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Antarctica Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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This Antarctic trip was a total disappointment

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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Golfer482
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

If Hurtigruten only kept what was promised full-bodied, everything would be fine. Apart from the service in the Lindstrom restaurant and the room service, nothing was even remotely fulfilled. Poorly organized excursions and still limited (e.g. kayaking in the Antarctic through Losenscheid). And that with only 50% occupancy of the ship. Completely overpriced excursions (in the Chiloe ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Not up to Viking Standards On Board for 60 Days

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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eylarson
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were on from Ushuaia to Milwaukee, 9 March to 7 May 2022. There were several shortfalls in the usual high-level of service and excursions that Viking is known for. We have been provided with Future Cruise Credits and are very appreciative, but I wanted to take the time to provide specific feedback for your consideration. Kayhan , Restaurant Manager, is a true gem!!! Any shortfalls ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Beyond Outstanding

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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Spock2022
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my wife bucket list trip and what a trip it was. First and foremost the Expedition Team, getting us on the zodiacs and off, made sure everyone and I mean everyone was safe. On land, areas mark for safety, asking the many questions we had. Being around them, the enjoyment they were having, it rubbed off. The ship, the staff, and the food, you cannot beat it. The ONE POINT that needs ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Stay far away from Hurtigruten

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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Twinssing
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

OUR ADVICE: CHOOSE A DIFFERENT COMPANY! Take your “inner explorer” elsewhere. We took the last cruise of the 2022 Antarctic season with Hurtigruten (Feb 28 to March 17). It turned out to be a COVID disaster for us and many others on the ship, MS Roald Amundsen, and Hurtigruten was completely disorganized, incompetent and unhelpful in its response. After two pandemic years avoiding ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Would have been a 5 but for excessive COVID restrictions

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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The Brownie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Antarctica was my husband's choice for his 75th birthday present, so we took advantage of the opportunity to take one of the initial sailings to the bottom of the world on our "top of the cruising world" cruise line, Viking. The experience was truly remarkable--seeing a world in which the color palette was restricted to shades of white, blue, greys, and black yet provided for natural beauty on a ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Wish you could have joined us !!

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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happy texan
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We had TWO very smooth crossings of the Drake Passage. The scenery is impossible to describe -- you have to see it yourself. We had two Special Operations Boats that you boarded within the ship for additional excursions. The lectures were very professional and informative, The Aula is a magnificent lecture hall. All the naturalist were very friendly and willing to share their expertise. There are ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Best Antarctic Adventure

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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Intrepid522
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I are repeat Viking Cruisers due to their consistent customer service and excellent value. When we heard that they were building expedition ships, we made a reservation as soon as it was offered. We could not have been more pleased! The experience was one of the best in our lives. From the cabin to the outstanding food/cuisine, and wine and beverage selections we could not be happier. ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Antarctica and lots of penguins!

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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Oldpanurse
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise just for the experience of seeing Antarctica. Our expectations were greatly exceeded! Everything was first class…the crew, the food, the service, the lectures and activities. We’ve since booked two more Viking cruises! While the initial cost may be more expensive, when you consider that a lot of the other cruise line extras are included, it’s worth the price. Wouldn’t ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Beautiful Antarctic Cruise

Review for Viking Octantis to Antarctica

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bspiering
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have been interested in traveling to Antarctica for some time. When we heard about the Viking expedition ships we compared some of the other cruise lines and chose Viking because of our previous experience with Viking Longships and Ocean ships. We were not disappointed. My wife was initially reluctant due to expectations of extreme weather and agreed to the trip mostly because of the add on ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


To the Ross Sea and Beyond

Review for Le Commandant Charcot to Antarctica

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cboyle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This report includes information on our February 15—March 12, 2022, “Ross Sea” expedition cruise on the Le Commandant Charcot with Ponant. Although we had taken a “drive by” cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2007 on the Golden Princess and explored “Beyond the Polar Circle” in 2020 on the Le Soléal with Ponant, this expedition offered the opportunity to experience much more of the Antarctic ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


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