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I have done some searching for Antarctic cruise which I plan to do this late November or early December.
Read many comments that discounted deals can be obtained in a last minute walk-in in Urshuaia as lont as one is flexible. How flexible does one has to be? 3 days? 5 days?
Can anyone who has done that share his/her experiences?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

I'm looking at going to Antarctica either the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017 for about 20/23 days.

I've found that a lot of companies offer the same cruise, just priced a little differently. Intrepid & Polar Cruises have the same trip aboard the Ocean Endevour. Chimu offers trips that are operated by Quark. This makes me concerned that I'll be on a large passenger ship and have a harder time with optional excursions.

Do you have any recommendations for smaller ships or a…

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We're getting ready to sign up for a 10 day cruise with two landings a day on the Antarctic peninsula. My wife has raised the uber practical question about bathroom facilities on these landings. We have some age on us, so 2 hours is about is about our maximum between "visits". Will we be in trouble?

Any info much appreciated.

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We're getting ready to purchase a December cruise from Ushuaia to Antarctica and back. My wife's only hesitation is getting sea sick during the two day crossing of the Drake Passage. Assuming we take the proper anti-seasick medication, should we more or less be alright? We didn't have any problem when we were cruising in the Galapagos Islands.

Any input greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

Excuses me if this topic exists already but I couldn't find it. Happy to be redirected to an existing thread!

So I'm planning to do some travel around South America around December 2016 / Jan 2017, and as part of this I want to visit Antartica. I've heard that its possible to find places on a boat as a working expedition (research trips, filming crews etc.), rather than one of the cruise type voyages. Does anyone have any tips for finding places on such a vessel? I'm prepared to pay for my…

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Hey! I would like to share my experiences on board of the M/V Ushuaia, leading me on a 10-day trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. Hopefully some may find this interesting!

The first post doesnt feature too many pictures and more information in text form. All my upcoming updates will have a lot of nice pictures then :)

Part 1: Ushuaia and crossing the Drake Passage https://chrisontour84.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/live-71-ushuaia-and-drake-passage-antarctica/

Cheers,
Chris

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Hi. I am looking to do a antartica cruise beginning of March 2016. I was wondering if anyone can recommend any companies to go with. I realise it's getting late as they seem to get booked up very quickly. I have looked at g adventures and oneocean but both sold out. Currently looking at Chimu Adventures that seem to do a good one-any one been with them? Or any other travel companies?I'm keen to get off the boat and do hikes and kayaking etc which not everyone seems to offer. Also, working on…

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I'm thinking of going to Antarctica in 2015. I'd love to see it but am concerned about being stuck on a cruise ship as I'm normally a solo backpacker who just goes without a plan and likes to see what happens. I generally abhor organized tours. Does anyone have any recommendations about which boats offer a more active and adventurous tour, hopefully geared towards younger travelers? I couldn' t care less about how comfortable my room is, I just want to experience Antarctica. Money isn't an…

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I'm going to be travelling with G Adventures to Antarctica. They require that I obtain Travel Medical Insurance that covers all passengers for both emergency evacuation and repatriation (minimum coverage of US$200,000 per person). I'm trying to find somewhere to obtain that insurance. I looked at TravelGuard & World Nomads, and neither offers a policy with the coverage required. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I was fortunate enough to travel to Antarctica 5 years ago. I will have a chance to stop by Vancouver this summer and wonder if I shall take a one week cruise trip from there to Anchorage, whose main selling point seems to be glaciers too. Or I shall visit other places that is not about glacier since Antarctica already has the best? Thanks so much for your opinion!