This cruise was to be of the adventurous type. to get a taste of South America.
The cruise did not disappoint. From a "free" walking tour of Buenos Aires to the Falklands and beyond. History of Buenos Aires is quite interesting, as was the history of Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn and Punta Arenas. Rounding Cape Horn was one of the smoothest crossing the captain had in 30 crossings...water was like glass. The penguin excursions were very expensive from NCL...but a number of passengers booked with other companies with no issues in returning to the ship at half the cost. The glaciers in the Chilean fjords were beautiful, especially the Italian one..going down to the water and calving numerous little icebergs. A personal highlight was the Petrohue River raft ride. There was roughly 4 sets of large rapids which made the experience quite memorable.
Another was taking a short cab ride from the ship in Punta Arenas to walk through full size replicas of Darwin's ship "the Beagle" and Magellan's ship "Victoria". Our taxi driver took us through the ships and with broken english spanish and pantomime got a little extra instead of just walking through. allot 2 hours return and only cost $35 USD for the 2 of us.
Plenty of storage...nice and clean though shower is a bit tight for me. 6'3" 215#
Cabin steward was excellent..very congenial, humble and a pleasure to interact with. we always had ice.
We did a free walking tour...which included lots of highlights of the history and buildings and governing issues over the decades...very informative...leave a tip at the end.
took a local tour to gypsy cove...short 15 minute ride to a lookout and walkway...only half a dozen penguins...okay if nothing else to do.
this is banff of south america. very modern and lots of cafes, restaurants and outdoor stores. oceanographic museum was very interesting.
on a Sunday,,,most buildings closed. did a walking tour with a local....got some colour of the city. went to see the HMS Beagle and Victoria near the cruise ship...both my wife and I enjoyed this.