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Abby, sorry if you already mentioned this, but what BA hotel did you stay at and what was the name of the restaurant? Can't wait to hear about the tour and tango show!

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6 hours ago, kathynorth said:

Abby, sorry if you already mentioned this, but what BA hotel did you stay at and what was the name of the restaurant? Can't wait to hear about the tour and tango show!

Sorry, I guess I didn't include either.

 

Restaurant was Steaks by Luis, and hotel was Sheraton Libertador.

 

Working on Friday - I'm getting behind but tomorrow's a sea so I should have some catch up time.

 

And failing miserably at remembering to take pictures of food, but I have a couple.

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I am really enjoying your review.  Many thanks for taking many of us on your wonderful cruise, as it does take away from your vacation time.  So far, it sounds like you are all enjoying yourselves, even through your lake of sleep...can't wait to hear more!

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Loving your review, I was there less than 2 months ago, loved Buenos Aires.

Norma

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I'll be following along with you. We have friends on the Eclipse! Thanks for taking the time to let us sail with you!

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I'll be following your travels too.  It's been 9 years since we did our Antarctic Cruise on the Infinity, and we look forward to reminisce.  It was one of three best cruises ever for us.

 

 

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Living vicariously via your thread, Abbydancer! We had booked this cruise but switched to the 3/10 & 3/24 voyages instead. Your description of your arrival at EZE is very helpful- sadly we are seated in the waaay back on our flight there from MIA so will likely be at the end of the line for Passport Control.Will be checking out Steaks by Louis- looks like a great restaurant.

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Looking forward to reading more as this itinerary is on our bucket list 😉.

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Today was our first of two full days.  The plan was for a tour with Florencia in the morning, a free afternoon and the tango show.

 

We started with breakfast in the hotel breakfast room. Pretty standard buffet, but no omelette station.  Apparently, better than the lounge, which we never really visited.  Mike and Kathy had their private tour at 9 and we had ours at 9:30.  Why were they different?  The company we booked through gives clients a private tour, and since we'd booked separately (ie different reservation and credit card numbers) we got our own tour.

 

I can't speak to what Mike and Kathy did, but they indicated they had a good tour.  

Florencia met us promptly at 9:30, and we jumped in the car with our same driver as yesterday.  We had mentioned wanting to see the old Synagogue in BA, so we headed over there.  

 

It was before it opened so we just looked at the building.  I thought maybe I'd go back, but now it has to wait until next time.  It's pretty.

 

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From there we drove to Palermo, and stopped at one of the University building that is next to one of BAs newest landmarks - the Floralis Generica - a giant metal flower that opens a closes with the sunrise and set.  (You can google to see it move).  It's interesting.

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From there, it was onto the biggest bookstore in town.  We know M&K were there, because Florencia said hello to their driver.  The bookstore is interesting because it used to be a theater.  The Borders books in Palo Alto also used to be a theater, but they completely gutted it  (now I think it's one of those shared workspace things).  This, the stage was left, so it was interesting for about 5 minutes.

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From there it was off to Recoleta, and of course the world famous cemetery.  That's where the rich and famous are buried, including Eva Peron.  We learned quite a bit, including that the family has to keep paying for there mausoleums, and if they don't, they fall into disrepair.  

 

On the way in, we saw this very old magnolia tree, with an interesting piece of art attached.

 

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Among the interesting things inside, this statue shows a woman who died abroad, but apparently her dog here went into dog mourning as it happened.  This was well before the news traveled.  So they immortalized the woman and her dog.

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From there, we headed to the Casa Rosada (Pink House) - made famous by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - and the cathedral.  We first visited the Cathedral, where we saw the tomb of San Martin, the liberator of Peru, Chile and Argentina.  What looks like the coffin above is not, he's actually buried underground.  There are three maiden status around it, and each represents one of the 3 countries.  The picture shows Argentina.  One thing I thought was very interesting about it was that each statue was holding something different.  Argentina, has a scroll and a bundle of logs(?), Chile a plow and Peru a pick axe.

 

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Around the walls were the names of battles.  

From there, it was time to see the Casa Rosada and the balcony.  That's were everyone including us go to see, although it's actually the back of the building.  No one was singing outside on the famous balcony.

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Last time I was here, our guide then told us that when the did the Evita movie, they had to remove an air conditioning unit from the balcony because it wasn't there in the 50's.  

 

We then walked to Cafe Tortoni, the very famous and old cafe (moved to it's current location in the 1800s).  There was a very long line to get a table, so we just walked through and looked at it.  (Last time we were here, we did have a coffee and snack).

