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Antarctica was on our bucket list for a long time. This was a beautiful and truly unspoiled nature. We loved Antarctica. The expedition was great but don’t book or plan to book the optional excursions unless you plan to be disappointed. When we made our initial booking we were told we could book the optional excursions until the sailing date. Called 2 weeks later to book and were told had to be once we got to the ship and after rushing onboard to book were told to wait and hear a lecture and was a random lottery. Did not get any of our excursions we wanted after much anticipation and daily disappointments as the cabins of who was chosen were displayed. Did not register for camping because was told had to be at least 15 years old but on the night of camping we saw young kids age 9 and 11 go camping Finally got photo cruising last night and it was disaster and crew/staff didn’t care. Photographer was great and tried his best to make it nice but kept getting redirected from bridge and didn’t get any worthwhile time out of ship Left feeling like given misinformation and disappointed Landing are fantastic but time constrained. You will be on land for 1 hour a day approximately There are good lectures on board But seating is difficult There see not enough seats in the auditorium for everyone so get there early Dining- food was good but repetitive. The breakfast and lunch are exactly the same everyday of the trip. Meals are Buffett style and seats are limited at prime meal times Service was excellent. The crew went out of their way to make sure my teenagers had something to eat even if it was cooking just French fries only for them The lectures are the only activities on board. No show. No casino. Bring card games or books to enjoy during downtime

Antarctica expedition

Midnatsol Cruise Review by Alison t

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Antarctica
Antarctica was on our bucket list for a long time. This was a beautiful and truly unspoiled nature. We loved Antarctica. The expedition was great but don’t book or plan to book the optional excursions unless you plan to be disappointed. When we made our initial booking we were told we could book the optional excursions until the sailing date. Called 2 weeks later to book and were told had to be once we got to the ship and after rushing onboard to book were told to wait and hear a lecture and was a random lottery. Did not get any of our excursions we wanted after much anticipation and daily disappointments as the cabins of who was chosen were displayed. Did not register for camping because was told had to be at least 15 years old but on the night of camping we saw young kids age 9 and 11 go camping

Finally got photo cruising last night and it was disaster and crew/staff didn’t care. Photographer was great and tried his best to make it nice but kept getting redirected from bridge and didn’t get any worthwhile time out of ship


Left feeling like given misinformation and disappointed

Landing are fantastic but time constrained. You will be on land for 1 hour a day approximately

There are good lectures on board But seating is difficult There see not enough seats in the auditorium for everyone so get there early

Dining- food was good but repetitive. The breakfast and lunch are exactly the same everyday of the trip. Meals are Buffett style and seats are limited at prime meal times

Service was excellent. The crew went out of their way to make sure my teenagers had something to eat even if it was cooking just French fries only for them

The lectures are the only activities on board. No show. No casino. Bring card games or books to enjoy during downtime
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Clean and had everything you need. Basic room