. The snorkeling was my favorite.

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Gregory R.

Garland, TX
Nov 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Ushuaia

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The ability to see a raw continent as a natural masterpiece was more superior than one would imagine. Great staff that performed every task with a smile.

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Steve & Sharon C.

Reson, VA
Oct 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Excellent! 5 stars at least! Most memorable event was at the conclusion of the expedition that it was not just about the birds, iguanas, sea lions, etc., but the totality of the experience- how volcanoes formed the islands, how the animals survive and adapted (Darwin) and of course the interaction with the other guests-- all well educated and fun to be with. Staff anticipated our needs and when we asked for something -- bango it was done! Combine the experience with a beautiful boat and great accomodations, excellent staff and naturalists who not only knew there stuff but had a light side to them as well and you have the formula for success.

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Ginger C.

La Jolla, CA
Oct 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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You provided great insights into what might create the best trip for us personally. I always got answers to even my silliest questions......and very promptly. We received carefully outlined general information that was extremely useful, and all the final documents led us carefully step by step through the travel process. Extraordinary wildlife in a totally unique setting. The naturalist's passion for conservation was inspiring and infectious. Ship, crew, transfers, etc., etc. ran like a well oiled machine. Friendly, caring and very attentive service throughout, and the naturalist guides were amazing. I believe all the naturalists actually lived on the islands most of their lives, so they were not only knowledgeable, but totally invested in protecting their special corner of the world while at the same time, very eager to share it with interested visitors. Quito tour guide was a walking encyclopedia & worth every penny.

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Dotty M.

Punta Gorda, FL
Oct 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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The trip was most interesting. Seeing the various birds and animals with their lack of fear of humans was amazing. Being able to "get up close and personal" was a rare treat. We saw different wildlife and had different
adventures on each island.

The level of service on the ship was outstanding. Everyone was very organized, from the men handling the zodiacs to the naturalists and photographers on board, there was a high level of enthusiasm for what we were doing.

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Carolyn & Richard B.

Chicago, IL
Sep 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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The Alaska trip was truly wonderful. We both were VERY happy. We saw tons of birds, including a family of ptarmigan that we watched for a long time as they walked through the brush making ptarmigan noises. Also lots of other critters, from big (grizzlies, moose) to small (starfish, sea anemones). We even saw a wolverine! We were bushwhacking in the “forest primeval,” and getting up close and personal with glaciers.

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Esta R.


Sep 2014

Epic High Arctic

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Explorer

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Expedition Trips has booked many of my most memorable journeys, including the Arctic and Antarctic. I know I will benefit from their expertise and good care whenever I book with ET. Although our itinerary changed completely due to ice conditions, the staff made the best of it. We ended up with wonderful wildlife sightings and visited communities that hadn't expected us until hours before. They were wonderfully hospitable and happy to have us visit.

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Janice R.

San Mateo, CA
Sep 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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The trip had so many memorable events. We were very happy with everything you set up. I expected a great trip, but it was even better than I anticipated. The hotels that were suggested were excellent. I think Beth was exceptionally patient with me and answered all the questions. She put up with me asking the same questions over and over.

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Steve B.

Seattle, WA
Sep 2014

Islands of SE Asia

Expedition Ship Silver Discoverer

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I thank you for your outstanding assistance with planning my expeditions for almost 20 years. Your attention to detail and expertise of planning expeditions for me made this trip perfect.

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Ron M.

Holland, OH
Sep 2014

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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The rooms were luxurious, food delicious, service great, and most importantly, lots of wildlife. Excellent service, everyone was very helpful and friendly. Pretty much met my expectations although maybe even a little more luxurious than I had anticipated.

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Janet H.

Coco Beach, FL
Sep 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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ExpeditionTrips was great with communication via phone and email – very prompt in responding to questions. The transfer at the Guayaquil airport was fantastic. Everything was done for us.

Galapagos is beautiful! The naturalists were professional and fun; the food was excellent; and the ship was comfortable. Great time for my husband and me!

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Kim G.

Malaysia
Aug 2014

Arctic Quest

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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The staff was really good, simply speaking we were on holidays and the the staff and crew did perfectly. Not an inch of error. The cordial and friendly atmosphere on board the Sea Adventurer was superb. Everyone, from the hotel kitchen, reception, bar and waiter to the expedition crew, was caring and superb. Safety was paramount.

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Vera V.

New York, NY
Aug 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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For a family of 3 generations traveling together, an expedition to the Galapagos Islands seemed to be an ideal destination to celebrate a major anniversary while offering  excitement and enjoyment to a diverse party. Through the internet I was miraculously steered to your agency "Expedition Trips", specialized in travel adventures. I called up and speaking to you, I received helpful advice and encouragement which ended up in a successful and well orchestrated trip for all of us.

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Sandy G.

Riverview, FL
Aug 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Beyond my wildest expectations! The naturalist guides were personable and knowledgeable. They immersed you into the area.

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Sally H.

Fairport, NY
Aug 2014

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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The Exhibition Leaders are knowledgeable, patient and kind. They knew all the good spots to look for wildlife.

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Toni L.

San Rafael, CA
Aug 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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Beth and her team were wonderful. I called her, in a panic, trying to rebook our group after our original trip was cancelled by another cruise line. This was a family reunion/birthday trip that had been planned for a year and we were so disappointed by the other company's cancellation. Beth was enormously helpful and reassuring that we would indeed still be able to make the trip.

Everything was as she described it and we were delighted with our journey to the Galapagos on the Endeavor. The trip was incredible—loved the prehistoric looking landscapes, the abundance of wildlife on land and underwater, the naturalists on board with their wealth of knowledge, the friendly and accommodating nature of the staff and crew, the zodiac cruises, and being with my family and sharing adventures.

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Chuck M.

Philadelphia, PA
Aug 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution (charter)

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ExpeditionTrips was always timely with factual information. No detail was too small to attend to. Good advice on choosing the right ship. Good communications with the shipping & hotel company - e.g. helped with the hotel setting up a family 50th anniversary dinner at the Hotel Ore Verde - a great event for all of us. This trip was to celebrate my wife Susan's and my 50th wedding anniversary and it exceeded all our expectations!!! Our entire family - all 11 of us from 8 to 72 - loved it. We all figure this trip was the bench mark for future ones - no one knows how we will ever top it.

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Shahen H.

Mexico City
Jul 2014

Greenland & Iceland

Scenic Exploration Fram

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We enjoyed it very much. We found a new and different world. Most memorable: meeting local people and seeing how they live and the glacier at Illulisat. The staff was most kind and helpful. The guides were well experienced. Your assistance was excellent. Every time we had a query we got an answer right away.

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Raquel H.

Forest Hills, NY
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Experiencing the wildlife up-close and unbothered by human presence is truly amazing. The service on the Galapagos Legend was perfect and our Naturalist Guide, Cesar was highly knowledgable. Joshua Logan was very professional while also adding a personal comfort aspect to the planning experience. 

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Gloria M.

Toronto, Canada
Jul 2014

Iceland

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral

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Our trip was wonderful. The country very interesting, and the people are great. The service was terrific. You are doing a great job and were always available to answer my questions. Everything was perfect from your end of the trip.

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Lydia J.

Dublin, CA
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Far, far, far more fabulous, more exciting, than I ever expected. The Naturalist guides we had were Awesome! Magdalena and Adrian were a good team! They spoke English very well; we had a briefing (regarding what to expect for the next day agenda) each night prior to having dinner. A wonderful experience, a trip of a life time! Awesome!

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Antje F.

San Diego, CA
Jul 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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Fantastic again! The incredible beauty of SE Alaska, plus a wonderful,responsive, genuinely friendly crew made me sign up my whole family for next year.

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Monica M.

Biddeford, ME
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Everything was planned for me I didn't have to stress out at all.

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Lisa & Michael

USA
Jul 2014

River Boat Delfin I

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This was a truly wonderful experience. The guides were so knowledgeable, the room was beautiful, the service impeccable, the food excellent. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested. Keep up the great work.

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Terry P.

Olney, MD
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The trip was beyond expectations. Scenery, animals, naturalists, educational lectures- all were tops. Rarely saw other ships. The captain stopped the ship to pick up debris floating in the ocean- that was consistent with the expressed concerns for maintaining the pristine environment that we were so lucky to share in the Galapagos. The entire trip was well organized and incredibly coordinated. Trips to shore were planned for all levels of ability and interest.

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Wendy C.

Seattle, WA
Jul 2014

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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At so many points in planning our trip I appreciated the reminders I received from you about what the next steps were, and what decisions I needed to make and by what dates. The recommendation on our cabin choice on The Islander was exactly right for us. Thanks for making it painless to plan, and seamless and trouble free in every regard while we were traveling!

My husband and I consider our trip to the Galapagos Islands and the Sacred Valley/Mach Picchu truly "the trip of a lifetime". Every single aspect of our trip down to the tiniest detail was beyond outstanding: the destinations, the accommodations, the quality of the naturalists and guide, transfers -- each of these aspects far exceeded our expectations. Standout moments were swimming with the playful sea lions, exquisite snorkeling, and the abundance of Galapagos creatures so well fitted to their environments and unafraid of humans. Truly a standout experience in Peru was our ceremony with a Quechua shaman and Andean musician on a windswept terrace high above the Sacred Valley, and climbing Wynapicchu in the early hours of a misty morning. Sublime.

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Riccardo C.

Paris, France
Jul 2014

Svalbard – Spitsbergen Encounter

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Assistance was very good, and we got full support from ExpeditionTrips when the cruise departure date was changed.

The trip was absolutely fantastic! Great and very experienced team, amazing landscapes, and lots of animals, especially polar bears!

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Jen Y & Lian W.

Los Angeles, CA
Jul 2014

Svalbard – Spitsbergen

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Your assistance greatly helped us to know the advantage and shortcoming of boarding a small ship vs large cruise line to go on a polar expedition trip. All staff, especially the team leader, dedicated their entire effort to ensure every program to be successful. The moment that our Polar research ship crossed the 80 degree north latitude line was the most memorable part! 

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Bhaskar P.


Jul 2014

Svalbard – Spitsbergen

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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The whole trip exceeded my expectations. The staff was very warm, the food excellent, overall the experience was excellent and I shall cherish this forever. The trip was excellenct, and the best moment was a polar bear making a meal of a seal. The captain of the ship and our expedition leader were very adventurous. Their tracking of the different Arctic birds and animals was excellent. Very good team work.

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Peter and Susan J.

Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The trip was OUTSTANDING. We had a fantastic time and truly the trip of a lifetime. Our guide- Cesare was superb. I snorkeled with cormorants, Galapagos penguins, rays, turtles and numerous beautiful reef fish. The highlight was seeing an orca hunt in the Bolivar channel while sitting in our panga. We want to do it all over again!!!

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Mark B.

Stoneham, MA
Jun 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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Terrific trip! Everything exceeded our expectations, including comfort of the cabin, quality of the food, service from staff, congeniality of fellow passengers, and even the weather. Only wish it had been for two weeks.

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Joseph K.

Tamarac, FL
Jun 2014

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands are one of the few sites in the world where the animals are unafraid and allow us to be close to them. The mixture of terrain from sand beaches to lava to rock to volcano is astounding. The naturalists are excellent, very friendly and helpful.

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John B.

Sierra Vista, AR
Jun 2014

Svalbard – Spitsbergen

The daily excursions ashore were the most memorable part of the expedition. Our cabin was surprisingly spacious and very comfortable. ExpeditionTrips' expedition specialist was outstanding. Very helpful.

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Linda B.

Baltimore, MD
Jun 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our Galapagos trip  was truly amazing!  The comfort, food, and staff of La Pinta exceeded all expectations, and most importantly, the naturalists were absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for your help arranging the trip!

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Joel R.

Holladay, UT
Jun 2014

Land of the Ice Bears – An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The trip was great! The staff was very good and the scenery was unbelievable. I got great pictures of the polar bears and the trip was very memorable.

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James H.

Atlanta, GA
Jun 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The service was courteous, friendly, helpful and laid back. It met me expectations which were high. My grandchildren were very wary and concerned about safety in Guayaquil. Your people met us at the airport and made sure we were buffered from unknown taxi drivers.

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Drew & Kaylar

Georgia, USA
Jun 2014

River Boat Delfin II (charter)

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Our time on board Delfin II was fantastic. We really appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the crew who were always polite, attentive and friendly – thank you all! The little touches, such as Tomas’s artwork with the towels each afternoon, and my boots coming back cleaner than when I bought them will also be the source of great memories. We also appreciated the musicians – especially as it was at the end of a long working day for them.

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Susan & Adrian

UK
Jun 2014

River Boat Delfin II

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Very well organized trip from beginning to end. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Luis helped us with our special dietary needs. Chino was a motivated, enthusiastic guide who clearly loves his job. The rooms were always clean and fresh. The barmen were great and the entire ship was comfortable and like “home”. We shall recommend Delfin II to everyone. Thank you.

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Julie P.

Ellicot City, MD
Jun 2014

Land of the Ice Bears

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The Arctic is very interesting – very fragile, animals and plants struggle to survive. I really loved seeing polar bears in the wild, but most enjoyed our close encounter with a very active walrus on the beach. The number and kinds of birds was awesome; seeing reindeer and arctic foxes was also a thrill! The level of service was excellent all around, as it is on National Geographic tours.

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Les & Barbie G.

Alberta, Canada
Jun 2014

Iceland & Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship Island Sky

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This is the 2nd best trip we have taken…the first being Antarctrica, South Georgia and the Falklands. The staff at ExpeditionTrips is wonderful,and have done a great job in organizing this trip for us.

The memories of this trip will last forever, the first sighting of our first Polar Bear was just breathtaking, we were struck by the magnificent bear.  The Arctic foxes put on quite a show for us, and the walruses…well, they are similar to the Elephant Seals in South Georgia. This trip had everything, not forgetting the wonderful Atlantic Puffins….did I mention whales! Well, we saw so many and they put on quite a show for us too! 

Keep up the good work, and we look forward to doing more business with you.

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Denise B.

Fort Collins, CO
Jun 2014

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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This trip exceeded my expectations! Our trip to the Galapagos and Peru was beyond amazing! Most memorable in the Galapagos was the animals of course! To be able to be so close to so many different kinds of animals was a chance of a lifetime! We swam with Galapagos penguins and boated next to a pod of Orcas! Can't top that experience! In Peru to be able to walk through Machu Picchu was also an experience of a lifetime as well!

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Richard O.

St. Augustine, FL
May 2014

Galapagos Dive Expedition

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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The trip was fabulous in every way - supurb diving, great crew, wonderful meals. The boat was perfect for a live aboard dive adventure. The trip exceeded my expectations.

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Phoebe B.

Redding, CT
May 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Discoverer

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I'm not sure it could have been better - probably the nicest, well-rounded vacation I've ever had - everything about it exceeded expectations. Being able to go up to the bridge was so informative and interesting. The crew and staff were EXCEPTIONAL!

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Ana P.D.

West Palm Beach, FL
May 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Explorer

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The crew are now more friends/family/team mates with who we shared so many beautiful moments. They were the BEST!! The Wilderness Explorer not only took us safely to so many amazing places but, for a week, it became a real 'home' away from home. The cabin has everything one could wish for, it was comfortable, and clean. Eating became a celebration of food. One can truly see how much work/passion the galley staff puts onto it. We cannot think of any better experience than this.

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Richard, T.

Owasso, OK
May 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Adventurer

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I really appreciated the casual atmosphere on-board. The interaction with the crew made it feel more like I was on an excursion with a team as opposed to a tourist being 'processed' by an industry. Many thanks - this has really meant a lot to me.

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Libby S.

Paw Paw, MI
May 2014

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Discoverer

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I’ve sailed twice and it is the best way to see Alaska; a small group up close and personal with a lot of whales, seals, sea lions, sea otters, bears, glaciers, etc!

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Otto G.

Willowbrook, IL
May 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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The trip was great. The Galapagos was pretty much as expected and the variety of geography and wildlife were wonderful. Seeing the animals uninhibited by humans allowed close up observations and photos, that was the best part. The guide and naturalist were great and very attentive and knowledgeable. Josh was a real asset to our planning. He went above and beyond to help coordinate our trip. Our experience with the Peru portion to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Piccu was great.

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Dennis F.

Eugene, OR
May 2014

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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Our trip was wonderful . . . every day was memorable. The service was fantastic and the trip was so much more than what I had expected!

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Judy M.

East Lansing, MI
May 2014

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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The staff on the National Geographic ship was exceptional. I prefer these cruises to the larger cruise ships. The level of service and naturalist guides was five stars, and the trip was over and above my expectations, and ExpeditionTrips assistance was excellent.

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Carroll E.

Bedford, MA
May 2014

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The trip went beyond our expectations! The whole package from the ease of planning the trip with Amanda and Jessica to the greeting at the airport in Guayaquil to the transfer to the National Geographic Islander was exceptional! The expertise of the staff, the activities offered, the friendly atmosphere on board, all contributed to our wonderful memories!

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Pam H.

Portland, OR
May 2014

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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Peru was a very diverse and interesting place—we saw a lot! The people are warm and welcoming, the food is wonderful, and the hotels were very nice indeed. Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca were the highlights for us, and the other archaeological sites we experienced added to our understanding of the Quechan / Incan history and culture. Machu Picchu was exceptional, like being in an M.C. Escher print! The mountains, jungle, archaeology, stonework and architecture were amazing. And Lake Titicaca is a special and beautiful place with its amazing colors, its vastness, its islands and ancient cultures.

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Rosanna L.

San Francisco, CA
May 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Our trip was fantastic. Memorable parts were the hikes on the various islands - felt like we were in a true animal paradise. The Eclipse was wonderful, great accommodation, staff and overall experience. The naturalists were extremely knowledgeable and kept our attention throughout. This trip exceeded our expecations! You helped from the beginning through the end - 5 stars plus!!!

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Cynthia S.

Columbus, OH
May 2014

Turkey and Greece

Sailing Vessel Sea Cloud

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Sea Cloud is an unforgettable ship! She is beautiful and has been brought back to her original splendor. Of course, the blue of the Agean Sea....how do I describe it?? It's like no other body of water we've ever visited.

Joy Martinello and Amanda Gerardo at ExpeditionTrips did everything they could to make sure we didn't have any problems. Their attention to detail is superb. We have used these ladies for quite a few of our expeditions and have never been disappointed.

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Patricia P.

San Francisco, CA
Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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If I knew anyone that was even thinking of going, I would make sure they use the Evolution. The space on this yacht was fantastic. I was constantly looking at other ships we saw on the water and we would talk about the overall space advantage the Evolution had. Our room was A3 and it was excellent. I did check out a C and D room and was surprised at how well they looked in size also. Decor was great. Service was excellent. The crew was fantastic! 

