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Safari Voyager Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Not up to par with their Alaska or Sea of Cortez cruises

Safari Voyager Cruise Review by NewportNic

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2017
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America

Wanted to see this area and had been on Un-Cruise 5 times (Sea of Cortez, Northwest US and Alaska) on the Quest (smaller ship) and LOVED it!

Pros:

-the expedition staff was REALLY good and very enthusiastic.

-3-4 levels of excursions each day.

-Lots of good sights and hiking choices. Costa Rica (the main portion of the trip (is all hilly and mountainous) and quite hot!

-We may have had the best cabin on the ship (Jr Commodore suite #201). The room was very adequately sized, with queen bed, 2 nightstands, a sofa and desk. The closet space and other drawers were very adequate. One of our suitcases did not fit under the bed, as it was too deep, but we had room to navigate around it. This cabin has a full length shower in a good-sized bathroom. We saw some of the others which had their sink in the room as opposed to the bathroom. Even the Owner's Suite (next door to us) had the full-sized tub and sink outside the bathroom, in the living area! And they had to keep their curtains closed for privacy, since that cabin in right in front of the deck where crew are working or passengers hang out.

-Food at dinner was good, certainly not gourmet (like on the Quest). Buffet meals breakfast and lunch were adequate with a number of choices.

-Massage service was very nice (included 1 per person).

Cons:

-The cruise through the Panama Canal starts in the later afternoon, so it was dark (apx.10pm) by the time we arrived at the lake crossing. The Pacific side of the locks were also in the dark. So we really only saw the first set of locks (at Gatún).

-The tour director was NEVER clear about the next day's excursions. He would either forget some or he would change what he had said several times before the actual excursion times. Very confusing for everyone ---every day!

-Some of the staff were somewhat obnixious, trying to be funny.

-Meals were better at the beginning of the cruise than at the middle or end, as they became more like home-made fast food (tacos, etc).

-Hard to cool off in warm ocean after a very hot hike!

-Need to put in retractable laundry line in the shower to hand wet bathing suits, etc.

-towel service was hit and miss. The dirty ones were taken out, but several times we had no replacement towels (until we found the laundry cabinet and served ourselves).


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Cabin Review

Cabin Jr Commodore 201

We may have had the best cabin on the ship (Jr Commodore suite #201). The room was very adequately sized, with queen bed, 2 nightstands, a sofa and desk. The closet space and other drawers were very adequate. One of our suitcases did not fit under the bed, as it was too deep, but we had room to navigate around it. This cabin has a full length shower in a decent-sized bathroom. We saw some of the others which had their sink in the room as opposed to the bathroom. Even the Owner's Suite (next door to us) had the full-sized tub and sink outside the bathroom, in the living area! And they had to keep their curtains closed for privacy, since that cabin has the deck where crew are working or passengers hang out right outside their front panorama windows.


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