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Silver Explorer Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
78 reviews
1 Award

This was NOT an expedition cruise except for the first 2 days.

Review for Silver Explorer to South America
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Karen Garrett
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2018
Cabin: Grand Suite

Chose the cruise to see Patagonia, the Chilean fjords and the flora and fauna associated with that area. We did not sign up for extended bus tours with local guides to go see antique cars, sheep shearing, local dancing or to be dumped in a town in the pouring rain. This was simply a repositioning of the ship with a lot of filler that was very uninteresting. Would definitely not recommend this cruise. The expedition guides, when they got the chance, were knowledgeable, interesting and personable. Unfortunately, they got little opportunity to share their expertise because of the itinerary.

Lunch was the best meal. At dinner the main course, especially the fish, was often overcooked. Staff was very sensitive to my gluten allergy but they could have had a better quality of gluten free bread. Service in the suite and in the bar and dining room was generally excellent.

People considering this trip should be aware of the excessive amount of rain at this time of year which seriously impedes visibility.

Cabin Review

Grand Suite

Cabin G1

Very nice. Large with lots of storage.

Port Reviews

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

Had a nice lunch before boarding the ship.

Puerto Montt

Saw the volcano from a roadside stop.

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