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Helen


Apr 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The week in the Galapagos aboard the Santa Cruz was fantastic. The staff was outstanding. We were surprised that the rooms were cleaned 3 times a day. Pilar helped make our daughter's birthday special with an ice cream party and the pastry chef made a delicious cake. The guides were very knowledgeable and Ramiro the expedition leader terrific, very organized and great with the kids! We enjoyed the tours of Quito and Lima.

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Sheri S.


Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The boat was kept very clean and the food was excellent.  I found the crew to be very helpful and polite.  The naturalists were so knowledgeable and kind and fun too!

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Rebecca B.

Streetsboro, OH
Apr 2014

Baja Cruise

Motor Yacht Safari Voyager

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We were sent information in a timely manner and any questions we had were answered promptly by email. The guides shared their knowledge in a friendly way and you could sense their passion for the area. The other staff was so helpful and friendly too. I think the snorkeling in various areas was the most awesome. Experiencing the environment and wildlife through hiking, kayaking, burro riding, and skiffing were all great. Also enjoyed the historical tour/walking in Loreto.

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Peter & Lorraine

Australia
Apr 2014

River Boat Delfin I

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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Staff was friendly, helpful, and were knowledgeable. The activities were fun and we did learn about the local area. Would recommend this trip to our family, friends or anyone interested in doing this trip.

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Carolyn F.

Media, PA
Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic – Endeavour

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We had a fabulous time! The accommodations were very comfortable, we enjoyed delicious food at every meal, and our family loved swimming with the sea lions and penguins! We also liked kayaking with sea turtles as they bopped their heads up and down in the water. The frigate birds were a real wonder to see. The most impressive aspect of the trip: we were able to be so close to the wildlife and receive detailed information about their lives from phenomenally informed and passionate naturalists!

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Ron L.

Columbus, OH
Apr 2014

Galapagos Classic – Islander

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Excellent! Having traveled with this company in the past, we knew what to expect, and those expectations were met. Most memorable part was the variety of wildlife seen close up and the friendliness and competency of the Equadorian staff. In addition, experiencing what we did with only 45 other passengers, plus the sharing of life experiences with them made the voyage more enjoyable.

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Chantal H.

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Every day was a new adventure, new landscapes, different animals to see, but with just the right amount of downtime to connect as a family. The staff aboard the Flamingo were gracious and accomodating, and the guides where great with us and the kids. Knowledgable, passionate (both were from San Cristobal) and lots of fun! ET was super responsive, helpful, reassuring and offered great suggestions. The way you set out the timelines and what to expect and how to prepare for the trip were very helpful and easy to follow.

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Marcia B.

San Diego CA
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Everything was so well handled , I wouldn't change a thing... I felt safe and looked after... Really liked the packet you sent with instructions itenary, tickets... Well done... You get an A+!!! I was so impressed with all the green ecology techniques being used in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos. The size of the boat  was perfect in my mind... 20 passengers. The trip was well organized. Happy friendly captain and crew. Good food! The animals fascinating and scenery beautiful. Magical.

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Susan N.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Everything was excellent. Our guide was full of knowledge making for memorable visits to shore, islands, and wildlife.

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Susan A.

Oakland, CA
Mar 2014

Baja – Among the Great Whales

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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Every day had truly memorable moments. Touching the gray whales was the highlight. The naturalists were knowledgable and eager to share their expertise in a broad range of subjects. On the whole, we found (as in the past) your expertise was invaluable. Loved the packet we received in the mail.

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Norm G.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I will never forget the Galapagos tour on the Isabella II. The guides were perfect. They love the islands and their knowledge was limitless. What a great ship and incredible staff.

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Martin & Marion W.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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The Isabella II is a fantastic ship and the environment created the Captain and his crew was truly wonderful.

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R & J

Seattle, WA
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We returned from our trip and we had a wonderful experience. We loved the La Pinta, its excellent service and amazing schedule. We loved visiting all the islands and seeing its natural inhabitants. Thank you for organizing our trip and accommodating our needs.

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Aleit W.


Mar 2014

Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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My Antarctica trip was an unbelievable experience! I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and promised anyone who wants to go to keep them company. It was so much more than I had imagined—the stunning varied scenery, and, most of all, the encounters with such a diversity of wildlife. The sight of the first penguin made everyone smile and that smile kept recurring throughout the trip. One cannot adequately describe one's feeling, one has to go and experience Antarctica.

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Donald & Eda C.


Mar 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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The week in the Galapagos on the La Pinta was simply terrific. This trip exceeded our expectations. We thank you for enabling us to have had just the best trip to Peru and Ecuador.

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Connie N.

Bend, OR
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Excellent trip! Loved all of it, especially the proximity to the animals. Everything with ET went very smoothly and was expedited expertly.

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David J.


Mar 2014

Hawaiian Seascapes

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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Never have I ever experienced such personal service, attention, friendliness, fun, humor, attention to detail, consideration, I can go on forever, from anyone. The crew made the "trip" become the "experience". They all deserve a standing ovation, and should know that NEVER will I ever have such a rewarding, pleasurable vacation that comes close to the journey we shared. To each and everyone of you, Mahalo.

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Mathias A.

Denmark
Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Excellent service!! I am very happy I chose the Galapagos Legend. It is the best way to see the Galapagos. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I will recommend the Galapagos Legend to all my friends in Denmark!!

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Lili M.


Mar 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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Rafael was the best! We can't imagine there being any better guide. What we believe made him special was the enthusiasm he brought to our journey. He really loved showing us his islands and we learned so much from him. In fact, he even got my husband (he's not a great swimmer) to go snorkeling. He stayed right by his side in the water so he'd feel comfortable. He told him that he didn't want him to miss the magic below the water as was above the water and this was what convinced my husband to try it.

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Sharon B.

Seattle, WA
Mar 2014

South Georgia and the Falklands

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The trip was fabulous! The most memorable part was our first landing in South Georgia—there were thousands of king penguins. Have been to Antarctica before, this was not the first time we landed on a beach with penguins, but we had never seen numbers like these. It was so amazing!

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Catherine and Sergei M.

Paris, France
Mar 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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We were inspired to take this trip after a first experience in the Arctic. The trip planning with ExpeditionTrips was superb, and the expedition was even better than we expected. The kindness of everybody, every member of the crew exceeded our expectations. The visits to Cuverville Island, the Gerlache Strait and Lemaire Strait were the most memorable parts of our expedition. We would definitely recommend ExpeditionTrips to friends.

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Susan K.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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The Galapagos trip on the Grace was nothing short of fabulous. The crew was wonderful and the cruise director was thoughtful and meticulous. Everyone seemed to do more than one job. Our guide was articulate, extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to make certain everyone was happy and satisfied.

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Ann W.

UK
Feb 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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Just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The trip was fantastic and all your arrangements worked perfectly. The Galapagos Islands are very special. All the staff and guides on the Santa Cruz looked after us very well and we will remember our visit for a very long time.

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Daniella L.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I want to tell you that our trip to the Galapagos was beyond fabulous. We had very high expectations, and our expectations were exceeded. It was simply perfect. From being picked up in the hotel, finding our luggage in the cabin, the size of the boat, the design of the rooms, the superb naturalists, the food, the crew, the logistical execution, choices, flexibility, everything. And then of course, the islands themselves and the rich waters provided a unique experience that is hard to describe. We had the most unusual, unbelievable sighting of 3 whales that came quite close to the pangas and even flipped in the air 3 times. I am recommending this trip to my friends.

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Doris and Jack

Los Alamos, NM
Feb 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Animal life was incredible, we saw different species of whales, penguins, seals, and birds, all in abundance. We also participated in a fossil hunt for extinction transition material for a geologists research project, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were stunned by the raw beauty of the area. Staff were excellent and the naturalists guides were essential in our having a really positive experience. The lectures were excellent and we would have enjoyed more of them.

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Linda H.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The tour of the islands was well planned, and included a good mixture of walking and snorkeling. The staff on the ship were wonderful, the crew were wonderful, from the panga drivers to the guides, everyone was professional, organized, and supportive.It is a trip we will never forget.

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Anthony M.


Feb 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Just wanted to say thank you for our time aboard the Legend. We had an amazing time. Your staff were extremely professional and everything was absolutely perfect. Did I mention the wildlife was absolutely amazing too! It was a dream come true.

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Glenn S.

Des Plaines, IL
Feb 2014

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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I had a good experience working with ExpeditionTrips. The staff on board the ship bend over backwards to make people happy, informed and excited. I enjoyed the wildlife and the vistas the most, and will always remember the kayaking.

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Stephen C.

San Bernadino, CA
Feb 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Ushuaia

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Our trip was amazing!! The level of service was a 10 rating, five stars, and 2 thumbs up—very customer service oriented, knowledgeable, funny and friendly. The trip exceeded all expectations and then some. Pleasantly surprised with the entire trip.

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Sukeshi S.

Mumbai, India
Feb 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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The trip was excellent! Seeing the whales and seals and penguins at such close range was wonderful.The Expedition staff was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, friendly and very helpful–the service was very good. I would definitely plan future trips with you.

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Tom R.

Southport, NC
Feb 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral

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I expected to see some penguins and seals. We saw 5 kinds of penguins, 5 kinds of seals, 3 kinds of whales and untold birds of kinds I never saw before. All of the above up close. I was not expecting the level of activity. We were in the zodiacs twice a day. The captain and crew brought us wonderful new adventures at every destination. I felt like they tried to exceed our expectations.

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Inez C.

Battle Creek, MI
Feb 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Scenic Exploration Fram

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We had a great trip, beautiful weather the whole way; in fact, it was around 70 degrees F on S. Georgia Island, very unusual, but very acceptable! Plenty of various species of penguins and seals, some whales and porpoises. Good food, good wine choices, great service. Even a library on board!

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Aileen M.


Feb 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Scenic Exploration Fram

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I enjoyed the entire Antarctic cruise. This cruise had lectures given by doctorate-prepared scientists, biologists, geologists, and helped me recognize the creatures we were seeing and the terrain we were experiencing. These were sights that only a few people see and experience, and I was so fortunate to be one of those few. The service was excellent, and the staff and guides were all at their best in helping the passengers enjoy the time given. They were very knowledgeable and experienced, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Jim H.

Calgary, Canada
Feb 2014

Sacred Vallery to Machu Picchu

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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We were inspired to take this trip because it's always been on our bucket list. Everything was just perfect. We didn't have to wait for anything. Everyone was where they should have been when they should have been there. Nothing for us to worry about. Most excellent trip with our good friends. Couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks.

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Elizabeth W.

Loveland, OH
Feb 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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We loved The Eclipse and its crew - every single day was memorable and beautifully managed. Outstanding! The Guides especially - their presentations each evening on the history of the Galapagos (geological, biological, etc.) were very well done! It had pretty much met our expectations until the afternoon we sailed on the ocean amidst a huge dolphin pod - then it was an unworldly, unbelievable, absolutely stunning experience!

Josh and Jennifer provided highly personalized, knowledgeable service, were extremely responsive to every question and concern, and made sure that our experience was seamless from one end to the other.

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Karen S.

Leeming, Australia
Feb 2014

Ross Sea - In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton

Research Ship Spirit of Enderby

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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC AND MEMORABLE. You were always quick to respond to my questions. The trip was exceptionally well organized – great crew, well paced, valuable and informative lectures, fabulous food, and comfortable and tidy cabins. I had a fabulous time on the beach with Royal and King penguins at Macquarie Island.

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John O.

Rye Brook, NY
Feb 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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There was always someone ready to help with my queries and they were handled promptly. I really appreciated this responsiveness. Most memorable part for me was the scenery on and around the Antarctic Peninsula, quite spectacular. Next was seeing many whales close up. Finally, if you are into penguins then this is the trip to take! The service from the expedition staff was extremely helpful. The guides were enthusiastic about their specialities and were always willing to help the passengers. I believe the trip met all my expectations. We were fortunate to enjoy good weather. So we saw everything as planned. The 18 day duration was just about right after the long trek to Ushuaia.

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Glenn S.

Des Plaines, IL
Feb 2014

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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The things I enjoyed the most were the wildlife and vistas, but the thing I will remember the most was the kayaking. The staff on board the ship makes the trip very good. They bend over backwards to make people happy, informed and excited.

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Ngoc L.

Oakland, FL
Feb 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Joy and the ET staff were amazing as usual! We booked our Galapagos trip with her previously, so we knew where we had to go to be the most informed and book the right trip for Antarctica. She is always knowledgeable about the locations and is always very patient with answering our gazillion questions! These are things you won't see anywhere else in the world! Our 3 top moments were seeing the largest king penguin colony in St. Andrew's Bay (South Georgia Island), breaking through the ice as we reached our most southern point possible at Crystal Sound, and kayaking on the beautiful, calm water under clear blue sky (think National Geographic pictures) at Neko Harbour.

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Clara A.


Jan 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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I was surprised at the crew's attitude, always happy and helpful. Doing things that were not included in the schedule. Everyone in the crew makes you feel special.

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Shirley F.

San Rafael, CA
Jan 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The Galapagos Islands have been on our "must see" list for a long time. Everything on this trip was close to ideal: perfect weather, festivities in Quito, the Saturday market in Otavalo, Sunday masses and festivities, and hiking and hot springs at Termas de Papallacta, and a cruise on the Eclipse—snorkeling and guided walks were the best!

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Colene D.

South Carolina
Jan 2014

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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We had a wonderful time in the Galapagos. It was seriously our dream trip and we are so happy to have had this experience.

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Mary L.

Renton, WA
Jan 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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I took this trip because I had a strong interest in the trip Shackleton took to South Georgia and in Elephant Island, where his men stayed. Seeing Stromness Bay, visiting Shackleton's grave at Grytvitken, seeing Elephant Island, Port Lockroy, the icebergs, Lemaire Channel, and all the penguins and elephant seals are memorable moments from my trip.

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Judy F.

Elmwood Park, IL
Jan 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit (charter)

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I've always dreamed of visiting all 7 continents and this trip was an opportunity to add one more. It certainly reached if not exceeded my expectations. The guides were all amazing, well informed, helpful, friendly. Most memorable parts were landing on the continent of Antarctica twice, seeing the humpback whales, visiting the whaling station on South Georgia Island, seeing the variety of sea ice/glaciers floats and the variety of animal life.

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Audrey R.

Berkeley, CA
Jan 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Explorer (charter)

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Beth Mercier was incredibly helpful, unfailingly gracious in answering our questions and in suggesting additional activities and hotels outside of our trip. I always wanted to go to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica in early January and see penguins and icebergs and have my daughter accompany me.

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Kay G.


Jan 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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The trip was far greater than my expectations. The beauty of the area was stunning and each day was topped by the next. My favorite part of the trip was the wildlife. Walking around the penguin rookeries, hearing the penguins and watching them interact, watching the whales feeding and the birds soaring above the waves were my most memorable sights. Both the staff and the naturalists were very helpful and friendly. Being able to eat meals with the naturalists was a pleasure for they always made dinner conversations most interesting.

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Andrea and Tony W.

Seattle, WA
Jan 2014

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Expedition

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We had always wanted to see the Antarctic continent and working with ExpeditionTrips always makes us feel supported. The trip had so many memorable moments . .  . camping on the continent Christmas Eve, crossing the circle and celebrating with our new friends, the penguins, seals and whales, and the beauty of the ice. We loved the hikes. And the midnight sun and peaceful beauty of the region is hard to explain.

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Kay G.


Jan 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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The trip was far greater than my expectations. The beauty of the area was stunning and each day was topped by the next. My favorite part of the trip was the wildlife. Walking around the penguin rookeries, hearing the penguins and watching them interact, watching the whales feeding and the birds soaring above the waves were my most memorable sights. Both the staff and the naturalists were very helpful and friendly. Being able to eat meals with the naturalists was a pleasure for they always made dinner conversations most interesting.

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Andrea J.

San Francisco, CA
Jan 2014

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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I always wanted to go to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. Darwin's Lake, the Sun Gate, the train to Machu Picchu were the most memorable parts of the expedition. The naturalists were well informed and the tour guides in Peru were wonderful.

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John S.

Chattanooga, TN
Jan 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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Outstanding, professional, friendly! Meeting different people and the vastness of the Antarctic were the most memorable parts of the expedition.

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George A.

Leesburg, VA
Jan 2014

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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We wanted to seek further adventure beyond our usual trips, which had been traditionally within the northern hemisphere. The most memorable parts were walking on Ocean Pack Ice after our ship pushed through the ice and stopped to let the passengers experience the moment; seeing penguins in the wild for the first time; and The Estancia Los Protreos was amazing and a truly wonderful stay on a working ranch. Joy and Jennifer were very responsive and made it easy to plan the trip and deal with any unforeseen issues.

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Tina P.

East Hampton, NY
Jan 2014

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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We had talked about it for years as a trip we wanted to take. But, it was Shelly's expertise that helped us finally pull the trigger and sign up! Our expectations were met. We had a varied trip that allowed for excitement, education and relaxation. We were totally satisfied.

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Jenny S.

Cape Town, South Africa
Jan 2014

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer (charter)

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This was on my bucket list. The level of service of the expedition staff was excellent and the voyage fully met my expectations. You answered my emails immediately and I was never made to feel like a nuisance. I would definitely book future trips with you.

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Julia W.

Marietta, GA

Monteverde & Costa Rica to Panama

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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We thoroughly enjoyed the trip on the Sea Lion and to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The staff, guides and crew were phenomenal!! We were inspired to take this trip because my husband has been into landscape photography for the past 7 years, so we researched the National Geographic photographers and chose to go on a trip with Michael Melford.

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John L.

Houston, TX
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The trip exceeded our expectations in a number of ways.  First, the weather was great!  The Drake Passage was placid both coming and going, and we had relatively warm, sunny weather while we were exploring the islands and the peninsula.  Second, the Ocean Diamond was very comfortable, and the hotel staff was great!  Service in the dining room and restaurant were excellent, and the food was much better than we expected.  Our cabin was very comfortable, and our cabin attendant was always available if we needed anything. 

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Peg and Peter S.


Dec 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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It was better than we ever dreamed... ...in more gushing detail: Our experience was smooth sailing from the naturalists to the shipboard staff... wow, what wonderful memories! There could not be a better expedition leader than Moreno, period. His corps of naturalists are superb, Maria Carmen and Grace stood out. Everyday was action (example: swimming with penguins!) packed, well planned, and as rigorous or laid back as one wanted. Night time was amazing as well, we will never forget the stars, and watching from the rail, under the ship's lights, the swimming sea lions chasing the flying flying fish at rocket speed. M. V. Santa Cruz was the perfect vessel for us; lovely cabins at a cost we could afford, a wonderful variety of delicious food, and a crew of the nicest folks. Did I mention happy hour every evening on the sun deck...? We have wanted to see Ecuador's exquisite islands since we were married forty years ago.