From there, we headed to San Telmo and La Boca.  We drove though the old streets of San Telmo, and stopped and walked around La Boca.  

 

From there, we drove through the port area, saw the Woman's bridge (we'd walked across it last time), and back to the hotel.  We bid a fond farewall to Florencia, and headed up to the room.

 

While out, we'd made arrangements to meet with Donna & Tom, the people did make it in from Iguazu at 2:30 Friday morning. They had a tour scheduled so we met with them in the lobby for about half an hour before their tour left.  

 

After that, we decided to get a light lunch.  We'd asked Florencia for a good restaurant near our hotel. She recommended "the one on the corner" so we headed down the street.  We found a restaurant called My House right near the corner, so went in and ordered some empanadas.  They were OK, and fairly cheap - 6 cost about 5.00 and change.  They were OK, but nothing special.  Following that, we headed back to the hotel and I worked on this for a while.

 

Around 5:30, I got this bright idea to take a walk over to Cabana Las Lilas - our location for our group dinner tomorrow night.  Glen decided to go with me, and I pinged Mike & Kathy to see if they wanted to go.  Mike did, so we said we'd meet him in the lobby.  I figured we were good on time because it was about a 20 minute walk.  

It took him a few minutes to get downstairs, so we left at about 6.  Still enough time to go round trip and have time to dress for dinner.  Or so we thought.

 

We headed down Cordoba street towards the river.  About 5 blocks down, there was some major construction and we had to cross to the other side of Cordoba  (the restaurant was to our right).  We soon realized we'd slightly overshot the river walk that the restaurant was on.  Crossing was a bit problematic, so we saw a chance to cross where cars were stopped for a light.  We went between the cars and realized that cars going the other way weren't stopped.  We waited for probably less than a minute that seemed like an hour, and eventually that side cleared too, so we crossed.  We made our way and found the restaurant and I took pictures of the menu.  Their standard steaks, about 12 oz were about 30.00 each.  Not bad.

 

We then walked up the street nearest the restaurant to avoid the construction mess. That seemed to work well.  The street had stars with names in them, apparently BA's answer to the Hollywood Walk of fame.  

 

We arrived at the hotel with just about enough time to change clothes for the Tango show tonight.  In 2010, we attended the Carlos Gardel show, because the fabulous BA travel agent we used said it was the least touristy of the shows (they are all aimed at tourists).  At the end of October, I started looking at prices to see if they'd updated their discounts (the home pages has a popup that was giving discounts for September -November, but it still said that.  In the meantime, I was working with David of David's transfer taxi, and he was selling it as well, and his prices seemed a little better.  So I went to their site and every date I picked said "pick another date".  I also emailed them and got no response.  

 

This went on for a couple of weeks, and then David told me it was closed indefinitely.  So I asked what else he sold.  He gave me some, and I ran them by our travel agent from 2010, and she said that Piazzola was good.  So we booked that with David.  At 7pm sharp, he arrived.  

 

The show was less than a kilometer away, but we still opted to book with David because it was a private transfer, and also, we didn't have to pay until we went.  (Some people on trip advisor had booked directly with the CG show, and now had to go to their credit card to dispute).  Turns out it was a very good thing we did, because although it was close, we probably would never be able to find it.  

 

He parked his taxi around the corner (since the show is on Florida, which is pedestrians only), and walked us to the show.  It's in an alcove off the street which is why I figure we wouldn't have found it.  He took care of the paperwork, and told us that he'd be back there at the end of the show waiting for us.

 

We waited a few minutes, and then were ushered into the building.  We headed down the flight of stairs.  At the bottom there was the theater to our left, and a smaller theater to our right.  The door to the smaller one was open.  There were rows of chairs around a dance floor.  They offer a tango lesson before the show and it was clear that was the spot for the lesson.  We sat down, and waited for the lesson to begin.

At 8pm two dancers appeared, and after a few minutes of warming up the crowd, ushered everyone onto the floor.  They first taught the basic, and then had people pair up.  It was fairly chaotic, but we got it right away, because we have danced tango before, and it was a review.  He then taught two more steps, both of which were review for us.  By the time they were teaching the third step, people were starting to file out to the main theater.  After they finished, we made our way into the theater.  

At the entrance they took our ticket, and we were escorted to our seats.  There was a floor level, with long rows and some private tables on the side, and two levels of alcoves with single tables along the side.  We were seating on the first level of alcoves along the side towards the back.

