Archives: Testimonials

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Dick & Kathy

We want to say a big "Thank You" to both of you for organizing a most wonderful arctic cruise and our extra day in Nome. The naturalists/guides were world class! They were all multi-national and very conversant in English.  They all knew their fields inside & out, and could cover for each other.  They’d billed this as an “expedition cruise” and indeed it was, and very well executed.We were impressed…

Marty & Janie

Hi, Annie! Happy New Year! We just arrived home today having spent last night in Houston at my brother's. our trip was great; we had  many experiences while seeing birds, fish, and wildlife.  Though our ship cabin was small (our closets are bigger!), we survived the nearly two weeks. Our room choice was convenient to the dining room, but noisy with the engine room just below. Sleeping in our own…

Charlotte & Don

We want to thank you for the great trip you put together for the group to Iceland and Greenland. The thing that enticed us to go was to see the Northern Lights. We were able to do that 4 times during the trip. We spent 4 days in Scoresby Sund in eastern Greenland on the Sea Spirit (an excellent ship that used to be owned by Cruise West) hiking and…

Mary & Rick

Overall, we had a good trip to Alaska. Our flights went well and our hotel accommodations were fine. There were 4 couples on board – 3 of the couples booked through Explor and one couple booked directly with Geoff. The Alaskan Story is a beautiful boat. Our twin bunk cabin was fine. The area we traveled was vast. We spent lots of time onboard the Alaskan Story and we wish…

B. Stoermer

The Amazon trip was a very intense experience! We were so isolated from anything in the current world that it was like stepping into an alternative life – which it was, but having no modern distractions allowed one to become immersed in the nature and cultures of the area more completely! I had forgotten about the almost constant severe heat and humidity, except for the air conditioning on the boat…

Peggy

The trip was wonderful. The crew was great and always going out of their way to make everything perfect. The condition of the boat and the accommodations were excellent. The food was out of this world. The scenery and wildlife were spectacular. The other guests were congenial. I think I’m running out of superlatives. It was probably the best trip we have ever taken. They had stocked the dry Riesling…

Rick – South Carolina

Hello Annie, The ship (Windstar; Star Breeze) was wonderful. Very happy with the Bristol Panama City, the day before the cruise. Both were way above my usual selection of accommodations. The unscheduled stop at Portobelo was great. Got to go to Easter service there and participate in the procession through town. Having a little time in Panama City was great, went to old town and saw procession for Easter that…

Catherine (14) – South Carolina

Dear Mr. West, I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for the dolls, the boxes and the book. But mostly, thank you for the trip. It was an amazing experience – one I’ll never forget, and I thank you. It really opened my eyes to the world. Thank you for sitting with us all the time, sharing your stories, and having fun. The trip was wonderful, too.…

J. Ringer

Hello Annie, We had a good time on the Grande Caribe. The itinerary was very interesting and the pace was easy. Local guides did a nice job. The captain’s commentary when we were somewhere interesting or passing something interesting or unusual was a very nice addition. The ship usually docked close to town which was very nice for sightseeing. The food was good American fare, but much too much. Excellent…