Taking the Navimag through the fiords
Trip Start Jun 21, 2008
78Trip End May 11, 2009
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The dorm room on the ship was just that, a huge room with cubes of 4 berths, I think that there was enough room for about 50 people in the dorm room and then there are other more upmarket rooms which actually have doors and a private bathroom. Each berth had its own cupboard for storage and could be curtained off to allow a miniscule amount of privacy - sadly for me, the curtain didn't protect against snoring and the only other person in my cube was a gentleman who was significantly nasaly challenged meaning that despite use of earplugs I could still hear him!!
The trip that I took went up through the fiords of Chile, pausing to view a glacier and then stopping briefly at Puerto Eden, a very very remote village. It is considered one of Chile's most isolated inhabited places together with Easter Island and Villa Las Estrellas. The villages is known for being the home of the last Kawéshkar people. It is only accessible by sea via Puerto Montt in the north, or via Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas in the south, it has a population of less than 200 people. Time on board ship was spent relaxing with books, playing cards, chatting to the other passengers, doing daily constitutional walks around the deck, playing chess (or in my case, watching the games intermittently) and enjoying the occasional beverage from the bar. I did enjoy the journey and met some great people but was very happy to disembark on the 5th day