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Our 5th Seabourn cruise, second on the Quest. We booked a guaranteed verandah suite and were not disappointed. The food and drink were typically of high quality and the service very good. Only disappointment was a dinner outside on the deck when the service was very slow and we just couldn’t be bothered to wait for dessert. I think they were just overwhelmed that night. One can get cabin fever during the 6 days in Antarctica when you are on terra firma (or ice) for only 90 min a day. I like getting off the ship and exploring, not really possible down there for obvious reasons. The Falklands were a welcome stop toward the end of the cruise and we had a long and spectacular walk from Port Stanley out to a beach (Gypsy Cove) where there are groups of Magellanic penguins. Don’t miss that. The expedition crew was mostly quite good, though sometimes it seemed it was more about their experience than ours. A birder named Joe Cockram was, exceptional, always accessible and friendly and his excitement was infectious. There was also an enthusiastic geologist who gave good, mind-stretching lectures. They give you a thumb drive at the end of the cruise which is good packed with information about the cruise, the history of Antarctica, the fauna and flora, a video of day by day sights and many pics. Fun to see it all and remember the excitement of seeing the first big berg, the Orcas, the glorious pink and gold sunsets (after 11 PM). This is a good way to see Antarctica, and, while $10K pp is expensive, it is far cheaper than a lot of expedition cruises, e.g., National Geographic.

Reasonably Priced Antarctic Experience

Seabourn Quest Cruise Review by davidh68

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
Our 5th Seabourn cruise, second on the Quest. We booked a guaranteed verandah suite and were not disappointed.

The food and drink were typically of high quality and the service very good. Only disappointment was a dinner outside on the deck when the service was very slow and we just couldn’t be bothered to wait for dessert. I think they were just overwhelmed that night.

One can get cabin fever during the 6 days in Antarctica when you are on terra firma (or ice) for only 90 min a day. I like getting off the ship and exploring, not really possible down there for obvious reasons. The Falklands were a welcome stop toward the end of the cruise and we had a long and spectacular walk from Port Stanley out to a beach (Gypsy Cove) where there are groups of Magellanic penguins. Don’t miss that.

The expedition crew was mostly quite good, though sometimes it seemed it was more about their experience than ours. A birder named Joe Cockram was, exceptional, always accessible and friendly and his excitement was infectious. There was also an enthusiastic geologist who gave good, mind-stretching lectures.

They give you a thumb drive at the end of the cruise which is good packed with information about the cruise, the history of Antarctica, the fauna and flora, a video of day by day sights and many pics. Fun to see it all and remember the excitement of seeing the first big berg, the Orcas, the glorious pink and gold sunsets (after 11 PM).

This is a good way to see Antarctica, and, while $10K pp is expensive, it is far cheaper than a lot of expedition cruises, e.g., National Geographic.
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