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    A Guide To Find Cheap Antarctica Cruises

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    Antarctica cruises attracted roughly 37,000 people visited the great white continent in 2010 and that list is growing constantly each year.  Most people that look into traveling to Antarctica are at the end of their adventures.

    People wanting to get to their 7th continent or say that they have been around the world.  I have never thought about going to Antarctica until I got to the self proclaimed “southern most city in the world”, Ushuaia.  There are amazing experiences to witness in Antarctica including:

    • Playing with Penguins & having Penguins jump on my back (Click Here)
    • Dancing with Penguins as well (video coming soon).

    Living overseas has taught me that you don’t really know where you want to go until after you live there and after touring all of Argentina, the Antarctica travel bug got me.  I did my research and and am happy to share that it won’t cost you $10,000 to go to Antarctica, not even half that.  Here is how to find a cheap cruise to Antarctica:

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    LOGISTICS-

    There are ports all around the world that can take you to Antarctica, the most popular is Ushuaia.  During the peak of the Antarctic tourist season, there is a constant flow of cruises to Antarctica that leave on almost a daily basis.  One advantage that Ushuaia has over other ports is that it has the shortest distance to travel.  The souther tip of South America is closest to Antarctica.  High season is from November to the beginning of March, the summer on the great white continent

    The icebreaker ship that travels to the interior where you can see the Emperor Penguins is no longer in service.  The Russian government has decommissioned the ship for tourism and is now using it for deep sea oil exploration.  When you are traveling to Ushuaia during high season you can step into any Antarctica travel office and get a last minute bargain!  There are rumors of people buying their cruises to Antarctica only hours before the ship left from the dock in Argentina.

    What people don’t know is that there is a list of Antarctica travel offices that I can provide to you below.  Before it was required to travel to Ushuaia to find the list.

    COST-

    • ANTARCTICA CRUISE COST

    Here is the fun part and no, it’s not going to cost you $10,000, not even $5,000.  Before you start looking for a last minute cruise, search the internet and see if any of the major travel companies have any offers.  Typically they are the ones that offer the last minute prices and sometimes they will advertise “55% off sale”.  The lowest price that I have seen is $2,200 with a special sale.  Don’t get excited because this is very rare, unless of course you want to cross the drake passage on a row boat.

    The average price that you will pay $3,500 USD.  You can get better deals if you are flexible and share a triple cabin, these deals are typically in the $3,000 range.  The most that you should pay for a last minute cruise to Antarctica is $4,000 USD.  I personally would not pay a penny over $3,500 USD.

    One additional cost that you need is travel insurance.  This is because if you go to Antarctica and for any reason you get sick they need to send a helicopter to evacuate you to the nearest hospital.  There are a lot of options for travel insurance and most times the travel agent that you use will include it in their prices or direct you in the right direction.

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    • GETTING TO USHUAIA-FLIGHTS

    Getting a cheap flight to the end of the world depends on many global variables, including where you are coming from and the price of oil.  Your first leg will be from where you are coming from to Buenos Aires.  All flights in Argentina fly through Buenos Aires.  There are two major players here, LAN Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas.  Check out my review of both airlines coming soon!  You want to try and fly with LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas is a complete mess.  With another economic crisis in Argentina coming and inflation through the roof, there are strikes every month.  Just think of it as a monthly party.

    In this chaos, you want to be with the company that you know is going to take care of you.  Living in Chile and Argentina I can tell you that LAN does just that.  The cost of the flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is between $300 – $500 USD and will last roughly 3.5 hrs.  Try to find a direct flight early because if you have 1 or more connecting flights then you will start to play a game we all love to play with our luggage, hide and seek.  If you want the unfortunate accident of being reacquainted with your luggage when you arrive, I would recommend not flying Aerolineas Argentinas.  They have a serious problem with both delayed flights and missing bags.

    My room  mate on the cruise to Antarctica had to call the Chinese embassy to recover his bags from the airline.

