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Rhapsody of the Seas Review

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Our cruise made it around the Horn!!

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relaxatsea
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Circumnavigating the Island of Horn at Cape Horn, Chile.
The lighthouse on the Island of Horn, Cape Horn.
First view of Cape Horn from the Viking Crown Lounge.
Alongside Cape Horn.
Ushuaia in the early morning.
Ushuaia.
Ushuaia.
Ushuaia seen from the Windjammer.

We were among the very lucky cruisers on the March 13 sailing who actually circumnavigated the Island of Horn at Cape Horn, thanks to our excellent Capt. Dimas Manrique, and Mother Nature's gift of relatively calm seas.

This cruise was the trip of a lifetime for my DH and myself, and we loved every minute of it. We had a 3 night pre-cruise stay in Buenos Aires at the outstanding Icaro Suites Hotel, which was right downtown and allowed us to easily stroll the streets of this wonderful city.

During the cruise, we were fortunate to be able to sail into all of the ports on our itinerary which were Montevideo, Punta del Este, Puerto Madryn, sail around Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, cruise the Chilean Fjords, Puerto Montt, and finally disembark in Valparaiso.

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D1

Cabin 7116 is portside, aft. It was very quiet with a comfortable bed, and sufficient storage. We thought it was a great cabin.

Port Reviews

Montevideo

We did not take a ship's excursion, but we did take the HOHO bus which gave us a good overview of the city.

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

This was the place we had wanted to go forever and it exceeded all of our expectations. We were the first people off of the ship, and walked all over the city in the freezing cold. We had a great breakfast at a local café, and enjoyed the stunning views of the snow-covered mountains. Our best port ever!!

Punta Arenas

We went to the main plaza to see the statue of Magellan. Nice city in an exotic locale.

Puerto Montt

We took a taxi to Puerto Varas on Lake Llanquihue which was very beautiful with the Osorno Volcano in the distance. We did not spend much time in Puerto Montt, itself.

Buenos Aires

Our hotel, the Icaro Suites, was right downtown, so we walked everywhere. We enjoyed seeing the Obelisco, la Casa Rosada, and strolling the streets of this lively city. We also loved eating at Pizzeria Guerrin, Café Tortoni, and el Gato Negro.

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