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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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722 reviews
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Stellar Cape Horn/Patagonia highlights on beautiful ship with fantastic service

Review for Marina to South America
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GYPSEA2010
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Penthouse Suite
Beautiful harbor in Usuhaia
Oceania Marina on mooring
Volcano
On catamaran “Wellness Excursion” - Puerto Chacabuco - volcano in backg
New Years Eve aboard Oceania Marina - South America
Sunset - on the Pacific ocean - Chile, South America
Glaciers - Beagle Channel
Glaciers - Beagle Channel
Glaciers - Beagle Channel
Glaciers - Beagle Channel
En Route to Estancia Fitzroy - (Sheep Farm)
En route to Estancia Fitzroy (Sheep Farm)
Little lamb at Estancia Fitzroy
Animals at Estancia Fitzroy
Animals Estancia Fitzroy
Sheep at Estancia Fitzroy
Glaciers - Beagle Channel
Glacier/waterfall Beagle Channel
Going around Cape Horn
Cape Hornas Islands
Cape Hornas islands
En route to Estancia Haberton  - lots of penguins!
En route to Estancia Haberton - the southern most lighthouse
En route to Estancia Haberton - Sea Lions
Ushuaia
Ushuaia Harbor
Ushuaia Harbor
Hands on Cooking Class “If it Swims” - learned six fish recipes with Ch
Port Stanley - Falkland islands - British architecture
Port Stanley - Falkland Islands - beautiful gardens of giant lupine and wha
Port Stanley Falkand Islands - lots of Land Rovers
Port Stanley - Falkland Islands Post Office
Port Stanley Falkland Islands - Newspaper office
Quaint houses and alleyway - Port Stanley Falkland Islands
More delicious desserts - Grand Dining Room - Oceania Marina
Hands On Cooking Class
Chef Frederic and the Italian Pastry Chef doing their stand up comedy (teac
Pool/sun deck area - Oceania Marina
Markets at Montevideo
Montevideo
Pool Deck - Oceania Marina
Bathroom - Penthouse Suite 11014 - Oceania Marina
Super comfy “Tranquility” bed in Penthouse Suite 11014 - Oceania Marina
Lots of Space in PH1 - Penthouse Suite 11014 - Oceania Marina
Library
Grand staircase on Level 5 - main entrance on the ship
Tango show in Buenos Aires
Tango show in Buenos Aires

We chose this trip for a few reasons:

1) the itinerary - to sail around Cape Horn/southern ocean

2) Timing - wanted a trip over the holidays (this one was from Dec 19-Jan 4)

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

For a 16 night cruise, we wanted a larger suite - and our Penthouse 1 (PH1 - Suite 11-014) was Spacious - huge walk in closet with plenty of hanging/drawer space. SUPER comfortable “Tranquility” king size bed with delectable 1000-thread count linens - haven’t slept that well forever.Pillows were too squishy for my liking but had we asked - our Butler probably could have rustled up others. Bathroom was large enough -with walk in shower, separate tub with shower and sink (only one sink). Good storage space for toiletries. The balcony was pretty small - accommodating two regular chairs (not chaise lounges).

TV channels were minimal but that’s OK - we were busy most of the time and really didn’t even care to watch tv/movies. (Suggestion: provide guests with TV Guide - with movie names, times, channels, etc)

Port Reviews

Montevideo

Colorful in some ways - but area is a bit sketchy - didn’t feel 100% comfortable/safe

Buenos Aires

Loved Buenos Aires overall - just need to be mindful of pocketbook and make safe travel arrangements/transfers in advance

Stanley

Quaint town and so remote - the people here have to be hardy souls and extremely self-sufficient! Throwback to years gone by.

Puerto Montt

Town felt dirty and was not fun to walk around - homeless and hustlers

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