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Santiago (Valparaiso) to Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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When plans go astray

Review for Fridtjof Nansen to Antarctica

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penny4yourthoughts
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have read travel reports, watched YouTube videos and perused articles about Hurtigruten for several years. When my wife and I decided on an Arctica trip to celebrate significant birthdays, Hurtigruten was an easy choice. Starting in Valparaiso, Chile, the enthusiasm and knowledge of the expedition crew ensured an interesting, informative and engaging range of activities, workshops and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Unorganized and disappointed

Review for Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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robear46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


More behind than be

Review for Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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MIKEBN
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

For me it was a once in a life time dream, which was especially dissapointing by the tour operator. I have choosen this tour with Hurtigruten because I made a very good experience on a two day tour in Norway. But as a tour operator for cruises it disappointed me nearly overall. A lot of promised things were not there. For example the underwater views on the big screen inside. There you only could ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Mostly wonderful

Review for Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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eurydice51
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had an 18-day cruise from Valparaiso, Chile to Antarctica and back to Puerto Arenas. It took forever to get onto the ship and get into our cabin (436). Once we got in, things went well for the most part. The cabin was fine but there was a horrid odor in the hallway (sewage smell) off and on. Somedays it was barely noticeable; other days we held our noses and ran to our cabin. We reported it but ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


An excellent experience

Review for Roald Amundsen to Antarctica

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barwara
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to visit Antarctica and to travel on the latest hybrid ship. This was a very special experience. The ship, the whole crew, the expeditions and activities, the food all met and surpassed our expectations. I was travelling with my sister, both of us of pensionable age and we had a wonderful time. We learned a great deal from the lectures and enjoyed the shore excursions ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


In Antarctica, the details matter even more.

Review for Seabourn Quest to Antarctica

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souffle
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

With 24 cruises under my belt, across the spectrum of markets, it’s fair to call me discerning and, when it comes to luxury cruising, picky. So, having read some of the reviews on Cruise Critic, I was concerned about sailing on Seabourn Quest. Reports of a product that had fallen in recent years, that had become “Carnivalized”, were alarming, especially since my wife and I were spending a ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Beyond Belief

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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Perera
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I flew from Sydney to Santiago. Our flights aboard Latam were excellent. We have travelled with them during our past two visits to South America. This is a good airline with a fixed menu per destination for economy passengers. The food was tasty and satisfactory and the service was excellent. They served very good Chilean wines and Whisky ( indispensable for me to cope with ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Return to Antarctica

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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Bridget31
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

When we sailed away from Antarctica in January 2010, aboard a Princess ship, it was with sadness that we would not be returning. However, while searching for a Canaries cruise in 2015, we came across a South America cruise, which sparked the idea of visiting Antarctica once more. HAL provided the perfect itinerary for 2018, but just before we booked, offers too good to miss saw us join the 2017 ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Perfect again

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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big43rdkid
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having done the same cruise last January and finding it excellent and Antarctica amazing we decided to treat ourselves again but in the reverse direction. This was the Zaandam's first Antarctic cruise of the season so we three weeks later then previous and not sure what would be different. At embarkation in Valparaiso we saw Scott D. one of the Antarctic specialist from last cruise and he ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


S P E C T A C U L A R

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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Drive-LA
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

From Santiago Chile to Cape Horn, then across to Antarctica for a cruise of the coastal waters for 4 days, then the Falkland Islands, Madryn Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay and then finally Buenos Aires Argentina. Was in Antarctica for New Years. Have to say this was the most spectacular cruise we've ever been on. It was perfect in every way. The most friendly crew we'd ever experienced. They were ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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