 

A server came by and after determining that we wanted red wine, brought us a bottle of wine and some bread.   We had our choice of several appetizers, entrees and desserts.   We were all over the map on this one as far as what we ordered.  

As we were finishing the entrees, the show started.  It was a lot of different tango dances, interspersed with some singers.  I enjoyed it, although I could have lived without the singing.  It would have been nice if they'd had dancers dancing to the singers, but they didn't until the finale number.

 

It ended at about 11:30, and we headed out and met David, where he said he would be.  He dropped us at the hotel, and we bid goodnight to Kathy and Mike and went off to bed.


 

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Saturday.  Our day at the Estancia, and major cruise critic get together.

 

We had a 9:30 pickup for the tour.  It's a small group tour with a local company.  When we got to the lobby at 9:25, Jose, our guide was already there, chomping at the bit.  He wanted to know where our friends were.  I pointed out it was not even 9:30 yet.  The did arrive at about 9:32, so close enough.  He led us out to to the 17 person van, which had just a couple of other people in it. 

 

We then made a few more stops to pick up others, and once the van was full, we headed out to the Pampas.  Jose gave us information as we drove out, but it was much of what we saw yesterday.  About 40 minutes in we stopped for what they called a technical stop (which, as I recall from last time, means a bathroom stop.)  We stopped for supposedly 10 minutes at a gas station with a cafe (fast food really), restrooms and a gift shop.  I took a quick look, etc. and back on the bus.  About 15 minutes later we were on our way.

 

Next stop was at the border between Buenos Aires city and Buenos Aires Province.  We had been told to carry our passports in case the police wanted to check.  (Jose told us, but Mike said they already knew that).  Jose said the passport cards should be fine.  They stopped the van, but just to check the drivers logs, etc.  Where we live, all that's ever checked at state lines is for people bringing fruit into California.

That took a while, probably about 15 minutes.  At this point, I was getting a bit antsy because we had an event at 5:30.  (For some reason I thought we'd be back at 4).

 

 After the stop, Jose explained that we'd have until 1pm to to wander the ranch, ride horses or take a carriage ride, look at the gift shop, etc.  At 1 we'd have the lunch of salads and bbq meat.  That would be followed by a show with music dance, gaucho stuff and then horse stuff (which I kind of missed in his explanation).

 

We arrived at the ranch and were greeted by employees with juice, wine and beef and egg empanadas.  (There was egg in the beef empanada at the restaurant yesterday but I didn't know what it was.  Now I do).  Jose then led us into the very big dining hall, with lots of long tables with stage in the middle of the long wall.  He selected a long table and said that's where we were to sit.

 

At this point, I asked him about when we'd be back.  He said between 5:30 and 6.  That would be a bit of a problem for us, because we were supposed to meet for a CC event - drinks at the Park Hyatt.  Our plan was to walk from our hotel to there with one of the people from the roll call.  That wasn't going to work, so I asked Jose if he could drop us there.  He said if the driver was OK with it he would.  I then figured I'd let our friend know that she should meet us there, once we were on our way back to BA (our Verizon Travel Pass wasn't working well).  

 

We then went over to the horse area and decided to just pet them for a while, as we didn't want to ride and a carriage ride didn't seem to be worth the wait.  We petted them for a bit and headed to the gift shop, looked around for a bit and then headed to the seats.  The staff was good about providing drinks while we waited for lunch to start.

 

We were first served some bread and salads - one was a potato salad, and some green salads with different ingredients.  After that, the servers came around with different meats - started with a pretty good sausage, then a blood sausage (we all passed on that - by trying it at Steaks in BA I knew for a fact I didn't like it).  It was followed by a generic steak, which was a bit dry - the chimichurri sauce helped.  Next was chicken, which was good, followed by a filet steak, which was much better than the first.

 

About 2:30, the show started.  There was music, tango dancing, and gaucho dancing with whips.  It was pretty good. During the show, they brought a flan (aka creme caramel) which was very good.  

 

Once the show went to just music, we headed outside for some air.  We noticed Jose leading people towards the horse area, and we thought it was to see the old house and artifacts.  Glen went over and then texted that it was a gaucho show.  I watched part of it - they first herded horses and then they did riding to grab a ring.  

 

The show ended just before 4pm.  Everyone started heading to the buses, so we headed over.  By 4:15 everyone had arrived, so we waited a few minutes for the driver, and headed out about 4:20.  They did say they'd drop us at the Park Hyatt.  

