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Published: June 29th 2017
Geo: -50.8589, -74.0135
We've spent the last two days sailing the fjords of Chile and Darwins passage. Its been relaxing and spectacular viewing. The major standout of the last couple days was most definitely the glaciers, none more spectacular than the El Brujo Glacier. I mean I was expecting a couple cliffs, mountains and small glaciers along the way but nothing like this.El Brujo was huge, perhaps even surpassing Talia glacier the other day. Fortunately the captain stopped the ship here for a couple hours so we could all bask in its vivid blue splendor.
Not only was the glacier spectacular to look at, but it tasted pretty good too! Whilst watching the glacier, we noted a lifeboat leaving the ship, approaching the glacier. We couldn't quite figure out why or what they were doing. Later that night we found out cruise staff had chipped off a chunk of the glacier ice to be used for cocktail ice! After dinner Nat and I enjoyed Khalua and Frangelico served up on fresh clean glacier ice. Delicious!
The other night we enjoyed dinner with a friendly Brazilian guy, Mr R Tutti. The same age as us, we had a laugh about similar experiences and wedding and
child bearing responsibilities. Turns out he was tonights act in the theatre. What a talented guy he was. Amazing technique on the piano. If only we knew or recognized all his pieces.Its been a little rocky over these two days, as we've spent some time out in the Pacific Ocean with winds of 45 knots and waves up to 20 feet! Nat and I aren't the least bit bothered by sea sickness, but I cant say the same for the rest of the cruise ship. We've seen a vomit explosion or three. Nat was treated to a bathroom basin vomit surprise and we both saw some younger girls crumpled in a heap as we left the elevator on deck 2 heaving into a bin.
We managed to exploit a misprint in the daily cruise compass guide for an excellent drinks deal. Cocktails are usually around $12 each so the cruise line decided to offer a slight discount of 10 for $99. They published it as $67 for 10 so we ensured they honored that 😉
Again, as we've found with a few previous cruises, the quality of service hasn't been amazing and along with the quality of food has started to deteriorate
day by day. Two staff that have been awesome to us throughout are our dining waiters Pedro and Elzette. They almost took service too far last night, actually cutting up Nats Prawns for her. We don't really like to be pampered. In any case, they've been awesome and whilst we've prepaid gratuities on this cruise this time, I think well reallocate some of that specifically to those two. Tomorrow we arrive at our second last port, Puerto Montt in Chile. Were looking forward to our shore excursion to Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Rapids.
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