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James M.

Virginia Beach, VA
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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I was inspired to take this trip because I was gunning for my 7th continent experience and this expedition met and exceeded all of my expectations. The sea kayaking was the most enjoyable part of the entire trip — kayaking through glacial ice is one of the best experiences of my life.

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Melissa L.

APO, AE
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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I just wanted to say thanks to the staff, they really listened to the passengers and tried to make us happy. We weren't scheduled to stop at an active station but we really wanted our passports stamped, so the crew went above and beyond to accommodate our request. They were superb! And so was the staff at ExpeditionTrips, a pleasure to work with and it made my journey that much better. :) What I thought was going to be just another trip truly turned out to be the trip of a lifetime for me!!

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Margaret A.

Brisbane, Australia
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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This was the best travel experience of my life – I would go back in a heartbeat if I could!

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Jen Yu and Lian W.

Los Angeles, CA
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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The experience of planning our trip with ExpeditionTrips was superb. Keep your good spirit! We will definitely book future trips with you. We'd like to travel to the Arctic next!

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Kate W.


Dec 2013

River Boat Aria Amazon

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I would like to thank you for allowing me to experience the MV Aqua on my recent trip to Peru.  My partner Joe and I absolutely loved every moment of the experience.  From the beautiful boat, to the wonderful crew, the superb wildlife and knowledgeable naturalists (in particular, Roland), the food, everything was perfect.

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Francis D.

Calgary, Canada
Dec 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Peru was the most memorable part of the expedition. The level of service of the staff and naturalists was great. ExpeditionTrips was superb at helping to plan my trip. I would definitely book future trips with ET.

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Margaret W.

Surrey, UK
Dec 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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This trip was a lifelong dream. Snorkeling with sharks and turtles was the best. Everyone was helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. The people we were grouped with were great

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Danaya S.

Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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Exceeded my expectations - very educational, great service and cruise management, excellent program for kids. Most memorable was the hundreds of thousands of penguins and Neko Harbour.

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Zhuoguang Y.

West Covina, CA
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Pure awesomeness!

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Brian K.

Oviedo, FL
Dec 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The most memorable part of the trip was snorkeling with the sea lions. The sea lions were so interactive in the Galapagos and would essentially "play" with you. Unbelievable. It exceeded my expectations. ExpeditionTrips did a fantastic job throughout the transaction and always provided prompt responses to any questions that we had. Great job all around.

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David F.

Las Vegas, NV
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral Antarctica

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Always wanted to see Antarctica, and travel to that area. The level of service was terrific.

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Rachel P.

Lawrenceville, NJ
Dec 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Voyager

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The expedition exceeded our expectations as we didn't really know too much about the islands, their diversity of landscape and animals before we went.

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Stacy M.

San Diego, CA
Dec 2013

Heart of the Amazon

River Boat Tucano

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The guides were great! Having a native guide made it even more enjoyable. It was everything that I hoped for and then some. I had always wanted to go to the Amazon and I'm so glad that I did!

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Barbara M.

Kinnelon, NJ
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Very impressed with the expedition staff and also the ship staff. Crossing the circle was the most memorable part. They were all open, approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. Food was very good for the circumstances. Impressive!

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Paula S.

Houston, TX
Dec 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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Reading about Antarctica and getting your emails inspired me to take the trip as I wanted to visit all 7 continents before I turned 60. It was GREAT, even better than I thought it would be. After traveling the world we were amazed and in awe of the beauty of Antarctica. Art by nature and a place like no other. Loved the adventure and all your help in making it happen! Everything was handled perfectly, there were no problems and your agents were a pleasure to work with. Thanks!!

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Samantha and Danny M.

Boulder, CO
Nov 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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The level of service was amazing. Both the service crew and the naturalist guides went out of their way to make this an amazing trip. The level of expertise by the naturalist crew was very impressive. Because my husband and I are both teachers, the educational aspect of this trip was very important to us. The folks we talked with at ET, were so helpful and seem to really care about us and our needs. All questions were answered and the pre-trip information was very helpful. We worked mainly with Lorraine, and she was/is wonderful. I hope to be able to plan future trips through her.

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George R.

Rochester, NY
Nov 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Soleal Antarctica

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On a scale of 1 to 10 it was an 11. Everyone, from the cabin attendants to the Captain, was very accomodating and professional throughout the trip. Dining room wait staff, the expediton guides and entertainers were exceptional and catered to every need. Various members of the ship staff gave extra attention to my 13 year old grandson, by far the youngest member of the trip, and helped provide him with an experience he will cherish for the rest of his life.

Seeing the penguins up close and personal, and all the rest of the wildlife, seals, whales, various birds and scenery was incredible. We also met some great fellow travelers, like-minded people from various parts of the world.

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Ron S.

Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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It was an amazing trip. Antarctica was magnificent and awesome. The Staff were friendly, helpful, positive and knowledgeable. Met really interesting people, the food was good and enjoyed the smaller ship. ExpeditionTrips went out of their way to provide additional suggestions, called us and always responded positively and quickly. For sure we will be spreading the word about you at ExpeditionTrips.

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Leonard and Carla C.

Oak Harbor, WA
Nov 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Explorer (charter)

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Antarctica is such a special place where you can visit with thousands of penguins, and visit this wilderness where people are only visitors and not permanent residents. What a great experience! And the scenery was amazing!

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Bill and Sandy B.

Brevard, NC
Nov 2013

Galapagos Classic + Peru

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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Jessica did an outstanding job assisting us with our booking and many questions. Beth was a great help when Jessica was out of the office. We would definitely recommend ExpeditionTrips for our friends.

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Jay B.

Tempe, AZ
Nov 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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My 75th birthday seemed a good excuse for a celebratory trip to the region! And my wife said, "Good idea!" Each day was a special delight - beyond my expectations. The most important aspects of a trip like this relate to the quality of the expert staff, and the important issue of security. The trip was A+ on both counts. The comfort factors, food, hotel staff, etc. are just frosting on the cake, and these were just fine. The trip exceeded my expectations - especially the educational part, and the attention to detail. The enthusiasm of the staff was infectious. And, oh, the weather was great.

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Jean V.

Fort St. John, Canada
Nov 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was superb and the expedition exceeded most of my expectations. The service and staff were excellent with too many memorable things to share. Everything was great.

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John and Peggy V.

College Station, TX
Nov 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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I always wanted to see Antarctica. As a geomorphologist, seeing the glaciers and the impact that they have had on the surface was spectacular. ExpeditionTrips' service was designed to help me have a great trip and it worked. My expectations were high because I looked forward to taking this trip. Because of the weather and the seas, all my expectations were met and in many cases exceeded. We were both pleased with the service that we received and with the outcome of the trip. We would even do this one again at a different time of the year to see how the landscape changes as summer turns to fall.

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George R.

Rochester, NY
Nov 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral Antarctica

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Seeing the penguins up close and personal, all the rest of the wildlife, seals, whales, various birds and the incredible scenery. We also met some great fellow travelers, like-minded people from various parts of the world.

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Meg R.

Seattle, WA
Oct 2013

Cuba – People to People Cultural Exchange

Small Group

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If Cuba were a shoe, she would be part of my favorite pair. She has magnetic character and charisma. She is as beautiful, even in her well-worn state, as she is resilient and unbreakable. And she’s a comfortable fit for a traveler of any age, geographic origin, or political persuasion.

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Maria N.

Holt, Australia
Oct 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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Seeing the wildlife was the most memorable part of my expedition. The trip surpassed my expectations, and the staff was fantastic. I'd heard so much about Antarctica and the price for the cruise was reasonable so I was inspired to take this trip. ExpeditionTrips was most helpful and prompt in answering my queries and emails.

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Bill and Kathy M.

High Springs, FL
Oct 2013

Greatest Amazon Experience

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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We've used Expedition Trips a number of times. Shelley Fry and Jennifer Santoyo have always been great to work with. They are knowledgeable, and quick to respond. The level of service was excellent, the guides were very knowledgeable.

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Carol T.

Holder, Australia
Oct 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Expedition

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I'd always been interested in going to Antarctic. The penguins and the scenery were amazing. The expedition exceeded my expectations - have not been on an 'organised' trip for a long time.

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Derrick B.

San Diego, CA
Oct 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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We were inspired to go to the Galapagos after watching the BBC 3-disc series on the islands, about a year ago. The trip was truly amazing - probably the most memorable parts were (1) swimming with penguins and sea lions, (2) experiencing the wide range of wildlife on the islands, (3) getting to know all the great passengers & crew onboard the ship, and (4) learning so much from the very experienced naturalist guides. The trip exceeded our expectations overall.

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Elaine and Ward L.

Piedmont, CA
Oct 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We have always wanted to visit Galapagos and Mach Picchu. We had very high expectations for this trip and they were met. ExpeditionTrips was very responsive to questions, and I asked a lot! Joy is great. The guides were terrific and had excellent English, and the cruise operator is fantastic! So glad we went with them! The hotels were fantastic.

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Drew P.

New Zealand
Sep 2013

Greenland

The most memorable parts of this trip were the hikes, icebergs and scenery. ExpeditionTrips was superb with helping to plan my trip. They were efficient and promptly replied to all my questions. I would definitely book with them in the future and recommend them to friends.

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Alexandra M.


Sep 2013

Given the nature of the trip we were about to meet some interesting people. This was a bonus for me. It wasn’t the normal tourist feeling, people were focused on the experience and how special it was.

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Shu Y.


Sep 2013

Greenland

A superb itinerary in a magnificent area of Greenland. The expedition staff worked as an effective and professional team with a very appropriate attention to safety and interpretation. Excellent servic.

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Drew P.

New Zealand
Sep 2013

East Greenland

The most memorable parts of this trip were the hikes, icebergs and scenery. I visited Disco Bay West Greenland last year and wanted to see the NE coast too. ExpeditionTrips was superb with helping to plan my trip. They were efficient and promptly replied to all my questions. I would definitely book with them in the future and recommend them to friends.

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Melissa H.


Sep 2013

River Boat Aqua Amazon

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I have traveled all over the world, but I never dreamed that I would see pink dolphins and six-foot wide water lilies. I didn't know that such things existed.

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Miller Family


Sep 2013

River Boat Aqua Amazon

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Amazing Amazon on the Aqua. First class all the way, loved it!! Thank you!

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Drew P.

New Zealand
Sep 2013

East Greenland

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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The most memorable parts of this trip were the hikes, icebergs and scenery. I visited Disco Bay West Greenland last year and wanted to see the NE coast too. ExpeditionTrips was superb with helping to plan my trip. They were efficient and promptly replied to all my questions. I would definitely book with them in the future and recommend them to friends.

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Jim G.

Westwood, MA
Sep 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Always wanted to see the Galapagos. My son's reaction to snorkeling for the first time and seeing the extraordinary fish were the most memorable parts.

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Cathy and Jerry L.

West Chester, PA
Sep 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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I was inspired to take this trip after I read Darwin's "Origin of the Species" many years ago and have had the desire to visit the Galalpagos Islands ever since. I wanted to see the endemic animal populations of each island in their natural habitats. So, observing the birth of a baby sea lion was a remarkable experience! Our naturalist guide identified a mother who was about to give birth; without him our group would have walked right by and missed the opportunity. We sat quietly watching in awe at this once in a lifetime event unfolding before us.

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Mary T.

Edmonds, WA
Sep 2013

Wings Over Migration

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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I always wanted to go to Africa. I heard someone mention the migration, looked it up, and decided to go see it. I was truly taken care of. I was very impressed, The Masai Mara was my favorite.

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Shauna V.

Elk Grove, CA
Aug 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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I had always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands to take photos of the unique wildlife. The level of service was excellent. The naturalists were very knowledgeable and made sure that all our questions were answered. They were very patient and really had a love for the Galapagos that was noticeable. The Staff on the Ship was very attentive and provided excelled customer service. I have no complaints with the service, it was first class.

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Shivesh R.

Indian Shores, FL
Aug 2013

Baffin Island and Greenland Explorer

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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The level of service of the staff and naturalist guides was superb, the Ioffe had a "deep bench" with several excellent guides, some of the best.

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Lee Family


Aug 2013

River Boat Aqua Amazon

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The Aqua was super. The cabins were luxurious even with a third body in residence. Really interesting and friendly traveling companions – no one as young as D but one family had two daughters 20 and 23 who made a big fuss over D. The naturalists were very fine and the food absolutely gourmet. The chef always sent someone to ask if D wanted to eat the set meal or something less fancy. The highlight of the trip was a skiff boat outing on the Pacaya River.

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Richard B.

St. Louis Park, MN
Aug 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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I had been to the Galapagos previously and wanted to share the unique experience with my grandsons. Being able to get so near so many unique birds and animals was a special treat. I had high expectations and they were met in every way. Everything and everybody was superb. The boat crew was friendly, attentive and always helpful. The naturalists had a boundless passion and enthusiasm for their work. They conveyed that to the travelers every day.

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Sue G.

Arlington, VA
Aug 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Discoverer

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I hadn't been to Alaska for awhile and wanted to experience it in a more intimate way with guidance from naturalists. It was absolutely fantastic. I've been telling all my friends about the trip since getting back. ExpeditionTrips was very helpful in answering my questions in a timely fashion, and got my reservation paperwork done in record time. Enjoyed taking a skiff tour of an iceberg garden, seeing whales and otters, getting up close and personal to a glacier, and stalking a bear via kayak.

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Richardson Family


Aug 2013

River Boat Aria Amazon

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Aria a highlight – such customer service. Amazing wildlife on the 4 nts – further up into the park – monkeys, wonderful birds. Gracias!!

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Jan C.

Camp Verde, TX
Aug 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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We were very well taken care of from the moment we were met at the hotel in Juneau until we were dropped at the airport for our return. The service was great and the naturalist guides were superb -- we really enjoyed them. The most memorable moments were coming across a pod of whales at sunset, watching Dawes glacier calve twice right in front of us, and the great people we met.

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Antje F.

San Diego, CA
Aug 2013

Alaska's Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Adventurer

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It exceeded expectations! Both the controllable (itinerary, staff, etc.) and the incidental (glacial calving, humpbacks, orcas, sea otters etc.) were better than we remembered. Kids' activity managers were superb! Mark and colleagues were incredibly inventive, responsive and patient with the children.

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Gudrun and Paul W.

Albuquerque, NM
Aug 2013

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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Every day on the National Geographic ship was memorable. With the zodiacs, we could approach wildlife within a few feet and observe their behavior unhurried. The friendly and knowledgeable naturalists taught us so much about the grizzlies, marine mammals and birds in Alaska. The services of the guides and the staff were excellent in every way.

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Joan O.

Minneapolis, MN
Aug 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Explorer

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It was an incredible week. The rooms were excellent, the food was healthy, tasty and plentiful. The crew and especially the guides and wellness coordinator were great. They bent over backwards to make our trip enjoyable. I loved the yoga on the back deck each morning. The various activities (hiking, kayaking, skiffing, etc) were available all the time and lots of fun. The Captain was extremely enthusiastic and fun and considerate. This is a trip for anyone-all age groups find things to enjoy. We had a few three generation families on our cruise and all enjoyed it.

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Cathy and Bob B.

Los Altos, CA
Aug 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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Our trip to Alaska was simply unbelievable. People use terms like the trip of a lifetime casually, but this truly was such a trip. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to dole out to each of the crew. They were, quite simply, remarkable. I was particularly struck by how truly happy they seemed. This may sound silly, but in the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, I see lots of successful people, but it is rare to see people who are truly so happy. It gave me a lot to think about. I have been recommending the experience like crazy; I can’t think of anything possible that could have been done to make the trip more wonderful for us.

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Barry Z.

Danville, CA
Aug 2013

Kenai Fjords National Park and Peninsula

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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There are few places we go for vacation that the whole family wants to do a second time. This is one of those experiences.

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Peter and Joellen L.

Orinda, CA
Jul 2013

Greenland and Iceland

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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I've been meaning to drop you a note to tell you how we liked our trip to Greenland on the Polar Pioneer. We loved it! All in all, a really good trip, and we'd recommend it to anybody. This was the 2nd trip we've booked with ExpeditionTrips.com, so we're obviously satisfied.

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Elizabeth E.


Jul 2013

Svalbard – Spitsbergen

A well organised cruise, staff and expedition leader did their upmost to ensure we saw so much of the wildlife and experience the geology and Tundra of Spitsbergen, a memorable trip. Thank You!

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Joe C.


Jul 2013

River Boat Aria Amazon

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What can I say? It was awesome! We went in July of 2013. The weather was great (upper 80s). The water level had already receded about 12-15 feet, so treking into the jungle was great fun! We saw anacondas, caimans, sloths, monkeys, dolphins manatees and birds of every type. The staff went beyond my expectations in every way. The cruise director (Anna), the guides (Ricardo, Naycer, Jorge, and Roland, the dining room attendants, the room service, were all top notch! I grew up in Las Vegas where there are more 5 star, 5 diamond restaurants than anywhere on the planet, and I promise you that I have never had any food better than what they served on the Aria! It is truly a must do trip!

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Dee M.

Arlington, VA
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Queen of Galapagos

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I loved everything about the Galapagos, but snorkeling around the islands was a highlight. The service was amazing—impeccable. The crew was incredibly helpful. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and responsive. The trip exceeded my expectations.

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Monica and Ryan J.

Seattle, WA
Jul 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Explorer

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The food on our un-cruise was amazing! The chefs and crew were so accomodating to my gluten free needs. We loved eating the healthy meals that tasted sooo good. Thanks to everyone on the WEX!

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Jan D. and Family

Guelph, ON, Canada
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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Joshua quickly answered my emails and was very helpful. There was very little of the experience that wasn't spectacular. From the amazing wildlife and landscapes to the crew, guides and staff, there wasn't a moment that couldn't be written about in a story.

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Jill W.

New York, NY
Jul 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Queen of Galapagos

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I've traveled all over the world and this was one of the best trips I've done. From the second I contacted ExpeditionTrips to inquire about cruises to the Galapagos, the service was incredible.

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Mark J.


Jul 2013

Amazon Odyssey

River Boat Tucano

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The trip fully met our expectations. Excellent balance between down time and exploration. The most interesting part of the trip was the canoe rides. The experience of the guides made all the difference with their amazing levels of knowledge about the rainforest, animals, botany and culture of the Amazon. Our accommodation and meals were excellent and the crew members gave 100% every step of the way.

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Gloria K.


Jul 2013

Amazon Odyssey

River Boat Tucano

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A very interesting and educational trip with a small group size that was perfect. My favorite part was learning about the rainforest – it’s evolution, history, geography and challenges.

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Melvin C.


Jul 2013

Heart of the Amazon

River Boat Tucano

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I really enjoyed the wildlife viewing. Overall the trip was very informative and interesting with pleasurable boat trips.  The fishing was also a highlight.

