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From Ushuaia to Antartica

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The best and the cheapiest way to Antartica?
11 years ago, March 24th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #30660  
Hello!

My girlfriend and I want to travel (november, december) to Antartica!
We found best price of 5400 USD per person for 12 days from Ushuaia?
Is that the best and the cheapiest way to go to Antartica?

Thanks a lot!

Vjeko&Marina Reply to this

11 years ago, March 24th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #30686  
You can go down to 3400usd per person in November. www.polarcruises.com

just back from Antartica...this is the kind of dream trip...try to stick to stick to one of the cruise from Quark expedition, really nice people...some of the pics are on this blog.

An amazing trip, just enjoy! Reply to this

11 years ago, March 25th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #30724  
from Australia or New Zealand-but it's simple to find a run under $4,000 leaving from Ushuaia, at the tip of Argentina (about a $350 round-trip flight from Buenos Aires). I guess you can find more cheaper way or cheaper deals. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 25th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #30725  
Well, there are few trips also from Australia, but they are longer and A LOT more expensive. Be careful, all the cheapest trips are sold fast, so you often need to book months in advance. Have fun! Peter Reply to this

11 years ago, March 25th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #30769  

Thanks for answers!
We would like to take a travel insourance. Did we get it from company and how much is it?
What about trip cancellation insurance, how much is it?
Did you pay by bank in advance or with credit card?

Thanks😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, March 26th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #30863  
Hi, you need to have a travel insurance with a minimum of 100,000 usd cover if you want to go on any boat...and honestly, you are looking at at least 300,000usd...if things go wrong down there...they can be messy....that's was a topic of discussion on the cruise. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 27th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #30916  
Thanks a lot for answers!

Have anybody any experience with "cruise norway". They offer to us Classic Antartica for 3950 USD!!! It great beacouse we get extra free air ticket from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, and hotel accomodation in Buenos Aires for one day.

Is it maybe suspiciously?😊)

Thanks a lot Reply to this

11 years ago, March 29th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #31125  
Hi Noah,
We went to Antarctica with Quark on the Lyubov Orlova last December. An amazing trip - see photos on my blog. Total cost was US$4,500 per person. I would be a bit suspicious of going with anything cheaper as I have heard bad stories of ships with no heating, bad food, etc. The Quark trip exceeded our expectations.
Best wishes, Ruth Reply to this

11 years ago, March 30th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #31170  
Was on the same boat, amazing trip... Reply to this

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