    • GETTING TO USHUAIA-BUSES

    Budget travelers have another option where you can watch the countryside and have numb backsides, Bus Travel in Argentina!  These buses aren’t the old and dingy Greyhound buses that you are accustomed to that have seats that don’t reclined.  These are first class, double decker, full bed reclining buses that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Did I mention there is entertainment on board? And WiFi? And Liquor? I digress, point is that Argentinian bus travel is the most efficient thing in the country.

    Unfortunately, there aren’t any direct buses to the city of Ushuaia from Buenos Aires.  There is a connection in Rio Gallegos where you can switch buses and be on your merry way to Ushuaia.  I would recommend the bus for anyone that wants to save money or time.  The thought of being on a bus for over 20 hours excites us all I know, but when you have to spend hours at an airport(s) for delayed and cancelled flights it doesn’t sound too bad.

    In order to purchase bus tickets you can go to the retiro bus station in Buenos Aires a few days before you leave and purchase your tickets.  I always purchase by ticket the day I was leaving and never had a problem.

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    ANTARCTICA CRUISE TYPES-

    Antarctica is not governed by any one country in the world.  Instead, there are a group of nations that govern the area under various Antarctica Treaties.  One of the regulations state that 100 people are allowed to step on the continent at at time.  This means that you if you are on a ship with 500 people, if you only land 5 times, you have a 1 in 5 chance of stepping foot on the island.  Plan for a ship between 90-130 people, they will still let everyone go if its 130.

    There are different itineraries that go to different parts of Antarctica.  Since we are cheap skates and want to save our wallets the cheapest cruises are the itineraries with 10-11 days.  Make sure to look for a triple cabin to save the most money.  My cruise was with GAP Adventures and they have one of the newest ships in the entire Antarctica cruise ship fleet.  There were rumors that in order to find the cheap Antarctica cruises you had to be in Ushuaia.  Blasphemy! You can contact me for the list and you can contact the operators from your own home.


    ANTARCTICA CRUISE ITINERARIES-

    Due to erratic weather behavior the itineraries below are estimates.  You may have to spend more time on the water because of the infamous Drake Passage.  If you are lucky like me, it will be smooth and you will be able to maximize your time in Antarctica.  All prices are in USD.

    Antarctica Peninsula

    • 10/11 total days on cruise to Antarctica
    • 4-5 days at sea
    • 4-6 days on land

    Antarctic Convergence (variation of above)

    • 10-13 total days on cruise to Antarctica
    • 4-6 days at sea
    • 7-9 day on and around land

    Falklands Island – South Georgia Island ($12,000 – $15,000)

    • 22 total days on cruise to Antarctica
    • 8/10 days at sea
    • 1/2 days at Falkland Islands
    • 2/3 days at Georgia Islands
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    { 117 comments… read them below or add one }

    TheRunawayGuide June 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Cool article. I have always wondered how to get to Antarctica. I thought the only way was to be a climate change scientist. I would love to do this but it’s a little to expensive for a broke traveler like me.
    Safe travels,
    Leif

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    WanderingTrader June 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    many people say that you can get on with a local boat but I have never heard of anyone doing that

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    Dan Collins June 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Agh, I want to go!

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    WanderingTrader November 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Hi Niki.. shoot me an email or via my contact page

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    WanderingTrader November 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Right now there is a mix of airline flights to Antarctica and cruises back.. so you will most likely do one there and then a different one back. I would recommend Argentina if you are trying to save on miles.. The only two airlines that fly to Ushuaia where the ships leave are LAN and Aerolineas argentina. Lan is part of the oneworld alliance and Aerolineas Argentinas isn’t part of a group yet but they will be starting in 2013 if Im not mistaken hope that helps!

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    WanderingTrader March 3, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Cynthia.. I booked my trip in less than two weeks but have seen people that have booked it a month in advance. Most ships carry between 50 to 150 people. You should be okay traveling on a ship with up to 120 to 150 passengers as everyone will still be able to land on Antarctica.. cheers!

