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This Cruise was part of a longer tour of Patagonia. The ship is great. Three lounges in addition to the dining room, and an open bar all the time. Very pleasant and comfortable. The stars of this cruise are the expedition staff. We went ashore on zodiacs five times. They prepared us well with lectures beforehand, were extremely safety conscious in transferring mostly older clients, and were extremely knowledgeable about the natural history and environment. But this cruise would have been wonderful even if one stayed aboard. Breakfast and lunch were buffets with themes, and we could always find something we liked. There were two dinner choices plus a vegetarian choice. This wasn't always great. Service was attentive and quick. There is so much to see we were glad to get away from the table. There are no formal nights, no shows (there are relevant lectures). It's sightseeing, history, and science in a place most will never visit

Absolutely Great Cruise

Stella Australis Cruise Review by kparker2788

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This Cruise was part of a longer tour of Patagonia. The ship is great. Three lounges in addition to the dining room, and an open bar all the time. Very pleasant and comfortable.

The stars of this cruise are the expedition staff. We went ashore on zodiacs five times. They prepared us well with lectures beforehand, were extremely safety conscious in transferring mostly older clients, and were extremely knowledgeable about the natural history and environment. But this cruise would have been wonderful even if one stayed aboard.

Breakfast and lunch were buffets with themes, and we could always find something we liked. There were two dinner choices plus a vegetarian choice. This wasn't always great. Service was attentive and quick. There is so much to see we were glad to get away from the table.

There are no formal nights, no shows (there are relevant lectures). It's sightseeing, history, and science in a place most will never visit
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Cabin 230
This is the lowest cabin category, although I didn't sense much difference between them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this category. Relatively spacious, good storage, always clean, big window. We were perfectly satisfied with this, and see no reason to upgrade. This is not a cruise where you'll spend time in your cabin.

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