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Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

Brisbane, Australia
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Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

Hello

My wife and I are seeking info on Antarctia Cruises for early 2015, there are so many choices so we are trying to narrow choices down to maybe 3/4, and looking for like minded travellers who have actually been on one of these Cruises, price range for us would be middle road and small to medium Ships, length of Cruise 10/15 days would be good.

Thanking you all in advance

Regards

Brian & Laura

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1. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

I dont think anyone would have been on one of those yet.

Whats "middle of the road "? Much easier to advise if we know actual budget.

Early 2015 is only a few weeks away. Not much time to be fussy. Time to be grabbing whats left.

Edited: 17 November 2014, 16:37
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2. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

The early 2015 season has been up for sale for 18-24 months so the most you are going to find is cancellation berths and last minute deals.

As you are in Aus - contact Aurora, Peregrine and Nat Geo Orion to see what last minute berths are available.

Expect to pay a premium for flights as most people - especially flying out of Aus where we have much less choices to Sth America - book 12 months in advance.

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3. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

We were looking at Hurtigruten's 'Great Antarctic Adventure' for this December as a last minute booking but can no longer go. There were, and still are, cabins available and, I noticed, cabins on some of their other early 2015 trips.

We've travelled to Antarctica (twice) and Spitsbergen with them on Fram and have had excellent trips. Well worth checking them out though, like other companies, their prices for trips at such short notice will be above previous levels.

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4. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

We cruised Antarctica in February 2014. Had a great time aboard Quark's Sea Adventurer. Recommend it highly. Not so long on luxury. But they do a great job on what's important--visiting Antarctica. Food was quite good. We sought out the longest cruise possible. It was about 23 days and visited Falklands and South Georgia. Our theory was we will only do this once. We booked the cruise probably 15 months ahead of time. John.

Brisbane, Australia
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5. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

Thank you

Brian

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6. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

I am in no way related to them, but booked my trip taken in Jan/Feb this year (booked 10 months before departure) through expedition trips and they send out a regular email of just released offers, with last minute savings. I got one today that had trips on Fram and Sea Explorer for early 2015. No idea what cabin types are available and flights etc, but if you want to go in the next few months it may be worthwhile contacting an agent who specialises in Antarctica, as I suspect this close to departure you are not going to have a lot of choice and may have to take what you can get if you have to travel this summer.

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7. Re: Cruises to Antarctia early 2015

Thanks for the info

Brian

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