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Hondius Review

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Review for Hondius to Antarctica
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87hoya
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
Cabin:
Hondius from the zodiac.
Gentoo penguins on a landing.
Twin beds (storage underneath), sofa (small drawers underneath)

What an amazing vacation-the scenery was magnificent, weather was gorgeous, wildlife was abundant, and people were friendly. We had an amazing time, even in the midst of the Covid pandemic. We were tested often, but it did not interfere with our enjoyment of the cruise. At one point, we were surrounded by about 45-50 humpback whales feeding and investigating us. The boat stopped so we could enjoy the view! We sailed into Neptune's Bellows on Deception Island at 5 in the morning, and it was broad daylight! We saw gentoo, adelie, and chinstrap penguins, birds (albatross, petrols, shags, and skuas), several types of whales (fin, humpback and minke), as well as weddell seals, crab-eater seals and even a leopard seal close up! The food was tasty, fresh, and varied. The expedition staff was knowledgable and friendly, the ship was well maintained, and the voyage was unforgettable. Even the Drake outdid itself, as we had 84 knot wind gusts on our return voyage!

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had an unforgettable trip....

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Our cabin was on deck 3. It was spacious enough for the 2 of us, with 4 closets, luggage storage under the bed, 2 desk areas with shelves, the bathroom had 4 open shelves and 3 small closed shelves, and 2 larger closed shelves. Bed was comfortable and the steward very friendly.

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