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Hurtigruten Ultimate Antarctica Expedition with South Georgia and the Falklands

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020

Antarctica/South Georgia was number one on my travel wish list (having recently checked off #'s 2 and 3... gorilla trekking and Papua New Guinea). I had been looking for more than a decade for an Antarctica cruise and found a great deal for this cruise a couple of months before departure. It was truly the trip of a lifetime (which is saying a great deal considering I've visited over 100 countries, every continent, and every world wonder).

Everything about this cruise was near perfect. The staff, crew, servers, expedition crew were top rate. The lectures were interesting and the Seasick Band and crew performances fun and lively. The passengers were all upbeat and positive. I heard no complaints or negativity, which is very rare on a cruise. The food was excellent, plentiful and offered a good selection at each meal. I was amazed that we had fresh fruit and salads for the duration of the 21-day cruise.

Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze as were the transfers to and from the airport. Bags were ready when I arrived on the vessel. I felt safe getting in and out of the zodiacs for the shore excursions. Everyone seemed very well trained.

Cabin Review

As noted in my review... I was happy with my cabin on the 3rd floor with a porthole. Since it was only myself, it was more than spacious and would have been fine for 2 persons (though another large suitcase may have been tough to store... I guess it would have fit under the bed). One of the beds could be made into a couch, so it was comfortable for using my laptop and watching TV. There was a desk, television and the shower had good water pressure and reliable hot water (I shower at night, so I can't speak for any peak showering times). The internet worked quite well throughout... with only a few times being spotty.

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