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Roxanne H.


Jul 2013

Heart of the Amazon

River Boat Tucano

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What a wonderful trip – more than I expected! Everything was just right – our walk in the forest, seeing birds and wildlife, plus our guides were very, very knowledgeable!! The crew members were very kind, helpful and always had a great attitude. The guides knew the flora and fauna, river system and medicinal plants. It helps that they are from the region and have first-hand experience. I can’t say enough about how good they know their job! I would like to return someday and do your Dry Season tour.

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Kathy B.

St. Louis, MO
Jul 2013

Kenai Fjords National Park and Peninsula

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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The fabulous ride via raft down the Kenai River to Skilak Lake was a beautiful introduction to the Kenai Peninsula. Stephanie created the most delicious meals - the best on the entire trip!

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Diane G.

Brooklyn, NY
Jul 2013

Uganda: A Primate Paradise

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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I had always wanted to see Mountain Gorillas when Shelley Frye called out of the blue to tell me about this trip. It was fate! Our guides were spectacular. Jonathan was beyond amazing and Lawrence was great. Our local trackers, drivers and porters were warm, friendly and extremely helpful.

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Robert G.

Boston, MA
Jun 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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The most memorable experience was snorkeling with the Sea Lions. Everyone was interesting and helpful. The naturalist, Denis, was so passionate about his job.

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Debbie B.

Abbeville, MS
Jun 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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This trip has been on my bucket list for a decade. Seeing wildlife (land tortoises were the highlight), but all the wildlife was fabulous. Our guides, Pepe and Edwin, were so good at their job. I am pleased that they are helping preserve wildlife in the Galapagos. I thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling. Our guides and the staff on board the Eric were surely the best in the world – knowledgeable, helpful, informative, respectful, and funny. I was always made to feel very safe, in and out of the water, and the guides made sure the wildlife was safe from us! That means a lot to me.

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Carole G.

Tarrytown, NY
Jun 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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I wanted to have a wonderful family vacation. The people on our ship (passengers and crew) were wonderful. It was a family voyage and there were 4 grandparents, parents, and kids (aged 11-17). We all got along wonderfully and we are in touch now.

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Eugenia G.

Ventura, CA
Jun 2013

Land of the Ice Bears

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The expedition leaders and all of the staff on our trip made the whole experience a learning, fascinating, fun, friendly adventure! The level of service was exceptional. I felt very comfortable approaching any of the staff and guides. The very personal, one-on-one relationships aboard the ship exceeded my expectations.

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Wendy C.

Australia
Jun 2013

Spitsbergen

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The staff and crew of Polar Pioneer worked so closely together to maximize every opportunity that we had to enjoy the amazing Arctic environment.

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J.P.

Landrum, S.C.
Jun 2013

Idyllic Islands of Croatia & Montenegro

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian

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This was at least our third trip. So we expect an excellent itinerary, excellent guides, excellent accommodations. You have never let us down.

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Anonymous


Jun 2013

Zambia and Zimbabwe Safari

Small Group

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I cannot thank you enough for all the help while preparing our tour to South Africa and Zambia. The hotels you selected and the guides you chose for us were outstanding. All our arrangements worked perfectly and added to the enjoyment of our trip. We will be back – Thank You so much.

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Sue H.

Emerald Hills, CA
May 2013

Norwegian Fjords and Polar Bears

Expedition Ship Expedition

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The staff and naturalist guides were excellent, all the way around. The natural beauty of the area and the archaeology in the Orkneys and Shetlands far exceeded my expectations. The unbelievable beauty of the Norwegian coastline and the wonderful, fun passengers were memorable parts of the expedition. Planning our trip with ExpeditionTrips was great. Excitement and enthusiasm are always there with ET.

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Cheryl I.

Eureka, CA
May 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We saw a great deal in a short time. The daily schedules were very ambitious, which suited us well. The ship was also very comfortably outfitted, cabins were larger than expected and very quiet. Wildlife we saw was amazing - a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Stephen D.

Los Angeles, CA
May 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Expedition Ship Wilderness Adventurer

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We were on the Wilderness Adventurer before, and loved it. We were prepared for cold and rain, and got sunny and warm. Everyone on the ship was fabulous. Crew and guests became like a group of old friends. Service was excellent. Most memorable parts were a long point-to-point kayak, the Chief Shakes rededication, and seeing bears from the kayak—the whole thing, actually.

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Allen G. and son

Fair Oaks, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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The Eclipse was great! The entire Galapagos experience was led by simply wonderful naturalists who were knowledgeable, passionate and enjoyable. The level of service was excellent and beyond expectations. ExpeditionTrips provided excellent communication and availability to address questions and concerns.

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Ilene M.

Petaluma, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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We had always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. A lifelong dream! The Isabela II was a great small ship. Very comfortable rooms and excellent food. It met all of our expectations and then some. The naturalists on board were terrific! Machu Picchu was fabulous! Expedition Trips was accommodating to our needs and very responsive to our requests.

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Lauren B.

Santa Monica, CA
May 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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We were inspired to take this trip because it was on my bucket list, it should be on everyone's! We felt like we were in a different world – the animal's world. Snorkeling with sea lions playing with us, seeing the mating rituals of birds like the albatross, boobies, and frigate birds, and the amazing sea life – penguins, marine iguanas, golden rays, eagle rays, sharks, and turtles. And of course, the tortoises! Fantastic!!!!

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Mark and Donna B.


May 2013

River Boat Aria Amazon

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We were surprisingly pleased with our 4-night trip aboard MV Aria. The guides were outstanding. How they managed to find wildlife hidden (to us) high in the tree tops while the skiffs were cruising at 20 knots is amazing. The food was likewise excellent, emphasizing local Peruvian fresh foods. I’m now a convert to camu camu. I wish I could get it at home. The accommodations were also first rate. Lying in bed, watching the world go by through the huge picture window was a wonderful experience.

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Carl S. and Krisin C.

Calistoga, CA
May 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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We want to express our heart-felt appreciation to the Endeavour crew and staff for making our recent cruise the vacation of a lifetime. There were plenty of highlights: the wildlife viewing, the stunning scenery, the outings ashore and kayaking – the great weather, even! But what really made it truly special were the enthusiasm, genuine warmth, and caring attitude of the entire crew.

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Fred and Emily

Hong Kong
May 2013

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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Fantastic Trip!! We saw the Whale Sharks everyday, also the hammerheads, eagle rays and marble rays!!! We saw everything we hoped to see in the Galapagos. THANK YOU!

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Jeanine L.

La Mesa, CA
May 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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Food was amazing! Special kudos to the pastry chef for making me the best gluten-free cookies ever!

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Linda U.

McHenry, IL
Apr 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The sea lions just hanging out was awesome, to walk with them and the albatross nesting area was special too. Alejandro, one of our naturalists, knew his stuff and his passion for his Galapagos was obvious.  From currents, to weather to the animals, he understood it all and could relate it to you. ExpeditionTrips kept us posted on everything and the trip went smoothly. 

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Marion B.

Ocean Shores, WA
Apr 2013

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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I wanted to experience the Amazon with its unique animals, fauna and ecosystem.  The monkeys and sloths were memorable. The trip was great. Staff was well informed, very friendly and willing to constantly go out of their way. Trip was a 10 and I travel outside the US once per month.

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Jan W.

Bellingham, WA
Apr 2013

Baja Cruise

Safari Quest

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We all had the BEST time on our trip. We couldn't have made it better if we tried. All your efforts to make and keep us happy were very evident and like our last trip, we really felt that the Crew wanted us to be happy, comfortable, enthused, and safe. It was as if they were purposefully WANTING all of us to have our best experience ever. And we did. We would do it all over in a flash...and maybe we just will one of these days.

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Jeff T.


Apr 2013

River Boat Aria Amazon

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Thank you for making the arrangements for my family to go on the Aria. We had a wonderful time. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The boat is beautiful and the cabins are spacious. It was great to see the animals in their natural setting and to see the floating city in Iquitos and the Villages along the River.

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Jason W.


Apr 2013

River Boat Aqua Amazon

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We just arrived home. We had the best time, everything was even better than expected! Especially the crew, guides! Trip of a lifetime!! Thanks so much we will highly recommend this.

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Paul R.

London, England
Apr 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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Our Nature Guide was the great man Jorge Garcia. I have never met such a brilliant nature guide. He has an affinity to the ecosystems that would be hard to beat and combines his natural ability, university education, passion and love for his islands into a world class guiding and education style.

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Richard T.

Owasso, OK
Apr 2013

Olympic Wilderness + San Juan Islands

Expedition Ship Wilderness Adventurer

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I really appreciated the casual atmosphere on-board. The interaction with the crew made it feel more like I was on an excersion with a team as opposed to a tourist being 'processed' by an industry. Many thanks - this has really meant a lot to me.

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John and Tammy R.

Morgantown, PA
Mar 2013

Baja – A Remarkable Journey

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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We had a fantastic trip and it definitely ranks high in our top 10. My most memorable part of the trip was when the gray whales came up to our zodiac boat and let me touch them. The staff, guides and crew could not have been any better. The length and itinerary of the trip were great, we could not have asked for better.

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Manly Family


Mar 2013

River Boat Aqua Amazon

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My husband and I took this cruise last week. EVERY SINGLE aspect of our interaction with the folks related to the Aqua vessel was beyond our expectations. The crew is professional and masterful! We loved the experience and would highly recommend this cruise to all even remotely interested!!

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Sarah W.


Mar 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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I thought the Grace was a wonderful yacht. My husband and I probably had one of the smallest cabins and we found it very comfortable and well designed. The A class doubles looked wonderful! Our children were down below in C5 and loved their cabin!

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Christine L.

Surrey, BC, Canada
Mar 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Staff, guides and crew met and exceeded our expectations. All services provided by ET were excellant.

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Barbara G.

Lexington, KY
Mar 2013

Baja Cruise

Safari Quest

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It was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Everyone should take this cruise! We saw a blue whale mother and baby. The baby swam right under the skiff!!! If you are thinking of this cruise, I have two words for you: DO IT!

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Richard and Ilene J.

Boston, MA
Mar 2013

West African Odyssey – South Africa to Morocco

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The trip to the West Coat of Africa was incredible! The operator spared nothing, providing expedition members with the opportunity to learn about the places visited from a wide variety of cultural points of view including history, economics, music, linguistics, and art from an exceptional group of staff and lecturers.

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William H.

Dallas, TX
Feb 2013

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Everyone did a great job and treated us like family. Friends had told us about Galapagos, so the trip had been on our list. The most memorable part of the trip for me was how unafraid the animals are.

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Kathryn B.

Walnut Creek, CA
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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My nine year old got to decide on a destination to go with her grandma and Antarctica was her choice, and lucky for us, her Aunt and I got to tag along. The trip exceeded all expectations. Having traveled with this operator before, we knew the type of travel they offer so we were very, very happy. The most memorable part was on Bailey Head in a colony of 120,000 chinstrap penguins (and a few seals).

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Doug W.

Fair Oaks, CA
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Antarctica is a place unlike anywhere else in the world.  Staff was very qualified and improved the quality of the trip immensely.  Talks given while we crossed the Drake Passage were informative, interesting and relevant to the trip. 

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Jason C.

Panama City Beach, FL
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The guides were particularly knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area and where to find what we were looking for. We asked to see leopard seals and they found them for us. The food was excellent and the ship was clean and tidy. My experience with ExpeditionTrips was fantastic and will definitely book with you in the future.  All of my questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner, and all trips details were taken into account and covered.

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Regina L.

Richmon, VA
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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The visit to Antarctica was my lifetime dream. Seeing the myriad colors of blue from the inky blue of the deep cold to the turquoise of the iceberg shadows on a backdrop of white is a rainbow I will always remember. The trip was more than I expected. I wanted to set foot on the continent; we did that 8 times plus I kayaked, hiked and plunged into the water. Additionally, the biologists, historian and other experts made the trip an educational experience. My experience with ExpeditionTrips was fabulous.  Besides ensuring that all our questions were answered as quickly as possible, the staff ensured that when my two travel mates were stuck in Houston, I was notified in Buenos Aires and our tours rescheduled.

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Carolyn C.

Litchfield Park, AZ
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Yes, my experience with Expedition Trips was definitely positive. I appreciate how you kept us informed. I saw my very first iceberg in person and the sight was absolutely amazing! It was close to us; it was huge; it had the typical bue-ish hue and I just gasped. It took my breath away; it was beautiful. They had several experts on board (geologist, bird experts, mammal experts, historians) who gave lectures regarding the rock formations that we would see, the types of sea animals and birds we would see, history of the early exploration of Antarctica.

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Bonnie P.

Woodhaven, NY
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Our experience with ExpeditionTrips was a very positive one. They let us know every piece of equipment we needed and also all documentation and made sure all our travel pieces were scheduled and accounted for. They answered every silly question we had without making us feel foolish. The longer I am home the more I miss Antarctica and wish to see it again. The trip was way beyond my expectations. I discovered I really knew very little about what Antarctica looked like. It was much more "alive" (teeming with life) than I expected. I especially appreciated the guides for all their hard work and making everything come alive on the zodiac cruises. I also appreciated how they went out of their way to make us feel safe on the zodiacs (they were a little bit intimidating and scary for me) and took everyone's concerns into consideration. The zodiac cruises ended up being my favorite part.

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Alexander K.


Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Thanks, my trip to Antarctica is one I will never forget. The expedition staff's professionalism and enthusiasm is unquestionable. They went to great lengths to ensure every guest got the full Antarctica experience. All of the team was friendly, eager to share their knowledge and most importantly all have a good sense of humor. My experience has been one of my favorite travel adventures.

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Christine W.


Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Very comfortable boat. Catering staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Cabin staff are efficient and discreet. Expedition team are very enthusiastic and are always happy to give of their time. The lectures have all been well timed and interesting - we even stayed awake! All in all, we have been planning this trip for a year and we have not been disappointed, even though our expectations were high. Bravo to everybody involved in making wishes come true, especially ours. We have lots of happy memories to take home.

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Joanna D.

Manchester, England
Feb 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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The Evolution crew was outstanding. The boat was the perfect size and accommodations were beyond expectations. I don't know how they were able to make us feel like we were the only ones traveling in the Galapagos. The Evolution crew was outstanding. They were so attentive to our special needs.

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Linda Z.

Balaklava, South Australia
Feb 2013

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The voyage on the Polar Pioneer was amazing! The tour arrangements and information beforehand was excellent. On board, the expedition leaders and crew were wonderful and went out of their way to give us the best possible time and were always cheerful and helpful. They must have worked really long hours and we appreciated everything they did. How the chefs produced such beautiful meals and snacks I shall never know.

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Judith F.

Marion, MA
Jan 2013

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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The Galapagos on the Islander was the best one could expect. We missed nothing! The trip exceeded my expectations. Antonio was a great guide and very kind to guests who had difficulties on the hikes. He was helpful with the camera; I came hope a better photographer.  If it weren't for Expedition Trips, I would NOT have known about the Nazca Lines trip that I added on. Paracas and the Nazca Lines were amazing. Thank you Expedition Trips — 9.99! All materials were received in a timely fashion and were perfectly clear. Jennifer and Joy were most helpful finding the perfect boats and trips for us.

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Jenny H.

Brisbane, Australia
Jan 2013

Antarctica and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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A special thank you to the expedition staff for an exceptional trip to South Georgia and the Peninsula on the Polar Pioneer. The crew made it indeed a vacation to remember. I had researched so much beforehand but the reality of experiencing the environment and the wildlife firsthand was way beyond my expectations! The wonderful staff were highly experienced and professional and their passion for their jobs really enhanced our enjoyment.

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Trudy R.

Australia
Jan 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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After planning this trip for so many years, I was worried that I had unreasonably high expectations. The expedition met all of them and more.

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Karen H.

Sydney, Australia
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Loved, loved, loved my recent trip to Antarctica! Antarctica was amazing, beautiful, spectacular, cold, fragile, powerful, vast, and humbling. Even those words are not adequate enough. Super special experience. I want to go back! Thank you to everyone.

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Judith F.

Marion, MA
Jan 2013

Upper Amazon

River Boat Delfin II (charter)

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The Amazon was awesome. The kayaking was excellent!  My fellow passengers were as interested in the wonders of the rain forest as I, making for a pleasant time together. The guides were terrific –spotting monkeys, frogs, birds. . .  The trip exceeded my expectations.

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Darlene and Jim P.

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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This was an extraordinary experience that we find hard to describe. It was unique and we were profoundly touched by it. It was what it was, so cannot be improved upon. We found the Vavilov to be more comfortable than we had expected it to be.

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Ed P.

Adelaide, South Australia
Jan 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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I thought the trip was incredible, had a great time & enjoyed every minute. Our expedition leader Don was very good; he was knowledgeable, flexible & realistic in describing what we might expect from plans & timetables etc. I thought that he always had the interests of the group at the forefront of his thinking about where we went next. When the conditions looked changeable or challenging he was always ready with a workable alternative. Our landings on South Georgia were all interesting & varied in terms of history, geography & wildlife - we packed in as much as possible - 10 landings/zodiacs in 4 days. The food served by Brendan & Jo was good, hearty food, quite an intelligent & non-repetitive set of menus; I thoroughly looked forward to meal times each day. Your staff worked tirelessly, were very personable & were always ready to help the passengers & assist with a smile. Alan the naturalist was very knowledgeable & seemed to be everywhere spotting wildlife and Dave the historian was an absolute gem, what a life he's led, a true story teller. Finally the captain & crew were all exceptional & made everything happen seamlessly. What sounds like a high price for a trip, is in fact good value when you look at what goes into it. What's more, the trip attracted a great bunch of people & has provided me with some wonderful memories for years to come.

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Julie S.

Ormond Beach, FL
Jan 2013

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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ExpeditionTrips is professional and very knowledgeable. The trip exceeded all expectations. I always wanted to go and see the penguins and my first enormous tabular iceberg.

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Jan D.

Columbia, TN
Jan 2013

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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ExpeditionTrips’ service was great. It was exactly as I had hoped.  The Le Boreal was a beautiful, comfortable and elegant ship and I thoroughly enjoyed everything.  The staff was amazing - knowledgeable and friendly.  I don't think I can point out any one as more exceptional than the rest - they were all terrific.

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Deb K.

Westford, MA
Jan 2013

Galapagos In-Brief

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Most memorable part was the fabulous wildlife, and being able to get so close to it! ExpeditionTrips' staff is exceptionally responsive, knowledgeable, and if they don't immediately know the answer to one of my questions they tell me they'll find it out asap, and they do. I would absolutely book again with you.

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Louise A.

