This was supposed to be a trip of a life time, booked over 2 years ago.
But its prove to be anything but. We were notified 5 days before departure that "due to a technical issue with the ship's propulsion system, as a precaution, we will have to reduce our maximum speed by a few knots". This meant they cancelled the stop to Puerto Madryn (penguins). We received the princely sum of £131 compensation (trip cost approximately £6000). There was only to be 4 stops on the itinerary anyway.
Our first stop was Ushusia and we arrive late so half of our trip to the Beagle Channel and National Park was completed in the dark. Its a shame as the first part was fantastic.
The ship is 18 years old and the cabin reflects this. There was a funny smell as we entered, so the carpet had to be steam cleaned. The room steward and the house keeping manager were very efficient and resolved the problem swiftly.