Isabela II Cruise Review by gybala
- Sail Date: January 2015
- Destination: South America
The cruise was an amazing experience. I'm used to large cruises and this only had 36 passengers on board. I enjoyed it a lot.
Cabins: normal size, two single beds, a small couch, a desk and a chair, plenty of cabinet space, normal sized bathroom with a shower. There was no TV, which I thought would be a problem, but it wasnt at all. There was a radio channel with loudspeakers in the cabin that you could turn on and off. The cabin had a window that looked to the corridor and the ocean partially. For safety, you cant lock the doors from the inside, only from the inside.
Ship: A nice lobby area with a bar and plenty of couches, medical room, one restaurant with enough seats for the entire ship. Food was good. Buffett breakfst and lunch, which once was served on the sun deck. Dinner was seated and two options for main course. Not fancy dinning, like on large cruises.
There was a mini gym, a whirpool and a nice sundeck with a few loungers and plenty of tables.
This is what the day looks like:
early wake up around 7am, Breakfast from 7.30. First excursion or activity around 9.00 (snorkeling, kayaking, hiking). Back to the ship for lunch around 12.30. Second activity/excursion around 3pm. Dinner at 7ish. There are no shows or entertainment on board, but there was a karaoke night that I missed. Every night there was a briefing about the next day.
Snorkel gear and wetsuits were available. Wetsuits were for a nominal fee, but they didnt charge for them at the end.
Great naturalist guides on board and during the excursions! They had a huge knowledge and made the tours really interesting. Im not big into animals or plants and yet I enjoyed it a lot.
All in all, great experience. Its a much active holiday than going on a cruise in the Caribbean.
Bring a laptop with movies if you want to watch something in the evening.
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