Me & hubby are planning a trip to Antarctica in February 2014. I started my research on 1st December & realised that I have missed out on the early bird discounts by a day. :(
Our trip will be from Punta Arenas, since we will be travelling around Chile before that.
In the initial stages of the research, but would like a few tips to get going.
a) Looking at a small ship (less than 100) and so far have zeroed on the Fly & Cruise 7 days/ 6 nights trip on Ocean Nova by Antarctica XXI. Anybody used them before & can share their experience with me?
(Quark seem to be the most recommended, but they don't seem to have a small ship for their 2014 expeditions.)
b) Any other small ship cruise anyone can suggest?
c) Does it make sense to wait till 2013 Black Friday sales to buy the cruise? Or have I missed out my only chance to get a discount for 2014 expedition?
d) We are planning the excursion for the first week of February. Is that a good time to see the whales?
Any tip/ advice will be highly appreciated.