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Danmarp's Port Reviews of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Montevideo, Corsica (Ajaccio)
Celebrity Infinity cruise in February 2010
Member Name: Danmarp
Cruise Date: February 2010
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Member Review: Danmarp's Celebrity Infinity Review
Buenos Aires
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
The morning we got off the ship, we took an all day excursion in Buenos Aires since our flight did not leave until 10 p.m. The cruise line took our luggage to the airport while we traveled around Argentina. This was an all day bus tour that did take us through Recoleta Cemetary in Argentina which was interesting and defnitely worth seeing while you are there. Other areas visited and ranch we went to was way too commercialized for us. You were not made to feel welcomed and were rushed. Food was terrible and fatty! The dance show they actually had the nerve to come around the tables with a hat and ask for tips! This ruined it for us. The gaucho's rounded up horses about 6 or 7 times, but after the second time, it got really boring.



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Ushuaia
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
This port was not as I was expecting. Somewhat remote with no real shopping or things to see and do. Day in Ushuia, Argentina - Our excursion took us on a bus tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park and stopped to see the Gilbadli pass where the original Pam American Highway was. We stopped for a BBQ lunch and were served lamb on a small charcoal grill on our tables. We felt this was way overpriced and not worth the trip. We do NOT recommend this excursion.


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Montevideo
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
We loved this port. So much to see - hustle and bustle. Would have loved to spend more time here. This was our favorite port! We also took a excursion Day at the Estancia which was worth every cent. We took a short bus tour to the La Robida Ranch, which was actually someone's private home/ranch. The grandmother came out with her family and welcomed everyone. They provided us with a hayrides through the countryside/fields to a cobblestone walkway down to a secluded beach. There we were greeted with homemade cookies made with milk jam and lemondade and other drinks. From here we got back on the hay wagons and were dropped off near their water supply. We next got an introduction to their sheep shearing, cows, and other animals. We were given an opporunity to shear sheep with an old fashioned pair of hand shears and milk a cow. We then were given a chance to eat a variety of appetizers they were roasting over their open fire pit. These consisted of blood sausage, kidney's and sweet bread (pancreas)....yes, very interesting. Next we sat under a covered thatched roof in outdoor dining and were given a chance to taste many fresh vegetables, salads and breads. Assorted wines, juices, soda's, etc. were provided. Next came the meal, which was ribs, chicken, beef, and pig. Very delicious. For dessert, a bowl of strawberries with whipped cream finished off the meal. During dessert we enjoyed an authentic dance show performed by flame throwers and dancers in costume. We then were given an opportunity to ride horses and last, take a ride on a piece of cow hide being pulled behind a horse. Yes, some people actually did this. What a wonderful excursion! Check out their website La Robia Ranch in Montevideo, Uruguary.



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Corsica (Ajaccio)
Port Rating: Not Rated



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