Sidney, BC, Canada
Jan 2013

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Scenic Exploration Fram

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Beautiful, safe ship, excellent (European) food, very safe landing vessels, and the price was quite competitive considering the extensive itinerary.  Our suite was excellent.  Excellent on-board amenities, notably the gym, outside jacuzzi and sauna with a view...of icebergs! 

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Carol and Alan S.

Australia
Jan 2013

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral Antarctica

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Embarking L'Austral makes you feel special and when you get onboard the experience continues with great food in the restaurants and great service from the staff. Anyone looking for a smaller ship experience with the added bonus of Zodiac excursions would be delighted with what L'Austral has to offer. And she sails like a dream!

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Sally L.

Raleigh, NC
Jan 2013

Antarctic: Fly Cruise Itinerary

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Antarctica was all that I had expected & more - from a memorable crossing of the Drake Passage, experiencing the surreal atmosphere, to leaving by plane from King George Island! The expedition team was great - amazingly knowledgeable & seemingly tireless with the many hats they wore! Answering questions - big or small - was definitely a strong point of working with ExpeditionTrips - nothing was too silly!  I would find it a pleasure to work with them again! Definitely a 10!

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Keva M.

Edmonds, WA
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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My father was on Admiral Byrd's last expedition in 55-56 at McMurdo and I remember Dad's stories about Antarctica.  I always wanted to see it and I got to bring my 22 year old son.  The most memorable part was an evening in a protected cove with pan ice when we got surrounded by humpback and orca whales. The whole ship was silent except for the clicking of cameras; the moon and sun were both visible in the pastels of dusk.   The ship's crew was very helpful and accommodating.  I have an anaphylactic egg allergy and my friend was vegan. We had all of needs met and felt very well fed.  

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Helen W.

Ruislip,UK
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Yes, I would book again with Expedition Trips and have already recommended you to friends. The smaller things - such as the email received from Beth pre trip to wish us a fantastic time, all added up to a professional outfit. All in all, it's hard to say what was the most memorable part. Could it be the beautiful burnt orange sunset seen whilst sailing through the Lemaire channel with glassy waters around us, prompting an exodus of fellow travelers from the dining room to stand shoulder to shoulder on deck to admire the fantastic scenery in stunned silence? Or maybe the dozen or so Orca whales with their young that joined us at the ship's bow on the last night in the Antarctica Peninsula - as a little reminder of the nature we would soon be leaving behind?...

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Carol M.

Cannan, NH
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Jessica and Amanda were super. There was not an unanswered question - they were fun, engaging, and professional.  As someone who appreciates 'organized and attention to detail' they met and exceeded my expectations.  They were very prompt in responding to questions or concerns. As someone who has traveled a bit - I was highly impressed with their ability to truly listen to my ideas and wishes and identify a trip that 'worked' for me. I quickly ruled out a number of competitors who were trying to 'sell' me a trip - Jessica matched my wishes to a trip! Our expectations were met and exceeded. The expedition staff was so knowledgeable, everything so well coordinated.... We were impressed with their 'love' and 'passion' for their work, the continent and interest in sharing what they know. There were so many memorable moments - we kayaked, we camped...we saw glaciers calve, leopard seals 'smile' at us...there are no words or pictures that can capture how incredible the continent, wildlife, glaciers and icebergs are.

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Brian R.

Lincoln, NE
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian

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Antarctica was at the top of my bucket list and the recent passing of close friends caused me to realize I could not wait forever to do it.  Most memorable part – setting foot on the continent of Antarctica with my children! The trip met my expectations in every respect. The program, ship, food, crew and expedition staff were fantastic. If the opportunity arises, I will certainly look at booking with ExpeditionTrips again. The timely and thorough responses to every inquiry were greatly appreciated. Josh and Amanda excelled in handling them.

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Vera V.

Branchport, NY
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian

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The Antarctic trip was magical! I’ve traveled over six continents, stayed in the world’s most prestigious hotels, and had wonderful adventures but the Antarctica trip is top of the list. The solitary grandeur and beauty of the land, the charm of its wildlife, the comfort and luxury of the ship, the great lectures and perhaps, most of all, the kindness, helpfulness, and genuine enthusiasm of the crew made this my favorite trip ever! Many, many thanks!

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Raoul E.

Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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Joy did a very good job understanding our preferences and concerns. She had worked with us on our Antarctica cruise. The ship, itinerary, and cabin we ended up choosing was exactly the right one - she did a great job helping to make sure our expectations were properly set.

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Jeff & Linda E.

Bellevue, WA
Jan 2013

Hawaiian Seascapes

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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All we can say is 'WOW!' We have taken other small-boat cruises, but never have we had an experience like you and your crew have provided. We have been to Hawaii multiple times, but until this week, we had barely scratched the surface. We have been to places where we have been served well, but not with the same friendliness and willingness. We loved every minute aboard the Safari Explorer, including all our "bridge" time and your whale enthusiasm. What a week! Thank you, thank you!

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W.C.

Seattle, WA
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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We couldn’t have imagined a better trip! The geologist was awesome – extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and such a delight to have on board. But truly, everyone else one the expedition staff was superb. We couldn’t be more impressed. This team treats Antarctica and its wildlife with the highest respect and integrity.

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B.B.

Dallas, TX
Jan 2013

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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The naturalists and guides were passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and all-around fantastic. They were informative and made sure every land and Zodiac outing was one you'd never forget.

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Carol and Alan S.

Australia

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral

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Embarking L'Austral makes you feel special and when you get onboard the experience continues with great food in the restaurants and great service from the staff. Anyone looking for a smaller ship experience with the added bonus of Zodiac excursions would be delighted with what L'Austral has to offer. And she sails like a dream!

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Cathy H.

United States

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral

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L'Austral was splendid and we enjoyed it tremendously. The staff couldn't have been nicer and were so accommodating. We took advantage of the casual dining experience whenever we could even though the dining room was beautiful. We loved its open air dining. A highlight for us was being invited to the bridge!

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Cathy H.

United States

Luxury Expedition Ship L'Austral Antarctica

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L'Austral was splendid and we enjoyed it tremendously. The staff couldn't have been nicer and were so accommodating. We took advantage of the casual dining experience whenever we could even though the dining room was beautiful. We loved its open air dining. A highlight for us was being invited to the bridge!

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Sarah M.

United States

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica

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A perfect balance for our tastes…the finest in French dining in a luxurious restaurant....stunning views….what was really special was the personal attention of the staff, many of whom from the first day knew us by name, greeting us warmly.

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Gary B.

United Kingdom

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica

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On the experience itself, I can really only say that it has been fantastic. The ship, the comfort and the staff were exceptional. Nothing was too much. The food and wine were there to compliment the experience and was of an incredible standard.

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Uwe H.

San Jose, CA
Dec 2012

River Boat La Estrella Amazonica

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A+, this is my second booking with ExpeditionsTrips.

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H.P.

Chicago, IL
Dec 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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I left Antarctica with a very strong feeling of the importance of protecting the beauty of what we have on this planet. I was also grateful for the naturalists and scientist on board, such as Dr. Jim McClintock, who clearly have such a passion for this place and for protecting it for future generations.

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Julia T.

Somerset, England
Dec 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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We had the most memorable Extreme Zodiac cruise pushing the ice aside. Without a doubt, the service was excellent. The naturalists excelled in their lectures and we enjoyed numerous wildlife encounters. Overall a very positive experience and we would book future trips with ExpeditionTrips.

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June G.

Ludmilla, Australia
Dec 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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The most memorable part of the expedition were the animals. The trip more than meet my expectations - I was blown away by the wonderful service that I experienced at every point of the week. The Coral II is a wonderful ship to travel on - staff, guides and crew were impeccable and my food requests were all met. I count the week in Ecuador as one of the best weeks ever.  Everything was superb and wonderfully organized.

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Steven J.


Dec 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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It was my mom's dream cruise, and the hike we went on was my favorite part. I was very thankful and pleased with your level of customer service.

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Emma M.


Dec 2012

Antarctic: Fly Cruise Itinerary

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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All expedition staff and crew were fantastic - all very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and ensured a great experience for everyone - highly recommended team! - Thank You!

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Anna C.


Dec 2012

Antarctic: Fly Cruise Itinerary

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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I did the camping which I shall have always to remember. Such a magical spot. A wonderful experience and I highly recommend my trip, as well as the excellent staff and crew. Thank you for a wonderful memory to hold close to my heart.

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R.C.

Montreal, Canada
Dec 2012

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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The organization and planning of every little detail on such a trip was well beyond expectation. All the staff and expedition team were very well-versed in their fields – intelligent, excellent teachers, experts and also extremely caring to all passengers. Thank you!

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P.T.

North Yorkshire, UK
Dec 2012

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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The Children’s Activity Coordinators provided an excellent Young Explorers program that far exceeded expectations.

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Jasmine S.

Montreal, Canada
Dec 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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I've just had a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica with your staff and crew. I have backpacked around the world and was a bit nervous about booking an organised trip...however clearly I chose the best company because my voyage was like travelling with old friends. Everything was amazing. Don and the team were outstanding, devoted, passionate, informative, caring, exciting... and all the ing positive words you can think of!!! Don knew how to seize every opportunity that Antarctica gave us including cruising with 4 Orca whales aboard our zodiacs for two hours! He is truly an inspirational educator. The staff all communicated an infallible respect for the pristine nature of Antarctica and its breathtaking wildlife and I feel comfortable that our tour of the peninsula was responsible. Alan taught me more about wildlife than I have learned in my life. Jo and Brendan took care of my dietary restrictions better than my own mother and their meals were nutritious and delicious! The Russian crew worked tirelessly and were so friendly and eager to teach us about nautical aspects of expedition cruising. In short, I worship the ground you all walk on and could not have planned a better trip myself. Than you for a trip that exceeded my wildest dreams and has changed my life!

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Greg and Jane

Australia
Nov 2012

Amazon River Exploration

River Boat Delfin I

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Words cannot describe the beauty of The Amazon and the friendly staff onboard the Delfin. The service was great and the boat magnificent. We really had a fantastic time and definitely will visit again!

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Diana and Brentford W.

Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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We knew it would be an adventure and the trip of a lifetime. How many people get to go to Antarctica?  The trip exceeded our expectations; it was a bit of an excursion into the unknown! The most memorable part of our expedition was camping on the continent (we hugely recommend the experience). 

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Colleen W.

Toronto, Canada
Nov 2012

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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I was, personally, very pleased we booked with ExpeditionTrips. I think we were very fortunate (make that “extremely lucky”) to have found them and used them for our trip to Antarctica. I would use them again because I trust them – their staff has a wealth of knowledge. Everything was memorable/life changing in many ways. Just being “there” and experiencing it – the remoteness, wildlife, beauty of everything. Staff, guides and crew seemed well versed in everything. I think they all had everything under control and were very reliable and knowledgeable.

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Jenny H.


Nov 2012

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Thanks to all the crew for their helpfulness, expertise and friendliness. Also a huge thank you to the staff in the restaurant, kitchen and behind the scenes - the ones we never got to meet. A huge thank you to Captain Boris for navigating the icebergs so expertly. A wonderful experience never to be forgotten and back on the bucket list.

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Patricia C.


Nov 2012

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Big Thank You!! This is our 4th expedition and was wonderful as expected!! Cabin on the Ocean Diamond was really luxurious. Lounge and lecture hall - fantastic. Even with 130 passengers you can find private space everywhere. Big thank you to Captain Boris for his "open bridge" policy, very much appreciated!!!

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Jessica Z.


Nov 2012

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Thank you to all the Expedition Team and the hotel crew's wonderful services. This is the best trip I've ever had! Thank You Cheli for choosing these wonderful landing places, we enjoyed our landing experiences. Thanks to Geoff and Damien for sharing all their knowledge with us!

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Iva & Larry K.

Brooks, GA
Nov 2012

Hawaiian Seascapes

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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I cannot express enough words of praise for the marvelous crew of the Safari Explorer. Absolutely every crew member went out of their way to make our experience comfortable, fun, and enlightening. Thank you again for helping make our first trip to Hawaii a huge success. We will definitely travel with your company again and have already told many of our friends about your cruises.

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Richard H.

Houston, TX
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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The Galapagos Explorer was a very comfortable way to see the Galapagos. The accommodations were excellent, the trip was well organized and the service and food were beyond expectations. The staff was nothing short of fabulous. They were friendly and did all they could to be of service. Our guide was very knowledgable and very personable. The food preparation and service in the dining room was five star.

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Roberto D.

Italy
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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My wife and I would like to thank all the people working on Galapagos Sky for the exceptional week we had early in October on board! We have dived a lot, and in many places. At the end of each day, after 4 daily dives, we realized that each one was better than the one before!   We saw hundreds of hammerheaded sharks, dozens of eagle rays, turtles, jackfishes and much much more, and immediatley understood that we were having the best dives of our life, definitely exceeding all our best expectations!

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Lyn A.

Chicago, IL
Oct 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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Alex, our tour guide and naturalist was very, very good at his job. He is very knowledgeable, very personable, and has a very good sense of how to adjust the experience to meet the characteristics and needs of the (inevitable) variety of people who sign on for the tour.

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Chong-Yin C.

Freesia Woods, Singapore
Sep 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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The trip exceeded our expectations as being in the Galapagos is a totally different experience from watching documentaries. The crew and guides were great and always concerned about our safety. It was wonderful working with the ExpeditionTrips team and we’d definitely book future trips with you. All the travel arrangements were great.

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Diana P. and Judith H.

Port Pirie, South Australia
Aug 2012

Circumnavigation of Spitsbergen

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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Thanks for organising our trip - we had a WONDERFUL time!! We were completely rapt in the whole voyage! The highlight, of course, was our great encounter with the polar bears and all the other wildlife we saw. Henrik was a great leader, and Sue and the team made all the organisation appear to just happen. We loved the friendly, casual and fun atmosphere on the ship.

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Ian C.

London, UK
Aug 2012

Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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We have striven, we have sought and we have found. Of course our little expedition is not in the same realm as those of the great polar explorers of the past but it is a little taste. Perhaps we can retain some of the beauty, serenity and timelessness of the far northern world we have travelled in. Better still that we can take it back to our everyday lives.

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Marie M.

Centralia, WA
Aug 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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The Galapagos Islands was one of the trips on my "bucket list" and I decided to share the experience with my children and grandchildren. The trip was fabulous and met all my expectations. I would definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips!! The staff and guides and crew were awesome!!! The Legend was a perfect fit for my family and the food was excellent and crew service was beyond that of any other cruise I have been on.    ALL the guides were knowledgeable, well trained, and extremely helpful.  I highly recommend the Legend!

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Bradley R.

North Augusta, SC
Aug 2012

Kenai Fjords National Park and Peninsula

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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Top notch planning and activities. Best vacation ever in a glorious setting. We visited all three lodges - your coordination and activities are the best.

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Beth K.

Warrington, PA
Aug 2012

Alaska Inside Passage

Luxury Expedition Ship Safari Endeavour

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I wanted to see Alaska and the combination of "luxury" and "adventure" sounded perfect. The staff, scenery and service were outstanding. They crew were all wonderful...the massage therapists, the bartender, the guides, the captain, everyone was not only willing, but anxious to be helpful.

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Mary T.

Edmonds, WA
Jul 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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My son phoned to say they were going to the Galapagos, and I asked, Do you mind if we went with you? We loved every minute. The transfer people were excellent, prompt, efficient. The boat was above all expectations, especially the guides.We definitely plan on going back to the Galapagos two years from now, and we want to book a side trip to the Amazon. We want to see the northern islands and a bit more of Ecuador. Of course we are going to book with you.

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John D.

Washington DC
Jul 2012

Svalbard & Norway

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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What really inspired us to take this trip was our first two trips on the Silver Explorer -- this is our third.  Although we generally prefer land-based travel, this ship goes places you just can't see any other way, and the staff is incredible.  The highlight of the trip was, as expected, close viewing of polar bears, including an incredible, close-range view of two bears, eating on an ice floe.

The expedition team is wonderful, both very adept at getting the passengers safely and efficiently to the wildlife and terrain, and very knowledgeable about all of the relevant areas -- wildlife, geology, glaciology, history.  And back on board, the restaurant and hotel staff provide luxury and personal attention.  It's a great combination.

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Frank K.

Eugene, OR
Jul 2012

Alaska Inside Passage - Ultimate Adventure

Expedition Ship Wilderness Discoverer

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This trip was to celebrate my 60th birthday and the entire two weeks was memorable: skiff tours to the front of South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm, watching the bears at Margaret River, the captain's grilled oysters on the deck. Expedition Trips has been great to work with.  As I wrote, we booked through you for the Antarctic Cruise in January and would certainly book with you again in the future. 

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Susan G.

New York, NY
Jul 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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I have always wanted to see the Galapagos – most memorable was the hike on Sanitago Island – Albatross, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies – all were there! I thought the crew, staff and guides were terrific – very nice, very professional, very helpful.  Our guide was very knowledgeable   Our cabins beds were made when we returned from breakfast and the laundry service was very fast. 

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Susan B.

Austin, TX
Jul 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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I always wanted to go and I brought my niece with me who wants to be a marine biologist. The trip far exceeded expectations – knowledgeable guides with fantastic personable service.  ExpeditionTrips service was great.  They excelled at putting together a last minute trip without leaving anything for me to worry about.  I would book future trips with you.  

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Minh L.

Miami, FL
Jul 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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Our family had an absolutely wonderful time in the Galapagos!!!  It was simply the best cruise we've ever taken.  Everyone on board was so attentive and nice.  The experience on the islands was amazing (we would definitely do this cruise again). ExpeditionTrips was amazing in helping to plan this trip.

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Karen W.

Juneau, AK
Jun 2012

Baja Cruise

Safari Quest

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I have to say this was truly the best vacation I have ever taken!

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Susan C.

Bedford, England
Jun 2012

Kenai Fjords National Park and Peninsula

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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The overall experience of magnificent surroundings and excellent staff combined with an understated delivery to provide a memorable holiday. Well done.

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Liz W.

Des Moines, IA
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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We enjoyed our time in the Galapagos and have some very nice memories and pictures. The coordination from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport worked well.  The coordination from the Baltra airport to the ship and all the trips during the week was very smooth.

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Steve W.

Cornelius, NC
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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In all of our travels over the past decade, there are a very limited number of days that you never, ever forget.  Our day hiking on North Seymour Island is one of those rare, cherished days.  The Blue Footed Boobies and the Frigates were so amazing and am I fortunate to have caught it on camera! 

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Drew P.

Saratoga, CA
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Terrific experience working with ExpeditionTrips!  Your staff went above and beyond to answer all our (thousands! it seemed) questions and to make sure from start to finish our trip was seamless. A trip to the Galapagos Islands was something we wanted to do for some time, always considering it to be one of those "trips of a lifetime", a trip that would be truly unique and unlike anything we had ever done.  It was! The crew, staff, and guides were all fantastic.  Several of the guides snorkeled with us and that was very helpful since they were familiar with the waters and also the animals and knew how to interact with them.

