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Seabourn Quest Cruise Review to South America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Seabourn Quest

24 Night Holiday Antarctica/Patagonia/South Georgia Island (Valparaiso To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: December 19, 2016

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 746

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is really a review of two cruises because we took that first Antarctic cruise of the year in 2015 and liked it so much we came back for the cruise that included South Georgia Island. Our only disappointment was that we did not get on shore to see the millions of king penguins but had to see them from a zodiac because of high seas.


Anyway, traveling through the Antarctic Peninsula was an amazing experience. The expedition team did a wonderful job of getting everyone on shore safely to see the wildlife as well as giving interesting and informative lectures. We got to see several different types of penguins, seals and many kinds of birds on the landings. This was an experience of a lifetime. 


One problem with any Antarctic cruise is crossing the Drake Passage where the seas can be very rough and many people, including my wife, get seasick. If you are likely to get seasick, it is best to choose a stateroom located in the center of the ship on a lower deck to reduce motion.


As usual, the quality of Seabourn's facilities and crew were excellent. We only had a couple of minor complaints

-the food started to get boring by the end of the cruise.

-the observation lounge was too crowded during the afternoon tea so we could not find a place to sit if we arrived at the allotted time. 


Ship experiences


3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This cabin was perfect for this trip. The balcony was a bit small but we only wanted it so we could open the window for photos. Because of the small balcony, the price was lower. The location was close to the Seabourn Square and coffee while close to the center of the ship for stability.

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

5 out of 5
We think it is advisable to stay a couple of nights there, up on the hill, so that you can wander around this place, enjoy the graffiti art and the general ambiance of this delightful. town.

Puerto Montt, Chile

3 out of 5

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the trip to the estancia.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5

Antarctic Experience

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

3 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

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