Why Expedition Cruising – Part 2

Set sail for adventure! ⛴ 🏞 ⛰

I’m continuing the series with a post today for 15 days on social media (facebook, instagram, or linked in), about why you should consider taking an expedition cruise.

You can play catch up. #WhyExpeditionCruising


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Here are the first 4 days captured in a blog link – see https://lushlife.ca/why-expedition-cruising/


And see below for days 5-8 below:

Day 5 of 15 #WhyExpeditionCruising 

Born to be wild!

Visiting the Galapagos Islands offers a truly unparalleled wildlife experience due to its unique biodiversity and remarkable ecological significance.

Renowned for inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galapagos boast an array of endemic species found nowhere else on Earth. From giant tortoises and marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies and Galapagos penguins, the islands are teeming with fascinating creatures.

What makes the Galapagos so exceptional is the lack of natural predators, allowing wildlife to thrive in their natural habitats without fear. This means visitors have the rare opportunity to observe animals up close in their natural environment, often exhibiting behaviors not seen elsewhere.

The islands’ volcanic landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and nutrient-rich waters support a wealth of marine life as well. Snorkeling and diving among colorful reefs reveal an underwater world brimming with tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, and even sharks.

Moreover, the Galapagos Islands are committed to conservation efforts, with strict regulations in place to protect the fragile ecosystem and minimize human impact. Visitors can feel good knowing that their presence contributes to the preservation of this extraordinary natural wonder for future generations to enjoy. In essence, a trip to the Galapagos offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature, witness evolution in action, and be humbled by the sheer wonder of the natural world.

And – you visit on an expedition cruise ship!

Let me know if you’d like to go!


See instagram reel https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7jrWOggoSc/?igsh=dDJ5c3dxcWo5NXQ1


And LinkedIn post https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sheilagallanthalloran_sheila-lush-life-travel-on-instagram-activity-7201609437206241282-xkkq

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Close encounters with nature on an expedition cruise often lead to unforgettable photos. Partnering with National Geographic, Lindblad Expeditions brings a unique touch to photography on their sailings.

Sven Lindblad, the founder, started as a wildlife photographer, shaping Lindblad’s photography-centric approach. Certified photo instructors join every voyage, offering guidance on camera settings and composition. Their goal? To empower guests to capture stunning shots that narrate their journey.

These instructors, also trained naturalists, excel at photographing the natural world. Their expertise in animal behavior enhances the photography experience. Imagine receiving tips on capturing a bear fishing or a pod of killer whales in action!

Stay tuned for my interview with National Geographic photography instructor, Steve Morello, during a memorable Lindblad sailing around Newfoundland. Steve’s continued work with Lindblad ensures aspiring and seasoned photographers, whether using an iPhone or professional gear, craft exceptional shots.



see https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sheilagallanthalloran_whyexpeditioncruising-cruiseicon-expeditioncruise-activity-7202039382524973056-qZSF

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Another destination that is popular for expedition cruising is Australia.

Welcome to the otherworldly Kimberley!

Tucked along the northwestern corner of Australia, the Kimberley is one of the world’s last wild frontiers, boasting rugged sandstone peaks, gushing waterfalls, desert expanses, sunken mangrove forests, and everything in between.

Cruise through Montgomery Reef, search for lustrous pearls on local farms, and witness the majestic King George Falls. Engage with original land-owning communities and their cultural rites, including the unique Gwion Gwion artwork.

The Kimberley expeditions with terrific partners like @seabourncruise cater to well-seasoned travelers, wildlife enthusiasts, natural history buffs, and adventurers seeking new experiences in one of the most pristine places on Earth.

If you want to explore #Australia off the beaten path, #AskSheila [email protected] to get you on a Seabourn expedition cruise for a unique and unforgettable journey

📸 Chris Trantina


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Embark on an extraordinary journey with Expedition cruises that take you to places other ships can’t reach. 🚢⚓

Experience true adventure with explorations via Zodiacs, elevating your trips to a whole new level of excitement. 🌍🛥️

Join the passengers of Le Boréal as they set off on a Zodiac for an afternoon of discovery, exploring the wonders of Antarctic glaciers and icebergs. 🗺️❄️

#PONANT #PONANTcruises #LeBoréal
📸 Studio PONANT / O. Blaud



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