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Most of our breakfasts were at the Pinnacle Grill which is more intimate than the MDR or the Lido .

 

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But the food was the same with different dishes and service 

 

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About a hour later HAL was nice enough to allow about 70 people from CC to meet in the Crow's Nest . They also provided coffee , tea , ice water and cookies . We are very grateful to HAL and we would like to thank them for their generosity and a job well done .

 

 

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Even though the verandahs are larger on the R and S class ships, we do prefer the Vista class and Signature class ships.  DH and I like the separate shower -- I can'r climb over the edge of the bath tubs any more.

 

Great pictures.

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10 hours ago, pretty princess said:

Thank you for doing this review. This is a bucket list cruise for me. Your photos are stunning!

 

 

Thank you , we do prefer this over Alaska for glaciers , Norway for fjords and loved the penguins and Guanaco .

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11 minutes ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Even though the verandahs are larger on the R and S class ships, we do prefer the Vista class and Signature class ships.  DH and I like the separate shower -- I can'r climb over the edge of the bath tubs any more.

 

Great pictures.

 

We also prefer the separate showers , windows in the Pinnacle , and the Tamarind . So Eurodam is our Fav orite .

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Joice the concierge was extremely helpful to us on this cruise .

 


 

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Escargot

 

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Duck breast

 

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Tenderloin and shrimp

 

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No sugar added Black Forest Cake

 

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Puerto Montt in the morning

 

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This was our third trip to Puerto Montt and so we kinda knew what we wanted to do . We would be using Claudio from Tours by locals as our guide .Unfortunately our favorite place to eat was closed but we trusted Claudio to take care of us . We knew that we were getting close when we saw the pilot boat .

 

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And the missing tender boats .

 

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We had no trouble boarding the tender because we used our Neptune Suite cards in place of a tender ticket . When we got to shore Claudio was waiting for us and we based on his weather information we decided to make a beeline to Osorno Volcano for an elusive clear shot of the peak . These were the best that we could take in our previous 2 visits and we hoped that the 3rd time would be the charm .

 

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On top of the Volcano it was cold , windy , and damp and the ski lift wasn't operating because the summit was covered by fog .

 

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But the snowman was 

 

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The view of the lake

 

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At a lookout spot we could see the fog starting to roll in 

 

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Next stop : Petrohue Waterfalls

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There were quite a few buses here and there would be many more later .

 

Walking up to the falls

 

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Behind Pat where the man is was a pretty , but smaller falls .

 

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And up ahead was a shopping opportunity

 

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A bridge over busy waters

 

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At this point the river divides

 

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And it can get busy here when a bus shows up

 

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One way cuts through a narrow gorge

 

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And the other spills into a boiling , bubbling pool

 

 

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A video clip :

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Just got caught up with all your pictures.

 

They are wonderful -- love the snowman.

 

Thank you , we don't see to many snowmen in South Florida ! The last time that we saw that snowman was December 2 , 2012 - and it was starting to snow .

 

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We headed back to " The city of the roses " , Puerto Varas , where Claudio told us of a good place for lunch .

 

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It was raining when we arrived there so we went inside instead of the garden .

 

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We loved this fluffy bread , like a little pillow .

 

 

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Lunch for 2

 

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Abalone ,  Giant Barnacles , Clams , Oysters and 3 kinds of King Crab !

 

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Because of the mix up in Santiago we had not been able to purchase our 2 bottles of corkage free wine , and so we went for a walk to the local supermarket

 

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We bought red and a white name brand wine and 2 bottles of Pisco Sour for about $ 20 . HAL charged us $36 for a corkage fee for the wine .

 

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And after returning to the port

 

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We give 2 thumbs up for Claudio , Tours by Locals , Las Buenas Brasas and Puerto Montt .

 

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A couple of parting shots from the telephoto :

 

The church on a hill 

 

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and the odd couple .

 

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2 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

Love all the pictures -- food, flowers, in general.

 

The " city of roses " lived up to it's name - even in the rain .

 

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Our next stop was an early morning stop in Castro , Chiloe Island .

 

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Early morning room service

 

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We were the last ones seated on the first tender and we sat in the fold down seats by the door . This allowed some photos during the ride in

 

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It was low tide so some of the boats were on their side

 

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It also meant a steep walk up the ramp 

 

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The buses were waiting

 

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near the terminal

 

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We were meeting about 10 people for a Top Private Tour . Some people had not arrived and I took a walk with the camera .

 

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  • So enjoying everything; the lunch pics looked especially yummy.  Tours by Locals seems to be really good wherever you go.  We have used them a few times.  Thank you again!

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8 hours ago, Walt fan said:
  • So enjoying everything; the lunch pics looked especially yummy.  Tours by Locals seems to be really good wherever you go.  We have used them a few times.  Thank you again!

 

They cost a little more but they are dependable and knowledgeable 

 

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