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KenPhotoGeek

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About KenPhotoGeek

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  • Location
    Portsmouth, NH
  • Interests
    Photography, Travel Writing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Seabourn

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  1. The wine lists change frequently. We have found that the best thing to do is to grab one of the sommeliers and ask to have a list sent to your suite. You sometimes need to ask a couple of times, but the list usually does show up.
  2. They make an absolutely delicious Gin & Tonic with ship-made tonic. Their rye Manhattans are quite good as well.
  3. We were on Sojourn in April/May and she already has the permanent heat lamps installed, so, hopefully they are coming soon to Quest...
  4. Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I knew that they now call it "Earth and Ocean", we have been on several cruises with this format. We still prefer The Patio to the other venues, even though we do miss the older, less formal, dining experience. I have always felt that the service on The Patio is better and more personal, plus it is easy to jump up and take a photo if the opportunity presents itself. What you describe with parkas and heat lamps sounds a lot like when we ate out there as we crossed the North Atlantic.
  5. Previously, when we have traveled on Seabourn Quest, our favorite dining venue has been The Patio. We have eaten there while cruising the North Atlantic, and (on another Seabourn Ship) in Scandinavia, so we have been out there in cooler weather. Is dining on The Patio available during all or parts of the trip from Buenos Aires to South Georgia Island to Antarctica and on to Santiago? BTW, are there any other Star Trek TNG fans who refer to the Observation Bar as "Ten Forward", because, after all, it is on Deck 10, and it is all the way forward...?
  6. Hi Fletcher, my wife had sent me a link to your blog. I had started to read it, and it is actually what started me thinking about my question. From what you wrote, it seems that the opportunities to get off the ship will be much less than they were on my expedition trip from last year. I will go back and finish reading your blog. Thanks!
  7. Oh yes, and I don't know if you are a photographer or not, but do make sure you bring a camera. If all you have to take pictures is a phone or tablet, you will be unhappy when you get home.
  8. Hi, yes it is there, but can be a bit difficult to navigate to. Here is a link, including sizing for parkas, renting of boots, a suggested packing list, etc. https://www.seabourn.com/en_US/luxury-cruise-destinations/antarctica-experience.html
  9. Hi, I will be travelling on Seabourn Quest, leaving Buenos Aires on 19 December 2019, and travelling to South Georgia Island and the Antarctica Peninsula, and ending up in Santiago, Chile. Last year, I traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula on a small expedition ship with 75 photographers + a dozen guides and pro photographers. While in Antarctica, we typically got off the ship twice a day; either two landings, or a zodiac tour and a landing. I'm guessing that with a larger ship, such as the Quest, there will be fewer opportunities to get off the ship. I shoot with Olympus Micro-Four-Third. Last year I brought all of my lenses, including a 300mm f/4.0 prime. Even though I used it, I really didn't need the 300mm, lens; in most cases it was overkill. If I can leave it home, I would like that, as it is relatively large and heavy. Also, I will have a 40-150mm lens with a 2X extender, making it a 300mm f/5.6 lens. I was wondering if I should anticipate doing more long distance photography of the shore from the ship than I did last year. If so, I would probably want to bring the 300mm prime. If you are a photographer, and have done this cruise in the past, please share your thoughts and experience with me. Thank you! Ken G
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