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Punta Arenas to Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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Along way to South Georgia Islands

Review for Silver Cloud Expedition to Antarctica

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bearhall
10+ Cruises

After traveling to Punta Arenas Chile, many COVID 19 checks ,charter air flight from Santiago Chile,we embarked.Sailed part of Straight of Magellan,to arrive at a beautiful glacier doing our first zodiac cruise!Next day a landing at The Horn ,pretty rough and foggy ,165 steps to top of the stairs.After The Horn,four days at sea to South Georgia Islands, seas two to seven meters. South Georgia ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Great Expedition Team. OK Ship. HORRIBLE Customer Service.

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CaliKats
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose Silversea because they had a cruise that would have me in Antarctica for my birthday. Due to COVID, my 2021 cruise was canceled. I understand- COVID. Since my cruise and plane tickets were already paid for, I thought it easier to just rebook for the following year. I had no problem switching the dates of my flight to Argentina and Silversea still had a sailing that would have me in ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


To the Ross Sea and Beyond

Review for Le Commandant Charcot to Antarctica

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cboyle
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This report includes information on our February 15—March 12, 2022, “Ross Sea” expedition cruise on the Le Commandant Charcot with Ponant. Although we had taken a “drive by” cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula in 2007 on the Golden Princess and explored “Beyond the Polar Circle” in 2020 on the Le Soléal with Ponant, this expedition offered the opportunity to experience much more of the Antarctic ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


It looks like Royal Caribbean is ruining Silversea Antarctic cruises

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Venturing out
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I’ve been reviewing the Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer reviews. The overall startling thing I’ve noticed is that people reviewing cruises before Royal Caribbean bought Silversea pretty uniformly had wonderful experiences whereas those who traveled after Royal Caribbean took over had generally dismal experiences. My once in a lifetime Antarctica cruise was one of the latter. There were so ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Silversea and any RCCL - Never Again!

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MD2022MD
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

After stressing their comprehensive anti-COVID policies and procedures and requiring passenger vaccinations and triple COVID tests, Silversea embarked approximately 150 COVID-negative passengers on a ship with many already COVID-positive, quarantined and ill staff. By day 2 of the cruise we were told approximately 10% (a deliberate under-estimation per crew members asked to do double duty) of ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Silver Suite


Over 30% of crew with COVID caused cancelled services

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Traveler1111
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Over 30% of the crew has COVID resulting in: 1. No kayak program - on of the main activities I wanted to participate in on this trip. 2. Only offered 5 out of 12 expeditions 3. Buffet service all but 3-4 days of the trip and 2 of 4 restaurants closed. One for the entirety of the trip and one for all but 4 days. 4. Remaining staff all were extremely nice and helpful but very overworked ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite 2


Ultra-luxury was ultra-disappointing

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cruisegal25314
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the "ultra-luxury" status that Silversea promotes themselves to be. We are not high-maintenance people by any means, but wanted our trip to Antarctica to be truly a once in a lifetime experience. Even before departing the USA, we had difficulty with Silversea. The requirements to enter Chile are extremely strict, and our Silversea agent was ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Not an Expedition and full of COVID!

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Sailernot
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Silversea for our Antartica Expedition cruise because it had good reviews. It was an expensive cruise, but we were excited to see the White Continent. It was not easy to travel because of the restrictions, but my husband and I decided that it was worth it. We self quarentined 10 days prior to the trip, not wanting to risk infection and the possibility of missing this "trip of a ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Copied infected crew

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Docang
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Silverseas should’ve never allowed passengers on board the Silvercloud knowing that their crew was infected with the omicron variant of Covid. More than half of the crew was in quarantine with many crewmembers on passenger floors indicated by a tray in front of the room. This was supposed to be a six star cruise and yet we were fed cold Buffetfood, as the chefs were in quarantine. The LaDame ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Disappointing on too many levels

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mcnurse
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was meant to be a once in a lifetime experience but I am going to have to have a "do-over" My cruise was fraught with disappointments. Some were unavoidable such as ice blocking short cuts through passages (totally acceptable and probably expected to a certain degree on an expedition cruise). We even had to turn around early to go through the Drake passage 2 days early out of concern for a ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


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