1 Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Expedition Cruise Reviews

When you travel on the Tere Moana you come to feel like you are traveling with family. Everyone from the Captain to the waitpeople to the housekeeping group to those whom you never see work together as an incredible team with the sole ... Read More
When you travel on the Tere Moana you come to feel like you are traveling with family. Everyone from the Captain to the waitpeople to the housekeeping group to those whom you never see work together as an incredible team with the sole purpose of ensuring all guests are made to feel at home and comfortable. We especially saw this when we had some difficult landings. We did not experience the air conditioning issues that other reviewers have mentioned. And we were in hot and humid locations for the entire trip (Costa Rica/Panama). Cabins on the 300 and 400 decks are the same. We found there was no need to pay the higher price of the 400 level. The cabin rooms are more than amble (only wish we had a balcony). In fact, we did not use all of the space allocated to clothes (a full length hanging closet plus shelve space). Very comfortable beds and duvet comforters. Hot water in the showers, always -- even immediately after everyone coming back on board after a day at the beach. The ship baker is to be commended. A range of breads made fresh for lunch and dinner with inventive butter pairings. Yum. More than once, we had barbecue lunch on the beach. That means that everything -- grills, tables, chairs, food and drink -- needs to be taken off the ship, set-up and arranged on the beach. And taken down afterward. All of this work was done seamlessly (and with a smile). We even had ice cream cones brought to us while wading in the warm waters! With only 88 guests, you come to know all of your fellow travelers by the end of the trip. But you can also find quiet spots to read without interruption (at the front of the ship under umbrellas, by the pool, in the lounge or library). Wifi is spotty but that is the nature of the oceans and not the ship. Spoiler alert: This is not a 'luxury' ship. If you're looking for this kind of experience, you'll need to find another ship. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014

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