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MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

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MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Is anyone booked on this ship and cruise? I'd like to get in touch if possible. Let's see if we can get a conversation going.

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1. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

I am also interested in this trip, for December 2012. I have read both good and bad reviews, but most of the bad ones are 8 or 9 years old.

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2. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Hi Kayflex

Go for it. It was a fantastic holiday and I am still raving over it. Everyone who was on my cruise said the same and that it was worth every penny.

What are your concerns? I could go on and on about stuff that you do not care about, so go on, ask away.

Audles

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3. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Hi,

One of our clients just got back from Antarctica a few weeks ago. She went on board the MV Ushuaia and had a great time, apart from the Drake crossing on the way back (I recommend you take sea sickness tablets). You can read her post here, there's also more on her blog, which is a very amusing read!

…swoop-patagonia.co.uk/articles/194372-antar…

Thanks,

Charlie

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4. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Did you all book directly with the ship company or use an agent? I wanted to find a trip that started prior to Ushuaia, but all I see with this ship are domains like affordabletours.com, escortedantarcticatours.com, etc. which I can't find much information on the quality of these operators although the price seems reasonable. It doesn't look like the ship offers packages directly which would be ideal.

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5. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Hi Anonymous

I booked through Chimu Adventures. The web site is:

www.chimuadventures.com/index.php…

But you can go direct to the company and their web address is:

http://www.antarpply.com/eng/the-ushuaia.php

Re your comment on the quality of the operators, opinions can be in the eye of the beholder. The ship is basic, not luxury but this is reflected in the price, as you say. I can only say that I never felt let down by the quality of the ship or the staff. After all, when you get to the South Shetlands and the peninsula, you will be so blown away that the accommodations will not really matter much.

Let me know if you want to know more.

Audles

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6. Re: MV Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula cruise departing 27 Jan 2012

Had a great experience using Antarpply Expeditions aboard the M/V Ushuaia this past March. See my trip report here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g312855-i6870-k534…

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