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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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713 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

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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