Itineraries with many sea days..on small luxury ships

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#1
Katonah,NY, USA
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I don't mean to infer that I need a lot of programming to make me happy! Not the case. I did spend nearly 16 days at sea on the QM2 back to back transatlantic and mostly walked a few miles a day on the promenade deck, went to the gym, the spa, an a lecture or two.
And three meals a day in the grills dining room took up a several hours! Never went to an evening show,
I also wonder how they provision... not sure that they can pick up fresh food along the way.
I am asking because our cruise will be 19 days to Antartica and Georgia with five sea days at the end, as this is also a repositioning cruise.
As most of you know, I will be on the Hanseatic..
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It's incredible that you were able to find this! Thanks.
This itinerary is unusual as it goes to South Georgia, but not the Falklands. Maybe because we end up in Rio?
Thanks very much for the video!
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Upcoming Hanseatic Antarctica February 2018
Viking River Cruise on the Rhine, August 2017
HAL Eurodam March 2017 Carribean from Ft. Lauderdale
Silver Sea Silver Galapagos Jan 2017
Queen Mary 2 round trip New York to South Hampton July/August 2016
Caribbean Princess March 2011 So Caribbean
HAL Westerdam October 1 2010 Black Sea
AOS August 2009 So Caribbean
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Celebrity Constellation So Caribbean Spring Break 04
Tahitian Princess - Tahiti ! August 2003
Grand Princess Spring Break 2003
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Ocean Princess Alaska 2001
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#4
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Thanks for posting the video!

Small passenger ships with their meandering itineraries throughout Asia and Australia replenish provisions on the way. Ponant picked up fish and fruit in Hong Kong. Europa 2 bought wine, berries and paper products in New Zealand and Australia. There are ship chandlers whose business is providing ships, but Europa 2's chef sommelier went to the wineries in person. Both ships had a stock of provisions from their home country such as cheese, butter, sugar, flour. They were flown into certain ports. I am not surprised that H-L uses trusted providers in South America.
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And sometimes you just flat run out of a particular item. One trip it was fresh limes, my most recent trip it was fresh asparagus.
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