The only word to describe it, is…. Awesome!

To all At Antarctica Bound

Le Boreal 18 feb 2013

Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience especially as we ‘bagged’ our 7th continent on a brilliant sunny day with blue skies and no wind.  What a team – from the captain to the chambermaid everyone worked together to ensure our experience was second to none.  The expedition team were extremely knowledgeable and loved their work. If something interesting was spotted from the bridge the microphone would be lifted and this information shared with all passengers. ‘Awesome’ is a word used by today’s young people but this is the only word which could describe our experience.  Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.


The Boreal is a beautiful ship – very intimate – not all cabins have balconies although the blurb in the brochures says they do!  The ones without balconies on deck 3 are larger 


Thanks to your team @AB for arranging accommodation and transfers


Comments    Dazzzler suites were fine – good location unfortunately there is building work going on on both sides of the building – no long lies!  Excellent English spoken by reception staff – nothing was a trouble to them

Transfers – not always when stated – obviously people cannot be at the hotel exactly at the time stated but after quarter of an hour has passed beyond the expected time, I get twitchy!  The time on the pick up schedule was different from ours so that caused a bit of concern

Charter flight by Ponant would have been good – we had to go 1st class (Air Argentine) to get luggage allowance – hardly first class!!!!  No alcohol and a ‘bun’ to eat!!!!!!!!


Tango evening was good and to be recommended.


Other trips we did were Graffiti tour, Argentine Experience and a sightseeing tour (all arranged through Opodo)  all to be recommended.  Also yellow hop on hop off bus available in BA – I had searched the Internet to no avail looking for one – expected the traditional red one but……………..


Best exchange rate was on the street!!!


Beware of organised gangs working the underground – husband had his wallet stolen –


Feel free to use my review if you wish


Thanks again and hopefully Lynn P will get my credit card problem solved




Ann & John MacLeod