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We chose this cruise because we were so pleased with our last year cruise to Antartica. But, our cruise from Ushuaia to Valparaiso was disappointing; The beginning started well with a good excursion at the Cap Horn, but over the following 11 days we had few excursions (we expected 1/day or at least 1/two days): only 3 ! Conferences on board were few & not up to the standard we experienced before. On top of that, the Boreal had some issues: - a lift not working - the GPS Map not working - my wife & other female passengers got a virus through the air conditioning system, that obviously was not cleaned; she was prescribed antibiotics after the cruise & needed 4 weeks to recover from a deep lung infection. - The internet/wifi did not work, though we paid Usd180 for connections ! - Dining was fine, but not as refined as what we had before with Ponant, the quality is going down - Our Cabin had a bath stub, but we expected a shower

Disappointing

Le Boreal Cruise Review by ChristopheChris

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Superior Stateroom
We chose this cruise because we were so pleased with our last year cruise to Antartica.

But, our cruise from Ushuaia to Valparaiso was disappointing; The beginning started well with a good excursion at the Cap Horn, but over the following 11 days we had few excursions (we expected 1/day or at least 1/two days): only 3 !

Conferences on board were few & not up to the standard we experienced before.

On top of that, the Boreal had some issues:

- a lift not working

- the GPS Map not working

- my wife & other female passengers got a virus through the air conditioning system, that obviously was not cleaned; she was prescribed antibiotics after the cruise & needed 4 weeks to recover from a deep lung infection.

- The internet/wifi did not work, though we paid Usd180 for connections !

- Dining was fine, but not as refined as what we had before with Ponant, the quality is going down

- Our Cabin had a bath stub, but we expected a shower
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Cabin Review

Superior Stateroom
Cabin SS 518
Our Cabin had a bath stub, but we expected a shower.
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