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    Julien April 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Whoa that’s a great article to keep in my favorites for when the time has come to finally go discover the white continent! Thanks a lot for these tips… Antarctica has always seemed so unreachable for me, thanks to you it seems a little less now :)

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    Dr Saraf May 6, 2012 at 7:43 am

    for 3 persons i want cheapest alaska cruise 9-10 days starting & ending between 12/24/2012-01/19/2013

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    Marcello May 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    sign up for the email list and I will be happy to send you the list

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    sabrina ghouse May 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Hi! I’ve had my eye on cruises to Antarctica for 2 years now. They’ve never sunk below $4000. It gets expensive because I’m flying from Boston. Pleasepleaseplease help me out!

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    Marcello May 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter Sabrina and it will be sent to you automatically

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    prajes June 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This gives a old Dr couple the courage to do the trip and look for a last minuite deal .
    Many thanks and kind regards ,
    Prajes

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    Marcello June 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    My pleasure Prajes!

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    Hasan YILDIRIM July 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I want to vizit Antarctica by cruise. I will come from Turkey. I want get cheapest way to get this travel

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    Marcello July 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Sign up for the email list and I will send you the list of last minute operators Hasan

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    Cathy @ Antarctica Cruise July 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Another addition to my vacation list. I really wanna go here!

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    Marcello July 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Its amazing Cathy.. you should definitely go

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    Karen July 19, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Sabrina,
    I’m in Boston as well. I would like someone to split the cabin costs with me. Hit me up.

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    maria mangio August 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    can you please send me the list of last minute operators ? i will be in Ushuaia on March 9. Thanks !

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    Marcello August 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It will automatically be sent to you….

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    Lee Hoang August 14, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Hi Marcello,
    can you please send me the list of last minute operators for Antartica ? i will be in Ushuaia in 2013.
    Do you also have a trip report of your Antartica journey ? Thanks !

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    Marcello August 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Should automatically be sent to you Lee

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    Anita August 18, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hi Wandering Trader,
    I just loved your down to earth priced article. Esp. about how to get to Ushuaia by bus. Husband and I are both over 60 years, from Goa, India…. and have been planning Antarctica…. but prices are quite steep and we had to “stop dreaming” – however, you have rekindled our interest.
    In for a penny, in for a pound…. am wondering how we could visit Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu, Machhu Pichhu, Buenos Aires, and down to Ushuaia for the cruise. Any ideas.
    Thanks
    Anita
    Also the list of last minute operators from Ushuaia…. planning for Feb 2013.

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    Marcello August 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I replied to your comment that you left on the other post Anita.. if you sign up for the free email newsletter I will send you the list for free automatically.. cheers!

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    Anita August 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Hi Wandering Trader,
    Husband and I are both over 60 years, from Goa, India…. and have been planning Antarctica.
    In for a penny, in for a pound…. am wondering how we could visit Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu, Machhu Pichhu, Buenos Aires, and down to Ushuaia for the cruise. Any ideas.
    Anita
    Also the list of last minute operators from Ushuaia…. planning for Feb 2013.

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    Marcello August 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Sign up for my newsletter and the list will be sent to you automatically Anita… I would recommend that you fly with LAN and start in Lima, Peru to start with Machu Picchu. From there you can fly direct to Rio then fly direct to Iguassu then onward to Buenos Aires. Once in BA you can fly to Ushuaia to hop on your cruise! Hope that helps Anita

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    Abhishek August 30, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I wanted some good reasonable options for Antarctica cruises as the ones I see on the net are nothing less than $6000 per head. I was looking on going to Antarctica in February 2013.

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    Marcello September 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    If you sign up for my email list you will receive the best contact I have to get a last minute cruise price to Antarctica :)

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    samuel choudhury September 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    wow!!!! already signed up and looking forward to receive your recommendation. would like to thank you in advance. really looking forward to spend my first holiday with my mum. thank you and God Bless.

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    Marcello September 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    My pleasure Samuel.. hope it helps you find a cheap Antarctic cruise

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    Amanda September 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Hi,
    I’m going to the Antartic in Feb 2013. Would love to receive the list of Ushuaia agents / Operators. Tks so much.
    A

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    Marcello September 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Amanda – thanks for the comment the list will be sent via email

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    Joanne September 21, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Woo. so many people will be there in 2013. I hope I can make it too but I will be going from Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia during end of Feb. Would Mar be too late for Antarctica. Please do send me last minute deals.. :) Thanks a lot

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    Marcello September 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    March is the end of the season, I would highly recommend that you go during Dec to Jan that is the best time to go

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    Jim September 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Please add me to your list. Thanks.

