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SH Vega Review

4.5 / 5.0
19 reviews

Below the Antarctic Circle trip

Review for Antarctica Cruise on SH Vega
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2023

This was the trip of a lifetime. From the moment of arrival in the Buenos Aires Airport, everything was taken care of by Swan. They pick you up, and transport you to one of the best hotels in the city. Lunch is provided and and evening reception where they briefed us on what would happen the next day.

The next day we were transported to the airport for our charter flight down to Ushuaia. The flight was great and a nice meal is served en route.

We boarded the ship upon arrival and departed in the evening. Crossing the Drake passage can be pretty rough, our weather was average, but we had some pretty high seas. Several guests were seasick and if you don't think you can handle rough seas, probably best to choose a different trip. During the passage they have a series of presentations and lectures on various topics which were really good. If you don't feel like attending the presentations in person, you can view them live in your cabin on the television. After a 3 day bouncy Drake passage we arrived in Antarctica to calm waters. Our passage was longer than other trips because we went much further south, below the antarctic circle in fact. Then we worked our way back north for the next week, stopping at sites along the way. Each day we did two landings in two different locations. There were a couple times where no suitable spot to safely land could be found, so on those occasions we went on a zodiac boat cruise which was really fun.

Cabin Review

The cabin was awesome. It has loads of storage and the outside cabins have two big floor to ceiling windows. Every cabin has an electric fireplace too, it's just for looks but it's very realistic and makes you feel warm. It even emits crackling sounds. Since the ship is new, it has USB and the new type plug to charge phones and ipads next to your bed. The lighting is very good too. Since we were traveling so far south, we were too far south to pick up any tv stations but free movies are provided on your TV. The ship Wi-Fi was very slow and when we got south of the Antarctic circle it barely worked at all, but that's to be expected.

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