Following is an excerpt from an Alaska cruise review aboard National Geographic Sea Bird from August 2010.
I have cruised to Alaska twice on larger ships. Recently friends who had been on a cruise with Lindblad before talked us into trying the small ship experience. The differences between the cruise experiences surprised and impressed me – from the difference in size of small ships and the places they can go, the difference in traveling with 64 people instead of 1200-2500, the difference in sailing the true Inside Passage and narrow Alaskan fjords and waterways.
I’d love to recap some of the major highlights and differences that I discovered during my small ship experience.