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Hello,
Im in the middle of researching a trip to Antarctica and am trying to decide whether its best to book in advance or to rock up in Ushuaia and try for a last minute deal. The thing is, Id really like to camp and possibly kayak and I've noticed on alot of the cruises there's limited availability for those optional activities. I'm torn between booking a trip in advance and including the activities or trying for a last minute deal, maybe saving 25-30% (which could be a saving of 000's) but…

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I've been researchign Antarctic trips for a while and waiting for 'the deals' for 2016 to come online. I unfortunately don't have enough time to fly to Argentina and hope so want to book before I go.

I had settled on the following:
Tour: Falklands, S. Georgia, and Antarctica, Extended (20 days)
Ship: Vavilov
Price: Approx $14000 depending on what accommodation I decide to get
Timing: November 2016.

I had really wanted to cross the circle but it doesn't look like the Vavilov does that. Should I…

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Does anyone have experience with these types of trips... I'm in the very beginning stages of planning, so any info would be great

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I am trying to book a cruise as a solo traveler to Antarctica and I want to make sure we stop in Port Lockroy and visit the Post Office/Bransfield House. The port-of-calls aren't listed on a lot of sites (likely due to unpredictable water conditions). Can anyone help shed some light on what cruise lines - preferably smaller sized ship - offer a stop there? So far, I've gathered Quark Expeditions. Would be a nice bonus if I could go swimming, polar plunge style, too! Thanks for the help!

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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