We had been trying to get to the South Pacific for some time and had always been thwarted in our efforts.
Then we noticed the Oceania cruise from Valparaiso. A bit of a tight squeeze getting there after Christmas but the flight arrangements Toronto-Miami-Santiago worked out just fine. We took the transfer from Santiago to the port of Valparaiso - a very busy port and it was interesting to watch all the cargo operations on the dock.
We had sailed twice before with Oceania - on the Insigna and the Regatta - but this was our first time on the Marina - and we loved it!