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Linda G.

Santiago, Chile
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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ExpeditionTrips made life very easy with friendly and timely responses to emails and booking enquiries. Our guide was exceptional.  His knowledge of the area was excellent.  We saw a lot of wildlife and when we went to find giant tortoise, we spent a lot of time and saw 8 magnificent creatures, compared to other groups who spent minimal time and saw 2. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We are travelling to Antarctica next, and after that, would like to go to Easter Island and Machu Picchu next year.

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Stacey and Manny S.

New York, NY
Jun 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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Once I started researching the Galapagos, I knew I had to visit. The idea of a prehistoric world and "the air of a land that time forgot" really interested me. It was everything that I expected. I would not only book a future trip with ExpeditionTrips but would strongly recommend others do so as well! I appreciated your expertise and responsiveness. 

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Elizabeth F.

New Orleans, LA
Jun 2012

Alaska Inside Passage

Motor Yacht Safari Explorer

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The experience working with first Joy, then Jennifer, was fantastic. They excelled with their positive attitudes, along with creativity. They were very organized, booking everything quickly, and returned my calls immediately. I will definitely book future trips with you. The most memorable parts of the trip were the whales bubble netting and breaching!

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Judith S.

St. Charles, IL
Jun 2012

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was excellent! I took this trip two years ago with another of my grandsons. I had a wonderful trip at that time. When the opportunity to take another trip with a grandson, I told him about visiting Alaska. He read the information about the trip and made the decision that it would be the trip for him. He told me yesterday that the whales were the best part of the trip.

The staff were wonderful with my grandson. They provided special meals for him and special events. They helped me with activities as well as his camera. The naturalist on the trip included him in discussions on the hikes by asking him questions he was able to answer.

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Joseph H.

Danville, CA
Jun 2012

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship National Geographic
Sea Lion/Sea Bird

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The level of service was excellent. Naturalists were great and so was the crew.

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Graham

New York
May 2012

Amazon River Exploration

River Boat Delfin I

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Thank you for an amazing experience. The staff and crew were spectacular and friendly. I cannot recall an entire week as perfect as this. It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I'll never forget. We may leave The Amazon but it will never leave us!

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Glenn P.

Ontario, Canada
May 2012

Baja Cruise

Safari Quest

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The crew was very engaging. They made us feel like part of the family. And, the food was out of this world!

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Sue R.


May 2012

Kimberely

Expedition Ship True North

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Sailing on the True North was everything promised. Crew and ship are top-of-the-line.

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DJ J.

Meadow Vista, CA
May 2012

Galapagos Classic + Kapawi Ecolodge

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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These were two destinations on our "bucket list".  We retired a couple of years back and decided it was time. Great decision. It exceeded all expectations. Everything was on schedule, timely. All personnel involved in this trip were excellent. Tours, guides, and transport systems were on time and provided superb service. Working with ExpeditionTrips was a pleasure. When questions came up, they were answered in a timely manner. We absolutely would book again with ExpeditionTrips.  

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Richard L.

St. Petersburg, FL
May 2012

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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We loved the animals!  A once-in-a-lifetime trip.  Most memorable -- swimming with sea lions; seeing frigate birds courtship ritual. Excellent level of service -- everyone was timely and courteous.  We particularly enjoyed our tour guide -- she was pleasant, unhurried, knowledgeable. ExpeditionTrips’ service was excellent.  No complaints; no suggestions.

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Cindy and Dave D.

Halifax, Canada
May 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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There were a number of memorable experiences, all related to the wildlife - first sighting of a blue-footed booby sitting on a rock next to a pelican; sea lions playing with us in the water; night light show of flying fish - with sharks and turtles swimming around them; kayaking next to a penguin; watching the red footed booby with her baby; capturing a photo of a magnificent red-breasted frigate up on the cliff.... 

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Glenn & Keith

Miami, FL
May 2012

Amazon River Exploration

River Boat Delfin I

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This has been the experience of a lifetime! Everyone has been so nice, polite, warm, professional and just perfect. The boat and vessel are beautiful and impeccable but more importantly the people and the experience. We can't wait to tell all our friends about this amazing experience in the Amazon and we can't wait to return!.

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Chuck M.

Athens, GA
May 2012

Galapagos - 11 Day

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Biggest surprise moment: After cruising around for 20 minutes on one of the snorkel trips looking at the pretty little fish, all of a sudden a sea lion swam right to me and we were nose-to-nose at about 10”. After that, he swam right under me so close I could have hugged him, and then swam playfully around me for a few minutes more. It was a very positive experience and would use Expedition Trips again. I’ve already recommended you to a friend of a friend who is shopping for a Galapagos tour.

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Jonathan L.

Portland, OR
May 2012

Galapagos Classic

Sailing Vessel Sagitta

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This was the most rewarding trip I have ever taken.  There is little that can be improved – great job. Always wanted to visit Galapagos because of its importance in science and unique diversity of animals/plants.  Daughter finally reached age that she could appreciate.  The most memorable part were the hikes through the bush.

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Jan S.

Nederland, TX
Mar 2012

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Absolutely, top of the line service. We were impressed that from the airport to the ship, all our needs were taken care of - very well organized. ExpeditionTrips did a wonderful job.

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Lily and Peter M.

Severna Park, MD
Feb 2012

Baja Cruise

Safari Quest

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Thank you for the wonderful experience of cruising in the Sea of Cortés. The crew was so caring and professional. We loved every minute of it and saw the most spectacular wildlife. Hope to cruise with you again!

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Katrina Z.


Feb 2012

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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This was the most well organized trip I have ever been on, but what I appreciated most was the levels of entertainment provided. This includes the many moments of hilarious rolling laughter of everyone in response to the wonderful personalities of crew and staff. This trip would not have been nearly as fun without those exceptional personalities. Thank you! It was the best time of my life!

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Henk N.

St. Thomas, ON, Canada
Jan 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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I have found ExpeditionTrips very helpful in planning and executing this trip. Dealing with Joy and Amanda has been a positive experience as they were always quick to respond to any concerns. I would certainly consider booking with them again and would recommend them to any of our friends.

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Marianne W.

Castle Rock, CO
Jan 2012

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer (charter 2015)

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The experience with ExpeditionTrips was excellent and we would not hesitate to book a trip with you again. All of our reservations and transportation worked out perfectly. There were absolutely no problems. The trip was far more than we ever expected.

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Phil T.

Schaumburg, IL
Jan 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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On the trip, I bragged about how good the communications between ExpeditionTrips and I had been, especially since I was kind of a pain with many questions/concerns. I most certainly would book another trip with you.

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Robert R.

Calabasas, CA
Jan 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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ExpeditionTrips is amazing. Lori Gifford and Emily Chase are exemplary. From my first conversation with Lori Gifford, I was captivated by her enthusiasm and her knowledge. Emily is what every travel agent should aspire to; her personality and charm are both a major reason for my having booked our trip to Antarctica aboard the National Geographic Explorer.

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William and Barbara D.

Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 2012

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal - 2012/13

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The overall experience met and probably exceeded our expectations. We would consider future travel with ExpeditionTrips. The quality, professionalism, and personality of guides was excellent, as were the accommodations on le Boreal. From Captain of the ship to the "cabin maid" the staff, guides and crew were personable, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Mark M.

Calgary, AB, Canada
Jan 2012

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Abby at ExpeditionTrips was awesome to work with. We were a group of 13 that was not easy to manage. She did a wonderful job. Everyone said they would definitely use you again. Everything was amazing on this trip. The staff on the boat was awesome and very helpful.  No request was too big or small.

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Mira S.

Coral Gables, FL
Jan 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian

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The trip exceeded my very, very high expectations. Everything was well organized. In sum, this was a spectacular trip. I had a wonderful time.

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Joyce S.

Weston, MA
Jan 2012

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian

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This was the best trip we have ever taken. The whole experience was magical…I especially appreciated the pains the lecturers and naturalists took in explaining why the Antarctic is so important and why we should keep it pristine and safe from exploitation (vested interest here – I’m a biologist.) …Our parkas with Antarctic patches have been the envy of all who have seen them. It’s finally too warm to wear them—damn—but as soon as the weather turns in the fall we’ll be sporting them and bragging about the wonderful voyage you folks engineered…

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Corina H.


Antarctic: Fly Cruise Itinerary

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Words cannot explain the excitement I felt upon landing on King George Island. We’d finally arrived! Upon arriving on the Sea Adventurer the buzz in the air was palpable. Our cabins were comfortable with all the amenities one could want and the staff and expedition team were impeccable. Words fail me when trying to describe the experience we had during our Antarctic voyage. Each day brought a scenic new environment and sense of wonder. Our expedition team members were well-informed, entertaining and enthusiastic. Would I do it again? In a heart beat!

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Mariha K.

Vancouver, WA
Dec 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was absolutely positive. Everything went very smoothly; it was a tremendous stress reliever to have everything taken care of including shuttling to and from the airport in Quito.

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Linda W.

Calistoga, CA
Dec 2011

Classic Galapagos

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was absolutely positive. You answered my questions in a timely manner, gave good information, and made it all work. I felt taken care of—you thought of everything!

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Nancy R.

Petaluma, CA
Dec 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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I was very pleased with ExpeditionTrips. The trip exceeded expectations! I expected good service and guides and they exceeded expectations.  The Flamingo staff, crew and guides were top-notch! One guide had 30+ years of experience and the other had 15 years of experience.

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David D.

Maple Grove, MN
Dec 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was a good one. Any question I had was promptly answered.  I'd gladly work with ExpeditionTrips again. The trip was very well executed and the staff, guides and crew were excellent. There wasn't any one moment that stood above the rest. The landscape (seascape) was remarkable.

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A.

New York, NY
Dec 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was definitely positive – it was easy and smooth, which says a lot given how last minute I booked. The trip was amazing. I'm not sure what my specific expectations were, and regardless, the trip was phenomenal.

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Christopher S.

Houston, TX
Dec 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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ExpeditionTrips was very positive to work with and I would book with them again. My wife and I have had a goal since we got married 9 years ago to visit all 7 continents. We are also fascinated by the animals and ecosystem of Antarctica. The trip exceeded our expectations. The staff and guides went above and beyond to give us a great experience.

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Linda S.

New York, NY
Dec 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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The quality of customer service I received from ExpeditionTrips was truly incredible—from the first phone call through all of the detailed planning (especially since I only booked a month before the trip), as well as the prompt follow up afterward. I was completely blown away by the experience, expertise, and passion of ALL of the staff.

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Sandy B.

Brevard, NC
Dec 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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April and Emily were wonderful to work with. We worked more with April and she was extremely helpful. ALL of the ship’s staff was full on knowledge about the wildlife and we certainly learned a lot. The expedition leader was excellent and kept everyone fully apprised of where we were going and what was going on.

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Boris K.

Leiden, Netherlands
Dec 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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To be honest, I was quite apprehensive before starting this trip. I travel a lot, always independently, and I was hesitant to embark on an organized trip for 19 days. Fortunately, I found out that there were very friendly, interesting people among the passengers; on top of that, I found that the staff was truly great and open towards us, the passengers. Furthermore, the operation worked very well. So, it far exceeded my expectations.

One of the most special moments was our visit to the king penguin colony at Salisbury plain - it was an overwhelming, touching experience. It was a pleasure working with ExpeditionTrips. And yes, if I was considering a similar trip, I would definitely book with ET again!

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Isabelle

New York
Dec 2011

Amazon River Exploration

River Boat Delfin I

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This trip was one of our family of 5 best travel experiences. Our tastes were accomodated perfectly! Thank you to all the crew for making this a truly unforgettable experience. Sad to leave!

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Ayesha R.

Washington, DC
Nov 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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We had a very positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips. I would certainly consider using you guys again. The trip was amazing. The tour was very professionally managed and very well run. Every aspect was well thought-out.

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Kathleen O.

Merced, CA
Nov 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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I couldn't ask for anything more from ExpeditionTrips. After expressing initial interest, Deanna kept me informed of trips that might be of interest to me. When I felt I couldn't afford to make the trip, she kept me posted on mark downs and discounts.

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Jeramie F.

El Dorado Hills, CA
Nov 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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The quality of customer service at ExpeditionTrips was outstanding. The staff was very friendly, always available and accommodating to all requests. The trip far exceeded any expectations I had. The beauty of the ice, landscape and the active wildlife were all inspirational.

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Julia P.

Somerville, Australia
Nov 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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ExpeditionTrips did a marvelous job of organizing my trip. The staff was friendly, helpful, and knew their stuff. I would highly recommend them. Considering this was all organized over the internet, from Australia, it was a terrific experience and I can’t speak highly enough of the team I had contact with.

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Deborah K.

Laguna Hills, CA
Nov 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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I had an absolutely positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips.  Every phone call and email was answered immediately.  Any questions were answered as soon as could be reasonably expected, usually that day. My airplane tickets were booked through ExpeditionTrips and worked out perfectly. I can't imagine improving this trip.

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Janna and Frank S.

Loveland, OH
Nov 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive experience. Shelley Fry helped us decide which trip to take by relating her personal experiences and asking questions about what we wanted to get from the trip.

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Jane and Donald H.

Sarnia, Canada
Nov 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Antarctica had always been on the list as a place to go “sometime.” I discovered ExpeditionTrips on the Internet, spoke to Shelley and really liked her fast response and attention to detail. An Antarctica trip is a considerable investment and I appreciated that ExpeditionTrips staff were helpful, efficient, patient, and friendly especially in helping me to compare

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Cora L.

Lehighton, PA
Nov 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive one. They made international travel convenient and safe. I was interested in traveling to an exotic place—and exotic it was, in so many ways! It went above and beyond my expectations! It was an unforgettable experience with plenty of once in a lifetime opportunities.

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Connie and Jerry S.

Beloit, WI
Nov 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. Our contact, Shelley, was very knowledgeable and helped us select the right cruise and activities for us. We would happily book future trips with you. The trip was wonderful and exceeded all of our expectations.

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Steve W

Cornelius, NC
Nov 2011

Upper Amazon

River Boat Delfin II (charter)

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Joy and Amanda helped with every aspect from planning, setting dates, and assisting me in setting up a very personalized tour in Lima. They never seemed bothered by my requests and were always willing to work out every detail that I desired.

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Judy W.

Brooklyn, NY
Oct 2011

Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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I have become aware just this past year in how terrific it is to work with the agents at ExpeditionTrips. The suggestions they have made to me in where they thought I might like to go have been intuitive and I have been really delighted with the outcome of both of my trips. I can't think of anything to improve. For me, it worked perfectly!

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Tania O.

Houston, TX
Oct 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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I think ExpeditionTrips did a fantastic job. They were always responsive and really knew the ins and outs of this trip. I would definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips. The trip was exactly what I expected. All went beyond expectations to insure that we had a wonderful trip.

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William and Shirley C.

Worthington, OH
Sep 2011

Grand Safari

Land Based Adventures Small Group

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This was our 4th experience with Expedition trips and the 5th is in the works. I have always found the staff very helpful. We were on safari last year in Southern Africa and truly enjoyed the experience so it was just natural that we go to East Africa this year, particularly since we had a hard time choosing which area to go to first. One evening shortly before sundown, we had the chance to spend 30-40 minutes with the vehicle quietly parked amidst a pride of 11 lions including a large male. What made it memorable was the fact that no one else was around for the entire time which was a rare occurence. 

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Donna K.

Ottawa, Canada
Sep 2011

Canadian Arctic - Northwest Passage

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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Your office staff arranged everything well and we didn’t have one hitch – despite the postal strike and our late sign-up. You’re definitely a TEN! You excelled at making it a smooth process, attending to the details and getting answers to special questions when a flight had to be changed. The trip surpassed my hopes.

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Nicholas N.

Taunton, United Kingdom
Sep 2011

Alaska, British Columbia and the San Juans

Sea Lion

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My quite long experience with ExpeditionTrips has always been efficient, warm and friendly - the nicest travel agency that I have ever encountered. My thought would be to ask you not to change anything! The trip was well up to expectations and I can't think of any significant improvements.

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Jeanne J.

New York, NY
Aug 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. From the outset, our Program Manager and Travel Coordinator were most helpful, and their frequent email contact made me feel welcome and at ease. You're the best!

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Richard L.

Thornwood, NY, United States
Aug 2011

Expedition Svalbard and Norway

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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The ExpeditionTrips staff is excellent, and although I haven't met Emily or Shelley, I'd like to! I really feel like I'm talking with friends! We did the Antarctica trip and felt that the Arctic was our 'progression.' You can't beat the crew of the ship, their attention to detail is amazing.

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Gareth and Sarah M.

England, UK
Aug 2011

Galapagos Classic - Diving Cruise

Dive Boat Galapagos Sky

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Beyond our Expectations! Galapagos Diving-We came to see the “Big Stuff” & we weren’t disappointed. Excellent Experience & Superb Service!

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Jack D.

Hartsville, SC
Jul 2011

Svalbard – Realm of the Polar Bear

Expedition Ship Expedition

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After Antarctica, we wanted to explore the Arctic. Kayaking in the ice was one of the most memorable experiences. The ship was everything we expected and the expedition staff was very knowledgeable. All of the crew was knowledgeable and helpful. Tim, the kayaking leader was very friendly and helpful. The trip was all good, and we will use you in the future.

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Dorsi F.

Mount Prospect, IL
Jul 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We had an absolutely fabulous Galapagos vacation on the National Geographic Endeavour! Working with Shelley was delightful. She thoroughly explained all my options and answered my questions in a timely manner. Thank you for recommending this trip…my granddaughter and I have unforgettable memories. It was literally a trip of a life time.

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Diana R.

Tampa, FL
Jul 2011

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship Sea Bird

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I really couldn't have asked for better service from ExpeditionTrips. Shelley picked out a great cabin for us on the ship. We loved our cabin and, though cozy, found it to be an airy and very comfortable space.

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Gray S.

Raleigh, NC
Jun 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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You excelled in your responsiveness, ease of reservations and payment, friendliness, understanding of our needs and preferences and knowledge of tour options and itineraries. I had high expectations for the trip (in part because of its high cost) but those expectations were met (or exceeded) in every respect.

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Jay Y.

New York, NY
Jun 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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ExpeditionTrips became a great resource. The entire staff was extremely helpful and efficient. My decision to go to the Galapagos was a last-minute one and ExpeditionTrips made planning it practically effortless. The recommendations of the several staff members I spoke with (especially Lori Gifford) were spot on.

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Nancy A.

Tuscon, AZ
Jun 2011

Alaska Cruise - Petersburg to Petersburg

Motor Yacht Catalyst

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The trip exceeded our expectations; I would use you again. The boat was cozy and comfortable. The crew was great and went above and beyond to help us get to see all the wildlife up close - humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, bears, seals, sea lions...

