It was a long time I wanted to visit Patagonia and finally at the end of last year I decided to organize my trip. I was considering to do it on land and visit all the amazing places Patagonia has to offer but at the end it would have been stressful and laborious. Having checked all the possibilities I had, I decided to experience the modern luxury, as you call it, and put myself in the centre of the attention on board your ships. I studied the itinerary, it seemed to me very interesting and satisfying my desire to have a first glimpse at that magical part of the world - the scenic cruising in the Magellan`s strait, the glaciers, the ports in Chile where we would be able to admire the wildlife, volcanos, lakes and waterfalls and so on. It was a pity not to visit the Falkland islands even if we were so near, as Princess cruise line does, but it wasn`t a big problem anyway. The only thing I didn`t like very much were the early arrivals and the early departures in the afternoon in some of the ports but I would manage it. The worse thing we were informed was that the scenic cruising around Cape Horn would take place at 6 am, but I thought that maybe the nightlife on board would be so active that we would have rested after it.
So, here we are, boarding in Valparaiso, some hours after we were supposed to, because the ship needed to be sanitized. We were grateful that the company was taking care of us even before boarding and tried not to think what kind of epidemy there had been.
The queues were long and boarding process was not that fast but it is quite normal in ports that don`t have well-developed cruise terminals.