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Anyone in Ushuaia? Last Minute Deals Around?

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Anyone in Ushuaia? Last Minute Deals Around?

Hi all,

My girlfriend and I are arriving in Ushuaia on January 24. We're hoping to pick up a deal on a last minute cruise to Antarctica while there.

We're quite happy to wait around for a while (weeks if necessary) to get a good deal, but are curious to see what's happening on the ground. Is there any sign of last minute spots on cruises on offer down there?

We've found some pseudo-last minute deals online, but they aren't really THAT great. So we're debating whether we should book one of these before leaving, thus gaining some certainty, OR head down there and try to find a (lower priced) trip down there.

Any advice anyone can offer would be most welcome.


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1. Re: Anyone in Ushuaia? Last Minute Deals Around?

If you have a look at the thread I created for links to external travel blogs there are a few very recent blogs for last minute travellers and they have mentioned the names of actual last minute specialists in Ushuaia - might be worth contacting them direct to see what's coming up and how much etc.

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2. Re: Anyone in Ushuaia? Last Minute Deals Around?

We just closed on a last minute deal leaving on Feb 9. I contacted a bunch of travel agents in Ushuaia via email. We got a lot of varied responses and doing this via email you have to be extra cautious...even with a deal it's a lot of money!! Definitely came across some that threw up major red flags for us. We finally booked through Ushuaia Destiny & Service. We found them to be clear, forthcoming and helpful. All the forms were from the boat company and our credit card was processed directly through the boat company. So far everything seems good.

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3. Re: Anyone in Ushuaia? Last Minute Deals Around?

Thanks for the replies everyone.

The agencies listed in the 'blogs (and a few others) are the ones we're in contact with and who have given us the sort-of-last-minute offers.

However those prices still seem pretty high (more like 10-20% discounts instead of the 40-50% that many people seem to get booking TRULY last minute in Ushuaia.)

As I say, we have time to wait around in Ushuaia, but we'd just like to dig up a bit more info on how full the ships are looking for late January and February. If they really are nearly full already (as some of the travel agents claim) then we might just fork out the extra cash and book a trip before arriving.

But if there seems to be extra space on many ships and/or lots of travel agencies around Ushuaia offering larger discounts for departures a few days ahead of time then we'll just wait til we get down there.

Thanks again for all your input!

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