We arrived in Buenos Aires after a gruelling flight from London Heathrow via Rome on Air Alitalia. The aircraft had the most uncomfortable seats we have ever sat in with very little legroom and awful head-rests. There was a lack of overhead locker space because the check-in staff allowed far too much “hand” luggage to be taken on board. After a 13-hour flight from Rome we were more than jet-lagged. The trip had been advertised as a direct flight from the UK but be prepared to get bumped off BA onto less direct routes.
On the transfer from the airport to the hotel Sheraton the courier warned us not to go out with jewellery on show, etc, as tourists were being robbed on the streets. By the time we boarded the ship we had heard at least 3 stories of people getting mugged so beware.
As in previous reports, boarding the ship was horrendous. There were 3 ships boarding in port and very little control over the queues.
It was our first time with Celebrity Infinity and our excellent cabin was on deck 7 mid-ships. There was no provision on the ship for ironing.
With regards to food – excellent for meat eaters but very limited for vegetarians. Every ship we use seems not to know how to cope. We took our meals at 8:30 pm leaving us to be able to see the excellent shows beforehand. We also liked the on-ship lectures which were most informative.
We were so fortunate with the weather. It was like a millpond around Cape Horn and also in Paradise Bay and Elephant Island. We were also very fortunate to get into Port Stanley by tender but we wish we could have had more time there. The crew called our cruise the “Golden Cruise.”
Our advice is to (try and) book your trips beforehand before getting on the ship because all the trips are like gold-dust especially when 2 or more ships are in port at the same time.
We count ourselves lucky with this voyage because the weather can be most unpredictable.