• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Sirena Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
229 reviews
8 Awards

Wonderful adventurous cruise

Review for Sirena to South America
User Avatar
Bcath
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Valparaiso food.
Strait of Magellan.

The itinerary was spectacular from hot Buenos Aires to chilly Falkland Islands, around the Horn into icy Patagonia, then back into warmer climate into Peru. So, we did not use outdoor spaces much for about half the trip. Favorite stops were Punta Del Este, Falkland Islands (so many penguins), Amalia Glacier in Patagonia, Chilean Andes from Coquimo, Orsorno Glacier from Puerto Montt, Valparaiso, Ballestas Islands from Pisco, Barranco district of Lima. We made it safely and without incident to every scheduled port. Naturalist on board was good and some of the entertainment, musicians were really special. The staff was great and it was nice to return to a sparkling room every day and night.

The restaurants were good but Red Ginger was outstanding. The menu in the main dining room was different most nights. Buffet is great for breakfast, outdoor grill is nice for mid-afternoon snack after a day on tour. Baristas was very nice for a leisurely coffee and pastry. Martinis was a fun place to gather with new friends before dinner. Never used the casino and we did not participate in many on-board activities except for the single malt tasting which was fun.

Note: organize land tours with a small group (8-12 people) on your own as we did. These land excursions can be the best part of the experience. An excursion with 25 folks on a bus is quite limiting, and the prices for small group ship tours are quite high.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A3

Very nice, Small but balcony let in much needed light. Bathroom very tiny but we made it work. Consistent problems with toilets in most cabins and all issues were quickly remedied. TV reception was mostly great when needed. Big surprise was WiFi available on board for most of the cruise at no additional cost. Only one sign-in at a time per cabin but we made it work. Laundry service was great. Never used room service. The staff was wonderful, always cheerful.

Port Reviews

Buenos Aires

We stayed in Buenos Aires for a week before the cruise. Tango shows were special.

Stanley

We had an exciting day out to Volunteer Point in a 4x4 Jeep. So many penguins!

Puerto Montt

Great day to Osorno Volcano and Petrouhe Falls.

Montevideo

Interesting but not as much fun as other cities.

Punta del Este

We had a great day with a guide from Tours by Locals.

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

Just a drive around town.

Punta Arenas

We saw replicas of Magellan’s ship from the 16th century as well as Darwin’s HMS Beagle.

4 Helpful Votes

Find a Sirena Cruise from $1,499

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.