We chose La Pinta on the basis of online reviews and because of its size. We wanted a vessel that would likely cope better with adverse sea conditions than a smaller one that only caters for 12 or 16 passengers. In the past we have done many scuba trips on vessels of that size but we seem to be more susceptible to seasickness these days. Happily, sea conditions were calm for our trip so we never got to test our reasoning.
“The guides and crew were fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for better. “
Any slight concerns about being with 45 other passengers were quickly dispelled. La Pinta’s cabins and public rooms are spacious and the organization of individual tours with guides means you never feel overlooked.
The guides and crew were fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for better. The crew were efficient, friendly and helpful. The zodiac (panga) drivers were excellent and always mindful of passenger comfort and safety. The guides were interesting, knowledgeable and enthusiastic; they clearly love their work.
The itinerary is busy (just what we wanted on our 6-night cruise) but also sensibly organized so you get time to relax on board between expeditions.
The quality of meals on board was probably the least of our concerns when choosing which ship to book. Our experience indicated that if this is an important concern to possible passengers then they have nothing to worry about – the food was good and well presented.
Charles2006 – Wellington, New Zealand