The trip was just great beginning to end -- the hiking, the scenery, the weather, the food, the guides, our fellow hikers, the accommodations, the overall organization ... All of it.
|Smile for the camera Steve and Lana|
We made all our connections without any hitches and the business class flights down and back were quite comfortable. Our fellow hikers (15 including us) were all from the US, most of them retired, all of them very interesting, and all of them well traveled. We made some good friends and hope to travel with them again sometime.
The cruise was also amazing, but different from the hiking and also different from my other cruise experiences. The passengers were from all over the world. We were assigned to a specific table for meals and were paired with a couple from Canada and Scotland. That was great because it was still international without language barriers. We were kept busy the entire cruise with zodiac excursions during the daytime, a meeting every evening on the next day's excursions, an interesting program each evening on a relevant subject, and then the meals (which were as good as it gets) and a visit to the bar. At the bar, all drinks and snacks were free for the asking and beer and soft drinks were self service. We were even allowed and encouraged visit the bridge. There was no other entertainment aboard, which we liked.
Char, Lana and I would like to thank Palmer Travel and you in particular for all of the efforts that made our vacation such a memorable one.
Steve & Lana