Planning Your Trip
What ship travels to Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia?
When do you offer Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia expeditions?
Can I bring my children or grandchildren?
What are the requirements of children under age 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?
Do I need any vaccinations?
Is a medical form necessary?
Do I need a valid passport?
Is a visa necessary?
What is the outside temperature?
What is included in my expedition cost?
What is the time difference on this voyage?
Are airport transfers included?
Will I be charged any departure tax at the airport?
Is it possible to arrange hotel reservations for extra nights through you?
Are extension programs offered?
Packing And Preparation
What kind of clothes do I need?
What footwear is a necessity in Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia?
Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
Will I need any local currency?
How much cash per person should we bring?
What are the National Geographic Quest’s amenities?
What are the cabin amenities?
What is the food like aboard National Geographic Quest?
Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
Is alcohol available on the ship?
Do I need to dress up for dinner?
Is there a gym or fitness center on board?
Does the ship have a pool?
Is there a spa on board and what treatments are offered?
When does the ship travel from location to location?
Can I visit the ship’s Bridge?
Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
Will I be able to access the internet while on board?
Is there a medical professional on board?
How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
Are gratuities included?
What is Recap?
How will I explore Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia?
You often refer to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
Is this expedition physically challenging? Will I be able to walk unassisted, or is the terrain difficult?
Are there short and long hikes?
Would hiking sticks be helpful or just get in the way? Are they even permitted?
How often will snorkeling will be offered?
What is a wet landing?
Will there be kayaking opportunities?
What kinds of photography assistance and learning opportunities do you offer?
What is a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor?
What activities are included/or can be done on our own while on the voyage?
How do we get to shore from the ship?
What can you tell me about the expedition staff on board?
Will there be talks or presentations on board?
Is English spoken on board?