2023 Plant-Based Cruise to the Galapagos Islands | National Health Association

2023 Plant-Based Cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Feb 17 2023 to Feb 26 2023

The NHA is excited to announce that we will be hosting another plant-based group cruise -- This time to the Galapagos Islands on February 17-26, 2023 with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

The chefs will prepare custom whole-food, plant-based meals without added salt, oil, or sugar for our group. 

In Galapagos: Expect the unexpected! Surrounded by wildlife on land and sea, you never know what might happen. Blue-footed boobies nesting on the hiking trails, staring quizzically as you walk past. Mockingbirds landing on camera lenses and peering at their reflections. Sea lions popping off rocks as you hop out of your Zodiac, eager to look at you or swim with you. Choose how you want to explore—hike, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel, and more. Take a long hike or just relax on the beach.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic’s generous staff-to-guest ratio means you can always find a naturalist whose interests and approach you share, whether you want to focus on birding, human history, photography, the undersea, or more. Snorkel in waters incredibly rich in marine life, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a glass-bottom boat for personal water-level exploration of the scenic coastlines.  
Since the first international tourist expedition cruise to the Galápagos Islands in July 1967, Lindblad Expeditions has introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Lindblad Expeditions is winner of the 2021 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Award: Best Adventure Cruise Lines.

Please email Lisa McCarl (Lisa.mccarl@gmail.com), our plant-based travel agent,  or Wanda Huberman, Executive Director of the National Health Association (whuberman@healthscience.org) as soon as possible if you have questions or are interested in joining the NHA group on the 2023 Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Galapagos Cruise.  Lisa and Wanda will be able to email you a reservation form as well as an itinerary and information about the ship.
Lindblad Expeditions is reserving the entire ship for us until December. Based on the demand for our other group cruises, there is a good chance we will fill all of the cabins before then. 

Membership starts at $35.00 a year and you can join on line at:  https://www.healthscience.org/join

Reservations will be made in the order that completed reservation forms are received.
If you would like to reserve your cabin, please email Lisa McCarl (Lisa.mccarl@gmail.com) or Wanda Huberman (whuberman@healthscience.org) to request a reservation form.
Voyage Rates:
Double Occupancy prices (per person):
Category 1: $7,710 - Sold Out
Category 2: $8,990
Category 3: $9,990
Category 4: $11,210
Suite A: $13,480
Suite B: $14,540
Suite C: $15,290 - Sold Out
Single Occupancy
Cat 2 Solo: $11,420 - Sold Out
Cat 3 Solo: $12,650
We are required to purchase internal Ecuador airfare from Lindblad Expeditions: Guayaquil/San Cristobal/Balta/Guayaquil: $520 per person
International airfare is an additional cost.
Travel Insurance (Tripmate) Rate: 9.25% of the per person cost.
·         EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS: 2022 prices above are guaranteed for 2023 departures if booked by Nov. 30, 2021.
·         $500 discount extended to all guests under the age of 18
·         $100 shipboard credit per cabin 
In addition to the standard cabins, there are about 10 sets of connecting cabins for families, a few triple cabins, and some dedicated solo cabins.