 

As we got close to Buenos Aires (ie, passed the border between the town and the city), I pinged the person we were supposed to walk with.  She said she was going to have to bail because she'd just arrived a needed to sleep  (the next morning I found out she was 7 hours delayed, so that was completely understandable.

 

I also noticed, that his 1.5 to to 2 hours to get into town was wrong - according to google maps, the total trip would take an hour.  Sure enough, we were dropped first at about 5:15.  We looked and there was an imposing building to our left, but nothing that said Park Hyatt.  There were a couple of what looked like employees or guards, so we crossed the street and asked.  Yes, it was the back entrance of the hotel.  We went up the stairs, into the building, and found Ed & Judy waiting there, near the bar.  

Jacqueline had told us that we were in a particular room, so I asked them about that.  We were told it was in the other part of the hotel, so walk out through the bar to the center courtyard, and then walk down to the other building.  As we walked down the steps we saw Jacqueline and David at an outside seating area, so we headed down.  They'd purchased some wine and cheese plates, so we joined them.  We were shortly joined by a few others, including a couple that hadn't signed up but was walking by.  

After about an hour, we decided that we needed to head back to get ready for dinner.  By that point Donna and Tom had come by, and they also needed to head back to the Sheraton to get ready for their Steaks by Luis dinner.  Ed & Judy were also going (as were others), so the 6 of decided to walk.  

 

I used Google maps to plot a walking course, and it took about 25 minutes.  We walked to San Martin Plaza, and then took the street parallel to Florida, which is actually the street the Sheraton is on.  Once we got there, we bid Donna & Tom a good night, and reminded them that we'd meet in the lobby at 10:30 tomorrow for the transfer to the port.  We left Ed & Judy in the lobby while we went up to change. 

At about 7:35 we came back down and the four of walked to Cabana Las Lilas via the route, we'd taken back yesterday.  One thing we'd noticed throughout that part of the city were what looked like nicely upholstered benches for sitting on were actually concrete.  Here's one.

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We arrived at the restaurant at just about 8pm sharp.  Turns out the entrance we were using was actually the back entrance to the restaurant.  We were sent to the front, where we found the rest of the 14 people for dinner.  We'd had 3 bail out, Tatiana (who was sleeping) and Mike and Kathy who'd decided not to go.  We told the restaurant, and they were fine with it, and also quite willing to give us all separate checks.

So we had a table, and great time.  The waiter didn't speak much english, but that was OK, as Jacqueline's first language was spanish.  It was amusing to have her try to explain what people wanted, as apparently Argentine spanish and North American spanish were not the same.  We all ended up happy with our orders.  The restaurant also put down the plates of bread and finger foods, which does cost about 4.50 US per person, but we all agreed it was good.  I did end up trying the waygu burger (I was a little tired of steak), which was good.  Glen had a steak and we shared a salad, creamed spinach and some rice.  

 

Dinner was a lively affair with lots of good conversation, but it was after 10 by the time we'd finished the main course, so we skipped dessert and got our checks.  About 10:45 we all headed out, and everyone got a cab except us - we walked back.  As we got to the corner, we realized that the restaurant we were at for lunch yesterday was not in fact the one that Florencia had recommended.  Oh well, next time.

We got back to our room and went to bed - tomorrow - the ship!

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I have read on cc Boards that half the time cruises that go to Antarctica find that the weather is so bad you can't see land.

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13 hours ago, 4774Papa said:

I have read on cc Boards that half the time cruises that go to Antarctica find that the weather is so bad you can't see land.

 

We'll see what happens.  Last time, we got to most sites we were scheduled for.  BTW, the internet is not so great anymore, so if it goes away, I'll write off line and post when I get it back.

 

 

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On ‎1‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 7:13 AM, 4774Papa said:

I have read on cc Boards that half the time cruises that go to Antarctica find that the weather is so bad you can't see land.

Hope you're wrong.  We just booked this cruise for January 2021. Will take that long to save up for it.

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Hi all,

 

It just took me about 10 minutes to load this page, so my next update will come probably once we're around the Falklands.  I am writing offline, so expect a few then.  Also, most of the pictures, going forward will be from Glen's camera - it turns out that we can use the internal network or something for him to air drop to me.

 

And our first day in Antarctica had glorious weather.  A description will come soon.

