It’s time to leave Santiago, Chile and head to the Sun. The penguins aren’t going to wait for us, right? So we need to board ASAP and get this journey started! We decided it would be best if we used the transport option offered by Norwegian. We met up with a group at the airport and hopped onto the busses that would shuttle us to the pier.
From the airport it was approx. a 2 hour ride to Valparaiso. About halfway there we made a pit stop at Dulces Millahue. It was a great shop with authentic eats and homemade goodies. Everything there was delicious! We also tried Chicha a typical Chilean drink. It’s made from fermented fruits (usually apples or grapes). The one we tried was from grapes and it was extremely sweet. But it was also enjoyable and fun to try some local tastes. Cheers 🍻
Soon we are back on the bus. As we make our way to the coast the sunny weather disappeared… But that doesn’t dampen our traveling hearts! lol 💕 A view of Valparaiso, Chile.
We quickly make it through customs and hop onto one more shuttle that brought us to the ship’s gangway. Finally, we are ready to board!
While waiting for the rest of the passengers we did what most guests would do, we went off to explore! We eventually made it to the ship’s 11th deck and had lunch in the Garden Café. There was a great selection of sandwiches, pizzas, fresh salads and desserts awaiting the hungry guests.
And here is the first dessert of the cruise. It’s a light cheesecake atop of a soft carrot cake, garnished with white chocolate and an orange compote. Soooooooooo good! ⬇️
When we first boarded the rooms were still closed for cleaning (which is normal).
now it’s time for our room reveal.
We were on the 9th floor, mid ship, and had a gorgeous balcony view. It was very spacious and comfy. Even better there was lots of storage! Which was perfect for 2 weeks of traveling and having to pack both hot and cold gear.
And lookie here the sun came back. 🌞
Now it’s time to wave goodbye to the land lovers and set sail! Where are we off to next? Looks like Puerto Montt, Chile!