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Andrea W.

Seattle, WA
Jun 2011

Cape Town & On Safari in Zimbabwe & Botswana

Land Based Adventures Private Journey

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We traveled with ExpeditionTrips once before to the Galapagos Islands and between both trips, we are absolutely sold on your level of detail, care and excellence in planning. Nadia could not have prepared us any better for our African safari. We felt well prepared and safe the entire time. This allowed us to free our minds and let the magic of Africa take over. A HUGE thank you to Nadia!

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Michael and Midge Des R.

Oakville, ON, Canada
May 2011

Norwegian Fjords and Polar Bears

Expedition

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It was a great experience. April and Emily were super helpful. We have no suggestions for improvement - it was that good! The trip was just great in all respects. Ship's staff was wonderful. Expedition staff were great also, very knowledgeable and very approachable.

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Nicolle O.

Sunny Isles Beach, FL
May 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was great. I would definitely book future trips with your company. Booking this trip seemed effortless for me. Everything was taken care of, which is what I wanted. I'm too busy to do a lot of the work in booking a trip.

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Merlene and Joe F.

Royal Oaks, CA
May 2011

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Sea Lion

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The staff at ExpeditionTrips was exceptional. We have taken tours all over the world, and the ease of booking through ExpeditionTrips was effortless. It almost made me think we were forgetting something!! But, NO...everything was completely taken care for us.

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Connie Vander B.

Seatac, WA
Apr 2011

Baja - Where the Desert Meets the Sea

Expedition Ship Sea Bird

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I enjoy working with ExpeditionTrips and would definitely book any future trips with you. You are always ready to accommodate any wishes and answer any questions, no matter how minor. I can't think of how you might improve as you are already outstanding and I highly recommend you.

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Frederick A.

Midlothian, VA
Apr 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Galapagos Legend

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ExpeditionTrips did a SUPER job for us and you can tell anybody I said so! Every single thing happened just as advertised without a single glitch. The service on the Legend was outstanding. The food was great. The ship is in splendid condition. Our dining-room-table friends scored a tour of the bridge and invited us to go with them - very special.

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Lynn L.

West Chester, PA
Apr 2011

Galapagos In-Brief

Motor Yacht Coral I / Coral II

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Everything was very well organized by ExpeditionTrips. The trip was better than expected, which surprised me since I had high expectations. The staff, guides and crew were wonderful! The captain was very congenial. Our guide was knowledgeable, patient, and very interesting. The crew on board was great -- everyone very helpful. The most memorable part of the expedition to the Galapagos was the teeming wildlife, and the feeling of traveling back in time to a paradise not-yet-touched by humans.

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Maria D.

Wyckoff, NJ
Mar 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Land Based Adventure Small Group

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The trip and experience were exceptional. We would consider booking future trips with ExpeditionTrips and will recommend your agency to our friends. In fact, we recommended your agency to a colleague this morning. The trip well met all of our hopes and expectations.

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Jan B.

San Diego, CA
Mar 2011

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was uber positive and the trip far exceeded my expectations. It was a dream come true. The service on the Galapagos Explorer II was 5+ star. I was never treated with so much kindness and courtesy. The guides were very professional and safety conscious in a very subtle way.

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Tom and Holly J.

Satellite Beach, FL
Mar 2011

Baja: Among the Great Whales

Expedition Ship Sea Bird

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ExpeditionTrips provided us with timely information and final documents and the free video chronicle of the trip was a nice touch. The trip compared very favorable to our previous expeditions and the food was by far the best we have ever encountered on an expedition.

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Judith S.

St. Charles, IL
Mar 2011

Panama Canal and the Wonders of Costa Rica

Sea Lion

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I have always had wonderful service with making arrangements through ExpeditionTrips, including hotel rooms and connecting flights. This trip was no exception.

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Fred W.

Manson, WA
Mar 2011

Monteverde and Costa Rica to Panama

Sea Lion

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ExpeditionTrips was very attentive and helpful. Compared to all the other travel companies I've worked with, I would easily rate you a 10 plus out of 10. The trip surpassed expectations due to the naturalists. The staff was adorable, lively and very helpful. But the naturalists made the journey exceptional.

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Jane G.

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Mar 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Small Group Land Based Adventure

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My interaction with ExpeditionTrips went very smoothly. You were easy to work with and well organized. The trip was great. The wildlife was amazing! The flora and fauna were special.

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Nancy S.

Stratford, ON, Canada
Feb 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Expedition

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We would consider future trips with ExpeditionsTrips! The staff was wonderful on the trip, and the guides were knowledgeable and experienced. The ship, the MS Expedition, was a great ship with a great crew and fantastic meals. The most memorable part of the expedition was doing the ice and glacier trip in the zodiac.

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Orla M.

Dublin, Ireland
Feb 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The level of customer service, interest, care and attention from ExpeditionTrips was exemplary and much appreciated. This is an expensive trip to organize, and having people who take hassle, worry and stress out of the organization makes a big difference.

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Krista M.

Vancouver, Canada
Feb 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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I am so happy we used ExpeditionTrips. Everyone there was helpful. We got stuck in Buenos Aires and almost missed our cruise due to the pilot strike. I was constantly phoning Seattle and harassing the ExpeditionTrips’ team to help me get a flight down to our cruise. In the end we barely made the cruise with 1/2 an hour to spare.

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Christopher B.

Minot, MD
Feb 2011

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was a very, very positive one. I plan on booking my Arctic voyage through you and more specifically, the Polar Pioneer; I think it would be cool to cross both circles in the same ship. You guys really excelled in the service and information areas.

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Gordon W.

Waterford, Ireland
Feb 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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I would and have recommended ExpeditionTrips to friends. I thought the level of customer service, commitment to quality and above all ability to listen to my needs for the trip were excellent and I will be booking many trips in the future with ExpeditionTrips.

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Barbara H.

Ball Ground, GA
Jan 2011

Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal Antarctica (charter)

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This trip exceeded all the expectations I could have possibly had. The 'Le Boreal' ship is beautiful, comfortable, and clean. It is everything you can possible wish for. The cabin was much more spacious than I expected and the ship's staff was extremely friendly. The naturalists were also incredible. Their lectures on birds and penguins made the animal encounters so much more special.

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Johanna H.

Aliquippa, PA
Jan 2011

Galapagos Land Based Adventure

Land Based Adventure Small Group

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This was one of the best vacations ever!! You excelled in organizing everything for us, but with enough wiggle room so that we didn’t feel like we were being herded from one sight to the next. I would definitely consider booking future trips with you and have already recommended this particular trip to about 10 people so far.

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Ron S.

Port Aransas, TX
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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ExpeditionTrips made it happen on short notice. Every aspect of the trip was delivered as promised. The trip fulfilled my every expectation. The guides were well informed and enthusiastic. The ship’s staff was friendly and efficient.  Every need was met, with courtesy and respect. The ship was in excellent condition.

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Joy T.

New York, NY
Jan 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Ocean Nova

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Amanda and Joy were both a pleasure to work with and helpful in every way. The trip exceeded our expectations. The friendliness and expertise of the staff, crew, and guides added greatly to the pleasure of our experience. The captain was able to guide the ship and land us where other ships had to pass by.

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Spencer I.

Cincinnati, OH
Jan 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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ExpeditionTrips was the best. You were patient and knowledgeable. It was the trip of a lifetime! The weather was perfect (just enough storm with rough seas and sun with calm waters), food fabulous, parties fun, people knowledgeable and funny with all similar lifestyles.

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Lynette N.

Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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I originally booked with ExpeditionTrips because you were quick to answer an email and gave accurate and useful information (and didn’t just send me another brochure). I found exactly what I expected to find when I arrived in Ushuaia and on the boat. It wasn't a trip with a personal butler (as I've seen other boats advertise!) but it was a 'me' trip.

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Ken and Carrie L.

Portola Valley, CA
Jan 2011

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit (charter)

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I would rate ExpeditionTrips’ customer service a 10 out of 10. Booking through you was a very positive experience. We signed up late for this trip so I had a lot of anxiety about whether we would receive all the material we needed in time. But it all worked out just fine.

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Siew-Wan N.

Albertson, NY
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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It was a pleasure working with ExpeditionTrips! We will definitely book future trips with you. Your responses to our questions and concerns were prompt and complete.  We can't think of any area for improvement. We highly recommend the Galapagos Explorer II. The level of service exceeded our expectations.

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Marney and Peter B.

Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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We have gone on three ExpeditionTrips adventures and will use your services again if another trip fits our needs. The trip was great!! The trip exceeded expectations in how it was run—like clockwork.

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Barbara T.

St. Petersburg, FL
Jan 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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Working with ExpeditionTrips and Amanda and Deanna was a pleasure. The organization was excellent and there was always a quick response to questions. The trip exceeded my expectations. The ship’s staff gave absolutely the best service.

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Karina B.

Pretoria Gauteng, South Africa
Jan 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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The trip was absolutely amazing and thank you for the wonderful service. My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was absolutely positive and I will definitely use you for future trips. I’ve always wanted to go to Antarctica to experience the remoteness and wonder of nature.

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Marty and Jeffery D

Carlsbad, CA
Jan 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was very easy and very enjoyable. I'm not sure how I'd improve it. We had a fantastic time. The ship’s staff, guides and crew were fantastic - knowledgeable, approachable and always smiling and friendly. It was even better than we imagined. The luxury of the ship and staff were over the top for us. We would have been happy with even half the attention because of the grandeur of the destination.

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Ronald O.

Honolulu, HI
Jan 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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ExpeditionTrips has been wonderful, helpful and very easy to work with via the internet. You've got a great formula. Your timely response and information exchange was great. I cannot think of an area for improvement.  I will definitely consider utilizing your services again should the opportunity arise.

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Debbi W.

Kensington, CT
Jan 2011

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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The service provided by ExpeditionTrips was absolutely outstanding, first rate, top shelf, couldn’t have been better. Emily and April (and Joy the brief time I worked with her) were outstanding on every front. April and Emily buckled down and solved a rescheduled flight problem with my air travel agent when I couldn’t get it resolved after two days of telephone work. They were absolutely awesome. I might not have made the trip at all without their help. 

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Stephen and Suzanne T.

Redding, CA
Jan 2011

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was definitely a positive one. When I had an idea of what kind of trip I was interested in, I emailed your company and got a response very quickly from Shelley. In looking at everything that Shelley presented to us, there was no question that cruising to Antarctica on the Silver Explorer was the trip for us! Working with both Shelley and Emily was a great experience. They always responded to my questions in a very quick manner and were always very professional.

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Judy W.

Brooklyn, NY

South Georgia and the Falklands

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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It exceeded anything that I expected.  I don't think it could be improved on in any way.  Everyone of the Expedition Team was unbelievably caring.

ExpeditionTrips is terrific to work with. The suggestions they have made to me in where they thought I might like to go have been intuitive and I have been really delighted with the outcome of both trips. 

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Shiela M.

Hollywood, FL

South Georgia and the Falklands

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The trip was wonderful and met our expectations. The staff, guides and crew provided wonderful service. The staff and guest lecturer were very knowledgeable and were always willing to help.  The extra photography sessions were a bonus. The open bridge policy is great.  The captain was so willing to share information. The experience with ExpeditionsTrips was positive and we would book with you again. 

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Xiaochen Z.

Hangzhou, Hong Kong
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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I will definitely book future trips with ExpeditionTrips for an Arctic trip or even Antarctica again. The staff, guides and crew exceeded my expectations. My plan was to go to 7 continents and 2 Polar Regions by the time I was 25 and Antarctica was my final place.

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William and Kathy M.

High Springs, FL
Dec 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Marina Svetaeva

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I first spoke with Shelley Fry in the Summer of 2009. From then, until the present time, she has been extremely helpful in all aspects of our planning. And, from the time we booked the trip in December of 2009, until now, Emily Chase has simply been wonderful.

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Kelly L.

Elbert, Colorado
Dec 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit

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We had a spectacular time. The trip exceeded our expectations, which is hard on a trip of this sort and cost! The Sea Spirit was fantastic. Everything about the ship was really top notch. We were some of the lucky few to get to see (and almost land on) Elephant Island.

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Barbara H.

Henderson, NV
Dec 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Le Boreal - 2012/13

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I dealt mostly with Deanna and Amanda and I am extremely pleased with my experiences with both of them. All my emails and questions were always answered immediately. Their input and knowledge on the various ships was very helpful and thanks to their expertise I found the trip best suited for my interests.

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Ron T.

Calabasas, CA
Dec 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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ExpeditionTrips was terrific. There was plenty of communication. Your documentation was accurate and you did everything as promised. I was very pleased and would have no qualms about using your services again in the future.

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Marie A.

The Villages, FL
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The staff and services of ExpeditionTrips was and has always been wonderful.  When problems or questions develop they are right there to assist. The personalized service from ExpeditionTrips combined with the quality of a voyage on a National Geographic ship is a combination not to be beaten.

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Julie E.

Hartsdale, NY
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive and I would certainly book future trips with you. Your efficiency and customer-focused approach were evident from the first reservation to receiving my final documents. All my questions were answered speedily and your guidance and advice were great.

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Sandra K.

Encino, CA
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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We had a very positive experience working with Shelley and Emily.  We would book future trips with your company. You excelled in helping us to compare the experiences available and guiding us to the selection of a ship and travel experience that we truly enjoyed.

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Carolyn L.

Scarsdale, NY
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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I had a very positive experience with ExpeditionTrips. Responses to all queries and communications were quick and thorough. I always felt as if I was provided with unbiased options, supported with sufficiently detailed information.

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Jon C.

New Vernon, NJ
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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We had an absolutely marvelous trip. It met and exceeded all expectations. The family consensus that this was one of the best trips we have ever taken. And, I did get cleared off the waitlist for kayaking (which was fabulous - there were four paddles of which we did three).

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Kameko N.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The enthusiasm and personal attention that was given by ExpeditionTrips was amazing and very much appreciated. I (as I imagine do many others) asked a million questions and they were always promptly responded to. Most of the information was thorough and I felt very well prepared.

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Clifford H.

Worcester, MA
Nov 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. Answers to my questions based on actual travel experiences were very valuable. I would definitely book future trips with you. The trip met and often exceeded expectations. The ship’s staff, guides and crew were all very knowledgeable and had great attitudes.

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Gisele H.

Geneva, Switzerland
Nov 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was fantastic. Whenever I addressed ExpeditionTrips with a question, I got an answer at once. I cannot thank them enough for the effort they put into my rebooking in the end and the most generous gift they made me on that occasion. I certainly will book future trips with you.

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Ronicka S. and Rachel M.

Lincoln, NE
Nov 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Ocean Diamond

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Everything with ExpeditionTrips was great! Being an avid traveler it was nice to have a lot of the details taken care of that I would normally have to deal with. I honestly didn't know what to expect because it was so unknown. But it was an amazing trip. Everybody on the ship was great! The climbing and skiing guides were amazing and so skilled!

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Leaf E.

Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 2010

Signature Botswana

Private Journey

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ExpeditionTrips was great. Nadia was very helpful and available to my husband in the planning of the trip. It was wonderful to have so many of the details arranged so we could enjoy the trip. I also appreciate that every effort was made to meet our specific needs and requests.

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Sue M.

Loveland, OH
Jul 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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ExpeditionTrips provided a high level of service. They helped me make choices that were consistent with my travel preferences. The trip surpassed my expectations. My husband, who wasn't especially enthusiastic about going, came back enchanted.

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Cathy and Richard H.

Indianapolis, IN
Jul 2010

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The customer service I’ve received from ExpeditionTrips is definitely outstanding. Someone is always there to answer questions and help. This is the 4th time we have booked through you and we will keep coming back for more small ship cruises.

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Nicholas N.

Taunton, United Kingdom
Jun 2010

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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ExpeditionTrips' efficient, friendly and helpful service was up to the usual standard and I will certain use you again for future trips of this sort! The trip lived broadly up to expectations and the good weather helped a lot.

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Catherine and Philip D.

Eden Prairie, MN
Jun 2010

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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I would rate you a resounding 10 out of 10 and will recommend you to others! ExpeditionTrips made sure that all of our materials were delivered in a timely manner and every contact I had with your company was terrific! The trip absolutely exceeded all of my expectations! The staff was exceptional!!!

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Lilei H.

San Francisco, CA
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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Abby gave me a good summary of the options available to me within my budget and I was lucky that the trip I was looking at was on promotion. I am really happy with the boat I decided on. Quite a few of my friends now want to travel to the Galapagos after hearing about my trip, so I would recommend your services to them.

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Frances C.

Avon, CT
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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Thank you so much for the most wonderful trip experience of my life. I wish there were a better way to express my gratitude. Your company was so easy to work with and took such care with all the details that I would love to travel through you again…I WILL!!

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Ildiko D.

Avon, CT
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I was very pleased with every aspect of dealing with ExpeditionTrips. I would be happy to book trips with you in the future, and I have been recommending you to many people who are interested in travel to the Galapagos Islands. For me, the entire trip, every minute of it, was most memorable—the best trip in my life.

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Monica and David A.

Bethesda, MD
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was great. The trip was everything we thought it would be! Joy was extremely responsive to any requests we made and she always answered very promptly.

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Lynne F.

Upper Saddle River, NJ
May 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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I would definitely plan a trip with your group again. I've mentioned how great Shelley was, and I hope you tell her that I reserve her for special praise.  It was a joy to work with all of you.  I would definitely plan a trip with your group again.

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Richard and Joan C.

Auburn, MA
Mar 2010

Heart of Amazonia

River Boat Tucano

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Ashton, from ExpeditionTrips.com, was very helpful. I would book again! I was inspired to take this trip because we had the desire to see the eco-system of the Amazon River. With that said, the trip met all of my expectations. The crew was excellent and the guides were especially good! The most memorable part of our trip was seeing the variety of birds and mammals.

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Jessie P.

Peterborough, NH
Mar 2010

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Our experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. As for customer service, I would give you a 10. All calls to the office were extremely well attended. The entire trip was so well managed. We were both so impressed.

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Merl A.

Bellevue, WA
Feb 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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The trip exceeded our expectations because of the professionalism of the staff and the fantastic, well thought-out ship. The staff had so much experience in these waters. The ability to shift targets and scramble as wind, ice, and weather approached and still give us great landing and zodiac rides was great.

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A.

Toronto, Canada
Feb 2010

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian II

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Deanna was fabulous, especially considering the need to change dates, flights and ship. You excelled in making us feel you were working "on our behalf" - doing everything you could to make our trip special. The level of service onboard was exceptional. The staff, guides and crew were all very attentive to all of our needs, concerns and questions.

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Jane Chiu and Cynthia L.

