Our room was the last one aft(back). We felt it when the ship was at sea. Next time, no verandah, middle aft is what the cruise director told me would be best for Narayan. Also at a lower level with a shower would be more stable experience.
Great adventure! Chacabuco was beautiful, crusing the fjords was spectacular (one glacier had an area, down near the water, that looked like a huge blue sparkling geode) and that was only 1 of many glaciers we saw. The penguins stops were great (we did not go to see the rockhoppers, but regret not doing that, too.) Montevideo is truly a beautiful city, smaller than Buenos Aires which is also beautiful. If you have time and $$$, go see Iguasu Falls, we did not. Nadia Miller arranged our whole all inclusive trip, excellently. Thank you!!! Pack light, laundry service on Holland America is quick and either $20 per bag or $100 for unlimited on the whole trip. Thank you, laundry guys!!! Wonderful classical piano and violin duet music 3 times a day!!!!!
We had never traveled to South America before. The itinerary was very educational. Tour guides were very good. Holland America was great. The crew was wonderful and the food was great. We would trave either them again.
We find Shannon Kelley to be the most wonderful agent, whose patience and knowledge help us make the proper choices to each cruise.
Shore excursion descriptions were a little less accurate than expected. I would encourage them to make them more so.
Excellent Cruise on Holland America Line to South America and Antarctica.
Fantastic cruise itinerary around South America and Antarctica. Holland America did a great job on this cruise. Their on-board expedition team provided fascinating insights and lectures on Antarctica.
Kasey always responded in a timely manner with the information that was needed.
Affordable Tours provided excellent service. Our agent was responsive and the details were handled well. Our cruise and tour more than met our expectations.
Enjoyed the entire trip! Thanks to Affordable Tours for your help in booking.
Being the very first cruise we ever have, this was beyond our expectation. We will do it again. The service we received from Holland America was quite impressive.
The only part of our tour package we did not enjoy was Haines, (1) there was not much to see or do, especially if it involved up hill walking. and (2) the amount of time in port was to long. (3) We would have rather gone to Skagway. Otherwise it was a beautiful trip.
Holland ship was a bit worn and in need of renovation. Due to local conditions, two of the scheduled stops did not happen.
The Cruise was fabulous. Beyond our expectations.
The average age was a little high, but I was warned about that before the trip.