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    Marcello September 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Jim, you need to sign up for the email newsletter at the top of the site. This will be sent automatically

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    Fiona September 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    If you could put me on the email list for last minute deals, November/December 2012 it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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    Marcello September 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Fiona… you need to sign up for the email newsletter which you can find at the top of the site.. the list will be sent automatically

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    Nicole Boyd September 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

    the list for antarctic cruise contacts would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Marcello September 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    My pleasure

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    Marie October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hi, I signed up for the email newsletter but haven’t received the contact list, would you mind sending it? Your website is great!!

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    Marcello October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hey Marie.. I checked with your email on this comment and I show no submission for you so you may not have submitted correctly, please resubmit and it will automatically be sent to you

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    Marie October 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Just got it! Thanks!!

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    Marcello October 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Cheers :-)

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    Ufuk October 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Hi Marcello. I appreciate if you share me the list of the agents / operators from Ushuaia to Antarctica. I am planning to go in January 2013. also to be in the mail list of any last minute deals would be great.
    by the way, anybody looking to share a cabin can contact with me
    UA

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    Alice October 27, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Hi, Marcello, thanks for sharing the list of the agents from Ushuaia to Antarctica. My friend and I plan to find a cruise in Jan. or Feb. 2013, and it will be great if you can send me the list for agents who can help me find the last minute deals.
    A.

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    Marcello December 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Sign up for the email newsletter Alice and it will be sent to you automatically.. thanks for the note

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    Ariel November 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    would love to find good deals on trips that include south georgia between january and february 2013. thanks!

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    Marcello December 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Ariel sign up for the email newsletter and the list will be sent to you automatically.. cheers

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    Yukti December 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Marcello! I was planning to go to Antarctica next month. And would be leaving from Delhi in India. I would really appreciate if you could suggest the most economic way of travelling from here and also share the list of travel agents. :)

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    Marcello December 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Yukti, please sign up for the email newsletter to get the list. I would look for connections through large hubs in Europe like London, Paris, and Madrid, and also look at the new hubs in the middle east like Dubai & Qater! Hope that helps

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    Sasha December 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Hi,
    Loved your article. Been gripped with Antarctica fever forever – but it seems so unattainable. Your article gives me hope. :) Have signed up for the newsletter to get the travel deals.
    Btw, wanted to ask you if the 5 days/ 4 nights trip worth it? It is half the cost.
    Thanks again. :)
    Sasha

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    Marcello December 22, 2012 at 8:06 am

    The 5 day trip would really depend on how you are getting there Sasha… if you are going by ship I wouldn’t recommend it but if you are flying would really depend on how long the flight takes. We had 3/4 days where we were actually in

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    jan de roeck December 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Could you send me the list with last minute operators
    thx alot!

    Jan

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    Marcello December 22, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Sign up for the email list and it will be sent automatiaclly

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    Nina shor December 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    What do you think about the antarctica air-cruise express 5 day trip?

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    Marcello December 22, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Don’t think you can see enough in just that time Nina

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    Karen December 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Would love to receive any information regarding Antarctica. December 2013 is when I’m aiming for. Also want a cruise with maximum zodiac landings & deeper into the Arctuc Circle.
    Karen

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    Karen December 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Would love to receive any information regarding Antarctica. December 2013 is when I’m aiming for. Also want a cruise with maximum zodiac landings & deep into the Antarctic Circle (was lucky enough to visit Arctic Circle this year)
    Karen

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    Marcello December 22, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Sign up for the email list Karen and it will be sent to you automatically

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    aviv December 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Iwould love to receive information and cruise compeny that you travel with…thank you

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    Marcello December 31, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Sign up for the email newsletter and it will be sent automatically Aviv

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    Steve December 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Just signed up the email list. Great information! Yes. Please send me all the info you can Marcello. I’m looking to go to Antarctica in February of 2015 and looking to assemble a workable budget.

