It has long been a dream but obstacles stood in the way. As a single woman travelling alone cruise ships “per person based on double occupancy” pricing was one of those. Another concern was 10 days on a ship. And I was somewhat worried about meeting like-minded people with whom I could share meals and free time.
I have always tried to book my own trips but found this one to be somewhat difficult as this was my first ocean cruise. After reading many reviews I decided to find an agent who could answer all my questions. Luckily I happened upon Loli, from Swoop Adventures who has been to Antarctica many times. After listening to my concerns she found two possibilities and had me consider the pros and cons of each.
The French ship, Le Boreal, from the Ponant Line was my choice and a wise one at that. I had no complaints with the cabin, the food, the wine, the experts, the pilot, the new friendships or the amazing service. What a wonderful adventure. Future posts will detail the landings, the friendships, the knowledge, and the beauty.