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At last it's Sunday, and time for our long anticipated cruise.  We'd scheduled a 10:45 pickup with David, so met for our final breakfast at the hotel around 9:30.  We then headed back to our room to final pack and get luggage tags attached.  We then got a text from Kathy that David was here, so we hurried to the lobby (of course after doing a final check of the room), and met up with Donna and Tom, as well as Tatiana, who missed dinner last night due to flight delays.  Apparently she arrived 7 hours late, so no wonder.  We asked David about the possiblity of having him giving us a private tour to the Tigre delta.  He said he could but he'd do the guiding using Google translate.  We calculated how much more it would be, and said we'd get back to him.  He also told us to tip the van driver (which of course we would anyway).

 

We loaded the most of the luggage in the mini van and some in the car.  We then headed to the port.  There was a bit of congestion at the cab drop off, but they were able to go directly to the terminal entrance and a porter.  We handed over our luggage, and went into the terminal, where agents quickly directed us to the correct line.

The downstairs of the terminal consists of a seating area, as well as snack shop and maybe a gift shop.  We were not directed there, but to a short line by the security screening area.  Glen and I got through immediately, although they did make me open my purse after a couple of times through the xray machine.  They also had Mike go through a few times, apparently their machines are very sensitive and his credit cards, in his money belt set it off.  Eventually we got through, and headed up the escalators to the check in area.  There was a short wait, and then we checked in.  We had to surrender our passports, and wait a few minutes for the runner to bring over our welcome packet (cruise cards, and the card for the Michael's concierge and some information.  We then headed back downstairs to wait for the shuttle bus to the ship.  The shuttle that was there was full, but we got on the next one, and drove out of the terminal area, then into the port, around the containers.  We waited for the shuttle before us to empty and then it was our turn.  We arrived on the ship, got our welcome champagne and headed to Michaels club to wait for lunch time.

 

A note about the terminal.  It's much improved from last time, when it was just a big empty warehouse.  There weren't porters to take the luggage - instead you brought it to a luggage area where it was piled up. (They did break a bottle of wine in Glen's suitcase back then).  There was no seating - you went to temporary check in terminals and then straight to the shuttles.  

 

We sat at Michaels and they gave us water and offered sandwiches while we waited.  At about 12:30 we decided to get lunch.  We wre able to leave our backpacks with John, the Concierge.  

 

We headed to Luminae, where there was a line.  Glen noticed the hostess, and asked me if that was Katya, who we had on the Reflection.  We got to the front of the line, and sure enough - it was her.  She remembered that we'd sailed with her before, which was nice.

 

She first seated us against the back wall, so we asked for a more center table for 4.  She seated us in the back room, and we were quickly given water and menus.  I had previously challenged Mike to eat the Luminae burger without a knife and fork, as it's very thick.  I told them I wanted it and was going to cut it in half.  When it arrived, I noticed mine was a smaller burger.  For dessert, three of us had the oil oil custard with fruit which was wonderful, and the only thing I remembered to take a picture of.

 

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After lunch, we went back to get our backpacks, and headed up to our room.  Just before the cruise, we'd upgraded to a Celebrity suite, so we have a separate interior bedroom.  I don't think I'd pay extra for the space, but it's nice.

 

Soon our luggage, concierge and butler arrived.  Prior to the cruise we got a call from the shoreside concierge, and I'd asked for extra towels and the minibar to be emptied and that was all done.  Our butler is Joey from the Philippines, and he's very nice.We did ask him to have someone come up to hook up our DVD player.  He said an engineer would come.


We unpacked until Muster drill.  We were in the main dining room and they made sure everyone could see the screen (significant improvement from last time).  They did a video about Antarctica (be careful, don't throw anything overboard and if a bird lands on the rails, leave it).  Apparently they also have a survival kit for each passenger - a warming poncho like thing, gloves socks and a full face mask.  How reassuring.  They then ran the regular video, showed how to put on the life jacket, and we were free to go.  Glen went back to the room to finish packing, and I went to the cruise critic sailaway.  I met a lot of people, and one advantage to being the keeper of the roll call, I knew who everyone was.  I chatted there for a while, and went back down to finish unpacking.


Glen then informed me that he found the mini mac that controls the TV, and it had a dvd slot.  He put one of our DVDs in, and couldn't get it out.

So I went down around 6:00 to Michaels to get my card punched, and to get help for the stuck DVD.  Jon was with somebody so I asked if I could interrupt momentarily.  I said I had a minor crisis, but that could wait, and did he have a hole punch.  He didn't so I went guest services and came back.  I waited until he was done, and explained the dvd problem.  He said he'd let them know and that when the engineer came while we were having dinner, he'd fix that too.


