Growing up the National Geographic magazine was always a big deal in my home. When that magazine arrived we knew we were in for a treat. My older brother was in hope of seeing a woman’s breast no matter how saggy they were, my sister and I were in hope of see some far off land or water exploration. No matter what you were looking forward to, no one touched that magazine until we knew my Father was done reading it. He normally took it to his home office and when he was done he would bring it out in the living room where it was up for grabs. There it would remain until the following month when the new one arrived and the old one was put on the library shelf in the order it was received.
You can imagine my joy when I discovered National Geographic does expedition cruises. How freakin cool is that? For someone like me that doesn’t have a whole lot of money, I was looking to see if there was something that was actually within my reach, and there WAS !!!!
It’s added to my bucket list for now, but they have 5-6 days starting from $2490 at the time of this research. They even tell what type of activity level will be required for old farts like me. I’d have to hit one of the light or moderate activity levels, but young people could do the moderate only ones.
So check this one out, they have special offers for kids! You can save $1000.00 per child under the age of 18 if you book by a certain date on some cruises. This would be fabulous for Home Schoolers. I Home Schooled my kid, that’s why I mentioned that. Can you imagine not only the life lessons you could teach but the whole package of learning experience is untouchable. They would never forget a single thing they learned from that trip. They also have activities just for kids. They focus on the education and fun part so kids are engaged as well as the adults.
Don’t have kids or someone to travel with? Then they offer special deals to solo travelers of select cruises. The size of the ships are small so about 100 passengers are onboard. This makes it nice and cozy. If you want night time entertainment then may I suggest you bring a good book.
Let’s not forget on select cruises there is a complimentary bar tab and gratuities included! OMG sign me up now. That’s what I’m talking about. As a kid I’d sit with a glass of juice or tea and read and dream away. As an adult I’ll take the real thing with a glass of wine please, may I have another please? Not all cruises offer alcoholic beverages so you have to check.
Want to know who you will travel with? Check out the expedition team for each cruise. The photographers and the dates and bio on all are included. Do you have a favorite; pick them on the dates they travel. Again, I’m blown away with the details of these cruises.
Just want to focus of the photography part? Then they have you covered as well. Under the special photography expedition’s part, there are dates that they dedicate just for photography.
Food is very important to me. If I’m going to be stuck on a ship for days; I want to know that the food is going to be good quality. I had some trouble finding out about the food on these cruises because they focus on the expedition. I did find a very good review https://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/review.cfm?ShipID=486&pgtype=dining and while I knew the food would be good, it added some more information on the food and what to expect. Read the rest of his review while you are there, he really gave a great overview of the whole experience.
Well, it’s on my bucket list that is for sure, I’m sold. Who wants to join me? Any home school families want to come? Let me know!