Roald Amundsen Review

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Test cruise instead of Expedition cruise

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Gerd Berlin
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

Summer 2018 we booked the expedition-cruise "Alaska and Canada - Aleutian Islands, bears and Inside Passage" for more than £ 6.000,- p.P. According to the travel description we will land on the remote Beering-Sea Islands St. Matthew and St. Paul to experience puffins, sea elephants, bears, vulcanoes, indigenous people, etc. A further landing was anounced in Unga Village, a deserted village on mainland Alaska, and other villages which you also can see on a regular Alaska cruise, such as Dutch Harbour, Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan.

Few days before we left home, we were informed that we unfortunately will not land on St. Mathew Island and Unga Village. As compensation we got £ 190,-. During the journey we found out, that the landings were cancelled, because the Zodiaks for the landing had no permission for US waters. A well-known cruise-line, like Hurtigruten, they claim to be one of the leading expedition-cruise lines. This company doesn`t have the required authorization for the equipment.

During the trip they also cancelled the landing on St. Paul Island.

Cabin Review

The cabins are nice and comfortable. Beds and lights are excellent.

200 square feet, nice bathroom, silent

Comfortable bed and many lights. TV was not working. For announcements the TV set has to on, but the timelock shuts down the set after some hours.

For softdrinks you take out of the cabin fridge you have to pay € 3,50.

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