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    Marcello December 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Sure thing Steve

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    Barb Jackson February 27, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Hello M A,

    I am very interested in cruise info of Antarctica. In a couple of days I leave for Buenos Aries to cruise around the horn of SA to Santiago. I just know I will return. I am Canadian and live in Calgary Alberta. Thank you
    Regards, Barb

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    Marcello February 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I know a ton of people from Calgary! Just sign up for the email newsletter and it will be sent to you automatically :-)

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    Jan March 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Have just begun researching cruising to Antarctica from Ushuaia and happened upon your site. Thank you! Hope to travel in Feb./March 2014. I too am Canadian and live south of Edmonton. Thanks again! I’ve signed up for the newsletter.

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    Marcello March 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    My pleasure Jan :)

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    robert balian April 19, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I would like to go around January 2014. Please give me all the information that you can.

    Thanks,
    robert

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    Marcello April 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter and you will receive it automatically

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    Susan April 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Pls send me information if there are cheap short cruises for 4 days in Antartica

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    Marcello April 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    If you sign up for the email newsletter Susan you will automatically receive it.

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    Bart Williams April 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Thinking about traveling in January

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    Mark Pacey May 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Hi, thanks so much for sharing this advice! Its really great to know what there are affordable options to Antarctica :) Hopefully I’ll get to go this season.

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    Mark Pacey May 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Great info, I want that list too! :) I’ll email you :)

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    RICK May 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I AM PLANNING FOR JAN, 2014. ANY GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS?

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    Marcello May 22, 2013 at 3:23 am

    You can sign up for the email newsletter and we can send you the companies to contact Rick

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    terry calhoun June 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Hi! I must be doing something wrong but the website tells me I’m signed up. I’m hoping to get the list of cruises available for the antartic out of south america. thanks!!

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    Marcello June 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    You should receive it within a day Terry

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    Ghumakkar Punit June 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hey! Thanks for such an informative post, as a trade for the list of Cruisers I am signing up for the newsletter :) And, also am completing my own blogpost on Antarctica Dream…for sure will refer my readers to you :)

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    Emerald August 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Hey,

    My partner and I are going to be in Patagonia at the end of the year and really want to go to antartica but don’t have the money. We do, however have all of the time and would really like to volunteer or work for one of the boats for the season. Do you know if this is possible? Or would you have any idea of who to contactregarding this?

    Cheers
    Emerald

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    Marcello August 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    It could be but you would have to speak to the companies directly Emerald. They already hire tons of Filipinos to save money but honestly wouldn’t know how that works. Would be best to speak with them directly

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    Claudio August 7, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I reveived your email list, and contactet ALL of the companies – just one! gave me an answer!

    I hear a lot of ppl. saying to look for a good offer when you’re in Ushuaia… the rest is NOT working!

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    Marcello August 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Sorry they didn’t get back to you Claudio. Times are tough in Argentina but you can definitely head to Ushuaia and speak to them in person

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    ray shackelford October 13, 2013 at 12:18 am

    could you please send me all the information I will need to get to Ushuaia, then to the antarctic I am related to sir earnest shackelton so would like to go someplace that he actually was if possible.
    thanks
    ray

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    Marcello October 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter Ray and you will receive it automatically

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    Laurie October 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Hello, would really like to receive your emails. We will be traveling to Argentina in Feb/March 2014, We are hoping to go on a short Antarctica Cruise. Thanks!

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    Marcello December 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter Laurie

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    Lars October 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

    hi
    Like your page and subscribe to your mails however lately I have not received them :-(
    Im planning a trip early 2015 (Jan-March most likely) to Argentina and would like to do the Falklands-S Georgia-antarctica trip and was wondering if going down to Ushuaia and hang around would be the best way to do this?I know a few trips leave from Buenos Aires…Any recommendations much appreciated
    Lars

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    Marcello December 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Lars try using a different email I am showing that you were sent the emails. May also want to check your spam folder.

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    Jay November 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Will be in Ushuaia in just over a week and am looking for something quick (like 3 days or so) and inexpensive if that is possible. Is it really possible to get a last minute deal in Ushuaia?

