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World Navigator Review

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12 reviews

Great ship, fantastic voyage

Review for World Navigator to Antarctica
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mutt and Jeff
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
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Cabin from the sitting area
cabin from closet area
The Dome on the 7th deck as we crossed the Antarctica Circle going south.
Desk with Nespresso and power strip

We were looking to do an Antarctic cruise that offered landings onto the Antarctic Peninsula as well as islands along the Peninsula. Had looked at various cruises available when Travelzoo provided information on this new cruise line. Prices were comparable to other ships and the fact that the World Navigator, a brand new ship, could carry at most 198 passengers was very appealing as we wanted to experience Antarctica with as little human interference as possible. AND WE DID! The ship is very luxurious, and Atlas Ocean Voyages really does try to make it all inclusive, mostly successfully. Rooms were good, with quite a bit of storage space (though we probably packed a bit more than we needed to; on their packing list would go with their minimum recommend number at most). Dining was excellent, room service available 24/7, and Paula's Pantry for snacks, lite foodstuff and various coffee selections was open ~ 12 hours a day. The 7th deck grill with its excellent burgers was not open, but you could still order the burgers in the dining room or via room service. Ship only had 2 bars open (pool bar was closed) but you could get pretty much whatever you wanted (and all inclusive, so free). Why 7th deck pool stuff closed? We were in Antarctica... it was cold! Expedition crew was very friendly and knowledgeable, they went all out to make it an enjoyable experience. Only real complaint had about anything was that the communication could have been better; yes, it's a new cruise line and Antarctica is not a run of the mill experience. But information changed and had to prod the company for updates at time. Comms on the ship were a little rough at first too, but got better as the trip went on. Power outlets were a mix of 220V European outlets and 110V American style outlets; also 3 USB plugs in the room. Finally, 12 days with only the supplies on board left the range of things to drink at the end a little sparse with no diet drinks left be the last day. Would I do it again? Absolutely! With this cruise line? Yes! Side note, if you're not very mobile and have a hard time negotiating stairs, this is not the ship for an Antarctic trip for you. There's no ports to pull into so you get to shore using the gangway down to a Zodiac and then off the Zodiac onto rock at the shore. The expedition crew helps and it can be done (I watched a couple of 300+lb people do it), but they struggled.

Cabin Review

Bed was a little firmer than I like but still comfortable, room was great and the shower fantastic (ceiling head, 3 jet on back wall, and handheld shower head all available with great water pressure (roomy shower too). Cabin was well apportioned and very large (~50inch) TV with decent number of channels and movies available. Inclusive wifi was only 1 GB data for free, no big deal, just waited until I got home to upload pixs.

Port Reviews

It's Antarctica, unblemished by Humans, incredible scenery and wildlife.

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