Posted June 19th, 2017, 03:23 AM
Thank you for the insight! The two trips I am looking at are by Hurtigruten and Quark respectively and I think they are both big players.
I will do some research about the two ships, MS Fram vs Ocean Adventurer. At first glance seems to me the Fram is nicer but the Adventurer is smaller which likely translates to more landing time.
I visited Falkland Islands, SG and A on MS Fram. In the Falkland Islands we visited three places - two by tender and Stanley by wharf. As Perfectly Perth said, there is always Plan B. We had two landings every day, in turn, as well as kayaking and overnight on the snow (extra $). Hurtigruten (Norwegian Cruise Line) has history in the region, which adds to the voyage.
When we went at the end of November, we had good weather and rough seas only between SG and A.
Hurtigruten - Fram - 2014 - Ushuaia to Antarctica, via Falkland Islands and South Georgia Islands.
Princess - Ocean Princess - 2013 - Dover to Iceland and Norway, via Shetland and Faroe Islands.
Princess - Ocean Princess - 2012 - Singapore to Sydney
Fred Olsen Black Watch - 2012 - The Baltic, with Norway. Dover to St. Petersburg, via Kiel Canal.
Celebrity Century - 2011 - Auckland to Sydney
CTMA Vacancier - 2011 - Montreal to Magdalen Islands. Amtrak - Toronto to New York
MSC - Poesia - 2010 - Kiel, Germany to NY. Amtrak NY to Niagara Falls, VIA Rail Toronto to Vancouver
MSC - Lirica - 2008 - Genoa, Italy to Fort Lauderdale
Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas - 2007 - Honolulu to Sydney
Rivers of Holland Cruise - 2003 - to Amsterdam
Alaskan Marine Highway - 2003 - to most Alaskan ports of call
Star Cruises - Superstar Leo - 2003 - Sydney to Darwin
Norwegian Coastal Voyage - Naruik - 2002 - Bergen to Kirkenes
Angelina Lauro - 1971 - Sydney to Perth. Indian Pacific - Perth to Sydney (Put me off cruising for 30 years!)
P & O - Chusan - 1970 - London to Brisbane, via Africa, India and Sri Lanka (Suez closed).
Chandris Lines - Queen Frederica - 1969 - Sydney to London, via Panama, New York and Rotterdam