Planning Your Trip
When do you travel to the Pacific Northwest?
Can I bring my children or grandchildren to the Pacific Northwest?
What are requirements of minors under the age of 18 traveling with one parent/or legal guardian?
Do I need a valid passport?
Is a visa necessary?
What is the temperature like?
What is included in my trip cost?
What is the difference between photo expeditions and other expeditions?
Is there a time difference in the Pacific Northwest?
Are group transfers included to and from the ship?
Are there pre/post tours with this trip?
Packing And Preparation
Will I get seasick? Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
Do I need any vaccinations? Is a medical form necessary?
How much cash should we bring per person?
What kind of clothes do I need?
What footwear is a necessity in the Pacific Northwest?
What are the ships’ amenities?
What are the cabin amenities?
What is the food like aboard the National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture?
Do I need to dress up for dinner?
Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
Is alcohol available on the boat and on shore?
Is there a gym or fitness center on board?
Is there a spa? What kind of treatments?
Does the ship have a pool?
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?
When does the ship travel from location to location?
Will there be talks or presentations on board?
How will I explore the Pacific Northwest?
Are there landing craft and kayaks available on board for exploration in remote areas? If so, how many? And how often are they used on each voyage?
Lindblad Expeditions often refers to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
Is this expedition physically challenging? 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?
What activities are included or can be done on our own while on the voyage?
What is a wet landing?
What is a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor?