Scenic South American Cruise

Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review to South America
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Review: 1
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Overall Rating:

4.9 out of 5
Seven Seas Mariner

21 Night Rhythms Under The Sun (Lima Callao To Buenos Aires)

Sail Date: January 23, 2018

Ship: Seven Seas Mariner

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review Summary

I would do it all over again anytime. So much to see and do. Scenery is beyond breathtaking. The ship and cruise line are superb.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Extemely smooth embarkation, all done on the ship.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food, great service. wish I would have gone to the specialty restaurants more, but that was my fault.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
great variety, active and restful activities. Lots of opportunities to win "Regent Points" to get goodies at the end. Even being coerced by others to do karakoe wasn't too bad. Staff running it were very supportive

Entertainment

5 out of 5
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! And, very friendly and engaged with all the passengers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No complaints at all.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I'll make this excellent even though we did have some Novovirus on board. That actually only further showed the dedication of the staff and crew to make things more sanitary

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size, I don't knw where two people would put all their clothes since I took up all the hangers and drawers by myself. Yes, things were a little 'tired' but it's going in for complete refurbishment in a month, so it's not fair to say anything bad.

Ship Tip

If you are single, or alone, you MUST check out the Solo and Social Travellers group.

Ports Of Call

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5
Arrived a couple days early to be able to see the city. Wasn't actually part of what I would consider the cruise

Pisco, Peru

5 out of 5
Very enlightening. Did not know there was that much sand!

Matarani, Peru Did not visit port

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Iquique, Chile

4 out of 5
Very interesting and had good views of the city too. "Lunch" did leave something to be desired. Also - the trek down to where the tables were set up was VERY difficult for anywone with mobility issues.

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5
Gorgeous scenery.

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile Did not visit port

I was invited to a Bridge Tour!!!

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5
Could have been in Switzerland! Breathtaking scenery. Some people where whining about how far away it was from the port. Really? Horrible seas - have to really commend the crew for how they cared for everyone on the tenders.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

4 out of 5
Even if they are at shorter height here, it still is cool to say "I crossed the Andes".

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
Rainy, Rainy day.. The Estancia we went too went out of their way to make it a memorable stop. Great lamb!

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Loved the catamaran and train excursion.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands Did not visit port

Did not go to the Falklands - this is a bad point. But we went to Puerto Madryn. SAW PENGUINS !!!!!!!!!!!

Punta Del Este, Uruguay Did not visit port

I was just too exhausted from the penguins.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
More rain. , but the tour guide and bus driver tried to stop us where we could use an overhang. Did eventually stop and the visit to the winery and the tango show were great.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Beuatiful city, tour hit a lot of the high points. I did NOT sing "don't cry for me Argentina" at Eva Peron's tomb, but I did hum it very softly. The Tigre delta cruise a lunch were fantastic.

Rio Grande, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Porto Belo, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Sao Paulo De Olivenca, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Ilha Grande, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Parati, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Buzios, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Did not visit port

not on the cruise

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went smoothly. VERY very early (earlier than other ports) due to Argentine rules.

Traveler Photos

Evita tigre green city Recolleta Atacama Desert
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