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Month: January 2023

Antarctica

Antarctica

Our long-awaited trip to the world’s 7th continent took place in January. We were originally scheduled to sail on Viking’s Polaris ship in December, right before our Viking Chilean Fjords and South America cruise. However, the week prior to our scheduled sailing the Polaris was struck by a rogue wave while crossing the Drake Passage. The wave blew out a number of stateroom windows with such force that, sadly, one person was killed and four others were injured. Viking notified…

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

We spent a few days in Buenos Aires between our Viking South America and Antarctica cruises. We really liked the city. More importantly, we felt safe. We were able to walk around the city without any more worry than we’d have walking around New York. Probably one of the best-known, or at least the most recognizable, neighborhoods in Buenos Aires is La Boca. La Boca has a rich cultural history. The houses and retail shops are brightly painted. From what…

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Viking’s South America & Chilean Fjords Cruise (12/17/22 – 1/06/23)

Viking’s South America & Chilean Fjords Cruise (12/17/22 – 1/06/23)

I know a lot of folks have been waiting for me to post this, along with a blog post on our Antarctica Cruise. Sorry for the delay. We’ve had a lot going on recently. So, without further delay…… Our trip began in Valpara√≠so, Chile, which is along the coast of the South Pacific Ocean, 75 miles NW of Santiago. Valpara√≠so is the second largest metropolitan area in Chile. It is one of the most important seaports in the Pacific Ocean….

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