Roald Amundsen Review

Unorganized and disappointed

Review for Antarctica Cruise on Roald Amundsen
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robear46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022

Hurtigruten has a long history of expedition cruising with the latest technology in their ships. Unfortunately that was their only highlight. The trip was very disorganized requiring you to use their app, however they don’t update the app frequently so you show up for something only to find it delayed for 3 hours. We had 4 days in Antarctica and that translated to a possible 8 landings or Zodiac trips. All are weather dependent. We had 2 landing and 2 Zodiac trips. Weather ended one Zodiac trip early. The ship ran a ground twice. Once for over 4 hours the other over 2 hours. Both in perfect clear weather. That killed 2 landing/Zodiac trips. On one of our 2 landings they brought 400 guests to the single landing point. It was a crowded disaster. Everyone had a time limit on shore, but due to the single landing/departure point, boats backed up to land, and long lines backed up for people waiting on line over 45 minutes to leave. The expedition team stood around and could have been interactive with the guests. Food was terrible. Antarctica is a magnificent place to visit, don’t do it with Hurtigruten. Travel on a ship with fewer passengers so you’ll have more time to explore Antarctica.

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The cabin had everything needed. The bedding was disappointing. You slept on a bottom sheet without a top sheet. Each side of the bed had a folded quilt. Too small to spread out to cover two, so each of you had a too wide quilt.

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