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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You were most helpful and I could not have asked for more. I really appreciated your prompt replies to our emails especially since we are in totally different time zones - every minute counts! I will definitely look into other trips that ExpeditionTrips offers. This trip exceeded all my expectations.

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Richard B.

Cooperstown, NY
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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Booking, guiding and following up on details were all seamless with ExpeditionTrips. Just keep on keeping on! The trip exceeded my expectations and last-minute preparations were handled with great service by the expedition staff. One of the guides said that their job was to make dreams come true and that's what they lived up to.

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Allan C.

Jacksonville, FL
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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We will definitely book a trip in the future with ExpeditionTrips.  We had a very positive experience with you and everything worked great. You excelled in providing us with everything you promised in a timely manner and clear formats—we understood what to expect at nearly every point in our itinerary.

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Bennett M.

Orlando, FL
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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You guys at ExpeditionTrips were great. Customer service gets a 10+ (better than outstanding!). Your communications and personal interest was much appreciated. I would definitely book with you again and will refer my friends to you. My friends are envious that I went, so maybe I can persuade them to go sometime.

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Jennifer W.

Thunder Bay, Canada
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive one. Abby and Emily helped me throughout the entire time and responded promptly and thoroughly to my emails. Abby helped me deal with my stolen camera problem and I thank her for that. I liked the package I got in the mail before I left.

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Clifford M.

Reinbeck, IA
Jan 2010

Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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All your help and knowledge of where we were going made the process quite fun, right down to where we could get a good steak in Ushuaia. We met a handful of folks on the trip that booked through you and they all said it was a good experience. I didn't know for sure what to expect but the trip fulfilled any expectations I might have had.

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Rhonda R.

Austin, TX
Jan 2010

Antarctica Cruise - The Peninsula

Research Ship Akademik Ioffe

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You are the best! I had an AMAZING trip and am so sad to be home now. Thanks to Emily and Shelley for your guidance in picking a trip and planning it. The trip met and exceeded my expectations. I’m usually a bit disappointed, but there was not much that disappointed with this one!

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Kandace H.

Bellevue, WA
Jan 2010

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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The trip certainly met our expectations. We thought the itinerary was terrific and the captain/expedition crew really worked to show us the best of the best. And when plans needed to change because of the weather, they were right on top of making other arrangements quickly so our experience stayed seamless.

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Stephen and Vickie F.

West Hartford, CT
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic + Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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I saw your website, was impressed, asked some questions, was more impressed with the answers and booked it; so glad we did! The whole trip was a dream come true! The Galapagos has been a place we have long dreamed of going to and it exceeded all our expectations. The animals were amazing. The ships staff was all wonderful. 

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Ruth B.

Madison, WI
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Grace

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I liked using ExpeditionTrips because they were able to help me narrow down what boats would be good for me to consider given my interests. My Program Manager always got back to me quickly regarding any question I had and when he didn't know the answer, he was happy to find out. I appreciated his help on travel insurance, transfers and hotel accommodations.

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Beth B.

Stanwood, WA
Dec 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Evolution

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was excellent. They were informative and responsive to all my needs and guided me properly to make the right decisions about the ship I chose and the hotel in Quito. I really appreciated their guidance. Our trip was fabulous; it exceeded our expectations.

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Lorrie B.

Wichita, KS
Dec 2009

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian II

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Thank you, ExpeditionTrips! You were prompt and efficient with replies and sent information in a timely fashion. It was an awesome adventure - truly amazing! Onboard the Corinthian II, the staff, guides, and crew did an excellent job! I'd always wanted to visit Antarctica, it was my final continent.

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Steve and Susan H.

Albuquerque, NM
Dec 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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What an incredible trip! South Georgia was mind-blowing, but all the destinations and landings were great. Thank you ExpeditionTrips for all your support. You did a great job! Their responses were timely, descriptions and instructions were complete and detailed and they answered all my questions promptly.

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Roger C.

Toronto, Canada
Dec 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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All worked well with ExpeditionTrips, especially the ease with which I could communicate with you. The service from all personnel at ExpeditionTrips was marvelous. Never have I had a travel experience so satisfying. The trip gave me everything I expected and more. All the staff and crew were excellent beyond the call of duty.

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Peter F.

Cambria, CA
Dec 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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ExpeditionsTrips always provides first class service. The trip exceeded our expectations in almost every way. The ship has a great layout with huge amounts of public spaces. The food was great. They had 24-hour room service!! And, there were 17 nationalities amongst the passengers.

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Eduardo M.

Guadalajara, Mexico
Dec 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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Our experience was incredibly positive and of course we would book with ExpeditionTrips again. We were very pleased with the personal attention that we received. Congratulations on being so service oriented and for replying and addressing our questions so promptly.

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Oleg K.

New York, NY
Nov 2009

Antarctic Peninsula

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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This trip definitely exceeded my expectations and I am really happy that I did it! Working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive experience and I especially appreciated the quick replies with several options and useful tips.

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Howard and Sydnee A.

North Bethesda, MD
Nov 2009

Galapagos Classic + Machu Picchu + Tambopata

Expedition Ship National Geographic Islander

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There is no question; working with ExpeditionTrips certainly was a positive experience. The entire trip was extremely well-planned and covered everything that we wanted! It met, if not, exceeded our expectations and throughout our guides were terrific! Our ship in the Galapagos, the Islander was great!

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MS and FS

White Plains, NY
Oct 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship La Pinta

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Weve wanted to go to the Galapagos for a long time and finally did it! It was perfect could not have wished for more! Seeing so many creatures up-close and personal was awesome; and, as a first-time snorkeler, it was amazing to see the great diversity of life below the surface of the water.

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Benjamin C.

Chicago, IL
Sep 2009

Galapagos Classic + Napo Wildlife Center

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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My experience working with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. Your group pulled together an excellent trip in about 1 week's time. You managed all of the details based on a significant amount of professional experience, so I never had to worry about anything! The Galapagos was great with so many animals so close!

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Teddy G.

Surrey, UK
Sep 2009

Alaska, British Columbia and the San Juans

Expedition Ship Sea Bird

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My trip was excellent and the level of service was fantastic, as usual. This was the fifth expedition that you have helped me plan and I will always book my holidays with you; you outshine any other travel company!!! The most memorable aspect of this trip, for me, was seeing the wildlife, whales, bears, birds and the beautiful landscapes!

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Gary and Susan J.

Phoenix, AZ
Sep 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Celebrity Xpedition

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Thank you for all your help Abby, Emily and Ashton! You were all very pleasant to deal with during this booking. The Xpedition is a nice ship and is well maintained. The staff was very helpful, friendly and responsive to our needs. Thank you for arranging the J.W. Marriott in Quito for us, it was very nice.

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A.

Washington, D.C.
Aug 2009

Greenland Exploration

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was a very positive experience for us. We are avid travelers; but cruise travel of any sort, much less this sort of adventure cruise, was new to us and we definitely felt the need for guidance early in the process. Our program manager was fantastic; I talked to her many times and she was always most helpful.

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Michele and David K.

Belmont, MA
Aug 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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ExpeditionTrips was referred to me by a friend and I can understand why she felt good about suggesting that I, too, use ExpeditionTrips for my trip planning. The trip exceeded my expectations.  I was very pleased with all aspects - food, room, service, the ship, it wall all good!!

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Cindy H.

Houston, TX
Jul 2009

Svalbard – Expedition Spitsbergen

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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Had a great trip!! The staff was remarkable! After we checked in, the service staff was given a list with our check-in pictures and names, and they addressed us by name starting the first day of our trip! The ship was wonderful! I actually had cabinets I didn't use!! The common areas were very nice and comfortable. We used the hot tubs and that was fun!

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Rob and Rosemary M.

Berkshire, England
Jul 2009

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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First of all, it was a wonderful expedition for us and we really enjoyed it. We have returned with many photographs which are a visual reminder of a truly fantastic experience. We were so fortunate to see many polar bears, with cubs, walrus, seals, hundreds of thousands of birds and to cap it all a blue whale.

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Carl and Grete H.

Birkerød, Denmark
Jul 2009

Svalbard – Expedition Spitsbergen

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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We have had a fantastic trip! - thank you so much. Everything on board and on this trip was superb, and we have only praise. Wouldn't hesitate to book again with ExpeditionTrips, and have already recommended your company to friends. You were always quick to give us answers to our questions, and there was a feeling of being understood.

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Gary S.

Jackson, WY
Jul 2009

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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I wanted to take this trip to give my kids a chance to see a wild place. Breaking through the ice pack, seeing polar bears and the whales were our favorite experiences. The staff, guides and crew were excellent, very knowledgeable and were great with the kids. The photography instruction was outstanding.

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Deborah A.

Tampa, FL
Jul 2009

Land of the Ice Bears - An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

Luxury Expedition Ship National Geographic Explorer

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ExpeditionTrips - You guys are the best!!!! I wish I could book all my trips though you! This adventure exceeded expectations for beauty of scenery, and number of bears. I wanted to travel to the Arctic to view the polar bears. The best moment was when an adolescent bear came right up to the ship!

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Michael and Leslie D.

Reno, NV
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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Every step of the way I felt that the staff at ExpeditionTrips was there for us; we will definitely use ExpeditionTrips again! We took this trip because my wife and I were celebrating our retirement and it exceeded any expectations we had! Each and every day in the Galapagos was a wonderful surprise! The service on board the Isabela II was great.

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Marjorie D.

Jefferson, MD
Jul 2009

Svalbard – Expedition Spitsbergen

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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This cruise really exceeded our expectations, and we were totally pampered! The crew and expedition leaders did everything they could to make the trip enjoyable. We really felt we were getting personal service; everyone, even the people behind the buffet, knew us by name within a few days.

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Alexander S.

Madison, CT
Jul 2009

Expedition Svalbard and Norway

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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This was the first time in 40 years that I didnt book all of our travel arrangements myself and I was extremely pleased with the staff I worked with at ExpeditionTrips. I cant point to a single flaw in the services that were rendered; promises made promises kept. Thank you!

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Ken T.

Seattle, WA
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic and Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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ExpeditionTrips did a great job helping us plan for our trip. We especially liked how you responded to emails right away. The staff was excellent at every step, from the staff at ExpeditionTrips here in Seattle to the entire crew aboard the Flamingo. The trip met or exceeded our expectations. We loved every moment of it.

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David D.

Bogota, Colombia
Jul 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Isabela II

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I have no reservations in rating the service from ExpeditionTrips as a solid 10 out of 10. Congratulations on being part of a world-class company! Your performance shows this well. I have had only positive experiences working with ExpeditionTrips.

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Carol K.

Paauilo, HI
Jul 2009

Heart of Amazonia

River Boat Tucano

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips has been very positive from the first conversation with Joy and subsequent communications with many of the people involved. I would definitely book a trip with you again and have been raving to friends about the many positive experiences. The trip exceeded my expectations!

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Jennifer P.

Santa Monica, CA
Jun 2009

Circumnavigation of Spitsbergen

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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ExpeditionTrips was responsive, friendly, and great to work with! I always felt I was being taken care of... you kept checking in with me about paperwork, etc and that was wonderful. The staff, guides and crew were friendly, knowledgeable and had a good energy level.

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Mark and Judith H.

Bethesda, MI
Jun 2009

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Expedition Ship Sea Lion

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Working with ExpeditionTrips was a positive experience; we got all the help we wanted and needed! The trip was similar to our expectations, having previously planned our Galapagos trip with you and having such a great experience. The service onboard the Sea Lion was excellent!

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Christie M.

DPO, AA, United States
Jun 2009

Galapagos Classic

Sailing Vessel Beagle

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This trip exceeded expectations! The guide was especially wonderful, and the crew was great. I have always wanted to see the Galapagos and this was the last chance I would have to do it for at least 3 years. The only thing I regret is not making better plans to spend my time in Quito.

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Elizabeth R.

Redondo Beach, CA
Jun 2009

Alaska Inside Passage – Juneau to Petersburg

Motor Yacht Catalyst

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It was EXACTLY the trip I wanted! Joy was really helpful as well as all of the ExpeditionTrips people I dealt with. She was always there to answer my questions and reassure me when I was worried we were spending too much money! Everything went very smoothly! The trip itself, and the staff onboard the Pacific Catalyst, met all of our expectations!

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Darryl E.

Chandler, AZ
Jun 2009

Expedition Svalbard and Norway

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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This was an excellent trip! I would recommend ExpeditionTrips, as we have booked through you twice and both trips have completely met our expectations. We would definitely travel with SilverSea again. The level of service, food and willingness to ensure that we were happy and comfortable was unsurpassed.

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Thom S.

Loveland, CO
Jun 2009

Expedition Svalbard and Norway

Luxury Expedition Ship Silver Explorer

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The service from ExpeditionTrips was very responsive, and I would book through ExpeditionTrips again. We had been looking for a good trip to the Arctic, and the most memorable parts were seeing the wildlife and cutting through the ice.

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Mark C. and Family

Fresno, CA
May 2009

Galapagos In-Brief

Expedition Ship Santa Cruz

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We just returned from our trip. Everything was great! Thank you for all the help! I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone. The tour staff people were all excellent. I can’t say enough good things about them. They helped us through all phases of the trip, from the time we first arrived in Quito to the time we left for the US.

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Brian and Kimber G.

Long Beach, CA
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Luxury Expedition Ship Galapagos Explorer II

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Thank you again; you guys were great! Our trip was outstanding! The crew onboard the Galapagos Explorer II was awesome!! The guides were very tolerant and extremely knowledgeable! We have wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands for about 10 years to see the marine iguanas and land iguanas (inspired by our own green iguana)!

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Steven R.

San Diego, CA
May 2009

Galapagos In-Brief

Sailing Vessel Sagitta

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was very positive. From the beginning, I worked with Shelley to figure out what would be best. She was very friendly and was very accommodating to my travel preferences. I would definitely book a trip with you in the futureyou did an excellent job of making my trip truly hassle-free.

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Jim D.

Cary, NC
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship National Geographic Endeavour

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You excelled in every way. I had a long standing desire to go to the Galapagos Islands and the trip met all my expectations. The staff, guides and crew on the ship were all fantastic. They loved their jobs and they were excellent communicators. The most memorable aspect of the expedition was the animals.

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Dave and Karen F.

Toronto, ON, Canada
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Expedition Ship Eclipse

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Firstly, Ill say without hesitation, that the trip was fantastic. It was the experience of a lifetime; one we will be reliving for a very long time! We were highly impressed with the service provided by ExpeditionTrips. When we plan another major vacation, ExpeditionTrips will be the place I will look first. Onboard the Eclipse, we were well taken care of.

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Edward M.

Warren, RI
May 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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You excelled in finding the right package and ship for us. We were unsure if we wanted a very small ship or a larger ship. During our search for a tour company you responded to all questions promptly and efficiently. You were able to help us plan a trip that fit our wants, and in the end it was exactly what we wanted.

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Nancy A.

Maple Valley, WA
Mar 2009

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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ExpeditionTrips was professional and sent quick responses. You were able to meet the need for a truly last minute trip! The trip met my most optimistic expectations. Our guide provided knowledge, humor and energy. The housekeeper on the boat checked our room almost anytime we left it and kept it lovely.

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Warwick and Mary D.

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Feb 2009

Antarctic Peninsula with Circle Crossing

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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Thank you for the excellent service provided by ExpeditionTrips, we would definitely consider booking future trips with you! The trip was better than I had expected in absolutely every way; organization, education program, the food, ship facilities, the number of landings and zodiac cruises, scenery, wildlife encounters, friends made, etc. The whole program that was provided added up to it being a surprisingly good value on price, as well.

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Kenneth S.

Atlanta, GA
Feb 2009

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian II

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It was a pleasure to work with both Shelley and Emily, who were friendly, responsive and informative. I originally contacted Shelley more than six months before I decided to take the trip. She was very enthusiastic and professional, and very patient with my many questions and follow up calls.

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Malcolm H.

Frenchs Forest, Australia
Jan 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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My experience with ExpeditionTrips was very good and I would feel confident booking another trip. The Polar Pioneer is a brilliant ship for this kind of trip. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful.

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Neil and Cathy C.

Havelock North, New Zealand
Jan 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Thank you so much from the both of us! It was a most wonderful experience and a privilege to be able to visit the Antarctic. Everything with ExpeditionTrips was positive, from the beginning of communication through to the end of the trip and the quality of service was outstanding.

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Robert and Carolyn M.

Walterville, OR
Jan 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Research Ship Polar Pioneer

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The personal care from all of the staff at ExpeditionTrips far exceeded any of our expectations. We'll certainly check with you before we book another trip! The trip itself lived up to our expectations and much exceeded them.

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Veronica T.

Aurora, CO
Jan 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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I certainly found your service of the highest quality - especially the experience I had after my December 2007 trip was canceled. One thing I was particularly impressed with, in working with you, is that I got to speak to the same person all the time.

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Monica and David A.

Bethesda, MD
Jan 2009

Antarctic Peninsula

Luxury Expedition Ship Corinthian II

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We worked with Joy and found her extremely helpful. She was very responsive to our many questions and we would book with ExpeditionTrips again. The staff, guides and crew onboard the Corinthian II were excellent. Their presentations on the ship and their guide work onshore were outstanding.

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Helen L.

Ajax, ON, Canada
Jan 2009

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Expedition Ship Sea Adventurer

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My trip was utterly fantastic!!! In fact, I really don't think it could have been any more perfect. The ExpeditionTrips staff was very helpful and understanding. Joy Martinello is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. I would book future trips through you as well as recommend your services to others.

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Margaret W.

Surrey, United Kingdom
Dec 2008

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Akademik Shokalskiy

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I would have to give you a 10 +; nothing was too much in giving us our 'trip of a life-time'. We felt very special! The staff onboard was marvelous; each one was so friendly and incredible in the knowledge they had to offer. Our safety and happiness was their first concern and they took great care of us.

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Laura B.

Elbert, CO
Dec 2008

Galapagos In-Brief

Sailing Vessel Sagitta

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We have booked with ExpeditionTrips in the past and will again--outstanding! Since we have done this type of travel before, we had certain "expectations" and I can truly say these folks were the best. The guides had a true passion for the Galapagos.

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Ian and Elizabeth M.

Austin, TX
Dec 2008

Galapagos Classic

Motor Yacht Flamingo / Letty / Eric

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The trip was magical and memorable. I appreciated the personal attention from your company as well as the quick responses to questions and concerns. Ours was a group booking with individuals traveling at different times and from different countries.

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Greg T.

Seattle, WA
Nov 2008

Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Akademik Shokalskiy

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It was definitely a positive experience working with ExpeditionTrips; in fact, I will be in touch soon to plan my next trip - Galapagos and Machu Picchu! Joy and Amanda were always available for questions and the information provided before the trip was very complete and detailed, so there were no surprises.