We decided to see the show at 7 and then dinner at 8.  We left the room just before 7 and went to the theater.  It was pretty full but we were able to get seats upstairs.  It was a show called high impact, and it was 4 men doing Argentine dance and drumming.  They were very good, and had been on AGT when they were a group of 8.  I googled them and then remembered them from the show (apparently they got enough exposure that they were able to go from the slums of Buenos Aires to Tampa Florida and other places).  

 

We then met Mike and Kathy for dinner.  We were seated at a table in the front section and met our server Ritchie.  We ordered dinner and while it was very good, I noticed that the assistant waiter never came back to offer more bread.  At the end of the meal, the Maitr'd of the dining room, Martin, came by to introduce himself, and ask if anything could be better.  I said I noticed assistants for other waiters offer repeated bread and coffee to their tables, but nobody did for us.  I suggested maybe there wasn't enough teamwork (I did say it nicer than that).  Needless to say, it hasn't been a problem since.  

 

So tonight was the lunar eclipse.  We thought it would be fun to see the Eclipse on the Eclipse.  So we went back to the room after dinner.  The DVD player had been set up, but the missing DVD was not there - we assumed it was still in the mini mac.  

At about 12:30, we headed up to the lawn.  Glen had his new camera, and I had my phone.  We had no view from our room so it was up to the lawn.  I had my festive Disney hoodie on. Glen stabilized his camera against some benches and we watched.  All I got were blurry shots of the moon, but Glen got some decent pictures, so the one's here are his.

 

At about 2 am, we decided to call it a night.  Back to the room to go to bed, and I found out the shower is very nice.


Next post will have the pictures of the eclipse.  I have to figure out how to do it and I want to get this up while I can.

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Hi Abby! Following along! We will be on Eclipse for the first time in Sept.

Danna

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Following!  We are on Eclipse March 10, 2019 - B.A. to Santiago Chile.

 

Betty

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Hi Abby, we‘re on the next cruise to the Antarctica, 03/02. Our docs show that Eclipse will tender in Ushuaia. Did you tender as well? Can you please let us know who is the Captain and who is the CD on board? Thanks in advance for your reply and enjoy the rest of your cruise.

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On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 10:55 AM, abbydancer said:

 I had previously challenged Mike to eat the Luminae burger without a knife and fork, as it's very thick.  I told them I wanted it and was going to cut it in half.  When it arrived, I noticed mine was a smaller burger.  For dessert, three of us had the oil oil custard with fruit which was wonderful, and the only thing I remembered to take a picture of.

 

I watch a lot of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" where Guy Fieri demonstrates a technique for eating large sandwiches. I did not think the Luminae burger requires the full power of his technique.

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On 1/30/2019 at 1:37 AM, keiki40 said:

Hi Abby, we‘re on the next cruise to the Antarctica, 03/02. Our docs show that Eclipse will tender in Ushuaia. Did you tender as well? Can you please let us know who is the Captain and who is the CD on board? Thanks in advance for your reply and enjoy the rest of your cruise.

We were lucky enough to be able to dock in Ushuaia.

We did tender in Stanley, Falkland Island and that was relatively painless. 

Alejandro is the CD and he is funny! Loved the Latinos VS The Rest of the World game show 🙂

Captain Michael (can't remember his surname) is the captain. 

We have been blessed with wonderful weather and mainly calm seas 🙂

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1 hour ago, Bellamariya said:

We were lucky enough to be able to dock in Ushuaia.

We did tender in Stanley, Falkland Island and that was relatively painless. 

Alejandro is the CD and he is funny! Loved the Latinos VS The Rest of the World game show 🙂

Captain Michael (can't remember his surname) is the captain. 

We have been blessed with wonderful weather and mainly calm seas 🙂

 

thanks for all the infos; hopefully we will dock in Ushuaia as well even though the docs say "tender"

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Abbydancer, please, please, please come back and finish the trip report. We are doing this cruise in January 2021 on Silhouette and are looking forward to your informative posts.

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So we have looked at this trip numerous times but keep thinking that if we go all the way to Antarctica , we want to step foot on land and see some wildlife.  We go back and forth since obviously an expedition trip is more expensive.  We keep leaning toward the Silversea experience where you do zodiacs to land.....  For anyone who has done this tripbefore, is it really worth it? Do you feel like you saw enough or were you left wanting more? In the meantime,  We have decided to do a Feb 14 2021 cruise on the Silhouette (will be refurbished by then) from Buenos Aires to Santiago (no Antarctica)

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