Caribbean Expedition Cruises Reviews

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18-day South America Cruise with Unexpected Ending

Review for a South America Cruise on Viking Octantis

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AvgMom2
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

My husband and I took Viking Octantis’ repositioning cruise in March – going from Valparaiso (Chile) to Fort Lauderdale (Florida). This is Viking’s expedition ship and can accommodate only 378 passengers. We like the small size of this ship because it allowed us to walk anywhere without having to take elevator and the staff to passenger ratio was great! We got to know many staff members and ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Good But Not Great

Review for a South America Cruise on Viking Octantis

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rocketer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This review is primarily for people contemplating Viking Expeditions Panama and Scenic South America cruise. This is only my opinion. We are frequent cruisers and habitual Viking Ocean customers (1 river and 7 Viking Ocean cruises). We booked this one as it was relatively inexpensive for a lot of days (18) on a new Expedition class ship. We wanted to experience it and decide if we would invest in ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Beautiful ship but definitely for Antarctica

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Viking Octantis

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Insanityx4
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this trip from Santiago Chile through the Panama Canal to Ft. Lauderdale because we wanted to try an Expedition ship and I don't like cold weather. Everything is geared towards the Arctic however and there really wasn't much to do on the ship. We had a nature lecturer and a historian but the talks were mostly on the Arctic. The "toys" on board are only licensed to be used in Antarctica ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Cabin Type: Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)


Great for Solo Travelers

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Le Dumont d'Urville

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SA789
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Ponant is one of the few cruise lines that offers multiple cruises without a single supplement. For almost the same price as a Caribbean cruise on a premium cruise line (double for solos), I was able to book a mid-ship balcony cabin on an ultra-luxury Ponant cruise. Le Dumont d'Urville is a beautiful mega-yacht with a modern, minimalist design. Food, drinks, service, cabins, lectures and so forth ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Lovely Cruise, Needs some Improvements

Review for a South America Cruise on Le Bellot

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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to see Maya sites and wanted to try Ponant. We have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Oceania, Windstar, Seabourn, Holland America and Viking - 20+ cruises in all, 6 on Seabourn. I would say 80-90 percent of the passengers spoke French as their primary language. We enjoyed that. The officers are French, the staff Indonesian or Filipino. We were rather taken aback to see the captain ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Worst cruise I've ever been on

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Fridtjof Nansen

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avidworldtraveler
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I have been on numerous cruises throughout the world, most of which I greatly enjoyed. This experience with Hurtigruten on a supposed 17 night Antarctica cruise was the worst vacation experience of my life. I found the food so bland as to be inedible by the third day, and in general I found the personnel, especially management, to be dismissive and unfriendly. The journey down the coast of ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


When plans go astray

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Fridtjof Nansen

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penny4yourthoughts
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have read travel reports, watched YouTube videos and perused articles about Hurtigruten for several years. When my wife and I decided on an Arctica trip to celebrate significant birthdays, Hurtigruten was an easy choice. Starting in Valparaiso, Chile, the enthusiasm and knowledge of the expedition crew ensured an interesting, informative and engaging range of activities, workshops and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Unorganized and disappointed

Review for a Antarctica Cruise on Roald Amundsen

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robear46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hurtigruten has a long history of expedition cruising with the latest technology in their ships. Unfortunately that was their only highlight. The trip was very disorganized requiring you to use their app, however they don’t update the app frequently so you show up for something only to find it delayed for 3 hours. We had 4 days in Antarctica and that translated to a possible 8 landings or Zodiac ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Viking Octantis - Brazilian cruise

Review for a South America Cruise on Viking Octantis

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bringrose
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Have never been to Brazil and was excited about the experience with the new expedition ships the Viking has developed. As expected Viking is a first class way to travel on any of their fleet of ships. Enjoyed meeting the expedition staff and the incredible informative including seeing/learning about microplastics, seeing the Hangar and Science Laboratory and the (BRUVS) Baited Remote Underwater ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


The best of the best cruise

Review for a U.S.A. Cruise on Viking Octantis

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howellad
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was an opportunity to see the Great Lakes area. Viking is in our view is the best of the best. Exceptional ship and amazing research done on board. Great dining and all-inclusive pricing. Amazing staff and staff to quest ratio is better than 2 to 1. The ship is the star of the cruise and the best ship we have ever sailed on. Historians on board made for an exceptional cruise and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


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