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    Marcello December 5, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Very possible Jay.. they have deals changing all the time. You can contact the travel companies directly by signing up for the email newsletter. Hope that helps!

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    Branden November 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Will be looking to do a cheap cruise from ushaia to Antarctica in a few days. Please send me some info on cheap options as soon as possible. Thanks for the information.

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    Marcello December 5, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Sign up for the email newsletter Branden and you will receive it automatically.

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    Anjaly Thomas November 17, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Dear Marcello -

    I have signed up for your newsletter but couldnt wait to shoot of this question -

    I will be traveling solo. My idea was to take the bus from Buenos Aries to Ushuaia (20+ hours as you say), get on the 10-11 days cruise to Antarctica.

    This you said could cost anywhere between 3k – 3.5k (USD).
    However, if I were to fly one way (either going from Ushuaia to Antarctica or back), how much will the cruise/air ticket cost? Will it be cheaper to fly or take the cruise?
    I have about 3 weeks off, so I’d also like to look around the place along the Ushuaia – Buenos routes – go on the treks etc.

    Any info would be of great help. How many days in advance must I book? I am ok for the low-season which will be far cheaper?

    Anjaly

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    Marcello December 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    You would have to check the packages with the tourism companies I know the flights there fluctuate and there are really only two major players now with are LAN Argentina and Aerolineas Argentinas. Of the two I would highly recommend NOT TO FLY with Aerolineas Argentinas. They are a horrible airlines. Check with the companies and they will be better able to advise on the prices.

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    Lars Soderstrom November 18, 2013 at 1:37 am

    hi I have subscribed since something like 6-8 months but are not getting any emails…If I try to resubscribe it just says I’m already subscribed…(and no the mails are not in my spam box)…any ideas what I can do to receive your mails?

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    Marcello December 5, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Lars we haven’t sent out emails in a while but will be starting shortly.. thanks!

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    iris December 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    hello there!
    i would really like to get the list of the Antarctica travel offices –
    me and my friend are gonna be in Ushuaia on early January, and i hope we wont have bad luck on our side and miss the cruises…
    sending your list would be more that appriciated! :)

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    Marcello December 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Sign up for the newsletter and you will receive it automatically

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    john dollard December 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Like to do Feb, 2014. 15/18 days, Any deals john

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    Marcello December 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

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    Betty Lou cederberg December 27, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Great information ……do sign me up for your newsletter.

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    Marcello January 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Betty sign up for the newsletter at the top of the site :)

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    Shirley December 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    HI, you mentioned that we can find cruises for $3,500. I’m under the impression that this is for the 10/11 day cruises. Do you know how low the prices can get if the Falklands Island and South Georgia Island are included? And are flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia pretty much the same price from Nov – March?

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    Marcello January 1, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter Shirley and the list of companies will be sent to you automatically

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    Munmun Dubey January 10, 2014 at 1:36 am

    I am unable to Receive the Newsletter..

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    Marcello January 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Check your spam folder

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    Lisa January 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Or you can travel to Antarctica for free if you work on a cruise ship (granted you have the skills). I’m heading for Argentina end of this month…my costs 0 bucks!

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    achal January 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    hey Marc. well, I was planning to visit the 7th continent this July, but guess will have to postpone my plans for now.
    But just wanted to get the list of cruises that provide last minute bookings for Antarctica.

    ciao
    Achal

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    Marcello January 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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    Teva Murray February 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Not sure why you deleted my previous request. I’ve been waiting 2 days for the email list. If it’s not coming, that’s cool. I’d just like to know so I can start checking other sites. Thanks.

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    Marcello February 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Teva I checked your email and we sent you the email already. Please check your spam box.

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    Bill Chan March 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Any information concerning a cruise to Antarctica?

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    Marcello March 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Sign up for the email newsletter and the list of last minute operators will be sent to you automatically.

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    jenny April 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Marcello,

    We are planning to take an Antarctica cruise and would be nice to connect the cruise with our Brazil & Argentina land trip.   It would be so nice if we could keep the cost down. Please send us more detailed information.

    Jenny

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    Marcello April 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

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