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  1. Hi Imcpa, I am boarding in 3 days time, so happy to find the answers for you. I do know that the upper cabins have different shampoo, conditioner etc to the lower deck cabins, so that answer will vary.
  2. I’m looking forward to following your cruise. The trip only needs to tick your boxes for what you feel is an enjoyable way to holiday, I wouldn’t worry if it’s “boring” for others, it’s not their journey. I leave on the eclipse on the 3rd of February to the Antarctic and then again in August for Iceland & Greenland. I’ll try to do a trip report also.
  3. We have booked the owners penthouse and I rang Scenic to see if we could upgrade to business class and was told charter flights are only one class, so I’m not going to be happy if this information isn’t correct. Looks like I’ll be be back on hold with “annoying voice” again, straight after the holidays.
  4. Also did you fly home straight after the charter flight, or opted to stay the night? scenic say not to book an onward flight until after 8pm, which we did at 11:45pm, only to notice yesterday that our trip personaliser shows that our charter flight gets in at 10;10am. What on earth do we do for 12 hours? We won’t be able to check in for our onward flight so early. I’m thinking that we have no choice but to stay at an airport hotel for 10 hours. If I’d know I would of come home the following day.
  5. Indeed you did help me, again thank you. One last question, how did you go with luggage limits on the charter flight ?
  6. Thank you so much for your travel blog. I’ve loved it all and have appreciated all the time you have put into it. In regards to the “distinct class system”, for those that are in much higher priced cabins, the perks are what they pay for, sometimes 4 times or more than the lower cabins. You are an experienced Regent passenger and they too have the “perks” for upper cabins. As do most cruise lines. I too will do an blog when I am onboard, as I understand how much it means to future travellers and how excited they get for their upcoming cruise. Thanks again for sharing your great adventures and wonderful information. Well done.
  7. Wow, Wow, Wow 😲 Just fantastic. can I ask what camera you are using. Excellent photos.
  8. A few weeks ago I phoned Scenic to see if we could upgrade from an economy seat on the flights from Buenos Aires & Ushuaia. I was doing this hoping that by upgrading, our luggage limit would be increased and it would be more comfortable. I was told it’s definitely a chartered flight, so only one seat class and 20kg luggage weight + carry on. Without seeming snobby, it seems odd that it’s a luxury cruise line and you have to fly “cattle class” for a 3 hour + flight.
  9. Nooooo anything but that annoying voice on hold lol. Thanks for for the answers, it’s appreciated.
  10. Oh one more question - for the new passengers joining the cruise, were they taken straight to the ship from the airport or did they have a small tour of Ushuaia first? I’ve read other cruise lines do the small tour to kill time on the turnaround before boarding. I’d love to have some time to see Ushuaia's shops etc but highly doubt I’ll be able too. Fingers crossed
  11. Question One - How did the Eclipse handle the Drake Passage? Or did you have the Drake Lake? Question Two - what is the ships temperature like indoors? Long sleeve, short sleeve or jacket required? Question Three - we are in an upper cabin that has complimentary laundry service, however in the brochure it does have an * stating that this service Is limited in polar areas. Does this mean that even the guest self service laundry can’t be used? Any info on this, will help me with my packing 😀 thanks
  12. The Viking Sun is currently on a 244 day world cruise, so highly doubt it will be an issue for you. Im getting very excited to see this leg of your journey, so expect a few questions form me (if you don’t mind)
  13. No I didn’t take as complaining. I would also find the noise annoying, especially if trying to sleep. The tv show Getaway, is a travel show in Oz and Catriona Rowntree is currently on board doing this. Catriona is always presenting Scenic tours on the show, she is also the annoying voice that we have to listen too when on hold, when phoning Scenic in Australia. I’ve noticed on Scenic’s Instagram they show a lot of photos from your trip. Take a look because there is an awesome one, taken by drone of the ship in front of the glacier.
  14. Have you asked if they can move you to another cabin? As you’ve stated, it isn’t a full house, so maybe that would solve the problem.
  15. WOW that’s amazing. How on earth are they going to handle that? How often do they empty, or how many days capacity are the tanks? Keep up the great work, I’m thoroughly enjoying every bit of information on the Eclipse. Also thanks for the tip regarding casual clothing. I’ll leave the long frocks at home 😂
  16. TahoeTraveler, can you tell me what the dress code is in the evening. We are on the February Antarctic cruise and I’m wondering what to pack. Do we go relaxed or dress it up in the evening? What are the men wearing also? Also how are you finding the wifi so far?
  17. Carol here’s the email I received. Thank you for making Scenic part of your travel plans. We are excited that you are joining us on Scenic Eclipse for your voyage to Antarctica.To ensure you are properly outfitted for your Polar cruise, Scenic has partnered with a leading adventure clothing outfitter to provide you with the right gear. In your documentation you will find an essential packing list and you can now purchase or hire your expedition clothing online. Please note costs are applied in US dollars. To proceed with the order you can visit the following website: scenic.shiptoshoretraveler.comTo place your order, please find below some details to assist you with the process:Departure Date: 3rd February 2020Your order must be received by Ship to Shore no later than 2 January 2020 for purchases and 16 January 2020 for rentals to ensure delivery to Scenic Eclipse or your home. Shipping charges vary.If you require any assistance throughout the ordering process, please contact the Ship to Shore team directly and they will be able to assist you with any queries you may have.Phone: +61 2 8091 4897 (a customer care representative will return your call within 24 hours)Email: uscustomercare@stshore.comWebsite: You can also contact the team via the chat icon on their website.Please note, orders must be made online directly with Ship to Shore and not via Scenic. Please note, Scenic will provide you with a complimentary Polar parka to use on the cruise and to keep as a memento of your cruise, and complimentary use of Polar boots for the cruise duration.We hope you find this additional service helpful in planning your packing needs for your upcoming Polar cruise with Scenic Eclipse.We look forward to welcoming you on board.Kind regardsOcean Cruising OperationsScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  18. I love reading your thoughts on the Eclipse, whether good or bad, they’re are interesting. I totally agree about the pool in the Yacht Club, there’s no way I’d be game enough to get in whilst people are dining. What a waste of space! Strange how they won’t allow you the wine in other areas, that doesn’t sound like the way a luxury cruise line, especially on a smaller ship, should behave for a passengers request. By by the way I finally got a chance to look at Scenic’s email for Antarctic gear rental and it only offers waterproof pants.........what a joke. All other items are to purchase.
  19. Im really surprised there aren’t any trekking poles onboard. On the Scenic river cruises, there were always two pairs in the wardrobe. Glad to hear that there are binoculars, that’s one less item to pack.
  20. TahoeTraveler, would you be so kind to let me know your clothing packing list for the Antarctic and what you ended up using and not using (obviously report at the end of your trip for that). I’m trying to get my head around all of this and always overpack. We just received an email from Scenic with a clothing rental company and they deliver the clothes onboard, did you get this option?
  21. I’m looking forward to reading about your Scenic Eclipse adventure. Lucky you 😀
  22. Thanks for the trip report, it was great following your journey. I will be onboard in February, so it’s been very helpful. Have a Safe trip home.
  23. Ok so who’s the next to sail on the Eclipse? I’m not on until early February for the Antarctic and then again in August for Iceland & Greenland.
  24. RockyandMoose we are booked on the Iceland and Greenland Explorer 4th August to 15th August. Are you sure you board on the 13th?
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