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Stella Australis Review

4.5 / 5.0
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At the end of the World

Review for Stella Australis to Antarctica
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Smugcat
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
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We wanted to sail to Cape Horn. Unfortunately the weather was too bad for us to go ashore at the monument and one of our other scheduled landings too. However, our cabin was extremely comfortable with a huge window. The crew were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The talks on board were interesting and informative and we enjoyed the landings which were possible in the weather conditions. We would certainly recommend the cruise and the ship. The food was good and plentiful. You should assume that you will have several hours to kill in Ushuaia before boarding but there are many coffee shops and restaurants to stay out of the cold. Disembarkation at Punta Arenas was rather slow. I would go again if I could be sure that we could have fair weather to land on Cape Horn Island and Magdalena ( penguins) Island. We saw lovely Patagonian scenery and some wildlife but you have to assume that you will encounter bad weather as there are no guarantees. Do take cold weather clothes, we wore EVERYTHING we took! The winds can be very fierce and cold even when it's sunny.

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Cabin was spacious and spotlessly clean. The fittings were modern and the double bed very comfortable. The view from the huge window which was at least half the seaward wall was fantastic. I cannot recall the cabin number but we asked for a double in the mid section of the ship as I suffer from seasickness and this is the best area to sleep in to reduce symptoms.

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