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Ortelius Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Fantastic Antarctica Expedition cruise in December

Review for Ortelius to Antarctica
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2017

We choose this 10 nights cruise with an early December departure (06 - 16 December), so we could do some awesome snowshoeing. The snowshoes were free to use, which was a nice bonus. We found that the hikes were really good organized to be able to choose for easy or moderate snowshoe hikes. We even used the boots provided by the ship.

Penguins galore, wow, We saw all the cute waddling Gentoo penguins and even chinstrap penguins. Arriving by Zodiac on the rocky beaches, you could just sit there and take in the breathtaking scenery and silence, watching the penguins walking back and forth.

Even humpback whales, and orca we saw from the Zodiac during our Zodiac cruises and from 'our' ship Ortelius,Magnificent. Some Leopard seals here and there on ice floes.

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Cabin Twin Private Porthole

great cabin, spacious, two single lower beds, private shower and toilet and it had two portholes. it also had a desk and chair, TV, phone and a hair dryer, shampoo and body-wash was also provided as well as towels.

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